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When you choose Wes Finch & Sons Excavating Ltd., you’ll put the skills and experience of a family owned team to work for you. Since 1929, we’ve helped home and business owners across Bracebridge, ON and the surrounding area tackle some of the most difficult excavation work possible, working on small and hard to reach lots across the region.

Take a moment to read a few reviews from some of our previous clients and learn why we’ve been a local favourite for nearly 90 years! Contact us today to learn more about our excavation and site prep work and to speak to our team in person.

Environmentally Sound Site Prep on McKay Lake

Wes Finch and Sons literally made our little cottage on McKay Lake rise high and dry out of the swamp! One never knows for sure what lies beneath but what they found on our site was water, petrified trees and stumps and more water. With their knowledge and expertise they turned a little low lot into an environmentally sound building site which now houses a small cottage, a lovely dry volleyball pitch, and the best lakeside septic with Waterloo Biofilter system. All this work was done leaving the smallest footprint on the lake land. Wes Finch and Sons works with integrity, gets the job done on time and on quote, and has been there for us for any ongoing maintenance required. In every interaction with the company team members we have felt not just like customers but like friends.

— Ann and Ken B., McKay Lake

Building Retaining Walls with ‘The Rock Whisperer’

My husband and I wish to thank you and the Wes Finch & Sons team of 'hardscape' landscaping specialists for building retaining walls using huge boulders and back-filling with gravel and drainage pipes for our driveway. Choosing the thickest and most decorative granite slab stones, perfectly curved, leading up to our front door to make a powerful statement as you enter our house. Your team designed the stone steps around the side of our house and created a continuous stone step pathway from the lake to the house, installing all of them without harming nearby trees. David and his team arrive prepared and have the skills to get the job done right, the first time!

David is truly our 'Rock Whisperer'. He intuitively knows rock placement, creating a stable embankment for the driveway with 'curb appeal' ascetics.

As founders of a family-owned business, we greatly appreciate the dedication and integrity that the Wes Finch family puts into every project, and we are very pleased to support Wes Finch & Sons for their excellent work, year after year.

— Elizabeth C., Muskoka

On Time, On Budget

Great Experience! Thank you Wes Finch & Sons, especially, David and Murray for your incredible expertise in handling huge equipment, diggers and excavators, and preparing our new basement to be perfectly level! As our new home build moved along, we contracted Wes Finch to install a whole new septic system, Waterloo Biofliter. Together, we chose the best site and your team moved the tanks and tiles into position and re-landscaped so, the job was complete.

Your team shows up on time, your quotes are on budget and when you leave the site, there is no mess left behind.

Great Job!

Thank you David and the Wes Finch Team.

— Leslie C., Muskoka

Fair, Helpful & Friendly

Three generations of builders in my family have used Wes Finch &Sons for many, many projects. During all of that time, they have been fair in their pricing, courteous, helpful, friendly and wonderful to work with. I recommend them unreservedly.

— Mark C. Gibbesh 

Gibbesh & Sons Ltd.

Unsurpassed Quality

As the representative of 25 cottagers who live at the end of 5 km of private road, I do not hesitate to recommend Wes Finch & Sons for all your excavating and septic needs.
We have been use Finch’s for over 20 years for grading and gravelling our roads. Every year without exception the quality of our road surpasses that of the hard-coated regional road after our day or two under Finch’s care. Further, the individuals of our group have had stellar service from Finch’s for driveways, basements, septic and ornamental rock work. We have established a rock-solid relationship with everyone from the owners to the drivers and operators.

Let me briefly list why we rely on Wes Finch & Sons Excavating Ltd.: knowledge, years of experience, courtesy, quality of workmanship, excellent materials, fair prices, on-going knowledge of our site and conditions, reliability and yes, a great sense of humour.

I recommend Wes Finch & sons unconditionally.

— Garry B.

Pine Lake

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