Welcome to VM West

Specializing In

Transmission Line

Vegetation Management

About VM West

A family-owned company.
So you can sleep at night.

All Services

A wide range of specialized fire fuel mitigation and healthy forest restoration services

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6635 Rolling Hills Road
Hotchkiss, CO 81419


Working in God’s Country

Transmission Line
Vegetation Management

Power Line Reliability and Fuels Reduction

Healthy Forest

Promoting Species and Age-class Diversity


Saw Logs, Posts, Rails, Stays, Mulch and more


Restoring Western Rangelands and Habitat

Why Choose VM West?

VMWest is your reliable project partner, with decades of experience evaluating and treating all vegetation types within and adjacent to private and government right-of-ways.

Our customers lead vegetation management programs for the top utilities in the nation.  They are happy to tell you about their working relationship with VM West over the past 22 years.

Across eleven western states, VM West has delivered best-in-class results treating up to 500kV transmission line corridors.

The Right Choice..

We are a family-oriented company with decades of experience, doing quality work.

Our Equipment

VMWest owns the safest, most productive purpose-built forestry equipment available.  This equipment, in the hands of our professional operators, is in large part responsible for our outstanding track record of safety.

Cat 527 Tracked Skidder

Rubber-Tired Mulcher / Masticator

Doosan Log Loader

John Deere 748H Skidder

John Deere 748H Skidder

TigerCat Processor LX830C


What makes you different from other logging operations?
  • Our people strive to serve
  • We never advertise, because our word of mouth referrals are outstanding
  • Multiple workers have 30+ years of experience
Do you have firewood for sale all year?
  • Dried firewood products will be available in the fall but the price of purchase and delivery will be determined at that time.
  • Payment required at delivery, with cash or credit card. NO CHECKS ACCEPTED.
What is your process for a project?

When our crew is ready to begin, we will notify you of the project manager on site and their number if you need to reach them. While working, you can call the project managers for updates throughout the project. Upon completion of the project, we will send you an anonymous survey to rate our performance.

Can you provide references?
Yes, we have quality references and you may request a list by contacting our office at 970.812.2815. You may also review some satisfied customers at our Testimonial Page
How do I apply for a job?
Go to our Jobs page and fill out an interest form or call our HR department at 970-812-2815. We encourage calls to find out what your skills and interests might be.


We Have The Experience

Projects Completed Since 2012

Highly Skilled Team Members

Total Years of Field Experience

Total Acres Remediated

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We encourage your phone calls, whether for employment inquiries or landowner questions. Reach out – we are here to help you!


6635 Rolling Hills Road
Hotchkiss, CO 81419




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