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7729 Douglas Ave., Kalamazoo, Michigan • Phone (269) 342-1088
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James M. Cripps
Partner - President
Office Administrator - Estimator
Curt Fontaine
Partner - Vice President
Field & Equipment Operations
Founded in 1995
Cripps Fontaine Excavating, Inc. has years of excavating experience in the Kalamazoo
and surrounding areas. Jim Cripps and Curt Fontaine started working together in 1979
for another local excavating contractor, and in 1995 started their own company. Since
then, they have established a diverse, experienced staff that specializes in providing
creative solutions to challenging construction projects.

The Company has worked for a very diverse group of customers including Bronson
Hospital, Borgess Hospital, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Public Schools,
Pfizer, Edward Rose and Sons, and many general contractors from all over the country.
Reliable Estimates/Bids:
Committed to our customers, employees and community.
Fred Langeland
Project Management
Dru Fontaine
Project Management
Jessica Allison
Administrative Assistant
Field Foremen:
  • Lee Wehner
  • Dan Burchardt
  • Mike Cade
  • Matt Eib
  • Don Fontaine
  • Ron Okeley
  • Jason Langeland
  • Adam Nausieda
Dennis Town
Field Foreman
Jim VanAtter
Project Management
We were honored
to be awarded the
2019 Top Excavating Company by CSM Group
on December 19th,
adding another award
to our collection of recognition.