Dumpsters as an artistic medium

“We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and along those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”                                                                                                                                                    Herman Melville

As profound a statement as the above is, Faulks Bros. Construction takes those words and works them into what we do as a company and what we do throughout our community.  A fun and complete example is how we use dumpsters as an artistic medium.

This project started about 15 years ago.  One of the owners of Faulks Bros decided that after decades of seeing ugly, beat up dumpsters throughout the community, there was an opportunity to connect art in an area that is least expected and leaves a lasting impression.  The birth of this program began. We stay connected by giving local artists of all backgrounds new canvases to create on.  Local high school students, exchange students, as well as more experienced artists have painted our dumpsters.

Using this unique canvas, the artists have tackled a number of interesting subjects.  Dumpsters depict our love of the environment with typical outdoor scenes inspired by Wisconsin nature.  Dumpsters reflect our passion for the humane treatment of our four-legged friends.  Dumpsters showcase the pride that we have for country, state, and city.  Dumpsters display our love for our company in a super creative manner. The actions captured in the scenes and causes they represent pop up in the middle of your construction zone, a touch of decoration in a least expected place.

The success of the dumpster program comes with the public attention they do draw.  People NOTICE them.  We have found that many of our valued customers outside the city limits don’t usually appreciate the “Go Comets” dumpster. Putting art on an unexpected canvas leaves a lasting impression on you, your neighbors, your community members, an impression YOU have the occasion to provide.  If life gives you the opportunity to make a mess, consider renting a dumpster that will leave a positive effect on those around you.

Dumpsters, who knew?  Whatever your particular taste, cause, or art flavor we have something that will work for you.  Faulks Bros. will pick-up and deliver your mobile piece of art.  Just give us a call. When your dirty job needs something to shine light on it choose a dumpster with a splash of art to brighten your world!


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or call 715-258-8566

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We Dig Excavating!

Excavating, or put simply, digging, is a part of almost every project we do.  Faulks Bros. has moved the earth for 70+ years. It is a tremendous satisfaction to stroll through the Waupaca County area and see change that starts by simply digging a hole.

Excavating by definition is digging material from the ground; extracting; removing earth carefully and systematically from an area.  Faulks has the equipment and staff to accomplish this in whatever manner is needed.  Our excavating leaders Chris, Nick, and Cody manage a crew of eager operators with modern equipment.  This team keeps their jobs moving and completed in a timely fashion.

The numerous projects we have been involved with take shape with consistent strategy and hard work.  We keep environmental concerns and safety at the forefront of each one.  Each job comes with its own personality, its own trouble-shooting, and its own unique way to re-shape your view of the countryside.

The fun part about excavating is you never know exactly what you are going to find in the earth you dig into.  For instance, did you know that Foundry plant 1 sits on a solid bed of granite?  That is right; this tough material makes any part of a Foundry’s expansion a super exciting and more interesting feat to accomplish.  It is a time when we get the dynamite out and blast, blast, blast.  Finding what is in the ground brings excitement to the jobs, sometimes positively, sometimes negatively.  Below is a top five list of the “treasures” our crews have unearthed.

Bottom line:  50 years combined experience of our estimating/project management gurus Chris, Nick and Cody, then add 70+ years of Faulks Bros. re-shaping and moving the earth, you can’t go wrong to call on Faulks for your commercial or home project.



5. “Dig, how are we going to find the dirt under 5 feet of water?”
4. “Call those two guys that travel in the van and pick through junk, that one guy likes old-time cans and we found some.”
3. “Hallelujah, an artesian well, let’s start bottling water.”
2. “American Pickers: we have old advertising signs, tools, & 1955 license plates available.”
1. “Steel, scrap metal, maybe our neighbors at the Foundry would be interested.”


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Transformation through Landscaping

Welcome yourself to a whole new world in your home territory through landscaping.  Simple changes can transform your property into the functional outdoor swank spot that will be the envy of all your neighbors and friends.  You will love living local and relish in what you created.

Landscaping projects can be as big or small as you like.  There are so many possibilities for your land:  soothing water features, basic curb appeal, complete outdoor living space, waterfront ambiance, natural habitats, a grower’s haven.  You’re only limited by your imagination.  Faulks Bros is here to get you set up, provide the right materials, and complete your landscape transformation.


Bring on the swank!  Check out the photos of some of the projects we have completed.  The materials used are all local.  Gravel in several varieties for driveways, water front applications, or whimsical paths through gardens.  Landscaping stones of all shapes, sizes, colors will complement and accentuate wherever they are placed.  Top-of-the-line topsoil keeps vegetation happy and thriving. Have a place to put a boulder and make it a focal point, we have plenty!  Fire pits can be decoratively edged. Water features can have flashy stones to flow over. Flat  surfaces provide unique space for outdoor furniture.  Decks and patios will be enhanced and look divine.  Stone can add structure, crisp lines, and highlight your outdoor showcase.

Imagining a bigger landscape transformation?  Let us renew your property.  Total land clearing, pond digging, tree transplanting, foundation excavation, driveway grading and other big jobs are a breeze to our team.

How to start the transformation?  Give Freddie a call.  Faulks’ Bros excavation team will arrive. Plans, permitting help, equipment, products, and man-power – we deliver on all.  Our team will sit down, make a plan, and begin to execute.  Before you know it, you will be enjoying the outcome of your plans; your glamour spot will be constructed, cleaned-up and ready for company.


Make your BACKYARD a BACKROOM.  Create landscaping with ambiance, livability and appeal.  Back yards can become a better place to hang out than your living rooms.  Bonus, you enjoy the fresh air and increase your property value all in one.













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Backyard Dreams Come True With a Newly Built Pond

Close your eyes…. And imagine…

 The daily work and chores are done.  You head outside to sit and relax. You search the landscape, breathe in the fresh air, and put your feet up.  As you take it all in, does it seem like something is missing? What could make this moment perfect? Imagine hearing the sound of frogs croaking or watching a fish jump for a quick snack. Would taking a dip in the pond to soothe your muscles or putting your feet in the sand make your backyard just right?

 Having a pond on your property makes that vision possible. The backyard of your dreams can come true. Environmental cubby hole, fishing hot spot, beach oasis, or simple place for the lilies to grow, construction is your next step and Faulks Bros. is at the ready.

 The full-service pond construction crew at Faulks Bros. will get you started and be with you through the entire project. We will come to your backyard and learn about your vision. We can turn your dreams and ideas into real-life plans. All construction needs and materials are in our back pockets. Don’t worry about obtaining permits and DNR issues…we have that covered too. Environmental considerations are second nature to us.  Your shoreline will be stable and erosion considerations will be thought out.

 Enjoy the next backyard bash at your place. Get that tranquil feeling that you have been imagining. Be ready to catch those fish. Call Freddie first and the crew at Faulks Bros will make your backyard dreams come true.


Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxqSJNotIec

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Welcome To Our Blog!



Welcome to our blog!

We’re glad you’re here.  Come back often.  We will be sharing land improvement ideas, landscaping inspirations, and photos of earthmoving projects going on around across Waupaca county.  If you like playing in the dirt and big construction equipment, you’re in the right place!

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