Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis has owned the excavation company Hoosick Sand & Gravel for over 35 years. He has participated in the building of hundreds (possibly thousands) of homes and structures. Tuffy has built five of his own camps.
The hardest-working man in the dirt business, Tuffy hasn’t taken three days off in a row in over 13 years. He believes in building things for yourself, developing character through hard work, and incorporating bacon into every meal.
Tuffy lives in Hoosick Falls, NY with his wife, two children, three excavators, three bulldozers, three Bobcats, a herd of cows and one lazy dog.