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Aardvark Excavating – Vermont Excavation Services & More!

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
Max Levine
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
Arthur Wright
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
Matthew Strong
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
david lachtrupp
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
Justin Wydra
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
Thatcher Davidson
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
Ashley Getty
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
Harvey Sher
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.
EW Bitter
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
Ted Jacobs
19:26 29 Jul 19

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