Hack Excavating was started in 1969 by Joseph Hack when he purchased one of the first Bobcat© loaders in Lafayette, Indiana. Few people had seen or even knew what could be done with Bobcat loaders. Joseph had been farming and operating a dairy business until the family farm was sold. He worked on construction projects operating heavy equipment and at the age of 57 decided to venture out with his own excavating business.

Hack Excavating was incorporated in 1996 and has continued to grow with additional employees, equipment and service. Our employees are the key to the success of the business and we thank them for their hard work and dedication.

Today we strive to provide quality work with quality materials at a fair price in a safe and efficient manner.

We would like to thank our loyal customers for their business over the years and we welcome others to try our services.

John Hack

Joseph’s son John Hack graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Business Management and served in the U.S. Army. Upon his return to the Lafayette area, he joined his father in the excavation business in 1974. John learned the best way to excavate and how to run a successful business. John is president of the company, oversees the office and enjoys working on project sites.

John Hack II

John Hack II developed an interest in excavating at a young age, thanks to his grandfather and father. He learned the various parts of the business and worked his way through college. John graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1991. At that time, he joined the company full-time. John is a partner in the company and shares in the office and field responsibilities. He is a past president of Indiana Land Improvement Contractors Association and is on the board of directors. John has served as president of the Indiana Onsite Wastewater Professionals Association, and currently serves on the board of directors.

Jennie Hack

John’s wife Jennie Hack is a partner in the company and has managed the office since the early days of the company, including while she stayed at home to raise their five children.

Stacey Hack

John's (II) wife, Stacey, also graduated from Purdue in Civil Engineering and holds a professional engineering license. She works part time with the office work and serves as payroll accountant. John and Stacey have seven children.

Hack Excavating is a member of the following organizations:

Builders Association of Greater Lafayette
Land Improvement Contractors of America
Indiana Onsite Waste Water Professionals Association, Inc.
National Federation of Independent Business