Reiss Earthworks, a Missouri excavating contractor specializing in
commercial and rural client’s earthwork needs since 2011. We value the relationships we develop with our clients
and are attentive to their needs. We can proudly say a majority of our business is based on referrals. Please contact us today to get the discussion started for your project.
I’m Thomas a 4th generation excavator with Reiss Earthworks,
an excavating and grading company specializing in rural and
commercial projects. We provide our client with a span of services
from land clearing to building pad construction and everything
in between. But at the end of the day all our projects are related
to handling earthly material in some form. Each project is taken
in hand with our old fashion family values and modern day systems.
Thomas 'tres" Reiss III
Looking back it must have been meant to be. In the spring of 2011, Tres purchased a Bobcat (a piece of construction equipment designed to move material). It was the right price, at the right time and a match made in “small business heaven”. At the time, we had 3 young mouths to feed, entrepreneurial spirit in our hearts, and a dream to return to Tres’ family’s excavating roots. Tres, like his Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa all, “bet their life on dirt” at some point in their lives.
We started this business with that one machine, which we still have, and will always have. Starting small, we did little 4 hour grading jobs with that bobcat and advertising on Craigslist to make the phone ring. Now, we pride ourselves that most of our work comes from referrals. The best compliment we receive is when I answer the phone and the person starts with, “Yes, I got your name from “your client so and so.” I know then that we passed the previous client’s test and they felt comfortable putting their name on the line to refer us to their family and friends. I can confidently say they come back and refer us because of the customer service we provide, short lead times, open communication, and craftmanship.
Since that initial Bobcat purchase, we have grown and will continue to grow into the next generation. Fast forward almost a decade later. These days you will find Tres and the guys moving our equipment to clear trees for a new pasture or installing a barn pad, while another truck is delivering topsoil or gravel to a different project. I am still answering the phone and love talking to clients. Talking to clients is my self-proclaimed specialty in life. Sometimes, Tres still breaks away to do the little 4 hour grading jobs. We value these small projects to this day. I will admit, I get excited about the more challenging jobs - ones with limited access, a budget to work within, or the need to get creative.
It’s common to see three generations of our family working side by side repairing a machine in the shop, securing materials for the next job, or delivering a machine late at night to be ready for the next day. I’m a firm believer that a family that sweats together, stays together. Our children, the next generation, are being taught a trade. We are very proud of these values.
Please explore the rest of our website for the services we can provided based on your specific needs. You can also find us on social media for current specials, happenings, and news. Call me and let’s discuss your project.