Specializing In These Services

Directional Boring





Locating Utilities

Natural Gas




Sewer & Septic

Leach Fields

With our extensive line of equipment and qualified personnel, we can get the job done no matter how tough or unique the conditions are! Our vacuum extractors can expose highly congested areas without damaging any sensitive buried utilities. With our horizontal directional drilling machines, we can make the impossible possible. Whether it’s a beautifully landscaped yard or a concrete parking lot, we can drill and install utilities for up to ¼ mile without disturbing the surface of the ground.

By utilizing our line of small to large plows, we can perform utility installations (gas, phone, water, and electric) in 1/3 of the time it would take a trencher, even in sandy soils. Plus, plowing installations have no backfill or ditch to settle out after a rain. If open trenches must be cut, we have a full line of trenchers available to handle any size of the job.

About Us

Founded in 1972, Hersh Digging, Inc. remains a small family-owned and operated business driven by customer satisfaction and its commitment to excellence. Our three foremen have forty years of combined work experience. Our employees are knowledgeable, professional, and courteous; whether the job is big or small, commercial, residential, or Ag, you can rest assured it will be done right!

Each year, all field employees, are required to complete rigorous Operator’s Qualifications training in order to work on D.O.T. sensitive tasks. Their first requisite is to pass the computer-based training examinations, followed by, hands-on evaluations, performed within defined parameters, conducted by a third party evaluator. Furthermore, they must complete contractor specific written, and hands-on evaluations, administered by Black Hills Energy gas inspectors, to obtain their Joiner Certifications. In addition to their OQ certifications, employees are also required to complete annual OSHA training on over 40 topics.

Prior to hiring, all prospective employees must pass a pre-employment drug test and thereafter random drug tests provided through Pipeline Testing Consortium, Inc. Hersh Digging, Inc. maintains a strict zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy, putting the safety and well-being of our employees, and customers, as our top priority.