Earthworks Company Inc.

Quality construction for today's environment

Our mission is to provide our customers the highest level of satisfaction throughout every building project through creativity, integrity and attention to detail. We take great pride in exceeding our customers' expectations.

About Us

Company founders, John and Christine Thompson, were both born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. They lived for many years in the Seattle area where they were married over 40 years ago. When they moved to Orcas Island in 1972, their lives became entwined with the construction industry. John started at the "bottom of the ladder" as a laborer, working hands-on through all aspects of the trade. He became proficient in heavy equipment machinery, and then moved into management of an excavation company.

In 1997, John and Christine founded Earthworks Company, Inc. , on the premise that quality construction principles and attention to detail would be their unwavering standards. With Johns' 25 years of construction experience and Christines' skills in bookkeeping and office administration, they soon established a reputation of quality and dependability.

Earthworks Company, Inc has grown into a full service operation including a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead(ECO-3) on staff for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans. Having direct control over these operations, using all their own extensive range of equipment and experience, gives them a unique ability to provide the most accurate bids for time and cost, while ensuring that all projects meet their standards of excellence.

They are fully licensed for all types of projects, whether big or small. Services include, but are not limited to land restoration, ponds and waterscapes, road building and maintenance, septic system installation and repair, site preparation, underground utilities, trail building, rock retaining walls, fire abatement, property beautification and more!

Service after the sale is part of Earthworks' commitment to its customers. When you call, they respond, without reservation. Past projects are a great source of pride and satisfaction. Consultations are free.

As of January 1, 2020, Earthworks Company, Inc is under new ownership. Long term local employees William Hoyt and Chris Fridley will continue to offer exceptional service, as before! Drop by and say "hello"!

Our Services

We offer a wide range of services to assist you with your investment!


  • Landscaping/Heavy Landscaping
  • House Site Preparation
  • Underground Utilities
  • Septic System Installation
  • Site/Storm Cleanup
  • Clearing and Grading
  • Driveway Building and Maintenance
  • All Weather Road Maintenance
  • Trucking Services
  • Rock Retaining Walls
  • Trail Building and Maintenance
  • Land Enhancement
  • Ponds and Water Features
  • Foundation Footings and Backfills
  • Drainage Solutions
  • Tree/Stump Removal
  • Photography Services