Meet The Crew
We’re ready to the meet the demands of your project. Our team consists of construction experts with decades of experience.
Josh, founder and president of Granite Excavation Inc., discovered at a very young age his passion for heavy machinery.
Throughout his childhood and into high school, Josh spent his summers and free time operating equipment owned by his dad.
He landed his first paid construction job running a paddlewheel scraper at the Cascade Airport at the age of 16. In 2004 during his sophomore year of college at the University of Idaho, he decided to fulfill a local demand of forestry road construction and maintenance with the inception of Granite Excavation.
Since that time, Granite has become one of the largest and most respected heavy civil contractors within the State of Idaho and surrounding area.
Phil & Yvette D.
Vice President & Corporate Secretary
Dusty has over 20 years experience in both the private and public sector of the construction Industry. Dusty started for Granite Excavation in 2008 and oversees Granite’s Estimating Department. Along with Granite Excavations Creative Innovations; his vast knowledge is useful for Value Engineering and Design Builds.
Brad has over 19 years experience in commercial, private, state and federal projects. He has managed complex sewer projects with deep wet lines, lift stations, ponds and installing pipes. He started with Granite as a general laborer and is currently our Project Manager/Estimator for the Cascade area.
Taylor has over 12 years of construction management experience, having been Project Engineer, Quality Control Manager, Safety Representative and Project Manager on several military facilities, structural, civil and infrastructure construction projects. Taylor has worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Navy and other local, state and federal agencies on several projects. Taylor started for Granite in 2013 and currently works as an estimator/project manager.
Adrian has over 7 years of construction management experience. The majority of Adrian’s experience has been in Large Highway, Light Rail, and Oil & Gas Projects across the world. Adrian has experience in underground/above ground pipe, mass excavation/grading, as well as coordination of several different subcontract disciplines.
Zach has been in the construction industry for over 10 years. He started working for Granite in 2007 as a laborer and is now a Project Manager/Estimator. He has worked on underground utilities, site work, mass excavation and paving projects. As a Grade Foreman Zach ran multiple state and federal Bridge and Airport projects, including working with Midas Gold in Stibnite on projects critical to protecting existing waterways and fisheries.
Dusty started with Granite in 2013, he has over 15 years experience in the construction industry.
Human Resource Manager
Ila joined Granite Excavation in March 2017, she has over 15 years experience in the construction industry. Ila believes that shared knowledge and values are the foundation of a company and culture. She is passionate about communications that succeed, employee relations, benefits administration, organizational development and training, and continuously building a professional company together as a team.
Tracy has worked in the construction industry in the Treasure Valley for over 18 years, with a focus on contract management, administration and maintaining strong customer relationships. She joined the Granite team in June of 2018 and is currently responsible for all payroll and accounting.
Brian started driving when he was 18 and hasn’t looked back since, with 22 total years of experience in trucking. He’s been a truck department manager for over 2 years, and been doing truck dispatch in aggregate and redimix for over 6 years. He also specialized in federal paving jobs when he had his own trucking company in Oregon for 5 years. Brian is a 3rd generation trucker on both sides of his family and takes pride in everything truck related. Outside work he coaches little league baseball and plays co-ed softball every free minute he can.
Wade has worked with various IT technologies most of his life which has been the driving factor for him in choosing to attain his cybersecurity degree and begin working in the IT industry. He joined Granite Excavation in 2018 and is currently responsible for the IT operations. When he’s not doing IT related things, he enjoys swimming, hiking, watching his favorite TV shows, and socializing with his friends.