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Paul "Butch" Potter founded Potter Enterprises LMS (PELMS) in 1980. Butch worked his way up from laborer to operator to foreman to superintendent to project manager. He now has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of paving, road construction, earthwork and hazardous remediation. He has managed the successful completion of more than 130 projects totaling more than $30 million. PELMS was originally founded in 1980 as Potter's Backhoe Service. Butch renamed his business Potter Enterprises LMS in 2004. PELMS is a General Engineering Contractor and specialized in Heavy and Civil Construction.

Our Mission


  • To perform for our customers the highest level of quality construction services.

  • To complete services on-time, on-budget, with no safety incidents.

  • To identify customer needs and offer cost-effective solutions.

  • To maintain professionalism and integrity with our customers, suppliers, subcontractors, and professional associates.

Your Vision is our Mission.

Company Profile

PELMS has successfully participated in projects for federal, military and state agencies including Vandenberg Air Force Base, Cal-Trans, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District, Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District and Santa Barbara County.

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