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20 Under 40: Chance and Matt Harms dedicate themselves to community

Chance and Matt Harms

Brothers Chance and Matt Harms of Harms Excavating are just the type of people you would expect to find in Grand County — rugged and hard working with a fiercely independent streak borne of self-reliance.

Their dedication to the community and willingness to help out their fellow citizens is something that their friends and neighbors have taken note of and led to their nomination for this list.

“They are always the first ones called when someone breaks down, gets stuck or has frozen water pipes at 3 a.m. Christmas morning,” stated the individual who nominated the duo. “The brothers have donated time and money to local organizations and multiple nonprofits.”

20 Under 40

Name: Matt Harms

Age: 38

Profession: Excavation and Recycling.

Education: High School.

Place of Employment: Harms and Sons Excavating.

Name: Chance Harms

Age: 34

Profession: Excavator.

Education: Wyotech.

Place of Employment: Harms and Sons Excavating.

What problem would you like to solve? 

Matt: I solve problems every day and every day is a new day.

Chance: I don’t see myself fixing giant problems, but continually helping the community with their small problems. Things like smoothing the roads, helping people on the side of the road or even just volunteering in the community. Helping people is something I enjoy.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

Matt: Doing the same thing I’m doing now, helping people, working and trying to keep Grand County clean.

Chance: In ten years I see myself working part time and relaxing on a warm beach.

Who’s your hero and why? 

Matt: My dad is my hero for everything he has taught me.

Chance: I have two heroes, Jesus Christ who gave up everything to save us and my Father who taught me everything I know.

What is it about your generation that sets it apart? 

Matt: Wide range of work ethic.

Chance: I am not one to label generations. I think individuals of every generation have something to offer our community.

Why did you choose Grand County? 

Matt: I was born and raised here and its the most beautiful place.

Chance: I did not choose Grand County, it chose me. I have lived here my entire life.

How do you like to play in Grand County? 

Matt: I like to hunt, fish, camp with my family, snowmobile and 4-wheel.

Chance: I love to be outdoors. In the cold I am hunting, snowmobiling and ice fishing. When its warm you can find me four-wheeling, camping and fishing.

What kind of future do you see for your industry in Grand County?

Matt: Hopefully growth.

Chance: In the future I see Harms and Sons Excavating serving Grand County to the best of our ability.

If you could change one thing about Grand County, what would it be? 

Matt: I’m not really sure what I would change.

Chance:If I could change anything in Grand County it would be more access to public land.

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