Digging Sullivan County for over 30 years

New & Custom Home Site Work, Modular & Mobile Home Site Work, Lot Clearing, Driveways, Foundations, Water & Electric Lines, Septic Systems Installed & Repaired, Ponds, Demolition, Drain Installations, Red Shale, Stone, Crusher Run, Sand & Top Soil Delivered . Our services might be varied, but they all come with the same promise of quality, dedication, and reliability. Licensed and insured, we're a local father-son team that are experienced excavating contractors bringing you a high quality of work.  Our customer's satisfaction is our number one priority.  Whether you are a builder, general contractor, or property owner; let us help you build your dreams.  Remember, your project starts with excavating, so shouldn't you hire a name you can trust?




All estimates are free, give us a call at (845) 557-8028 or shoot us an email!





Custom & New Home Site Work

Ready to build your new dream home? With over 30 years’ experience we can provide you with all of your excavation needs, starting from the beginning of the project to the final grade. We work with the best custom builders in the area, giving you the confidence you need that the job will be done correctly.  We are also available to be hired as general contractors to ensure you receive the best quality of work performed.



Septic Systems: Installation, Repairs & Replacements

Building a new home means you’ll need a septic system. We install new septic systems designed to the engineer’s plans. Don’t have a plan yet? No problem, we can refer you to engineers we have worked with for years.

Septic System repairs & Replacement

It’s a dirty job, but we're always ready to do it.  Whether it is locating and digging up your existing septic tank to get pumped, or replacing an entire system which has been damaged, we will help you get back to using your kitchen and bathrooms as you normally would.  We replace septic tanks as well as leach fields depending on the extent of damage.


We work with your builder and mason to dig your foundation to your site plan's specifications.  We make sure there is a steady line of communication with the builder and mason so everyone is on the same page.  If you haven't contracted a mason yet, we can recommend one for you as well.

Modular & Mobile Home Site Work

Looking to put up a modular or mobile home? With our pre-fab construction and site work experience, including digging/leveling for foundations or concrete pads, septic system installation, drain installation, and digging/backfilling your water and electric lines, we will help complete your project.


Lot Clearing

Need trees cut down, stumps removed or a path cut/cleared to your lake or pond? We’ve got you covered. We can also level out a large area for a horse farm or a garage.



Have an older house or mobile home on your property that is no longer livable or desirable? We can tear that down for you & have all of the debris hauled away.


Do you have some running water on your property or believe there is a spring there? We can dig any size pond you need while following all rules and regulations with respect to the environment.


We deliver red shale, stone, crusher run, sand & top soil to you.  We have the machinery & knowledge to place, spread and level material as requested.


Customer Testimonials (More to Come)

Our homeowners association hired James Nieke Excavating to repair & rebuild the roads in our development. My family has had property there for over 50 years and for the first time ever, the roads are smooth, the potholes are gone, & the ditches aren’t higher than the roads themselves. Jim & his son did an outstanding job in a timely matter and stayed within budget!
— K.F.


We never compromise quality for time and give our clients realistic schedules that accommodate their lives. We strive for honest customer service, so trust a reputable name with plenty of experience.


Job site pictures coming soon

About Us

Meet Jim & his son Jimmy

I started working for my dad, James Nieke, Sr. during the summers of high school and college, but even before that I was watching him work all the time. My Dad established our company in 1988, since then he has never advertised.  Every job he got was word of mouth due to his work ethic and recommendations.  He is still going strong today & looking to expand our business.  After working 10 years in the financial services industry myself in Manhattan, I have moved back to the area I love to work with him full time & start my own family . We've been servicing the greater Towns of Highland, Tusten & Lumberland area (Barryville, Eldred, Yulan, Highland Lake, Glen Spey, Forestburg, Narrowsburg) for over 30 years and have worked on numerous custom homes throughout Sullivan County, western Orange County & Pike County, PA.  We look forward to not only working with you, but being your neighbor.  The difference with us is that we care about the finished product and have pride in the work we do.        -Jim Nieke