Travis Snyder

April 19, 2018
Advantage Backhoes
Class: 2018 Age: 34 Company: Advantage Backhoes

Snyder obtained his contractor’s license at 24 years old, and started Advantage Backhoes with a single backhoe. The company currently employs 40 people and runs more than 30 pieces of equipment. The company has more than 150,000 man-hours without a lost-time injury or recordable injury.

“Travis goes out of his way to make sure his crews and clients are taken care of,” says Krystin Snyder, office manager. “His ‘Pride over Profits’ business strategy appears to be paying dividends.’”

Education: Rim of the World High School.

Professional accomplishments: Have increased revenue by at least 50 percent year after year for 11 consecutive years, doubling revenue in three of those years. Named subcontractor of the month for the $125 million Loma Linda Hospital project. All of our equipment operators have their competent person certificates along with their OSHA 10 cards. We have created JHA/AHA for multiple high-profile projects, resulting in a zero-lost-time safety record to date. We currently hold an EMR rating of .79.

Off the clock: Spending time with family, camping, and fishing.