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Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis

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, 3 Bobcats, a herd of cows and one lazy dog.

13 comments
G. Ward
G. Ward

I have a sorta cabin around ten years old on the Clyde River in Vermont, could use an upgrade due to my wife's disability, we used to have the best times of our life camping there but now she has not been down for years due to need for O2, and can not walk that far up or down the hill, if possible to help us enjoy the "golden years", please contact. Have loved the show especially with the interaction between Paulie and Tuffy. Keep it up! Thanks!

Susan Carite
Susan Carite

We have a great project we need help with....located in Windsor NY - we have a unique cabin a mile up on the property...and would like to add an addition.

Karrie P.
Karrie P.

Tuffy you're are a genius! Just love the show and how creative you guys are. You and Paulie are a great team and fun to watch. So far my favorite is the double decker you did for your friends Dr. Tim and Chris Stevens. By the way any chance Chris is a single man? He has such a wonderful smile and laugh!

earl george
earl george

instead of wasting time last week showing how long it takes to get things up the mountain(which is quite readily apparent) or paulie and tuffy arguing,  showing how tuffy built and got the elevator to work would have been great. show off Paulie and Tuffy's skills in the show. The arguing and showing needless footage of stuff being hauled up to the job site are bringing down the show.

Brian N.
Brian N.

Another Alaskan here, my best friend, and my brother and I have 2 acres and a "shack" built in 1954 on it on a lake, significant lean and all. Your show is really inspiring. I hope you guys do find yourself in Alaska one day because I sure could use that sort of help. We have been taking a big game on a new addition for awhile now. 

Brian N.
Brian N.

Another Alaskan here, my best friend, and my brother and I have 2 acres and a shack built in 1954 on it on a lake, significant lean and all. Your show is really inspiring. I hope you guys do find yourself in Alaska one day because I sure could use that sort of help. 

Barbie Billig
Barbie Billig

Hi tuffy, my husband and I heard you wanted to visit Alaska:) we would love to have you guys here anytime, we are in the process of piecing together something (trying to build a cabin) lol what we have for a start is small but cute. Like 7x13 small...lol my parents are coming to live here from Saranac NY, I'm from NY and my hubby is from Pa. Came to Alaska with the military and stayed ever since, gorgeous here!!!! Anyway, my parents are coming and would love a cabin, we sure are trying, working around the moose in the back yard:) need your help for sure, seeing the bus on the episode tonight gave my hubby an idea to attach a shed to the side of what we have started..LOL to funny.

Would love to have you all and we have a nice 35 ft rv for guest...even just to visit and have a beer and good Alaskan food:) awesome show and you guys are amazing!!!! Take care

Smiles from Alaska

mike dorpat
mike dorpat

Hey Tuffy.....how about bringing down the constant negativity just a tad...you make this show incredibly hard to watch...maybe the producers are telling you to do this...don't listen to them.

Roxanne Carelli Elwell
Roxanne Carelli Elwell

Pat,

You are amazing! Your talents are endless! Very proud of you and love the show.

I have the land and the dream, I only wish we had the materials on the land to get a Cabin Kings original. Lots of trees and rock walls, but I don't believe enough or the money right now. I will continue to watch every episode and enjoy every second while I dream of one day being able to call on you guys. Stay safe and build big

Warren Morrison
Warren Morrison

I have been involved in traditional construction (shopping centers, homes, churches) most of my life.  I was curious as to what they would do.  I enjoyed seeing them take unused and discarded items, like an old deuce and a half and converting it into a mobile cabin or an old broken piece of equipment as a turntable for a camp.  They have an imagination and creativity as well as good construction techniques which make what they build sound.  My family and I enjoyed this program and I will recommend it to many others.

Jackolyn Houghton
Jackolyn Houghton

Watched the show last night and loved it! Tuffy, you and Paul are priceless... Glad to see not a single person was injured in the "Amish" setting of the cabin walls hahahaha! Keep up the great entertainment and have fun.. See you next Tuesday night on NGC! Best of luck!

Michael Marcoux
Michael Marcoux

Please don't pick on Tucker "The Show Dog", and I really hope you met Emily, the other dog in the family. Pat loves his dogs, and Tucker got his name "Show Dog" about four years ago from a friend of ours. Best wishes to all in the show, really hope you can continue with all your efforts and talents after these shows are seen. Can't wait to enjoy your labors of love!!! See you all on NGC!!! Good luck!

David  Dale
David Dale

@earl george

I totally agree.  Is Tuffy always a downer or does he do that just for the show?  More construction how to and how they accomplished stuff would be SOOOOO much more entertaining.