About Us


At Rowe Excavation, we believe great outcomes are by design. For over 20 years, we have built a strong relationship with our clients through personal attention and unrivaled work.

We hire expert operators who are highly-skilled and qualified to create and implement the best designs. Ongoing safety and technical training are key components for our team, to ensure that continued innovation and time-tested methods come together in all our projects.

In addition to our in-house staff, we partner with a team of leading consultants and engineering firms, so each project gets the most experienced and detailed planning.

Because our families live, play and work in Montana, we take real life experiences and knowledge to create the most beautiful and functional projects for our clients, on time and on budget.

Major projects completed for:

  • Friends of the Teton River
  • Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • NRCS, National Resources Conservation Service
  • Beaverhead Watershed
  • Big Hole Watershed
  • Ruby Watershed Council
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Partnering with these groups, results in cleaner water, improved animal habitat and healthier watersheds. We also work for private owners, create kids’ ponds for small community organizations, and build stock and irrigation ponds for farm and ranch use.

Community improvement projects include:

  • Barrett Hospital and Healthcare
  • Dillon Middle School
  • Indian Campground Kids’ Pond
  • Piedmont Kids’ Pond

Meet Our Team

9-About-Us-2Kelly Rowe

Kelly has 27 years of experience in excavation. Born and raised in Dillon, Kelly first learned about heavy equipment from his father, Jerry Rowe, who proudly worked for over forty years in the Equipment Operators Union 400.

Before founding Rowe Excavation, Inc., Kelly gained experience working at a reputable local excavation company. He continued his education in pond and stream design and construction by working with multiple consulting and engineering firms.

Kelly takes the time to listen and works to make sure every project is customized to our client’s needs. He oversees each job to ensure complete customer satisfaction. He has experience operating construction equipment and is accustomed to overseeing crews of 15-30 people to produce a final product with the desired look and function for our customers.

He has built on an environmentally sound approach, which respects property owners, consultants and government agencies. Kelly’s community involvement includes:

  • Vice-chairman on the Beaverhead Planning Board, member for 9 years.
  • Associate member of the Beaverhead Conservation District
  • Donating the use of barn and facilities to the Beaverhead Future Farmers of America
  • Beaverhead County Community Planning Committee
  • Active member of local organizations and technical committees

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