Separating out mixed material can be one of the most difficult tasks on construction project. J. Pettiecord, Inc. has the capability to separate many different materials such as dirt, tree roots, demolition debris, compost, rock, wood waste, mulch, and sand from sandbags. We also may be able to separate something for you that we have not even thought of. If you have questions about what we can screen, please give us a call.

Land Clearing & Grinding

With a large fleet of heavy equipment and one of the largest grinders in the midwest, J. Pettiecord, Inc. is the premier land clearing and grinding contractor in Iowa and surrounding states. Every project, regardless of size or scope, will be completed in a timely manner.

Heavy Haul Trucking

J. Pettiecord, Inc. specializes in transporting many different types of oversize loads across the Midwest. Many states require an extensive permitting process for moving oversized loads. We have the capability of obtaining these permits quickly.

Environment Remediation

As one of the midwest’s premier environmental and remediation contractors, the Pettiecord crew has completed many projects that involve fuel storage tank removal, contaminated soil removal, demolition or a combination of all three.

Emergency Spill Response

With our large fleet of heavy equipment, trained employees from J. Pettiecord, Inc. can respond to chemical spills, fires, railroad emergencies and natural disasters 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Dump Trucking

Dirt, rock, trees, broken concrete or demolition materials — J. Pettiecord, Inc. can move it. With a large fleet of dump trucks and side dumps, many of our customers count on us to provide all their trucking needs.


Each year J. Pettiecord Inc. handles many different types of demolition projects. From simple house demolitions to large demolition projects with many different environmental hazards, we can handle it all.