2800 Harrison Rd, Columbus, OH 43204

Who We Are

A Family Business with 220+ Years of Combined Experience

Boss EGI started their journey in 1997 when Roger Carper, Sr. and Roger Carper, Jr. started Boss Excavating, Inc. In 2009, the company was re-established by Roger Carper, Jr. as Boss Excavating & Grading, Inc. The team started with one crew of four people working out of Roger’s basement.

By 2012, Boss EGI moved to a small office in Hilliard, Ohio with 11 employees. In 2013, Boss EGI was awarded the first 5 of 15 elementary schools South-Western City Schools decided to rebuild: Alton Hall, Bolton Crossing, Finland, Prairie Norton, and Stiles. With the passing of Roger Sr. in 2014, Jr. wanted to do something to commemorate his father. In 2015, Jr. established a Perpetual Scholarship through the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio in Roger Carper, Sr.'s name. This scholarship is awarded to individuals who plan to continue their education by studying construction management or civil engineering.

Today, Boss EGI is proud to have a team of 55 employees, a fleet of 55 pieces of equipment with GPS on the earthwork moving equipment, and 65 trucks and trailers. Boss has 8 crews consisting of 4-7 operators and laborers.

Based out of their newest location in Columbus, Ohio, Boss EGI is proud to carry on a family tradition of providing site-work and underground utilities for commercial, industrial, and residential customers. In addition to these markets, Boss EGI is ODOT pre-qualified and a licensed General Contractor, priming a few projects a year for local municipalities, airports, and the State of Ohio.

  • 1997

    Roger Carper, Sr. and Roger Jr. started Boss Excavating, Inc.

  • 2009

    • Boss Excavating & Grading, Inc re-established. HQ was held in Roger’s basement. We started with 1 crew of 5. Included in this crew were both Roger, Sr. and Jr.
    • Boss EGI's 1st job was the Sam’s Club in St. Clairsville.

  • 2011

    Boss EGI bought our first piece of equipment, a 1998 Cat 416 Backhoe.

  • 2012

    Boss EGI moved our headquarters to a small office in Hilliard, Ohio.

  • 2013 - 2015

    Boss EGI was awarded 5 out of the 15 South-Western City Schools: Bolton Crossing Elementary, Finland Elementary, Prairie Norton Elementary, Alton Hall Elementary and Stiles Elementary.

  • 2014

    • Boss EGI bought our first Lowboy truck to haul our own equipment.
    • Boss EGI established the "Roger Carper, Sr. Dedication Award", given to the most dedicated employee annually. 

  • 2015

    • Boss EGI broke ground for new headquarters. 
    • Boss EGI established a Perpetual BX Scholarship in Roger Carper, Sr.'s name.

  • 2016

    The new Boss EGI headquarters is finished and we moved our location.

  • 2017

    Boss EGI expands on our new building.

OUR TEAM

With more than 220 years of combined professional experience, the Boss Excavating team holds the knowledge and skills that can only be achieved by successfully delivering challenging projects of all scopes and sizes.

  • Roger Carper Jr.

    President

    As President of BOSS EGI, Carper, 46, is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the company from bidding, through the building phases of the projects, and billing. His other responsibilities include business development, project management, and estimating.

    Before Starting BOSS EGI, Carper was a senior estimator for Performance Site Company, where he managed an estimating team. During Carper’s career, he has worked in the field as a grade checker, surveyor, and pipe layer for various companies. Carper founded BOSS EGI on April 1st, 2009.

    Carper holds a BSA in Education from The Ohio State University and is and is a 2007 Graduate of the “Rising Leaders” program, a leadership development program offered through the OSU Fisher College of Business and the Central Ohio Builders Exchange.

  • Jeremy Carper

    VP of Operations

    Jeremy is the Vice President of Operations at Boss EGI, where he has been employed since 2009. His experience is vast, having started out as a laborer under the tutelage of his grandfather, Roger Carper Sr. from whom he learned and improved his knowledge base. This experience has prepared him to excel in his current position at Boss, where he’s able to pre-plan jobs so they save their customers time and money. Through Jeremy’s dedication to each project, Boss EGI meets promised deadlines.

    With Jeremy’s experience of planning job sites and the logistics of moving materials to and from the job site, he was inspired to purchase a fleet of dump trucks. He is the owner of Phantom Transport LLC, founded in 2016, which specializes in hauling a variety of materials to and from job sites in a fleet of Western Star 21 ton 6 axle swing gate dump trucks.

    Jeremy graduated from Notre Dame College in 2013 with a degree in Sports Management and minor in coaching. He played baseball for the Notre Dame Falcons, and is a 2016 Graduate of the “Rising Leaders” program, a leadership development program offered through the OSU Fisher College of Business and the Central Ohio Builders Exchange. His college career helped him learn the importance of time management, discipline, scheduling, and meeting deadlines.

  • Ric Gieseck

    VP of Business Development / Estimating

    With over 24 years of experience in the construction industry, Ric has held a variety of positions. Most recently, he joined the Boss EGI team in November of 2013. Ric began his career as an architectural draftsman for a small retail design company in Columbus. From there, he worked as Chief Estimator for a residential construction company in Dublin.

