Engineer, Colleen B. Garrison and land surveyor, William E. Garrison, Jr, established W. E. Garrison Company in 1961. With more than 40 years of operation, it has grown into a certified Woman's Small Business Enterprise (WBE), specializing in site preparation and hold general contractor's licenses with work classifications in building, highway, sewer lines and utilities. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., it performs work from the Piedmont, N.C., to the east coast. W.E. Garrison has completed site preparation packages for office buildings, factory sites, residential street improvements, subdivisions, DOT projects, utility installations, shopping centers, parks, boat ramps, engineering projects, water treatment plants, airports and demolition projects. The company has a fleet of equipment ranging in size from the smaller tractors used in fine-grading operations to one of the areas largest ripper dozers. With its dozers, loaders, pans, articulated and dump trucks, motor graders, compactors and support equipment, the company is able to correctly match the equipment to the needs of any project.