Aardvark Excavating is a Vermont based Excavation Contractor that serves commercial or residential excavation projects including land clearing.
Our skilled operators take on jobs that others shy away from; whether it’s climbing mountains to put in a wind tower or trekking down into gorges to clean up after devastating floods, Aardvark loves a good challenge.
We are experienced in any sort of residential excavation contracting from the initial land clearing and lot development for building a home to installing a beautiful high end cut natural stone patio to accent your property. Typical excavating projects include driveway repair or installation, septic systems, trenching, drainage, foundation excavation and construction, masonry, stone retaining walls, land clearing and real estate site development. In addition we have over 10 years of complete tree service experience specializing in large tree removals.
Aardvark Excavating has the machines for large commercial projects as well. Included in our portfolio are cell phone tower installations, road construction, bridges and riverbank restoration. We also specialize in land clearing from an empty lot to large solar project sites of size able acreage.
Our priority is to offer premier full service contracting for excavating projects here in Vermont. We look forward to sharing our expertise and free estimates to save customers time, stress, and money while getting the highest level of results.
Hear what our customers are saying!
Highly recommended. We had severe storm damage over many acres taking down 1000's of trees. While we had a few others do logging and some clean up before bringing in Aardvark, Bill and co were the only ones who were consistently there when expected and their productivity was unmatched. His equipment is in good shape and he knows how to use it efficiently. For us he was mostly stumping and ground clearing and the results came faster and better than the competition. Expect we will have him back.read more
19:37 08 Jan 19
Bill was excellent and professional from the very beginning. He came out personally to give an estimate and provided a fair cost for the work being done. We were doing extensive land clearing in our backyard. They worked quickly and were always available when we had a question. We would not hesitate to use Bill and his team again for any size project. It was so nice having a company that could do it all... from tree removal to grading the property. We just planted some seed and cant wait for the new lawn to grow in. Thanks Bill, excellent job!read more
16:14 12 Jul 18
Aardvark did a great job on my project. They made my land clearing project grass seed ready and used stone from the property to build a retaining wall/rock garden. Great to work with.read more
17:33 14 Aug 18
We have used Bill on a several projects (large and small) and have been very happy with his work. He has the equipment and manpower to get the job done professionally, efficiently, cost competitively and on time - all very important to the success of the project. We definitely recommend working with Bill. Dave Lachtrupp; Gristmill Builders Project Managerread more
20:51 18 Jun 18
Outstanding experience with Bill and his crew, very professional and courteous. I hired Aardvark to remove two giant pine trees (80+ feet) and a couple maples from my back yard. With a fence surrounding the property, pool and mound septic system there was little room for them to work with but they pulled the job off with no damage, even cleaned up every last branch! The crew arrived as promised and stuck to the original estimate. I plan on having Aardvark come back to do some additional excavator work. I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!read more
20:10 06 Mar 18
I contacted Bill from Aardvark excavating to remove several large trees that had fallen, or partially fallen during a storm. From my initial meeting with Bill at my home for an estimate, to the culmination of the work we had done, everyone from Aardvark was a pleasure to work with. A few of the large trees that needed to be removed but were still standing were very close to our house and needed careful planning for removal. Bill and his crew were extremely knowledgable about the job at hand and clearly executed it with expertise. I found their pricing to be very fair and they were helpful, efficient, friendly and polite. In the process we also had Aardvark redo our dirt/gravel driveway with a new machine that dredges up the gravel already existing in the driveway and relays it - looks so much better than it did before. I would not hesitate to contact Bill and Aardvark in the future for any related property issues!read more
21:06 19 May 18
Aardvark recently revamped my entire backyard to give us more usable space. The crew was professional, efficient and did an incredible job. Highly recommended!read more
00:46 27 Apr 19
Bill Hayes and his crew at Aardvark Excavation just completed work on redoing our existing 400' driveway and putting in a nice two car turn around for three point turns. They got rid of the existing washed pea stone surface, dug out a new road bed, filled in the roadway with 4"-6" of crashed ledge and "fines" and meticulously added topsoil along the edges and put down new grass seed over any of the sod areas that were removed. From the outset it was a pleasure to deal with Aardvark Excavation. Bill came out the same day I contacted him about our project and provided a proposal that seemed reasonable and fair. Work commenced soon after that and just finished up today, well before the 4th of July deadline that I had requested. Throughout the process it was apparent that everyone involved was conscientious hard working and took great pride in their finished product. Although there were two or three different trucks excavators, skid steer excavators etc on site, there was minimal disruption to the surrounding area.Aardvark definitely deserves a 5 STAR+ rating and I will certainly recommend them to others and call them again for any excavation services.read more
15:55 28 Jun 19
Site work for a hotel property in Stowe. They executed in a timely manner with great quality. Overall a very good value.
