our history

Marvin Drury founded Bloomsdale Excavating in 1946, after coming home from World War II, in the southeast Missouri town that gave us our name. He began excavating gravel from nearby creeks and delivering it to his neighbors who farmed the land.

Marvin’s brother Ralph soon joined the company. They followed opportunities as central and southern Missouri grew – well drilling and installing public water supplies and sewage collection systems. They purchased new machinery and hired loyal employees who understood and shared their vision of combining teamwork, integrity and performance in their work. As the years went by, Marvin’s six sons joined the family business.

The company continues to grow and thrive. It has also expanded into general contracting, road building, and a wide variety of residential, commercial and heavy industrial projects.

After more than 70 years, strong family values continue to define our culture. We appreciate the importance of the long-term relationships we have built through the years in our business and community and it is our goal to offer our customers a quality experience and our staff an outstanding place to work and build their own legacy over time.