Cougar Excavation is a locally owned and operated, large scale commercial, municipal, heavy, and residential excavating contractor.

At Cougar we are equipped with various sizes of equipment to meet the demands of all earth moving jobs. Years of experience between both the owners and operators provide us the knowledge to complete all phases of your projects.

caydie

The Main Boss, quality controller, manager, and anything else she wants to add to her title. This is Colby's only child, and is learning the trade early.

Colby Buffington

Shane

Shane has been in construction for 32 years. Shane started as a laborer and worked his way to the top. Shane is a skilled equipment operator, and foreman, and runs our day to day field operations.

Jim

Jim is now our main project manager. Jim also started as a laborer and worked his way up. Jims background includes over 30 years of construction. He has held positions such as the Director of Nampa Highway District #1, as well as the top management positions with Ada County Highway Dist. His knowledge includes construction planning, budgeting and construction law.

Rhonda

Rhonda is our office manager. Rhonda has more than 30 years in construction, and knows it from top to bottom as well. She insures that our clients are never caught off guard.

methodology

At Cougar Excavation, we've taken our collective experience to create our own methodology to keep your project on track and under budget.

results

We know that you're reputation is only as good as the results of your last job. That's why we pride ourselves on a results-oriented approach.

mission

We live, eat & breathe construction in all its forms. Keeping construction going strong in this country is our day-to-day mission.

our leadership team

I started Cougar Excavation to accomplish one main goal: Make expertise in the residential and commercial construction trades available to anyone tackling a major construction project. Our team of leaders give us the ability to accomplish that for our clients.

Bringing construction expertise to everyone.

Our founder