Rasmussen Excavation

Where Integrity is Everything

Our History

Rasmussen Excavation was formed in 1973 by the late Donald and Rosalyn Rasmussen of Georgetown, NY. They began their business with a few necessary basics - a solid farm-boy work ethic, fair and honest business practices, a love for moving dirt and for CAT equipment!

With his son David by his side, Don began working for farmers, the Soil Conservation Service, and homeowners with their first machine - a 1956 CAT D6 bulldozer.

Leaving behind a growing trail of satisfied customers, demand for their expertise grew, and by the mid 1980's they were employing 10 men, owned 10 CAT machines and were doing a variety of residential, commercial and municipal site work projects. In the early 90's the excavation business branched into utility work involving storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water line construction.

Another change that took place in the 90's was the addition of our sand and gravel business, Rasmussen Gravel Products LLC. Today we operate two active pits and with a growing customer base we provide local contractors, homeowners and municipalities with quality abrasives, gravel and stone products.

Following the passing of Don Rasmussen in 1997, David took over the full operation of the businesses and has maintained the same level of integrity and quality workmanship as his father.


Some of our more recent projects have included site work for Homer Central School District, Colgate Inn, Colgate University, CNY Fertility Clinic, 2010 Parade of Homes, Wal-Mart, Lowes, Madison Wind Energy, Munnsville Wind Energy, and multiple land developers including Stringer Development and Oot Brothers.

In 2004 we opened our first two equipment rental stores. Known as Rasmussen Rents, the stores are located in Binghamton and Canastota. Since then we have added two satellite locations in Madison, ME, and Norwich, NY. These stores rent a wide variety of heavy equipment, attachments, and small tools to commercial customers, municipalities, school districts, hospitals and homeowners. It is a growing business which compliments our construction company nicely.

Today our companies employ 19 full and part-time people, including our construction crews, an equipment manager / salesman, mechanics, truck drivers, store managers and office personnel. We are proud that our "key man" tenure is 20+ years. We are always looking for hard-working, honest people seeking employment in the construction industry.

We are convinced that our success is due to hard work, faithful and gifted employees, fair, honest and upright practices and the faithfulness of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Don and Rosalyn's legacy of integrity lives on and continues to make us proud to be part of this organization.

4371 S. Lebanon Rd
Earlville  NY  13332
Office  |  315.837.4257
Fax  |  315.837.4141
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