Testimonials

They have such a good “eye” for digging that they could almost do it without a laser level.

“Our experience with Joe Klapec and Son has always been exceptional. As a general contractor, I am responsible for overseeing all aspects of work that gets done on the job. From the time I make the initial call to Bill or Rich, I know I no longer have to worry about the excavation end of things. They have such a good “eye” for digging that they could almost do it without a laser level. They are very respectful and courteous to my customers also. I recommend these guys to anyone who needs excavation work. They run a very tight schedule but always make time for my schedule as well”

-Rich Braatz, Abode Custom Homes and Construction

With each project I can be assured that the quoted timeline, so important to my business, is upheld.

“Over many years as a custom home builder I have contracted with several companies to complete foundation and excavation services,  but none have shown the professional and timely quality as Joe Klapec and Sons, Inc.  With each project I can be assured that the quoted timeline, so important to my business, is upheld.  The site is prepared and finished to the desired specifications and codes that are now more than ever a large role in a successful building project.

So- many “thanks” to Bill and everyone working so hard to make a job well done!!”

-Kerry A. Irons, Custom Home Builder

Bill was like a surgeon with a bulldozer.

“Joe Klapec and Son, Inc. are one of the best out there. They have been doing excavation and hauling for Grandview Estates for over 30 years. The quality of work they perform and the professional way they go about their work has assisted us in keeping our customers happy.

When some excavators are finished, it looks like a bomb blew up. Bill has an eye for dirt and when he is done it’s always a professional job. I had one of my customers say that “Bill was like a surgeon with a bulldozer”. I would recommend Joe Klapec and Son Inc. for any excavation needs.”

-Larry E. Ames, Grandview Estates, Mobile & Modular Homes

They act as your eyes and ears on the site and perform all jobs as if it is their own home.

“I have been building homes in the Franklin area since 1998. My go to excavation team is Joe Klapec and Son Excavation. From site preparation, home elevation planning and all utility hook ups there are no better experts in the industry than Joe Klapec and Son Excavation. The entire team including Bill, Rich and Jason are extremely devoted in making sure all facets of the job run smoothly.

“Any home owner can feel extremely comforatable having the Klapec team on site. They act as your eyes and ears on the site and perform all jobs as if it is their own home. I happen to have extremely rocky soil conditions that requires rock to be pounded out from time to time. Even during these very hard digging conditions, they make sure the elevation requirements for the home and utility hook ups are met every time.

“I would highly recommend the Klapec team to anyone that needs professional excavaton services including stone and gravel needs as well as septic and other sewage hook up services. There professionalism is second to none!”

-Andy Restauri, Restauri Custom Homes, Inc., Franklin, PA

Number 55! The number of homes I have built but the FIrst one that I had Bill Klapec and his group work on. I wish I would have met him long before now.

“Number 55! The number of homes I have built but the FIrst one that I had Bill Klapec and his group work on. I wish I would have met him long before now. After 54 houses, I can honestly say Bill and his crew are second to none.

“Since I started using Superior Walls as a foundation it takes a special excavator to prepare the site for the walls. Not only is Bill poetry in motion as an operator, but his knowledge of excavation is superior to most. I truly wish we could have crossed paths long before now! Bill will be one of the first calls I make when I contract any new homes in the future.”

-Karle Lutz, Cutom Home Builder

Three special qualities (among many) that have impressed me so highly about Rich and the Joe Klapec and Son company are punctuality, professionalism and perfection. Rich was thoughtful, considerate and courteous in his conversations with me and made me feel that he was caring for my land the same way that he would take care of his own property.

“Mother Nature and her off-springs settled down, established roots and conquered a five-acre parcel of land that I had inherited over 21 years ago. The flora was so entrenched that a lawn mower just couldn’t cut it! The project so overwhelmed me that I knew I needed to call an excavator… but whom?

“The first company I called had no answering machine and the next two companies failed to return my calls. When I called Joe Klapec and Son, Inc., I left yet another message on an answering machine. Much to my surprise, I received a return phone call the same day. Then, that same evening, Rich Klapec met me at my property site and we discussed the overwhelming task at hand. Rich spoke in a mature, business-like manner and explained clearly and thoroughly how he and his highly skilled workers, using state of the art equipment, would clear the land of overgrown trees and brush, landscape the property and return it to its original beauty of 21 years ago. He confidently assured me that what looked impossible to me would be no challenge to him and his crew of experienced excavators. Later, we discussed the cost of the project and Rich offered me three financial options to choose from, enabling me to pick an affordable plan that fit into my budget.

