Excavation of Road in a Marsh

Landscaping and Stump Removal

Bobcat Work & Building Preparation

Rock & Paving Work


With over 30 years experience Brian M. Ripley started Ripley Excavating and Landscaping in 2000. He now services customers in Otter Tail, Grant, Douglas, Becker and Wilkin counties in Central Western Minnesota.  So if you are looking for excavating services such as basement excavation, footings for garages & additions, site work for new pole buildings, slab on grade houses, build/rebuild driveways, install culverts, clean up of old farm sites, building & concrete demolition, clearing new lots or tree & stump removal Call Brian Today!  He also specializes in Landscaping such as designing & building retaining walls, installing paver sidewalks, flower beds, new lawn preparations and resolving drainage issues. So whether you are from Fargo or Minneapolis and have a cabin in the area that needs a new driveway or you are needing a road build to a new building site Ripley Excavating and Landscaping is the company for your job!


Since 2001, Brian Ripley has helped us with 6 different projects that included excavation for foundations, septic systems and back filling. Since working with Brian on our first project in 2001, Brian is my first and last call for this type of work.

Value can be defined as having the right combination of quality, service and price. The quality of Brian’s work is excellent. Brian’s service is very good as he does what he says, when he says he will do it. These two important factors combined with a reasonable price creates a compelling value proposition for anyone needing backhoe or Bobcat work done of almost any type.

Bob Gettel – Underwood, MN Bob Gettel - Underwood, MN

Dear Brian,

I finished the project you were helping me with. My clients were very happy with the help you gave them in transplanting the shrubs that you were able to save and I was impressed with the precision of your excavation. I was also impressed with the way you handled the slope to the lake. It takes skill way beyond that which I could render. Needless to say I couldn’t have done it without you.

Thanks, Phil Kinney
President Rose Builders, Inc. Phil Kinney President Rose Builders, Inc.