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Richard J.

In May of 2007 I contracted with A.J. Zirkel to remove approximately eight feet by 70 feet of an extremely high crown of my driveway which has a 24% slope on both sides. The job required the removal of the black top, cutting the hill down, dropping about 20 trees and leveling the area to create a staging to move the fill, repaving the driveway with asphalt, and constructing a retaining wall. I met with four contractors in Benzie County. After talking with several residents and two bankers regarding the AJ’s reputations, I selected AJ Excavating. I felt that AJ was very honest and forthwright during all of our discussions. He assured me he could complete the work on time with no cost overruns. AJ completed the project on time and exceeded my expectations. I continue to rely on AJ as a great resource and have offered to speak to other prospective customers regarding the quality of AJ’s workmanship.

Dunn-Rite Construction

Great work done on the Robinson job. Your attention to detail does not go unnoticed. You really go the extra mile to help make my customers very happy. Thanks again.

Art Jeannot

I have known AJ for several years to include his working directly for me during elementary school. AJ always demonstrated a good work ethic and a drive to get results. This gave me the confidence to contract with AJ on several occasions through his excavating business. AJ has done both commercial and residential work for me. Each time he has delivered in a professional and efficient manner.

Jackie and Mark Benson

We had been struggling with septic issues for nearly 3 years when we heard about AJ Excavating!!

From the initial phone call, we were impressed with this company.
Janelle, at the office, was courteous and always answered questions and promptly returned our calls. The work they did creating a new septic field for us was truly impressive. They were in and out in a day and when they left you would never have known they were there.

I highly recommend AJ Excavating to anyone with excavating needs. It is a company with an incredible work ethic and a team true to their word!!

Barb and Erik Foged

We saw the work of the A J team on a new home excavation near us and were impressed. We asked them to help us with a landscaping project on our hill. Their staff worked with us to polish our landscaping vision. They worked closely with us during the project to ensure we shared and improved the outcome.

Great teamwork by the A J employees. They did a super job for us. In fact, we are so pleased with A J Excavating that we advanced a project to this year that we originally planned to have accomplished next year.

We recommend their work, they have done a job beyond our expectations. They will for you also!