We’ve been doing it right for over 35 years, improving the industry and the communities in which we live and work. We are proud of what we’ve achieved for our partners, building homes, communities and a better province, and it all began with one man and one dozer.

Ed Elias knew dirt, and he loved equipment. He decided dirt was going to be his life. Hence our motto, Our Life is Dirt™ So he took an Allis-Chalmers HD16 dozer that his father bought him and taught himself how to use it. Then he rolled up his sleeves and got to work.

He started in Manitoba, then moved out to Alberta to launch Keystone Excavation Ltd. in 1981, to play a key role in building our province. His company grew, as did his family, eventually becoming one, with all three of his sons joining the firm to continue the growth.

Keystone thrived in Alberta, becoming a leader in the construction industry, growing through expertise in residential, commercial, infrastructure, industrial and energy construction. Our fleet of excavation equipment quickly expanded to well over one hundred pieces as we established our presence in Edmonton and Calgary.

We see a bright future from our offices in Calgary and Edmonton. And, as always, we will continue to play our role in laying the groundwork for that bright future, in the industry and communities in which we work and live.