Johannigman Excavating, Inc. is a family-owned excavation contractor based in Greensburg, Indiana and serving Indianapolis, Columbus, Greensburg, and the surrounding areas. We’ve been developing sites across the region for nearly fifty years, but our family roots are as important now as they’ve always been.


We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic applicants looking to join our team. Whether you’re seeking part-time work to build experience or you’re an experienced project manager looking to take the next step in your career, we want to hear from you.

Safety for Everyone

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our employees and the work we do together. No matter how big or complex the project we undertake, we do our utmost to eliminate risks and potential hazards. We want our team members to know that they’re safe at work, and our customers to know that their sites are safe in our hands.

Excellence from the Ground Up

When it comes to site development, the quality of your excavation and groundwork sets the bar for your entire project. We’ll never compromise on the standard of work we deliver, so you can be sure that you’re building on excellence from the start.

A Team That Grows Together

We’ve had our roots in Greensburg for over fifty years, and we’re not going anywhere any time soon. We’re committed to providing stable work and income to our family and our employees. From part-time laborers to full-time project managers, we’re invested in giving every member of our team the training they need to build a career they love at Johannigman Excavating.


Humble Beginnings

The foundations for Johannigman Excavating were laid in the 1960s by Roman Johannigman. Roman started out with one bulldozer, which he would use to clear land on his own farm and for a few of his neighbors. Word quickly spread, and soon Roman was traveling around the area performing groundworks, excavations and more.

Roman and his wife had a big family of ten children, and wasted no time in recruiting his seven sons to help out with the business. Two of the boys, John and Ed, took a particular liking to the work – and Johannigman Excavating was born.

Since then, we’ve become the leading excavation contractor for Greensburg, Columbus, Indianapolis, and their surrounding areas. We take great pride in our role in the local economy, developing land for residential and commercial projects of all sizes. We love what we do and never get tired of helping customers to accomplish their vision.


John and Ed took over the business in 1978, purchasing Roman’s two dozers from him and setting out on their own. 

The early eighties were a tough time to work in construction, and both John and Ed were working second jobs to keep things afloat. But through hard work and a well-earned reputation, Johannigman Excavating continued to grow.

Both John and Ed had families of their own, and their sons spent summers learning the business alongside their dads: Bob and Trent on John’s side, and Brad on Ed’s. In time, all three boys came aboard the business themselves.

Strength to Strength

In 2008, thirty years after buying that first bulldozer, Ed decided to retire from JE for some well-deserved time to pursue other interests. Bob stepped in to purchase Ed’s shares of the company, and he, John and Trent continue to lead this business to this day.