    Ric has a degree in Architecture from Columbus State Community College, and is a 2015 Graduate of the “Rising Leaders” program, a leadership development program offered through the OSU Fisher College of Business and the Central Ohio Builders Exchange.

    In his spare time, Ric enjoys spending time with friends and family, golfing and being outdoors.

  • Tyler Carper

    Estimator

    Tyler has been with Boss EGI for 8 years. He started as a general laborer checking grade for the dirt crews, and has also worked as a top man for the utility crews. His field experience and Construction Systems Management degree from The Ohio State University has helped him develop as an estimator.

    Tyler’s main responsibility at Boss EGI is estimating, but he’s also very willing to help out in the field when he’s needed. He is a current attendee of the Builders Exchange Rising Leaders program, and when Tyler isn’t working, he enjoys being outdoors hiking, camping, or golfing.

  • Natalie Carper

    Office Manager

    Natalie brings an extensive background in accounting and client management, having previously worked at Deloitte and Cherry Becker. It was Natalie’s accounting and customer management experience that made her a natural choice for BOSS EGI where she has been since the initial startup.

    Natalie’s passion has helped Boss Excavating & Grading become the million dollar company that it is today. She excels at maintaining positive relationships throughout the construction industry and continues to demonstrate her leadership skills. Natalie is a 2017 Graduate of the “Rising Leaders” program, a leadership development program offered through the OSU Fisher College of Business and the Central Ohio Builders Exchange.

    In her spare time, Natalie is an avid runner in her community and enjoys spending time watching her two sons participate in their various sporting activities.

  • Shawn Thomas

    HR Manager

    Shawn Thomas, manager of Human Resources at Boss Excavating & Grading Inc., is an accomplished HR professional with over 20 years of experience in the commercial and residential construction industry.

    Shawn is responsible for implementing human resource management strategies that enable Boss EGI to recruit, train, and retain a high performing and motivated workforce. Her broad experience includes employee relations, benefits, payroll, and accounts payable.

    Shawn enjoys camping, boating, and bonfires with friends and family.

  • Doug Bigham

    General Superintendent

    Years with Boss: 7

    Years in Industry: 38

  • Mike Kirk

    Dirt Superintendent

    Years with Boss: 5

    Years in Industry: 23

  • Jimmy Feen, Sr.

    Pipe Superintendent

    Years with Boss: 5

    Years in Industry: 35

  • Kevin Pontius

    Superintendent

    Years with Boss: 5

    Years in Industry: 20

  • Chris Bair, Sr.

    Dirt Superintendent

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 25

  • Pablo Espinal

    Pipe Superintendnent

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 20

  • Fred Starner

    Pipe Superintendent

    Years with Boss: 5

    Years in Industry: 25

  • Doug McCanna

    Dirt Superintendent

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 30

  • Mike King

    Dirt Superintendent

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 25

  • Dave White

    Dirt Superintendent

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 31

  • Trent Thomson

    Dirt Superintendent

    Years with Boss: 6

    Years in Industry: 25

  • Andrew Allen

    Safety Coordinator

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 2

  • Barnard Ankrom

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 25

  • Chad Stevens

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 16

  • Chris Bair, Jr.

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 20

  • Chuck Dunlap

    Parts Runner

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 1

  • Cory Foraker

    Laborer

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 5

  • Daniel Lynch

    GPS Supervisor

    Years with Boss: 6

    Years in Industry: 6

  • Darrell Byrd

    Dump Truck Driver

    Years with Boss: 1

  • Darryl Carpenter

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 1

  • Dave Foraker

    Mechanic

    Years with Boss: 5

    Years in Industry: 30

  • Derrick Tinney

    Loss Prevention Officer

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 2

  • Doug Brim

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 3

    Years in Industry: 17

  • Doug Graf

    GPS Supervisor

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 25

  • Doug Thomas

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 2

  • Elmer Howard

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 1

  • Eric Holycross

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 3

    Years in Industry: 10

  • Eric Householder

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 22

  • Ethan Shaw

    Laborer

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 1

  • Jack Wallace

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 1

  • Jamie Evans

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 20

  • Jeremy Haybron

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 15

  • Jim Nicely

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 5

    Years in Industry: 10

  • Joshua Lane

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 20

  • Justin Downey

    Laborer

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 2

  • Kevin Moody

    Laborer

    Years with Boss: 3

    Years in Industry: 25

  • Larry Coffey

    Laborer

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 9

  • Lonnie Richardson

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 32

  • Marcus Peters

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 3

    Years in Industry: 38

  • Michael Tisler

    Grade Checker

    Years with Boss: 3

    Years in Industry: 3

  • Mike Cook

    Survey Manager

    Years with Boss: 5

    Years in Industry: 21

  • Mike Dillie

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 6

    Years in Industry: 26

  • Rhett Bigham

    Laborer

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 2

  • Rick Hoffman

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 41

  • Robert Neville

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 20

  • Terry Walker

    Dump Truck Driver

    Years with Boss: 1

  • Todd Hina

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 2

    Years in Industry: 19

  • Tom McVey

    Operator

    Years with Boss: 1

  • Trevor Linnabary

    Laborer

    Years with Boss: 1

  • Troy Justus

    Fuel & Lube Driver

    Years with Boss: 1

    Years in Industry: 30

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