Paris, Texas USA
Kosse, Texas USA
Working throughout Texas
Specializing in Recreation
Ponds and Trophy Fishing Lakes
Quality excavation work is
almost always forever.
If you want to
catch a good fish then you need to
build a good fishing lake.
Lake Liner is the
Ultimate Fishing and Recreation Lake Construction Method.
Lamar County, TX
The Changing Role of Fishing Lakes
More and more property owners today are
wanting fishing ponds or fishing lakes added to their property.
Fishing pond construction is more
complicated than the construction of a simple stock tank or farm pond.
Your local bulldozer operator might get a farm
pond right the first time. Might is a big gamble. If
he doesn't get it right, if the farm pond leaks, if the banks are too
steep, if the pond does not fill up correctly; you are left with an
eyesore which must be drained and reconstructed. Ranch and farm lakes
also provide a ready reservoir of valuable water in these uncertain
The proposition of redoing an
improperly constructed farm pond or fishing lake is always more expensive than the initial pond construction. Experience and knowledge
count in this
- Fishing Lakes
- Recreational Lakes
- Retreat Locations
- Professional Project
- Farm Ponds
- Land Clearing
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The satisfaction of a
This picture is
not a 'stock photo' from some professional photographer's
portfolio. It is an actual picture of one of our successful lake
retreat projects that has matured well since completion several
years ago. The clients keep a canoe handy for fishing in the
lake stocked with bass, sunfish and catfish. Mature oaks
shade the banks where deer come to drink. Wild geese
winter on the lake every year. It is an idyllic country retreat.
Families used to
sit down to dinner every evening and discuss what that day had
brought them. Family values were of paramount importance then
but today's society is so much different. We are electronically
connected worldwide and the Smartphone or iPad is never far
away. It seems we just cannot let go of our careers. Working 60
hours or more with a work week that now spans seven days,
children and spouses are often displaced by the drive to succeed
and advance in a career field. We think nothing of allowing an
xBox or cable TV the monopoly of time with our children. One on
one time with the family has been replaced with a career and
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a new operations base in Central Texas for 2014.
Beginning a new
year in typical Soilmovers fashion where our goal is to better
serve our growing client base, Soilmovers LLC has established an
operations base in Central Texas. Over the years, Nick has
found his talents mesh well with the land and the people of
Central Texas. Looking back on our list of
past projects it is
apparent that Soilmovers LLC has spent a good amount of time
working in Central Texas on some spectacular jobs. An
operations base closer to our client's location means reduced
transportation costs to move the equipment and more time spent
on the job moving it to completion.
Our goal has
always been to provide true value and unparalleled expertise and
knowledge to our clients. The new Central Texas operations
base is a 'win-win' for future clients and Soilmovers
All Fishing Lakes and Farm Ponds are NOT Equal!
A body of water on your property is a desirable feature
which adds value and provides pleasure for the owner.
Fishing Lakes are called many names. In Texas
and the Southwest, they may be known as pools, ranch lakes or stock tanks. In other
areas of the country, it may be
farm ponds, farm lakes,
fishing lakes or swimming ponds.
Regardless of what the water feature on your farm or ranch is
called, their use as water sources for livestock has diminished
over the years. Today's property owner wants a farm pond,
fishing lake or recreational lake which adds beauty, value and pleasure
to their property.
the masterpiece requires an artist in the field of excavation.
You need a
contractor with imagination, a feeling for effect and form.
client says "It is rare to find a consultant who puts
such thought and effort into his work as Nick Jones. I recently had the
privilege to witness his team of professionals build a beautiful
lake, and sculpt my raw land into a much more aesthetically pleasing and
functionally utilizable piece of property. Nick and his crew provide the quality craftsmanship that it takes to create a body
of water that will enhance the value and
enjoyment of your land."
Nick Jones, of
Soilmovers LLC and
his associates, have over 60 years of experience in all types of
excavation. This includes ranch improvements, wildlife habitat and
the design and construction of farm ponds and trophy fishing lakes. They have completed many successful
fishing lake projects
in Texas and Oklahoma in past years.
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Soilmovers LLC can turn your dreams into reality.
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It takes a rare combination of
experience, knowledge and proper equipment to complete a job at the
highest possible levels. Most contractors never attain that level.
Soilmovers LLC routinely exceeds our client's expectations.
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Please note: All photographs are the sole
property of Soilmovers LLC and are 100% original, reflecting actual
projects Soilmovers LLC has done. We love what we do and we have
been improving Texas ranch and farm properties with upgraded water
features for over a decade. We take pride in our work and it shows!
Lamar County, TX
Construction of the more complicated fishing pond or fishing lake is
definitely not something you want an inexperienced contractor to
Proper fishing lake construction requires engineering, experience and
the proper equipment. The excavation contractor you hire to construct
the fishing lake or farm pond of your dreams has to be an expert.
We have the experience and equipment to
turn your dreams into reality. Our portfolio
speaks for its' self.
Soil testing with core drilling machine near
The Role of Texas Farm Ponds and
Conservative estimates place the correct number of farm ponds in
Texas at over 800,000. These farm ponds range in size from less than one
acre to over 60 acres in size and 25% of all fishing takes place in
private farm ponds and fishing lakes. Unfortunately, many of these ponds
are so poorly constructed that they fail to serve the purpose for which
they were originally designed; some may be unsafe.
Until recently, little concern was shown for construction safety in
building farm pond dams. Now, however, many states are routinely
checking pond dams, and condemning those which are unsafe. Condemned
farm ponds must be drained and repaired or destroyed. Therefore, it is
important to properly construct new ponds or lakes in order to prevent
expensive condemnation or structural failure of the dam.
Farm ponds are constructed for many purposes. Those designed for
livestock watering, irrigation, and fire protection must be built near
the use they serve and also contain adequate water. Farm ponds or
fishing lakes used for flood and erosion control frequently are located
in dry valleys or depressions and have the capability for the storage of
large quantities of water, especially during heavy rainfall and spring
Farm ponds constructed for fish and wildlife production or recreation
are designed and constructed for (1) easy access, (2) adequate volume
and, (3) water level manipulation. Farm ponds can be designed and built
to serve multiple purposes with advanced planning.
Take a look at our extensive
list of varied excavation projects here.
"The proposition of redoing an
improperly constructed farm pond or fishing lake is always
more expensive then the initial pond construction. Do it right the
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