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9 Years In Business

Company Details

Hours

  • Mon: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sun: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Achievements

Service Details

  • Residential Work
  • Commercial Work
  • Small Jobs Welcome

Areas of Expertise

  • Landscape - Minor Grading or Resloping
  • Retaining walls
  • Patios
  • Lawn installation
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Cost Information

  • Free Estimates

Ratings

4.9
26 Verified Reviews
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Highly rated for

  • Quality
  • Value
  • Customer Service
Showing 1-10 of 26 results
5.0 Dee L. Kalamazoo, MI
2/22/2024

Highly recommend. Soil Friends Excavation replaced a timber retaining wall that had fallen with tumbled pavers and also upgraded the concrete pavers. They also installed a French drain system to prevent water running down through plants. Ben also helped with some design aspects, to maximize space Ben is professional and communicated daily about the progress, weather, and timeline for the project. The team cleaned up daily, which kept the neighbors happy. For quality work, contact Soil Friends excavation. I am looking forward to some beautiful spring weather to enjoy our new space.

5.0 T. C. Kalamazoo, MI
11/21/2023

Wow! Thank you Soil Friends Excavation! This exclamation is for the final result, the impact that result has had on life and other projects, and the customer service and guidance shown by this wonderful team at Soil Friends Excavation, LLC. My project was simple and straight forward; remove the extra soil and level the yard to allow proper drainage. The yard had been raised over three-feet above grade in various mounds. A fair price was quoted, work was scheduled, and started soon after. Once the work began, it was almost over. In a typical, small, city backyard, Soil Friends quickly and patiently removed four full dump truck loads of soil. That soil was then followed up by another full truck load of numerous surprise 16-inch diameter trees that were buried under the soil. To finish up, as the team was doing a final pass with hand tools to further grade and even the yard, they took the time to educate and guide me through additional options for making the yard I didnâ t have before, mine again. This transformation of an unusable space into a proper hangout has caused strangers and neighbors to stop by to take pictures and ask about the team who did the work. Having an actual backyard and seeing this noticeable change gave way to a second wind for this Fall. This space now allowed for company to come over and spend time outside while I cooked at the grill, which has happened more in the last few weeks than the last few Summers combined. Their work prompted several other exterior projects getting started and completed within days of my yard being reclaimed. All communication, work, input, and support from Soil Friends was done with diligence, genuine kindness, and my goals in mind. Thank you Ben! Thank you Bob! Thank you Soil Friends Excavation!

5.0 Adam G. Climax, MI
11/2/2023

They did great work and communicated well with where they were at in getting to our job!

5.0 Holly H. Portage, MI
10/11/2023

Soil friends work is wonderful. They have installed a beautiful patio and retaining wall for new garden beds. Additionally, they put all gutter down spouts into drainage systems to route water from the house and most importantly, the basement. Installed a French Drain system to deal with the most egregious source of water into the basement. They're easy to work with and very professional and dedicated to getting the job done!

5.0 Kathy W. Null, null
7/25/2023

Soil Friends Excavation just completed a patio and french drain system for me. Start to finish this was the easiest and most satisfying project I have ever done. Great, continuous communication; on schedule and respectful of my time and my property; superb quality craftmanship. Ben and Bob's attention to detail and the pride they take in their work is rarely seen today. I am beyond satisfied with my new patio and the surrounding landscaping they did. I highly recommend Soil Friends in all their endeavors and look forward to doing business with them again.

5.0 Carl W. Galesburg, MI
7/15/2023

We had Soil Friends do two projects for us recently. First they removed a river rock filled garden in the back yard, hardscaping the area, removing the rock and the top layer of hard soil. They installed a retaining wall and filling it with new top soil. Bob's attention to detail made for well built and beautiful retaining wall. The second project involved hardscaping an area where several pine trees had stood and building a mounded area for future trees and bushes. Ben kept us informed every step of the process. We highly recommend Soil Friends for any landscaping project.

5.0 Fran H. Richland, MI
6/29/2023

Installed a field stone walls (2) & installed new landscaping. Fantastic job, friendly & experienced workers. On 1-5 scale, would rate a 5. Very pleased with results. Will use again next year for backyard. Great job!

5.0 Rachelle T. Kalamazoo, MI
6/16/2023

Great experience! I highly recommend Soil Friends Excavation. Ben and Bob did a great job tearing down our existing wood retaining wall and rebuilding a multi-level stone wall. The wall is gorgeous! They took their time to ensure the work was done right regarding functionality, aesthetics, and safety. It's evident that they care a lot about their work and ensuring that the customer is happy. Ben is a great communicator and always kept us updated on the progress and next steps. They even accommodated us for some last-minute requests for our landscaping. Overall, a wonderful experience, and without a doubt, I would hire them again.

5.0 Chris R. Augusta, MI
6/5/2023

Great experience. Estimate was quickly completed and our project was moved up with an opening. Very hardworking and communicative throughout entire process. Wouldnâ t hesitate to contract with again. Thank you for the hard work

5.0 Kendra H. Galesburg, MI
5/26/2023

Ben at Soil Friends put in the Lightfoot Mud Management panels around my new horse barn. They installed them according to the manufacturerâ s instructions and went above and beyond by being precise in their measurements and quality of work. They added extra topcoat of rocks, cleaned up afterwards and repaired any tracking in the grass by adding extra grass seed. I am more than happy with the results!

Photos

Soil Friends, LLC
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Egress Window
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Grading soil near home
Asphalt driveway take out
Planting Wildflowers
Gravel Driveway
Sod after sink hole
Dry well
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Retaining wall repair
2
Clearing parking
2
French Drain
3
Retaining wall rebuild
Site Prep for 26x52 barn
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Downtown Kalamazoo Church
Horse Pasture
Top Soil Delivery
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Garden preperation
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Sidehill rototilling
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New lawn
Tractor work
Brush hog

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