About Us 2017-11-17T22:27:29+00:00



Founder Steve Miles started Miles Excavating in 1983 when he traded in one kind of horsepower for another. The former rodeo competitor sold his beloved quarter horse to buy his first back-hoe, and a career in excavating was born.

Many back-hoes later, Miles Excavating has grown to a 160-employee firm. While, today, the company boasts a modern fleet of equipment and a history of successful projects that exceed client expectations time after time, Miles’ hands-on involvement in the firm has not changed. He’s still actively engaged in every project, serving as quality assurance manager, providing project estimates, meeting regularly with superintendents, overseeing job sites, and working in the trenches.

We have a superior track record of experience, a reputation for hiring highly qualified personnel, and is dedicated to owning state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible equipment, ensuring reliability and the highest quality of workmanship on every project.

As a family-owned business, Miles Excavating is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those communities in which we work through an exceptional work ethic, focus on safety, stewardship in the community, and loyalty to clients, employees, and business associates.

With more than three decades of experience, Miles Excavating has proven that its commitment to providing “miles of excellence” sets us miles ahead of the competition.


That our work must improve the communities in which we operate, as well as the quality of life for individuals within them.
That our commitment to quality, and loyalty to our customers, employees, and suppliers are essential to our success.
That we must share our success with the communities who have helped make us the company we are today.
That the people of Miles Excavating are our company’s most valuable resource.


As a family-owned company, we believe that treating each other as family is a deep part of our culture. Our team is incredibly loyal and dedicated. In fact, 70% of staff has worked at Miles for over 10 years.


Safety, above all, is the most important component.

Standards are high at Miles Excavating. Just look around and you’ll notice our extremely well-maintained fleet of equipment.

There’s enormous responsibility with managing large equipment in and around the public. An important part of this responsibility is demanding that our vehicles are always operating safely. Miles’ vehicles are operated safely while going down the road and on the job site.

Miles Excavating owns its own fleet and takes great care in maintaining it, frequently turning it over for new equipment with the latest technology. The impact on the environment is serious; that’s why sustainability is always top of mind in the purchase of new fleet.


Miles Excavating is proud to be a member of the following associations:


  • Heavy Constructors Association of the Greater Kansas City Area
  • Associated General Contractors of Kansas
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Missouri-Kansas Chapter, American Concrete Pavement Association
  • Design Build Institute of America/Mid-America Region
  • National Utility Contractors Association
  • Better Business Bureau
  • American Public Works Association
  • Kansas Contractors Association
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association
  • Kansas Motor Carriers Association
  • Leavenworth County Development Corporation
  • Basehor Chamber of Commerce
Union Affiliations:

Miles Excavating is proudly affiliated with the following unions:

  • Laborers’ International Union of North America
  • International Union of Operating Engineers
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association