Three special qualities (among many) that have impressed me so highly about Rich and the Joe Klapec and Son company are punctuality, professionalism and perfection. Rich promptly returned every phone call I made to him and, throughout the excavating process on my property, he would call and keep me informed as to how the project was progressing and what phase of the project they were currently doing. Rich’s sterling professionalism was evident throughout our business relationship. He was thoughtful, considerate and courteous in his conversations with me and made me feel that he was caring for my land the same way that he would take care of his own property. Indeed, the finished product is eye-catchingly beautiful (a neighbor came over to compliment Rich and his workers on the lovely new yard) and a fine example of the perfect quality of work you can expect when you hire Joe Klapec and Son, Inc. to do work for you!

“When it gets down to the ABC’s of E-X-C-A-V-A-T-I-N-G, just call R-I-C-H at 814-677-9563 for A+ service!”

-Cynthia Jarzab, extremely satisfied customer

I would not hesitate to recommend Joe Klapec and Sons to do anything that you need done on your property. These guys are not afraid of a hard day’s work and their main focus is taking care of the customer and doing whatever they want.

“I met Bill and Rich with the dozer expecting just another clearing/leveling job that was nothing out of the ordinary. Boy, were we wrong…we ran into rocks and old stumps that were huge. Rich was on the dozer for two full days and removed rocks the size of automobiles. He graded it beautifully when finished dozing and even custom built a spot for the fire ring on the hillside surrounded by a massive boulder that seems to be “overlooking” the property.

“I would not hesitate to recommend Joe Klapec and Sons to do anything that you need done on your property. These guys are not afraid of a hard day’s work and their main focus is taking care of the customer and doing whatever they want. In today’s society, it certainly is a pleasure to deal with people like Bill and Rich who are honest, hard-working, and extremely capable at what they do; and conduct a business where a handshake still means something! There is no doubt that Bill and Rich will be back to the site when it is time to excavate and make the cabin a reality.”

-Randy and Deb Fletcher, Dempseytown

Joe Klapec & Son always seem to have the right equipment for the job they are doing; and, they are good at listening to what you want to accomplish and then making it happen with their equipment.

“I have enjoyed a long working relationship with Joe Klapec & Son both on my business and personal properties. That continuity of good work ethics is still as strong as it was 30 years ago.They always seem to have the right equipment for the job they are doing; and, they are good at listening to what you want to accomplish and then making it happen with their equipment.

“This past year they put in a pond for me, which took some ingenuity. When they were finished they made sure that the area around the pond was reclaimed to look really nice. I highly recommend their services!

-Nancy Cubbon, Cubbon Resources, Inc.

Professional, High Quality Results with that “Old School” Work Ethic that Puts Them a Cut Above the Competition

“When I have an excavation project that needs done I turn to one company for quality work at a fair price, Joe Klapec and Son Inc. Bill and his crew are true craftsmen that always deliver professional, high quality results with that “Old School” work ethic that puts them a cut above the competition.

“With today’s stringent environmental and building code regulations you can’t afford substandard work or regulatory violations. That’s why I depend on Bill and his crew’s expertise to guide me through my projects, from a small landscaping job to a new home construction project; they always get it done right the first time. I highly recommend Joe Klapec and Son Inc. for all your excavation and aggregate hauling needs…they’re the best!”

-Gene Winger Oil City, PA

We Appreciate Your Excellent Work and Your Friendly Service

“We just wanted to tell you how happy we are with the work you recently did for us!

“The loop you made for us in our driveway is just what we needed for parking our RV, and frees up so much additional space by our garage. But the best thing about the project is that our driveway is finally (after 22 years) draining properly!

“When we first decided to check into having a turn-around/loop made a few weeks ago, Terry was worried that the constant run-off from underground springs would complicate things. This water problem has been an issue since we had our driveway put in and our home built 22 years ago. Through even the driest months, our driveway resembled a creek, with the water flowing down the lane, carrying most of the gravel with it and making it a muddy mess. Then, in the winter, the water would freeze into ice several inches thick, turning our driveway into such a slippery frozen pond that it was nearly impassable.

“Terry was so pleased that you were able to come so promptly to look the area over. Your plan for adding the drainage ditch with the perforated pipe and the gravel seems to be the “long overdue” solution. Our driveway is dry and looks great with the new gravel surface.

“Thank you also for moving the dirt around to level out the rough parts of the yard, and for pushing those stumps out for us. Again, we appreciate your excellent work and your friendly service!”

-Terry and Darcy Stover, Cranberry, PA

When the Code Officer Inspected the System he was Very Impressed by the Finished Product.

“Joe Klapec & Son installed my septic system in 2003. When the code officer inspected the system he was very impressed by the finished product. I have never had a single issue with any of their work. I would highly recommend them to anyone!”

-Bob Larkin Oil City, PA

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