2000s

$78 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 […]

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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 jobs   1974 – Beaver provided 90 percent of industrial maintenance […]

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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.   1960 – Became involved in demolition business   1965 – Began performing larger demolition jobs and site work projects for more commercial and industrial customer   Late 1960’s […]

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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

Don Sterling started Beaver Excavating in 1953 with a $4,000 bank loan with which he bought a used Link Belt backhoe and dozer.   From a one-person business over 50 years ago, Beaver is today proudly served by 400 employees including three generations of the Sterling family. The company maintains a major equipment fleet of […]

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