D & G Excavating, Inc. was established in 1979 by Dave and Sharon Gruhot. For nearly two decades, Dave had worked for local contractors including Deutz & Crow Sand & Gravel, and Dwire Inc. before starting D & G Excavating. D & G had very humble beginnings, starting with just 2 employees, an International dump truck, a Poclain excavator, and a Caterpillar 950 loader, which the company still owns and operates today. The business was truly a family operation, headquartered out of the basement of Dave and Sharon’s residence until they built their current office building next to their main shop in 1994.
On February 12, 2007, Brian and Kristin Gruhot purchased D & G Excavating, Inc. from Dave and Sharon Gruhot, allowing Dave to pursue his lifelong dream of fishing and golfing, neither of which he was very good at. Brian has been with the company since it started in 1979, digging his first basement at age 14, and Kristin has been with the company since 1992. They are the second-generation owners of the company and have grown D & G to where it is now. Now, Brian and Kristin’s son David is next in the line of succession to be the third generation owner and looks forward to meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing industry.
D&G is by far the best and most reliable excavating contractor in the area. They are on the job when they’re supposed to be. Their employees are knowledgeable about the work they are to perform, and they are very honest and fair.
The City of Lake Benton has employed D & G on numerous jobs from emergencies, new construction, and repairing existing infrastructure. The crews and office staff have been easy to work with and knowledgeable.
Simply the best there is. Very knowledgeable, accurate, and timely. We trust D&G Excavating for all of our excavating need.
We've had the pleasure to work with D&G Excavating for years and each time they go above and beyond to make sure that the job at hand is completed in a timely manner. From a demolition project that removed an old Hardees building, to the removal of an old building used as a daycare, they always do quality work.