Emerald Excavating currently has approximately 60 full-time employees.  It is our genuine belief that we have assembled a truly unique, qualified and driven group of people at Emerald.  These gifted men and women are at the core of what makes Emerald a thriving and successful business.


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James and Ingeborg Kelleher
James and Ingeborg Kelleher
Co-Founders of Emerald

Ingeborg (Inge) Kelleher founded Emerald Excavating with her husband James in 1973. She and James, with the help of their hard working employees, have grown Emerald Excavating from a 2-person operation into a major site work company with a stellar reputation. Inge is currently the President of Emerald. She is trained in construction technology, concrete construction and accounting. Inge is also a licensed real estate broker and an active leader in her community. Emerald Excavating was certified as a Woman Owned Business Enterprise in 2001 because of Inge's ownership and leadership. Inge's work ethic, commitment to quality, community involvement and expertise are primary factors in the success of Emerald Excavating.