Movin' Out Facebook Fan: Patrick Altice
Hilltop Mulch, Inc. was established in the 1990's by Bruce Cundiff, who also owned Bruce Cundiff Hauling. Due to an untimely automobile accident Bruce lost his life in 2002 and his wife Penny eventually sold out to pursue other interests.
In 2004 long time employees and good friends Danny Houston and Pete Pugh reopened Hilltop at a different location not far from the original. They still use the same truck shop. At the Hilltop location Hilltop Mulch sells plants, trees, decorative stones and all types of mulch. On the trucking side they haul all of their materials to the store. They also haul lime and fertilizer to and from different businesses mainly located in Virginia and North Carolina.
Patrick Altice’s truck, "Grey Dog" is the newest of the fleet. It's a 2010 Mack with a MP8 motor and a 13 speed Eaton Fuller transmission. At just a little over a year old, it has 150,000 miles on it. Patrick is 37 years old and has been driving a truck for over 17 years. Patrick says, “Our boss men are up to nine trucks now and have ordered a new dog which should arrive soon. It will be driven by a senior driver and my big brother/running buddy Joe "Possum" Hale. We have trucks from a single axle to a tandem to a quad axle and our semis. We deliver mulch and also do driveways around our area. So if you are in our area stop by and see us or give us a call at Hilltop Mulch, Inc., 430 Wirtz Road, Wirtz, Virginia 24184. Phone (540) 334-5321.”