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Our History/Who We Are

American Backhoe Service & Excavating Co is an African American-owned company specializing in excavating services and electrical installations, renovations, and maintenance. Since 2003, we have served clients in the Chicagoland area and Northwestern Indiana by fulfilling projects across several industries in the private and public sector.

Our Team/Culture

With more than 75 years (just looking around the office this number is likely higher, and I’ll get back to you on that) of combined experience as well as excellent relations with our clients, suppliers, and community, we can guarantee that every job we take will be completed with the highest standards of quality, safety, and professionalism.

Our Values


Our top priority. Our commitment to providing a safe working environment for our employees, partners, and clients minimizes the risk of accidents and creates a culture of accountability and responsibility.


The foundation of our company. We believe in conducting our business with honesty, transparency, and ethical practices. We are committed to building lasting relationships with our clients and partners, based on trust and mutual respect.


Essential to our success. We strive to deliver exceptional results that meet or exceed our clients’ expectations. We believe in using the best materials, tools, and practices to ensure that our projects are built to last.


Essential to our approach. We believe in working closely with our clients and partners to achieve their goals. We believe in fostering an environment of open communication, teamwork, and mutual support.


At the forefront of our company. We are always looking for new and creative ways to improve our processes, products, and services. We believe in using cutting-edge technology and forward-thinking approaches to deliver exceptional results.


A core value of our company. We believe in building a more sustainable future for our communities and the environment. We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact, promoting energy efficiency, and using sustainable materials and practices whenever possible.

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