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Bill Josephison is the Owner/Operator of Big Sky Equipment & Excavating Ltd. with more than 50 years of experience.

  • 35 years Excavating
  • 10 years Picker Operating & Oilfield Trucking
  • 5 years Trucking 18 thru 60 wheel combinations

Our Company focuses on excavation in four main areas, but is not limited to:

  • Commercial
  • Multi-Family & Infill
  • Acreages
  • Demolition Services 

We are fully insured and SECOR Certified ("Small Employer Certificate of Recognition") We have all related safety tickets in place and up-to-date:

  • First aid
  • Ground Disturbance
  • Member of The Calgary Construction Association (CCA)

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We are currently licensed to work in The City of Calgary, Town of Strathmore & surrounding areas.  We obtain the proper licenses wherever the job make take us! We have a select group of professionals that we work with to accomplish the best workmanship possible.

All trucks hired on our sites comply or surpass all City and Highway regulations

Hydrovac/Daylighting is utilized wherever utilities are to be exposed

All excess fill from infill basements or other sites must be tested for contamination before removal

It is imperative that ALL locations have been done properly, whether by Alberta First Call (1-800-242-3447) or another private location company, prior to excavation being done by Big Sky Equipment & Excavating Ltd.

We recycle everything possible to the proper locations, it is never buried on site. ie: concrete, asphalt, wood, shingles, gyproc, plastic, steel, etc.

We offer excavation, demolition. asphalt & concrete removal, cutting & breaking, wet well installation and various other jobs that you may require.  Contact Bill at 403-325-0304 or for all your Excavating needs big or small!


We maintain a fleet of equipment consisting of:


1. 250 Kobelco Excavator with thumb & various attachments:

  • ripper
  • twist with blade

The 250 has proven to be a very worthwhile investment for site work, grading, deep service and large excavations.  It is also the approved equipment on oil & gas facilities and pipeline cleanup


2. 3.5 Mini Excavator with thumb & various attachments:

  • post hole auger 9" & 12" (dirt or rock)
  • concrete breaker/asphalt cutter/compactor
  • grapple

The Mini Excavator with post hole attachment is a wonderful tool for auger & post holes as the design makes it very agile.  For breakup of driveways or cement pads, the concrete breaker attachment makes the job look easy!  The grapple is great for sorting materials at demolition sites


3. JD 323D Tracked Loader (newly added to the fleet)

This machine is good for the finishing touches to almost any job site.


4. 14' Dump Trailer

This trailer is an asset for the removal of concrete, asphalt and on demolition sites.


5. 20' Trailtech Lowboy trailer

This trailer is used to move the 3.5 mini to various jobs.

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