Awards of Excellence

About Harbor Springs Excavating

In April of 1984, Tom and Jaci Gallagher purchased the construction assets of Noggle & Associates where Tom had been employed since 1981. With 4 employees to help them get established, they quickly grew to the quality excavating business you see today – a field staff that employs up to 22 people with an office staff consisting of 3 estimators; a safety and scheduling manager and office manager. Tremendous pride is taken in the ability to get the work done with emphasis on quality and timeliness. Our work has been recognized with the “Awards of Excellence” Award which was presented by the Builders Exchange of Northern Michigan.  The work performed is almost evenly split between residential, commercial and infrastructure. Examples of the work are featured in the photo gallery and described throughout the website.

Service Area

Our central location in Emmet County between Harbor Springs and Petoskey allows us to cover a large area of Northern Michigan.

  • Residential work – primarily in Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties
  • Commercial work – from St. Ignace in the Upper Peninsula south through Gaylord

Our Employees

We take pride in the longevity of our employees in an industry noted for its turnover. Nine of our employees have exceeded 14 years with the highest at 28 years. The average for employees that have devoted over ten years to our programs of safety, quality and service is 18 years of commitment to serving our customers.

Tom and Jaci thank all of their employees for their help in building this company and are proud of the work they do. The compliments that are generated by our customers regarding their work is what has enabled Harbor Springs Excavating to become known as one of the premier earth moving companies in the area. This quality is what enables us to treat our employees fairly with pay and benefits that are among the best in the area.


Our equipment is modern and well maintained through service agreements with the industries best heavy equipment dealers. This in turn enables us to serve you best with minimal down time.