"The King of Demolition"
Bobby Lindamood, Sr. was our founder and great leader – generous, humble, and well respected. In 2009, Bobby tragically passed at the age of 56. He founded Lindamood Demolition in 1975 and partnered with his wife, Kayla, in 1980. His son Jake, Vice President, and Kayla, President, joined together after his passing to continue to focus on the family business that Bobby started.
Bobby did not just merely make a living. He enabled the world around him to keep progressing. With one truck and one tractor he began his adventure of demolition and over the years he built this company to the successful and respected business it is today. His word was his (bond, contract…). He was a leader with a big heart and always held a helping hand to anyone. He was fond of the phrase, “What can I do to help” and enjoyed working alongside his team and others in the industry. Bobby, a well-respected businessman, was a friend to everyone, loved his family, loved this company, and loved heavy equipment. His employees were considered family.
Bobby the Working Man
He loved the business. It reared him, it nurtured him, and it gave him the most satisfying years of his life. He not only excelled at running a successful business, but also in implosions of large buildings and in heavy hauls – building his fleet to over 20 trucks and trailers and several pieces of heavy equipment. Bobby grew up working alongside his dad (Pete), who started out as a logger and truck driver and later had a successful family business of his own, “Lindamood Tree Service.” At the ripe age of 20, Bobby’s father nudged him to go out on his own. His started with dirt work and excavation, and eventually grew to small demolitions. Word got out among local contractors and the rest is history. With encouragement from his father, he paved his own way. And if you said he couldn’t do it, he would make sure he did.
One of his interests outside of work centered around trucking and spending time with his family. You might have seen Bobby at a truck show or two. This was a family affair. His son Jake also loved truck showing – something he always did with his dad. Jake’s cool heavy haul truck was even featured on the cover of a trucking magazine and won numerous awards. Bobby and Jake were more than father and son and more than just business partners – they were best friends. And the funny thing about these truck shows is not only were they fun and time spent together as a family, but it also got the Lindamood name out there and was a great way to network in the industry. They met many of Lindamood’s employees, many still here today, out at trucking shows. Those semi-trucks and Peterbilts can really bring like-minded people together.
Bobby the Family Man
His acute awareness of the importance of a life lived with the ones you love was apparent. He was a rare combination of someone who had a love of life and a firm understanding of what was important – the simplicity of living a life with those you love. Bobby and Kayla met in 1977, married in 1980, and were blessed with only 30 years together. During those years, they raised a family and grew a business of tearing things down. Bobby taught his kids about life, how to pick a quality truck, to love everyone, and to just be thankful. He took great pride in his children, and would be proud of the legacy Jake and Kayla are continuing today.
Bobby’s Remembrance at the Lindamood Yard
Immediately The guys in the Lindamood shop built an eight-foot tall cross out in the pasture of the Lindamood yard where the tragic accident happened. This is now a special place where everyone can hang out from time-to-time, and joins to celebrate his life each year on the anniversary of his passing.
“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” – Unknown