D&G Excavating was established in 1979 by Sharon & Dave Gruhot. D & G Excavating started in 1979 with 2 employees, one truck and one loader. The business was operated out of David’s basement until they built their current office building in 1994.

On February 12, 2007, Brian and Kristin Gruhot purchased D & G Excavating, Inc. from David and Sharon Gruhot. They are second-generation owners of this company. D & G has grown over the years to where they are now.

We have affiliation with the following:

  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA)
  • Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce

We are proud of our accomplishments including: (See Our Awards Page)

  • 2003 Contractor of the Year Finalist
  • 2004 Certificate of Commendation for Merit in Construction for the Wadena Water Plant project
  • 2005 STEP Award from Associated Builders and Contractor
  • 2008 Gold Step Award
  • 2009 ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process Step Award

1988 D & G Crew

1988 D & G crew


Current Location

First Dump Truck

First Dump Trucks were a 1979 International 104 and 1978 International 405 plus 2 pups


First Loader

1979 – First Loader


First Backhoe

First Backhoe – Rubber-Tired Poclain


First Dozer

First Dozer – HD6 Allis-Chalmers


Lynd Prairie Days

June 1990, Lynd Prairie Days, Dave Gruhot