Johnson Custom Digging
Phone number (250)642-3707Excavator and dump truckExcavator
We pride ourselves on our high level of project management and customer service, and our quality workmanship is evident in the things our clients say about us:

April 2017

Thanks for an EXCELLENT job of a long rock wall, a rockery, and driveway maintenance. Like others, I appreciate your skill but also, very much, your collaborative attitude...answering questions, discussing my ideas, and so on.

If I have work in the future, I'll be phoning. And I'll happily recommend you to others.

Michael Linehan
Sooke BC

July 2015

We just wanted to express our sincere gratitude towards the amazing job you completed for us recently. Your skills at operating your equipment combined with your natural talent of seeing the finished product ahead of completion created the masterpiece at our home.

Also your knowledge of drainage safely diverted the unwanted water away from the area but did not affect the ground water in our shallow well. Simply amazing!!!

Thanks again

Brian Mason and Kelly MacDonald

July 2015

We have worked with Joe on a total of three separate landscaping jobs to date: 1) our front wrap around driveway needed to be levelled (it was overly sloped), 2) we had a back driveway added to store our camper trailer, and most recently 3) we had our entire back yard levelled into two separate tears (from very sloped to usable land).

In each case, Joe has proven to be on time, experienced and efficient, conscientious about the quality of his work, and cost effective. He places each boulder as if it were an art form. He knows his regulations as well so starts and finishes the job right. Costs generally are fairly close to the proposed estimate with any overages raised beforehand so no surprises.

Couldn’t ask for a better all-round service provider.

We would certainly recommend Joe and will use him for work in future.

Holly Sneddon & Lee Ingeberg

July 2015

We recently had Custom Digging widen our driveway and parking area, which also required building a large rock retaining wall and perimeter drainage.

Joe Johnson, owner operator, did an excellent job, had great ideas and completed the project on time. This is the second time we have used Custom Digging.

Thanks again Joe for a job well done.

Gord and Julia Gibb
Sooke B.C.

January 2011

Hi Joe,

A quick note, not only thank you for the impressive work you did around our place, but also to compliment you on the attitude with which you approach both your work and your customers. We have experienced many disappointments over the years dealing with contractors performing various types of work both inside and outside the house. I think living in a rural area there is less competition, limited options, and more often than not we have been demoralized by either the quality of work, attitude, or integrity demonstrated by the contractor. Our positive experience with you far exceeded the norm in all aspects.

You are one of those rare individuals who really and truly enjoys his work, and this translated very clearly into the pleasant and respectful way that you engaged us about the work, from start to finish. You were very patient and good-natured dealing with all of our questions, uncertainties and changes to the scope of work. You demonstrated strong integrity in areas where it is lacking in many contractors: each day you showed up exactly when you said you would, you not only honoured your original quote but were honest enough to provide a rebate for supplies you didn't require after all, and most impressively you made several suggestions on things to cancel or change which saved us money at the expense of your own profit. I was also amazed at how fast and efficiently you get things done!

The best way I can describe your approach is I think once you begin a job, you think of the property as your own property, and treat the entire work as if you were doing it in your own backyard, for yourself. You applied great vision and expertise in knowing what to do, how to do it, and what to avoid to improve our property. You treated both of us, and our home, with great respect.

Joe you are a refreshing change, we feel very lucky to have found you, and you have earned a life-long customer.

Andrew and Amanda MacKay, Otter Point

December 2006


Thanks for the job well done, going the extra mile, being professional and pleasant to work with!

Darrell & Bev Danyluck

October 2007

Dear Joe,

Since the spoken word is quickly gone I’d like you to have this, a more lasting note to say thank you and let you know how much we appreciate the great job you have done. Our very rocky 1.3-acre lot was indeed a challenging terrain. You did what needed to be done: whether it was removing tree trunks, shifting huge amounts of soil, or blasted rock masses to create driveways and terraces in a most professional way on such a steep slope.

You worked on our project using highly skilled craftsmanship, creativity and imagination with careful consideration towards coordinating all the subcontractors involved. You were contacting the surveyor, the logging and blasting companies and adapting your work around their scheduling. We received valuable help and suggestions from you that are crucial to the success of any construction project functioning smoothly.

We got your name by recommendation and will be happy to do the same. In fact, we’ve already spread the news of our excellent experience we had with you and your company. It is with enthusiasm and satisfaction that we gladly recommend your services to others. Feel free to have any prospective clients contact us to confirm our endorsement.

Best regards,
Norbert and Dagmar Kless