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Leading the way

LEADER is a residential and commercial project development company, focused on excavation, hardscaping, utility preparation and more.


We take pride in our team, comprised of individuals who are unique and enthusiastic.

Dwayne: Owner & co-founder of LEADER Excavation & Development. Dwayne has spent more than 10 years in fieldwork in the resource exploration industry. After starting a backyard excavation renovation in 2016, Dwayne realized that Squamish had a need for small scale hardscaping services specializing in unique spaces and creative ideas. Along came Snort, the first of the fleet of specialized equipment. Inspired by a children’s storybook, Snort embodies what we are all about; using our skills and resources to provide solutions for a variety of situations.

Renee: Co-founder of LEADER Excavation & Development. Renee was raised in the Canadian North where she first learned to operate heavy equipment wor. She has more than 10 years of experience working in various industrial settings.

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Our Story

LEADER Excavation and Development is built on generations of earthmovers and rock hounds, complete with a passion for the outdoors. It began with a simple backyard project in 2017 and has now grown to a dedicated team with a wide fleet of capable equipment.

In 2020, LEADER expanded it's work to mid-Vancouver Island, and in 2022 we relocated our company full-time to the Comox Valley, British Columbia.

We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive, respectful, and enjoyable work environment. Our culture of respect benefits our employees, our customers, and our community.

Solutions to suit your needs

Leader continues to focus on developing projects, in particular through our earth-moving services.

We invite you to explore our project gallery that highlights many of our services and specialties. We are currently at capacity for our projects through 2022 though we encourage you to reach out in the event our schedule allows for further projects. Contact us by email, text or phone to arrange a quote.

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