13:48 16 Jul 19
Aardvark Excavating recently completed clearing the stumps and slash from about 6-7 acres of my land after being logged. Bill Hayes is very knowledgeable and was prompt to give me an onsite visit. He reviewed various options. Being dependable and completing the proposed work was important to me. Bill pulled through. The work he and his crew performed was on time and without any equipment issues or excuses. In addition, the quality of the end result was excellent. Before he left the site he checked with me to make sure everything was to my satisfaction. We’ve discussed further work such as a driveway, and again I found Bill to be more knowledgeable and flexible than others. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again and would recommend Aardvark to others.read more
19:26 29 Jul 19
Its an absolute no brainer. Aardvark Is best in the business. Excavating, tree work, driveway grading; whatever you may want done to your property. Bill and his team will meet, and exceed all your expectations. The quality of work is second to none. I highly recommend!!read more
03:48 03 Oct 19
Bill Hayes and his team Aardvark Excavating is highly recommended. Bill has completed 2 job for us and we are VERY pleased. Bill is quick to respond, knowledgeable, and completes work within his projected quote... his rates are very competitive, too! Bill cleared several roadside pines that were 30" to 40" in diameter, pulled the stumps, hauled away all material, back filled the holes with loam and Harley Raked the yard before seeding and laying down hay. You cannot even tell he was ever there with machinery! His most recent work was a small one but still, I called him on a Wednesday to put in a gravel base. He was on the site in an hour and had a machine there that evening. Dug out the 8" of mud, layed fabric, and hauled in 3/4 plant mix which was spread out, packed down and leveled with a slight crown to prevent water build up as this was at the bottom of a slope. Cleaned up the yard and was out by early that Friday morning! CALL BILL FOR YOUR NEEDS. He deserves a consult at the least!read more
19:05 01 Nov 19
I cannot speak more highly of Bill and his team at Aardvark. I had them at my home in Waitsfield to do a whole bunch of different site work. Bill responded to my initial inquiry right away, and was at my house for an estimate within a day. When it came to the work they went above and beyond. His team had a great eye for site work and design. They made the entire process easy and stress free. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for this type of work. Thanks Guys!!read more
19:42 12 Sep 19
My wife and I own Northern Lights Lodge in Stowe. Over the past 9 years, Aardvark has completed many projects for us including demolition, driveway grading, and repairs to a berm along our river. Bill’s quality has always been fantastic and his prices very reasonable. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend aardvark to anyone.read more
02:57 29 Nov 19
I highly recommend the Aardvark team! Their work was clean, professional, and quick. I definitely plan on using them for future projects.read more
Jill Prouty Coombs
17:18 05 May 20
We called Bill and his team to remove 14 extremely tall ash trees from our yard. He was here within a few hours to give us an estimate (for a very competitive price) and was able to begin work the very next day. I could not believe how quickly and precisely they had those trees down! These guys are highly experienced and very professional. We liked them so much, we actually decided after the first day to expand the scope of our project, so they have now also removed all the stumps, backfilled the holes, and leveled everything. They're currently harley raking, and finally, they'll hydroseed. They even offered to put in the cherry trees I picked up for the front yard, which will save me some digging! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone. We'll definitely call them again if we have another landscape project.Bonus--they let my 3 year old son sit in the real excavator, which thrilled him beyond belief!read more
16:39 04 May 20
Aardvark did a terrific job on renovating the landscape around our new place in Stowe, while protecting the natural landscape and existing features. We fixed numerous drainage and erosion issues, built a bullet proof driveway, erected a gorgeous boulder wall and improved our pond.read more
23:13 24 Aug 20
excellent tree work, and lawn renovation work providing me an augusta style lawn!
15:31 12 Oct 20
Bill was great. Had a smallish job to clear some property and take down trees to open up some view at our home. At a time when I couldn’t get anyone show up, Bill came by quickly, offered some great advice on how to execute the job, and within a week was here on the property doing great work. Wrapped the project quickly. Exceeded our expectations and the price was more than fair. And so far we’ve gotten a ton of comments about how great the property looks. I would highly recommend!read more
12:42 07 Nov 20
I emailed through the website, and Bill emailed me right off that same night. He called me the next day, and was able to bring his small excavator and do a test hole for us for a new leach field the very next day.read more