About Kuesel


Kuesel has been serving the Midwest with quality excavation and site development solutions for over 60 years. Founded in 1952, the company has grown to become the leading excavating contractor in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas.


At Kuesel, our mission is to be the premier contractor that transforms visions into enduring infrastructure. We are dedicated to delivering excellence in construction, fostering innovation, and exceeding client expectations while maintaining a steadfast commitment to safety and sustainability. Through our unwavering dedication, we aim to build a better, more connected world for generations to come.

Core Values

  1. Integrity: We uphold the highest ethical standards in all our actions, ensuring honesty, transparency, and accountability in every aspect of our business. We are committed to doing what is right, even when it is challenging.
  2. Safety: The well-being of our employees, partners, and communities is our top priority. We relentlessly pursue safety excellence, providing a secure and healthy environment for everyone involved in our projects.
  3. Quality: We take immense pride in our workmanship. Our commitment to quality craftsmanship is unwavering, ensuring that every project we undertake meets or exceeds the highest industry standards.
  4. Innovation: We embrace creativity and innovation as drivers of progress. By continuously seeking new and improved construction methods and technologies, we strive to enhance efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and offer groundbreaking solutions to our clients.
  5. Client-Centric: Our clients’ success is our success. We listen attentively to their needs, collaborate closely throughout the project lifecycle, and consistently deliver results that meet and exceed their expectations.
  6. Sustainability: We are stewards of the environment and our communities. We integrate sustainable practices into our projects, minimizing our ecological footprint and leaving a positive, lasting impact on the places we work.
  7. Teamwork: Our people are our greatest asset. We foster a culture of collaboration, respect, and inclusivity, where every team member is empowered to contribute their unique skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  8. Community Engagement: We are actively engaged in the communities where we operate. Through outreach, partnerships, and community involvement, we aim to create lasting social and economic benefits for the regions we serve.
  9. Continuous Improvement: We are committed to ongoing learning and growth. We encourage the development of our employees’ skills and knowledge, embracing change as an opportunity for improvement and evolution.
  10. Financial Responsibility: We maintain prudent financial management to ensure the long-term stability and success of our company. By delivering value to our clients and stakeholders, we sustain our capacity to fulfill our mission and commitments.
These core values guide every decision and action at Kuesel, shaping our culture, driving our success, and helping us fulfill our mission as a leading heavy civil contractor.

Our Philosophy

¨Proper Prior Planning Prevents
Poor Performance¨

We believe in thorough planning and preparation to ensure the success of every project we undertake. Our commitment to planning and preparation is a key factor in our success.




Our Story

An Excavation Company in St. Louis Founded in 1952

Since its founding in 1952 by “Old Man Kuesel,” our St. Louis excavation company has come a long way. What began as a small digging operation with teams of mules has evolved into a full-service site development operation run entirely by experienced engineers. Despite our growth, we have never forgotten our roots, and we remain committed to the quality of our work and the satisfaction of our clients. At Kuesel, we take pride in the strong bonds we’ve built with our clients over the years. Our success is rooted in these relationships, and we work tirelessly to maintain and strengthen them. We believe that open communication, trust, and a shared commitment to excellence are the keys to our success.



Respecting business associates through honesty and fairness.

Creating a safe environment for employees so they’re able to return home to their families when the work day is over.

Continuously improving means and methods in order to give clients the biggest “bang for their buck.”

Employees challenging each other to be the best at what they do.

Investing in employee training to continue striving for excellence in performance for clients.

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