A construction company that started two years ago is building a name for itself as the go-to for a niche demand in the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario's cottage country.
Toronto-based Earth Anchor Inc. specializes in helical piles (helical anchors, screw piles, helical piers and screw posts), which are used in foundation and ground-anchoring systems to shore existing structures and provide secure load capacity for new construction. The company was founded by Daniel Garfield and Mike Donelle.
"We both have previous foundation experience, and as we were growing our other foundation-related company, builders were pushing us to get into the helical pile business, as they thought we would be a good fit for developing a company that specializes in this kind of work," Garfield explains. "Helical piles are a deep foundation system you use when you encounter bad ground conditions or need to achieve high loads - there are lots of different applications for them."
Since a great deal of the work is done on properties within the GTA with tight footprints – especially in downtown Toronto – getting the right compact equipment to tackle these projects was vital for the company's success.