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 over 300 pieces and is also nationally recognized as a top-20 contractor specializing in earthwork, site preparation, cast-in-place concrete, and underground utilities.


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)