About Us

Locally Owned & Operated – Sewer, Water, Excavating Contractor

Dan’s Excavating Backhoe – Grand Forks/E Grand Forks is a local sewer, water and excavating contracting service owned by Steve and Barb Snyder.

Steve and Barb of Dan's Excavating, Inc.

You may be wondering where the name Dan’s Excavating comes from!  You’re not alone!  That’s probably the #1 question we’re asked!

Dan’s Excavating was originally owned by Dan Gonsorowski under the name Dan’s Excavating and Backhoe.  

In the spring of 1975, Steve began working for Dan and took to this business like a duck takes to water!  Although Steve was very lean, he applied that North Dakota farm boy determination and can-do attitude to mastering every aspect of the business. In 1994, Steve ended up buying the business when Dan retired.

Our Team:

Steve loves working in the diverse soil and weather conditions typical for our area.  For him, every day is a new challenge! He sees it as an opportunity to do something different.  It’s his chance to help customers like you through what might otherwise be a difficult, expensive, and messy situation.

Steve and Brad are the equipment operators and offer you a total of 72 years combined local experience.  That experience enables them to do your job efficiently, affordably, and reliably.  And it’s why we can confidently offer you a 1-year guarantee* on their work.

While Steve and Brad are running the equipment and crew of three additional employees, Barb manages the office! She fields your calls and questions, and handles all the behind-the-scenes processes to ensure your job goes off without a hitch!

Excellence Guarantee:

The business is insured, bonded, and licensed as a(n):

  • Sewer and Water Contractor by the North Dakota State Plumbing Board
  • General Contractor by the North Dakota State Contractor’s Licensing Board
  • Excavator by the City of Grand Forks

All employees (except Barb, of course) are certified in Trenching and Excavation by the State of North Dakota.

And, to ensure you know exactly what to expect and how much it will cost – without any unpleasant surprises – we provide FREE Estimates.  

YOUR satisfaction is OUR top priority!