About Us

About Us

We are a family-owned excavation contractor that began in 1973 by Roger Sprague building and installing septic tanks. In 1980, ownership was assumed by Doug Sprague and the company became Canby Excavating, Inc. Since then, Canby Excavating has grown into a thriving company employing numerous workers and offering a variety of services. Over the years Canby Excavating has increasingly focused on larger projects, such as public works and subdivisions, as we offer services from commercial site excavation to underground utility services installation to street construction to the septic systems work which started it all. All the while, Canby Excavating has remained a family-run company which operates on the foundational principle that a quality team results in a quality project.

Our Mission:

To work as a quality team which provides excellent services, meets business challenges, develops healthy relationships with customers and the community, and works with a commitment to strong values.

Our Values:

As we continue to grow as a quality team, we have committed ourselves to being good stewards as we follow the values that are the foundation for success in our company. We believe that:

  • Customer satisfaction and responsiveness are critical
  • Successful projects are partnerships
  • Open communication is key
  • Safety and care for one another are a priority
  • Everyone is important and valuable
  • Cheerful giving to the community is important
  • Integrity has no substitute


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