Starpointe Development

Independence Excavating was selected to provide a scope of work including mass excavation, grading, utility installation, design engineering, and retention structures for this 145-acre project that converted an old strip mine, originally stripped of its coal in the 1940s, to the Starpointe Business Park Development. After the installation of erosion and sediment control measures, our crews installed approximately 15,000 linear feet of toe key, toe rock drains, and stripped topsoil to completely prepare for mobilization of our manpower and equipment to move the 2.5 million cubic yards of earth. To move the quantity in a single shift and in one season, Independence Excavating applied a tremendous amount of resources, including four separate earthwork spreads. Peak shifts recorded over 40,000 cubic yards of earth moved and placed per the specifications.

The mass earth was completely moved by the end of August 2012. At this point, we began installing the surface storm sewer, site grading, and seeding. All work was completed by the end of November 2012 and turned over to the Owner and developer.


Burgettstown, Pennsylvania


Mass site development project including 2.5 million cubic yards of earthwork for future business park.

Services Performed

Project Management

Managing complex projects calls for expert engineering.


Large-scale jobs require a financially stable partner.