Heavy Contractor in Missouri

Who We Are

Meet Dirks Heavy Contractors

We’re proud to say that what started as a family business has become a trusted contractor for multi-million dollar projects all across the Midwest. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to our communities; our industry partners; and the end users of the spaces we build.

To every excavation site, we bring:

  • A hardworking, driven crew that values our clients’ time
  • A respect for the space and the people on it

Our ultimate vision is to run a company that cares about its people. One that creates an environment where people want to work.

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We build our business around a people-first concept. We’re not salespeople. We’re not marketers. We just like to get things done. We love building strong/excellent relationships and we’re passionate about getting the job done right and on time.

Our History

Lance and Franklin Dirks, a father and son team, founded Dirks Dozing and Excavating, LLC in 2002. From humble beginnings, the Dirks started by providing dozing services around their hometown of Rich Hill, Missouri.

Through their productivity, integrity, and honesty, their business grew exponentially. The bedrock of those values fostered their growth into highly managed heavy construction jobs.

In 2021, the Dirks changed our company name to Dirks Heavy Contractors, LLC, as a better representation of our skilled service offerings. Our strong commitment to high standards is seen in the work Dirks Heavy Contractors performs. Quality workmanship has organically grown the Dirks’ business into one of the leading civil construction companies in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri.

Our Team

From the beginning, our founder created a culture of no nonsense and of hands-on, creative problem solving.

His innovative work ethic and decision-making skills have become the foundation of our company and allow us to look for and hire only the best, most efficient people. The people who feel like there are always ways to get better.

We educate every single member of our crew on the bidding process, what it means, and how we can all win together. Our motto is “we will never sacrifice quality for production.” That’s how we invest in our relationships. And it’s why we take so much pride in our work.

Why Choose Dirks?

We Value People

Above all else, Dirks Heavy Contractors is made up of, and committed to, people. Whether it’s our employees, our clients, our trade partners, or the people of our community, we intend to do right by them.

Faith-Filled Generosity

Dirks gives back to our community, locally donating 10% of our profits each year.


Nothing in our field can get done without a good team. We value trust, open communication, active listening, empathy toward others, and honest introspection. This fosters a close team dedicated to a common goal.


We believe in being honest and doing honorable business. We deliver what we promise, nothing less.

Think Like Owners

You want someone on your project who has attention to detail and is always thinking ahead and hustling. That’s how we operate at Dirks.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create amazing experiences for our valued customers as well as our employees through passionate teamwork that delivers results much greater than ourselves.

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If you’re looking for a heavy contractor in Missouri to provide honest upfront pricing, you’ve found the right team. Dirks has a history of doing business right and getting the job done.

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Love Franklin and the Dirks Team.

Easily one of the best heavy civil contractors in Missouri!

Todd S.

Exceeded my expectations.

Working with Dirks Heavy Contractors has been a smooth process from start to finish. They've quickly and professionally answered all of my questions and put my mind at ease. We couldn't be more happy with…

Sarah P.

Awesome from start to finish.

We can't say enough good things about the Dirks team. They work quickly and efficiently and handle every job with professionalism.

Eric E.

Trustworthy company.

From the beginning we felt we could rely on this company to complete the work the way we needed it to be done. We are pleased with the Dirks team.

Adam F.