• History

    Canyon Excavating is a family owned and operated business who’s managers work closely together with all their employees to ensure that their quality of service is unparalleled by others in the industry.

    Canyon Excavating is an established excavating company that was started by the Daryl Carter family in 2006. With over 50 years of experience in the excavating business, the company has successfully completed thousands of projects in the Edmonton area.

    The success of our organization is not only due to the fact that it is managed by a close knit group of family members, but also because we are a very customer service driven excavating and dirt management company. We pride ourselves on reliability, quality results and competitive prices.

  • Values & Culture

    Values and Culture are what drives us.

    Canyon’s values and culture can be summed up by three words: commitment, integrity and reliability. They create concrete business ethics that strengthen our ability to deliver value to our clients.
    The interests of our clients are paramount. As a family-owned and operated company, we firmly believe our success depends on delivering the highest level of quality and service.
    Our Statement of Values
    Canyon’s people are our most important asset. We foster continual growth through career opportunities and provide investment
    Clients, employees, consultants, subcontractors and suppliers will be treated with our high standards of integrity and reliability.
    We will strive to access new business opportunities within the broad strategy of our company.
    In order to provide the high-quality service our clients demand and deserve, the company must be consistently profitable.
    We will be active and caring contributors to the communities in which we live and work.

    A Culture of Caring

    Whether it concerns our employees, the company, clients, reputation, the environment or each other: Canyon people care.
    We strive to be fair and reasonable with both clients and employees in all circumstances.
    We ‘walk the talk’ at all levels of the company mentoring people to develop like-minded values.

  • Health & Safety

    We empower employees, clients and contractors to display the courage to care by looking out for one another: all day-every day.

    As a responsible corporate citizen, we believe we have a responsibility to the people and the communities in which we live and work. That’s why Canyon maintains Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) as a core value for all employees and a key element in our Code of Business Conduct.

    Establishing and incorporating HSSE responsibility and accountability is a priority within our organization and it also creates value for our customers. Just as customers rely on our expertise to make the most efficient use of their assets, they also depend on us to help meet their objectives of financial performance, worker safety and environmental protection.
    For Canyon, safety is more than policies, procedures or rules; it is about being part of a safety culture, all-day every-day. This vision empowers all of our employees, clients and contractors to display the courage to care by looking out for one another.

    We encourage all of our employees to embrace this philosophy in their personal lives and to always make safety-conscious decisions.

  • Environment

    Key activities include:

    • Ongoing monitoring of work areas for hazardous spills and proper cleanup, reporting any spills over 5L to Alberta Environment
    • Site cleanup of debris, rubble and garbage prior to excavation and backfill
    • Sediment and Erosion control. On site awareness and action plans for water/storm sewer intakes, catch basins, drainage culverts
    • Roadway/sidewalk cleanup of clay/fill/loam once job has been completed
    • Timely control, cleanup and disposal of previously buried and located contaminated clay/fill/loam
    • RSTS training for all employees and sub-contractors
    • All vehicles equipped with up to date MSDS for all controlled products

  • Quality at Every Step

    At Canyon, our philosophy on quality is simple — meet or exceed our clients’ expectations through continuous quality improvement and by doing our work right the first time.
    We do this by executing a formal quality program designed to ensure we:

    Meet Requirements

    We create work plans that describe the means and methods of performing our work. Pre-activity meetings com¬municate how our work plans fulfill contract, design and client requirements.

    Exceed Clients’ Expectations

    We listen and act upon clients’ concerns. We treat clients with respect and are transparent in our dealings. Our goal is to build long-term trusting relationships with our clients at all levels.

    Eliminate rework

    We identify and immediately report quality issues when¬ever they occur. If there is an issue, root cause analysis is performed to elimi¬nate the causes of quality issues and prevent future occurrence.

    Demonstrate continuous quality improvement

    By consistently focusing on quality, we commit to excel¬lence in all that we do. We encourage new and in¬novative ideas to enhance our performance.

    Build work right the first time

    Our work is continually checked by the supervisors who oversee the work, ensuring it is done “right the first time.”

  • Sustainability

    Canyon’s commitment to sustainability is defined as actively working to make a positive impact in our communities and on the environment, while remaining fiscally responsible.


    Promoting social well-being and protecting the environment is now a common business expectation, alongside efforts to provide shareholder value.
    Canyon’s guiding principle of social responsibility, along with ongoing innovations, are increasing efficiencies, reducing carbon emissions, and improving quality of life.
    The journey to sustainability captures the social, environmental, and economic aspects of responsible business practices, while encouraging growth.
    Working towards a sustainable future means Canyon recognizes the importance of operating with minimal environmental impact while maximizing economic and social benefit on jobsites in the communities in which we work and live.

  • Code of Business Conduct

    To us, ethical behavior is more than words on paper. It is a total commitment involving every employee, impacting everything we do. We have built an enviable, well-deserved reputation for integrity and honesty in our workplace conduct and our business relationships. At Canyon, we strive daily to ensure this code is achieved.

Our Certifications
Click for the BBB Business Review of this Excavating Contractors in Sherwood Park AB