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Warbucks Excavating happy with move to Salem

The crew from Warbucks Land Clearing and Excavating celebrates a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony at their Salem location, 12300 Youngstown Salem Road, north of the city on U.S. Route 62. From left are CEO Paul Groves, Vince Smith, owner Dorrie Wallace, DVM, Chris May with Ryan May, John Gherardi holding Josie Gherardi, Sara Gherardi and Jemma Gherardi. The business can be reached at 330-360-9561. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)

SALEM — Warbucks Land Clearing and Excavating made the leap to Salem six months ago and CEO Paul Groves said he’s never experienced a more welcoming community.

The community outreach and support has been amazing. I’ve never been part of a community so supportive of businesses,” Groves said.

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber co-sponsored a ribbon-cutting/grand opening event at the property on 12300 Youngstown-Salem Road, north of the city on U.S. Route 62, on Friday to welcome the business.

Lori Jewell, executive director of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, said the Warbucks personnel have been appreciative of the chamber’s support and “they’ve been very active and supportive of us as well.”

Jewell attended along with many members of the chamber board and chamber ambassadors. Mark Kholos, who provided the giant scissors for the ribbon cutting, also attended from the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.

Since starting three years ago in Canfield, Warbucks has grown and “coming to Salem was the next giant step for the company,” owner Dorrie Wallace, DVM, said.

This location has a lot more room and they invite the public to come out and do business here.

A press release described Warbucks as “a full-service commercial and residential excavating company that provides a wide array of services beyond excavation that include demolition, land clearing, stump grinding, gravel driveway installs and materials for pick up or delivery. Our high quality materials are available for pick up or delivery seven days a week at 12300 Youngstown Salem Road. Materials include fill dirt, mulch, gravel, decorative stone and much more.”

Groves said the staff includes 16 contractors and the area of coverage includes Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

“Our Salem location is a one-stop shop for our local contractors, we are a member of the ARA (American Rental Association) and we offer rental equipment with attachments of all sizes. We are also a free dump site for contractors needing to dispose of materials such as clean dirt, leaves, asphalt, cement and more. Our facility is committed to providing positive and efficient customer service to our community, both our residential and commercial customers. We have a superior customer service rating and a large client base that are repeat customers,” the press release said.

According to the release, Groves is dedicated to small business growth and community networking and has plans to continue to expand his company, creating more local job opportunities and a well-connected network of contractors and small businesses that provide each other with referrals and resources.

“Warbucks goes above and beyond the services and products that we offer, we break ground so businesses can grow, homes can be built and communities can thrive. From our office staff to our front-line workers, we pride ourselves in quality work, integrity and safety. We have the right people, equipment and experience to get the job done,” Groves said in the release.

Hours at the location are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment Saturday or Sunday. Call 330-360-9561.

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