Upstream Energy Services

  • Production Piping
  • Roustabout Services
  • Landslide Repair & Mitigation
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Turnkey Well Pad Construction
  • Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR)
  • Road Construction & Maintenance
  • Complete Geotechnical Design/Build Services



The Kelchner Difference

Manage the risk. Manage the project. Manage the outcome.

Risk Management – Health, Safety and Environment

When it comes to risk, we know that no two projects are alike. That’s why Kelchner constantly keeps safety, health and the environment as our top priorities with mandatory ongoing education programs, training sessions and on-site implementation.

  • ISNetworld “A+” Rating
  • Pre-qualification of all subscontractors
  • “Stop Work” authority for every Kelchner team member
  • Daily SPA/JHA on every project
  • Training certifications – Safeland, SWPPP and OSHA 10 & 30-hour training
  • Daily E & S inspections
  • Dedicated E & S staffing for every project
  • Electronic DOT logs from GPS on all trucks

Risk Management – Construction

Kelchner is an industry leader in construction risk management. State-of-the-art geohazard evaluations and geotechnical engineering reviews and assessments are always performed prior to earthwork activities by an experienced, licensed member of our engineering staff.

  • Complete geohazard risk assessment and management
  • Geohazard-trained field personnel/risk management meetings/construction bulletins
  • In-house soil stabilization design review by VP of Engineering
  • Slope stability evaluation/remediation/ mitigation
  • Preplanning and project sequencing
  • State-of-the-art slope stability and construction modeling (STEDwin/PCStabl 6)
  • GPS-based desktop survey risk analysis

Project Management

From start to finish, we operate as a partner with each of our clients, bringing an unprecedented level of dedication and attention to detail to every project. Kelchner’s commitment to innovation, industry-leading project management and advanced technology ensure that every project exceeds our customers’ expectations.

  • Dedicated team for every project: PM, APM, 
foreman, Lead Operator and Safety Manager
  • Lean construction-trained project leadership and delivery
  • Extensive site remediation experience

Cost Management

Thorough preplanning, value engineering and project sequencing ensure that Kelchner delivers every project with minimal changes and on schedule.

When you partner with Kelchner, you reap the benefits of an organization that’s not only focused on your interests, but also has the know-how to deliver each project at the lowest total cost with the least amount of risk.

  • In-house value engineering review by senior staff (Construction, Estimating & Engineering) ensures constructability at the lowest total cost
  • High equipment utilization = lowest total cost
  • Experienced estimating department provides accurate job costing, scheduling and project sequencing
  • Change orders minimized and/or eliminated (Kelchner stands behind our estimates)
  • Technology-driven = efficiency and accuracy
  • Experienced design/build contractor


  • What they are saying…

    I don’t recommend Kelchner Excavating to anyone. I want to keep them freed up for our own projects!

    Dale V.
    Vice President

    Kelchner meets (the) schedule and does quality work, (they) will also adapt as required to schedule changes.

    Joel C.
    Operations Manager