Ownby Excavating is a licensed & fully insured contractor located in the Charlottesville, VA area. Following a long line of skilled tradesman, Jeff Ownby, founded the company with a passion for the grading and excavating business that began at a young age. Founded in 2007, Ownby Excavating provides grading services, drainage solutions, gravel driveways, and land management.

Ownby Excavating is a locally-owned, family operated, excavation and masonry company. You’ll notice the difference between Ownby Excavating and other companies right away. The owner, Jeff Ownby, personally oversees each project from start to finish. His name is on the line, and he cares about making sure his customers are happy.

Why Choose Ownby Excavating?


The owner, Jeff Ownby, is well respected for his professionalism and skill. He is intelligent and personable, and willing to take the time to listen to what customers wants to achieve.


Jeff Ownby has been doing grading and excavating work in the Charlottesville area since 2007. He knows the area, he knows the land, and he knows how to accomplish what you want to get done.

  • Fully insured and bonded
  • 12+ years experience
  • Solid track record and Charlottesville references
  • Complies with all OSHA safety regulations
  • Superior construction
  • Fast, friendly service
  • Includes job site cleanup
  • On-time performance


Mr. Ownby did an excellent job in laying out, digging and pouring our footers.  He is conscientious and arrived on the job site as promised.  We would recommend him to anyone and plan to have him come back for future jobs.

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