We Are Tschiggfrie Excavating

Tschiggfrie Excavating has been proudly serving the Tri-State area and beyond for over 60 years. We specialize in Construction Management, Concrete Paving, Concrete Structures, Underground Utilities, Trucking, Earthwork, and Demolition.




Our most important value


We strive to provide our employees with indoctrination to the latest techniques in all trades

Commitment to Excellence

We aim to leave a positive impression with each and every project

Forward Thinking

We seek the most current technologies and construction techniques to improve efficiency


Tschiggfrie Excavating Co. was founded by Ed and Joan Tschiggfrie in the fall of 1963. Their children, Rod and Vicki, have been a part of the company since the 1980s.  The company started out grading farm fields and digging basements and has since grown to cover diverse work categories consisting of construction management, concrete paving and structures, underground utilities, earthwork, trucking, and demolition. This has allowed Tschiggfrie Excavating Co. to help transform Dubuque and surrounding communities for decades. Experience is essential in construction, and Tschiggfrie has many loyal employees with decades of experience. With a workforce of over 100 employees, Tschiggfrie Excavating Co. is ready and able to help with any project that comes along.

For over 60 years, the company has taken on many high-profile projects in the Tri-State Area. The company has assisted in many local emergencies like the flooding, train derailments, water and sanitary sewer main breaks, sinkholes, and large slide repairs. In addition, the company has helped expand the City of Dubuque with Tschiggfrie-initiated subdivisions like Shady Oaks, Clarke Crest, Birch Acres, Marna Ridge, Emerald Acres, and Alpine Park Community.