About Us

1997 … at the start

Two brothers who grew up working in the construction industry formed Excel Excavating in Jeffersonville, IN in 1997. Charles and William Galligan, equipped with a backhoe and dump truck, started Excel Excavating laying sewer and water lines for subdivisions in Southern Indiana.


The work load for Excel started to increase steadily in the early 2000’s and the Galligan brothers began adding employees and equipment. In addition to performing underground utility work, Excel began performing more grade/drain and excavating work as well as doing concrete work.

Outgrowing their small shop and office in Jeffersonville, the brothers bought 60 acres of property on Utica Sellersburg Road in Sellersburg, IN and built their current shop and offices. Excel’s first major project came installing the infrastructure at the Quartermaster Depot, a Civil-war era structure which spreads over several city blocks in Jeffersonville. The Quartermaster Depot houses many businesses and restaurants and also houses the Jeffersonville City Hall.


Excel now works with local municipalities and water/sewer districts including Indiana-American Water and Louisville Metro Government. Excel has maintained a visible presence at River Ridge Commerce Center, established on the former Indiana Ammunition facility in Clark County, IN.

We are certified partners with the Louisville Water Company, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Our business continues to grow and we’ve earned a reputation for providing quality, competitively priced utility, site and concrete services to an ever-growing customer base. Thanks for visiting our site and please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Commitment . . .our dedication speaks miles about our commitment to service, quality craftsmanship, and love and pride for our work
  • Safety . . .adapting industry best practices for safety has our company soaring, we always put our client and employee safety first
  • Sustainability . . .always working and providing for the future with our commitment to sustainability, growth, and our adaptive approach to all site development services


In partnership with local municipalities and our strategic alliances we are able to offer outstanding services to a wide range of clients with knowledge, dedication, and commitment to quality and customer satisfaction

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Indiana American Water
Louisville Water Company
Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District
Indiana Department of Transportation
River Ridge Development Authority and Commerce Center

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