September 7, 2009
Stakemill wants to thank all of our land surveyor, contractor, civil engineer, road builders, pool builders and government customers (sorry if we missed anyone) for helping us transition into our new facility during 2008 & 2009. If has been one year since we moved 16 buildings away from our location of 20+ years in Largo Florida to our new facility at 6060 126th Ave, Largo FL 33773. This new facility has allowed us to expand into survey instruments, GIS & GPS instruments, repair and even used instrument sales.
Stakemill is still producing wood stakes at our Largo facility and stocks an adequate supply for those soon to break large jobs. We do offer competitive pricing, we offer delivery and even have pick up pricing specials from time to time. In addition to wood lath hubs and grade stakes, Stakemill offers concrete monuments, iron rods and survey field supplies like paint and flagging.
Visit us online 24 hours a day at www.stakemill.com
August 28, 2009
Did you know you can follow Stakemill’s Tweets on your mobile phone by texting “follow Stakemill” to 40404
August 3, 2009
Stakemill will be exhibiting at the Florida Survey and Mapping show this month at ChampionsGate just outside of Orlando on Friday the 21st. We expect to see a lot of our wood stake competitors as they too support the local chapters and the Florida Survey and Mapping Society. We will be located at booth 204.
Stakemill will great buys the day of the show in addition to lots of freebies just for stopping by. We will have the newest GIS and GPS from Magellan, TruPulse range finders by Laser Tech, total stations by Sokkia and CST and our line up of high quality American made survey prisms, poles, bi-pods, GPS poles and survey stakes. We have an exciting presentation by Magellan showing the durability and ruggedness of their GPS units.
If you have not already registered for this exciting once a year event please do so by clicking on the following link.
- Free SI Bi-Pod with SI Prism Pole and SI Prism purchased at show – American Made
- 30% off list price price on SECO and Crain products purchased day of show
- $1,000 GPS Accessory packages free with Mobile Mapper CX and ProMark 3 purchases day of show - plus discounts on the GPS units as well
- Free starter kits with all Mobile Mapper 6 purchases day of show - GPS antenna, 12 volt plug, carry bag, stylus and more
- Free Bosch Laser Range Finders with any pallet order of wood stakes while they last day of show
- Free Bluetooth Upgrade on all TruPulse Range Finders purchased day of show – a $100 value
- Free MP3 Laser with any CST or David White self leveling laser purchased day of show while they last day of show
- Free Tripod, Prism Pole and Prism with any Sokkia or CST total station purchased day of show – we do this offer almost every day
Enter to win the following:
- Professional Roll Wheel compliments of Keson $100 value
- $50 Gift Card compliments of Presco Roll Flagging
- Stylus and Lanyard sets compliments of Magellan $15 value
- T-Shirts and Hats compliments of Stakemill $20 Value
- Seymour Paint items as well $20 value
August 29, 2008
The summer of 2008 has been a wet one for Hernando County Surveyors and Contractors in need of a good reliable wood source. Right now everyone understands you take what business comes your way -if it’s new business it is even better. A local sawmill in Brooksville has continually informed their customers they cut outside and can’t work during the rainy weather, we just don’t feel that is fair to do to your regular customers, survey stakes are not a seasonal business to us or to land surveyors, when they need their stakes they need their stakes. Stakemill also keeps a good inventory level on hand, some of the little guys cut as needed, we were their also. We want to remind everyone Stakemill is also a small business, but one that realizes to keep your customers you have to predict what inventory levels to keep on hand. Over the last 20 plus years we have learned more production ways to produce and ways that do not produce. In other posts we list the number of stake companines that have come and gone - well over a dozen, and that’s just in the central part of Florida.
Stakemill is located in a commercial metal warehouse that allows us to work regardless of the weather, every location we have ever been in and every stake business we have purchased also was located in a commercial complex.
We can show you a few facilities that have no walls and are exposed to the elements and we can also show you numerous customers Stakemill supplies wood to that is within close proximity of these open wall saw mills.
Call us today – 727-538-0886
May 3, 2008
It has been 30 years since Stakemill started in Largo Florida to supply land surveyors with a quality stake. Quite a bit has changed since then, no one pulls a chain any more, data collectors have WiFi and Bluetooth, surveyors are just as accurate as when they were done with just a level, of course you can survey much faster now. One thing that still remains the same is that Stakemill has maintained more of its core customer base than most other stake companies claiming to be the oldest or one of the longest established. One hard hitting fact of 2008 is the diesel prices reaching over $4.40 a gallon, just five years ago they were under a buck fifty. Lumber is a commodity and diesel fuel is needed to log the lumber, truck the lumber to the mill and truck it both to our production facility and back out to our customer. What does this mean to the surveyor and contractor? Be sure to use a centraly located producer of wood stakes, we can reach more major markets in two to three hours than any other producer that claims to have been established as long as Stakemill has.
We have mentioned this before, and seen it recently hit the Ft Myers market and are also seeing it start to take place in a market just north of us. What is it you ask? The drive time it takes to get to customers from the mill cannot exceed more than half the work day, truck drivers by law can only be on the road for a select amount of hours per day, so how can a supplier near the pan handle cater to customers below the Skyway bridge or near Orlando? They simply cannot do this efficiently and without passing the costs onto the customer. We maintain a fleet of newer diesel trucks that unfortunately only get single digit fuel economy and have adhered to a very effective delivery schedule around the state of Florida. For those outside of our delivery area or those in need we can arrange lift gate service with UPS or FedEx delivery services for additional costs. We have also implemented most markets to having two different days a week for delivery service, but we do ask customers take an amount that will hold them for at least a 2 week time period.
Will the delivery truck of the future be a small electric vehicle? Only time will tell, but Stakemill plans on being your preferred supplier of today and of tomorrow.