Herrmann Equipment & C.F. Archibald Paving, Inc.From Left: Frank Herrmann, Curtis Archibald and Matthew Herrmann
Cyril Francis Archibald started C.F. Archibald Paving, Inc. back in 1945 and eventually handed over the reins to his son, Bill Archibald in 1973. Today, Bill's son, Curtis represents the third generaton of Archibald men to continue the legacy of excellence that his grandfather began almost 70 years ago.
Headquarted in Redwood City, C.F. Archibald is primarily a highway and street paving contractor, serving most of Northern California. The company had been looking for a more compact paving machine for the smaller jobs, like the one they recently completed on Skyline Drive near Woodside. "When Herrmann Equipment opened their doors back in 1988, we were their first customer. All of our pavers since then have been Cedarapids," says Curtis Archibald. "Our most recent purchase is the new Bomag Cedarapids CR362 paving machine. This paver is ideal for narrow passes between 8' to 12' and it puts down a beautiful mat. Our operators appreciate the visibilty, operator-friendly controls and efficient generator for electric heat and lights."
The CR362 is the fith paving machine that C.R. Archibald has purchased from Herrmann over the past few years, along with two Bomag BW266 rollers. "Our operators really like the ease of operation, comfort and phenomenal compaction they get from the Bomag rollers," continues Archibald. "The Herrmann's have also provided us with great service over the years with parts and service available 24/7. They are honest, loyal and I believe this is why we have had such a great long-term relationship. Simply said, they have earned our repeat business."
- Curtis Archibald
President - C.F. Archibald Paving, Inc.
"What do we like about our new Terex PR950B? - Everything! Ths machine has more power, incredible stability and it is more fuel-efficient than any other brand I have operated in the past. The Terex also offers a very operator friendly control station that makes running the machine extremely easy.
We've bought several pieces of equipment from Herrmann Equipment over the years and I have always enjoyed working with Mike and Jackie Allen. They are truly second to none when it comes to customer service. Mike Allen is always just a phone call away and has been there for us 24/7. He can fix just about anything on the spot. As a matter of fact, Mike has even fixed equipment on site that he didn't even sell us. Both Mike and Jackie go above and beyond to keep their customers happy. We're a repeat customer because of that and I know we are one of many. Herrmann Equipment is where we go for our new equipment needs."
- Chuck Spiers
Superintendent - R.J. Noble Co.
"I've been really impressed with our new Terex PR600. I think it's the best cold planer on the market. Our company did a lot of research prior to this purchase and it was a good decision. I've run most of the other brands and I think that the Terex has more power and better maneuverability. The controls on the Terex PR600 are user-friendly and the machine is more fuel-efficient.
The people at Herrmann Equipment are great to work with. Mike Allen is just a phone call away day or night. You can call him about anything and he will do his best to help you out. Herrmann Equipment's parts and services departments are easy to work with as well. They always have the answers you need and parts in stock."
- Cliff Szablewski
Equipment Operator - R.J. Noble Co.
Etnyre Big Chipper
"When it came time to order the chip spreaders for our new division - we didn't have to look too far. We demo'd the Etnyre Big Chipper and we wer impressed. The features that helped us decied on these units include the large capacity and the 10' to 20' variable width spread hoppers. We were also very impressed with the efficient hydrostatic planetary front or four-wheel-drive and the powerful diesel engine. The operators love the operating station complete with computer friendly operator controls. There are so many benefits to these units, but the most important features are its dependability and productivity.
Herrmann Equipment has been extremely supportive throughout this whole process. Mike Allen of Herrmann Equipment has been with us every step of the way. It's a real plus to have a local Etnyre distributor that can give you personal service, as well as parts and product support without delay. We've had a relationship with Herrmann Equipment for many years and have purchased other types of equipment from them and have always had a good experience. We knew that we could trust them to represent quality equipment and provide excellent support."
- Mike Silva
Pavement Preservation Manager - Sully-Miller Contracting Co.
CR552 Tier 4i
"We buy the Terex brand because their machines are reliable and affordable to maintain. Some of the features that standout include the brake system that is linked to the joy-stick control, the proportional steer assist, that gives us awesome maneuverability in tight areas, and the exhaust recovery system that helps keep the fumes and the heat of the asphalt away from the operator, as well as the screed men. The rubber tire machines work well for us because we grind and overlay most of our projects in Orange County and the machine sometimes has to travel long distances. Terex produces a great product and we have developed a great relationship with their distributor, Herrmann Equipment, over the years.
Mike and Jackie Allen of Herrmann Equipment are by far the best in the industry when it comes to customer service. It doesn't matter if it's day or night, when we have an issue; Mike is always there to help. This kind of commitment keeps us returning to Herrmann Equipment."
- Chuck Spiers
Superintendent - R.J. Noble Co.
CR552 Tier 4i
"We just purchased a Terex CR552 paver from Herrmann Equipment and that makes our fifth purchase to date. Our new CR522 is the largest rubber-tired paving machine Terex manufactures and the screed on this unit puts down a beautiful mat. Even though it is a larger machine, the CR522 is extremely manueverable and we use it on both large and small jobs. Terex is just so reliable and really is the best machine available on the market today.
This combined with Herrmann Equipment's industry leading service keeps us coming back again and again. Mike Allen is always right there for us to take care of any and all of our needs and we truly appreciate his efforts."
- Billy Vick
President - AAA Paving Co.