Beaver Today 

Today, Beaver employs more than 1000 people during the peak construction season and maintains a fleet of nearly 600 pieces of specialized earthmoving and construction equipment – one of the largest in the region. Beaver continues to be a leading provider of service for the Heavy Civil construction industries in OH, WV, PA, KY, and IN. […]

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2010s

$200 million in Annual Sales   2010 – Beaver pursues work in the newly ongoing Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas Market.   2015 – Beaver completes 15,000 sf building addition to its corporate headquarters. Beaver invests $18 million in major equipment purchases. Beaver, through an integrated joint venture with two other team partners, was awarded […]

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2000s

$105 million in Annual Sales   2000 – Prime contractor for ODOT new highway construction projects, including: S.R. 16 – Muskingum County, S.R. 124 – Meigs County, S.R. 30 – Wyandot/Crawford counties, S.R. 30 – Crawford County, S.R. 30 – Wayne County and S.R. 33 – Fairfield County. Combined project construction totals included 39 miles […]

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1990s

$51 million in Annual Sales   1990s –  Developed “We Dig Quality” as well as preventative maintenance and equipment rebuilding programs. Improved fleet by adding off-road rock trucks and laser controlled machinery. Performed demolition, site excavation, and foundation construction for the Republic Engineered Steel Continuous Caster project in Canton, Ohio, which featured more than 29,000 cy […]

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1980s

$30 million in Annual Sales   1980 – Expanded role as prime contractor, which involved work on major ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation) projects, landfills, airports, golf courses, industrial and power plant projects. Hired full-time safety director.   1982 – Awarded site work at Timken Company’s Faircrest Steel Plant, which included 3.5 million cy of […]

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1970s

$15 Million in Annual Sales   1970s – Expanded equipment fleet and geographical work area to three-state region and performed $10-$15 million of work annually.   1974 – Beaver’s inventory reaches 300 pieces of equipment performing excavating, maintenance, site preparation, demolition, highway and grading job. Beaver provided 90 percent of industrial maintenance in Stark County, […]

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1960s

$1.5 Million in Annual Sales   1960 – Beaver began building for more industrial customers including Republic Steel, The Timken Company, The Hoover Company and Diebold Inc.  Became involved in demolition business.   1965 – Began performing larger demolition jobs and site work projects for more commercial and industrial customer.   Late 1960’s – Bid and acquired […]

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1950s

$75,000 in Annual Sales   1953 – Dug residential basements and sewers for Stark County, Ohio homebuilders. By 1957, a used dozer and Bay City backhoe joined Beaver’s five-employee staff (counting Don).   1956 – Operated small dozer at $7/hour.   1957 – Did first industrial project: J&L Steel Mill in Louisville, Ohio (Beaver was selected because it […]

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The Start – 1953

With a $4,000 bank loan and a few pieces of used equipment, William “Don” Sterling founded The Beaver Excavating Company in 1953.   Throughout his career, Don Sterling accomplished many goals, but one principle he consistently strived to deliver was providing the highest quality service at a fair price. The company quickly built a reputation […]

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