Black & Tan Construction & Excavation Services

Est. September 2011

Black & Tan Construction LLC was established in 2011 by owner operator Ben Waters. Black & Tan is located in Perkinsville, Vermont and specializes in small and medium-sized excavation projects.

Ben Waters, Owner Operator

About Ben

Ben started Black and Tan Construction in September 2011 after 10 years in the construction industry.

His past experience managing large commercial site work projects has given him the ability to plan, layout and complete small projects with large-project skill and efficiency.

Ben brings to each job a unique ability to complete smaller site work projects (that many larger excavation contractors don’t always have the time or inclination to make a priority) with a level of dedication and professionalism that many small contractors cannot match.

Ben lives in Perkinsville, Vermont with his wife, daughter, german shepherd, and two horses.

The Equipment


Kubota KX057 Excavator

This small but mighty machine, matched with Ben’s expertise, tackles both small and large jobs with ease.


Sterling 6 Wheel Dump Truck

Used for site hauling, towing equipment, and moving material to your job.

Skid Steer with power rake at bridge

Takeuchi TL-150 Skid Steer

This super handy little item is as versatile as it is tough. It comes with a power rake attachment for beautiful finish work on your next project.

“I am intent on providing prompt and professional site work services at a fair price. I will take the time to understand your project goals, provide a detailed estimate, and complete projects on time and on budget, through honest hard work.”

– Ben Waters

From Our Customers:

It is Ben’s skill, interest, and pride in his work that make the ideal finished product inevitable.

Jamie; South Woodstock, VT
Ben Waters has done an excellent job excavating on several projects for me. He is a pleasure to work with, reliable, and thorough in his work, and conscientious about budgetary constraints. He leaves the job with it looking top notch, and I can tell he really takes pride in what he does. I am always so thankful to have him working on property because he makes good decisions when I can’t be around to make a call on a project. I don’t know how he does it but I’m so grateful!
Tayloe; Reading, VT

Thanks again for all your hard work and the great job! We are very happy and appreciate the high level of professionalism you practice.

Sara & Jonas; Ascutney, VT