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Newsman Bob Hite Returns to Tampa Bay Television to Report on Earth Tech’s New Sinkhole Stabilization Warranty

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) November 7, 2011

Bob Hite, the long respected news anchor for WFLA-News Channel 8, will star in a television advertising campaign for Earth Tech, the largest residential foundation and soil stabilization company in the Southeast.  Hite will help Earth Tech announce the industry’s first independently guaranteed sinkhole warranty in TV spots beginning November 14.  Earth Tech is providing the new warranty to give homeowners complete confidence in their sinkhole repairs.

Earth Tech, LLC ( announced that Bob Hite will appear in TV spots starting November 14 in the Tampa Bay area to explain Earth Tech’s new Sinkhole Stabilization Warranty (TM) to homeowners. Hite spent almost thirty years anchoring newscasts at News Channel 8 in Tampa Bay. As a reporter, he shot and edited almost every story he covered. He is well known for environmental news reporting, having won seven Emmy’s for cinematography, videography, writing and editing. He was recognized as the foremost environmental journalist in the state. He is a Coast Guard licensed captain, an accomplished horseman and marksman and a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association.

“Bob Hite represents the best of Tampa Bay and our can-do spirit,” said Ron Broadrick, President of Earth Tech. “Bob served this community and this state well for decades, and the community is indebted to him for keeping us informed and doing it with great skill. We are honored to have him represent the integrity of our brand and to share our news with the community.”

“Earth Tech wants homeowners to know they can be absolutely, positively certain their sinkhole problem is solved thanks to the new Sinkhole Stabilization Warranty (TM). We’ve joined forces with the world’s largest specialty insurance provider, and they stand behind our five year warranty at no extra cost to the homeowner. This is only possible because of our track record of quality during the past twenty years, during which we’ve completed more residential sinkhole stabilizations in Florida than anyone else,” said Broadrick. “Homeowners benefit, because we’ve joined the resources of a stabilization industry leader with a giant in the insurance business.”

A warranty on sinkhole stabilization differs from homeowner’s insurance. Florida homeowners may insure against the cost of sinkhole damage, and because sinkholes are common, they should be aware of the coverage they have. In contrast, a warranty assures the homeowner that the sinkhole has been stabilized. Sinkhole insurance has been in Florida news recently, because the Florida legislature decided in January 2011 that private insurers are no longer required to automatically include sinkhole coverage in homeowner policies. They may include more limited coverage, such as damage from a catastrophic groundcover collapse.


About Earth Tech

Earth Tech, LLC is the largest residential foundation and soil stabilization company in the Southeast. Headquartered in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, Earth Tech is a multi-generational family business whose success stems from combining visionary leadership and industry experience with a team of engineering, project management and customer service professionals. Earth Tech has expanded from its Tampa Bay roots to serve businesses and homeowners throughout the United States. Earth Tech has one of the most experienced management teams in the geotechnical construction field. The company produces much of the hardware and specialized machinery it uses, surpassing industry quality standards. Earth Tech also owns its own grout production facility to help ensure projects are completed timely. The foundation and soil stabilization services offered by Earth Tech include compaction grouting, chemical grouting, cement grouting, steel piering, anchors and tiebacks, ductile piles, jet grouting, minipiles, pressure grouting, soil mixing, soil nails, stone columns, under pinning, vibro compaction and vibro replacement. Sinkhole issues are very common in Florida, striking areas such as Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Citrus, Pinellas and Polk Counties.

Media Contacts

Richard Hayes, President, Digital Lightbridge (727) 863-7806 (C)
John Costello, Marketing Manager, Earth Tech (813) 917-1280 (C)


The Industry’s First and Only Independently Guaranteed Sinkhole Stabilization Warranty backed by the largest specialty insurance company in the world.

An interview with Bob Hite


Earth Tech was founded by father and son Ron and Lewis Broadrick; the company has always focused on soil stabilization.
Ron (left) and Lewis Broadrick, founders