On our boots,
in our blood

Discover the difference between liking the move earth, and living to move earth.

Support Team

Lon Knecht, Owner

While Lon will tell you that he would enjoy coaching football or basketball, he knows he was really born to move earth. He was there when his father started Star Excavating in 1962. Five years later he bought the business from his dad. At the time he had just two pieces of equipment and a single-axle dump truck. After more than 45 years in the business, Lon enjoys remembering the customers he has met and watching his employees grow in their roles with the company. By the way, those are Lon’s boots on the home page.