Our People Set Us Apart

Our People Set Us Apart

For more than five decades, Independence Excavating has established a team of construction professionals that sets us apart from other contractors.

Bob DiGeronimo, Vito DiGeronimo, Rich DiGeronimo and Victor DiGeronimo, seated

Second Generation: Bobby, Tony, Rich (deceased) and Vic DiGeronimo Sr. (seated)

Bob DiGeronimo, Vito DiGeronimo, Rich DiGeronimo and Victor DiGeronimo, seated

Third Generation/Current Leadership Team: Donnie, Rick, Vic Jr. and Rob DiGeronimo

Quality Starts at the Top

The DiGeronimo family has been in the construction business since 1956. Their experience has guided the organization in a tradition of quality construction. Careful succession planning has helped us pass the torch on to the next generation of leaders at Independence Excavating.

Strength in Management

Our field management team is one of the strongest in the industry. On average, our superintendents have worked with the company more than 15 years. We look to combine the experience and tradition of our veterans with the fresh perspective of our new estimators, project engineers and tradesmen.

Investing in The Next Generation

To ensure a tradition of quality construction in our future workforce, we run a co-op/intern program. Our program draws new construction professionals from colleges and universities across the Midwest. We place four to six interns side by side with our senior estimators and project managers to gain valuable work experience. In addition, we sponsor an annual AGC Scholarship Award called the Independence Excavating 50th Anniversary Awards another way to invest in the future of construction.


“The success of our company is directly related to our quality people. Anyone can purchase equipment and bid on projects, but our employees are responsible for our continuing success and growth.”

-Victor DiGeronimo, Sr. , Chairman, Independence Excavating

“Independence completed several demolition jobs for American Electric Power in order to make way for new construction as part of an environmental upgrade project. These demolition tasks were not easy, and if safety & health were not controlled, injuries could have occurred. I.E. safety was on site conducting safety inspections, OSHA training, and monitoring the lead abatement process. The safety professionals that I worked with were knowledgeable and very cooperative in conforming to American Electric Power safety & health requirements.”

-Jarrett Quoyle, M.S., OHST
American Electric Power