We have the right equipment for your job, but more importantly, we have the right people. With experienced heavy equipment operators and state-of-the-art equipment, your project is in the most qualified hands you’ll find in the nation.
Asbell Excavating is committed to quality. Our objective is to safely deliver 100% completed projects that meet all contract and customer expectations the first time, every time.
and take personal responsibility
To provide outstanding service to our customers, our employees, and the communities where we work and live.
Jeff Asbell grew up around construction in Southwest Missouri. Over time he became highly skilled at operating heavy equipment and well known in the construction industry.
In 1995, he was working for the city of Joplin, MO, on a runway extension project at the Joplin Regional Airport. Though he was the highest paid city employee, he had bigger dreams. After completion of the project in 1996, he started his first company, Jeff Asbell Excavating & Trucking with a backhoe on loan and a single-axle dump truck. With his success, Jeff ventured into other industries including trucking, railroad, environmental, bulk lubricant distribution, and aviation. Today, what Jeff Asbell started has evolved into seven companies under one umbrella, Asbell Companies.
Tragedy struck on September 7th, 2013, when Jeff passed away in a boating accident. He was in the process of fulfilling a dream project, building race boats. His oldest son Jacob Asbell, who was running their environmental division, took over as president of the companies and continues to lead and carry on his father’s vision today.
Jeffery Thomas Asbell was born on November 12th, 1965, in Joplin, Missouri, to Tom and Ruth Asbell. He graduated from Carl Junction High school in 1984. Jeff was an entrepreneur and had several successful businesses that operated not only locally, but nationally. He had three sons, Jacob, Russell, and Collin. Jeff was an avid boater, storyteller, racer, entrepreneur, and accomplished pilot who lived life to the fullest. He had a young-at-heart personality and infectious laugh to those around him.