The success of any construction project depends on the strength of the plan. Having an excavation team who is trained to understand those plans...
You can trust Mid-Coast Excavation with your next subdivision or homesite project — big or small, simple or complex. As you can see in our story, our strategic planning skills, positive attitude, and multi-generational experience will help you build a strong future.
Mid-Coast Excavation Inc. is a multi-generation, family owned and operated company that serves the residential and commercial market in Mid-Coast Maine.
Our Excavation Expertise:
When our customers call in need of a service, we want to be the one to provide them with the resources and availability they deserve to get the job done. Our goals are to establish new relationships with all our customers, provide them with 100% satisfaction, and to continue building long-term relationships with our clients and local contractors.
In the event of an emergency, we urge our customers to contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – even with just a question. Our doors are always open.
to get rolling... give us the dirt!
We know what’s required to take a project from concept to reality. Our excavation and construction experience sets us apart from others in the industry because for us, it’s not just about getting the job done; it’s about getting the job done right. We have built a solid foundation in the Maine construction industry that goes back generations.
In the Beginning...
It began in 1969 when Jeremie’s grandfather, William Whorff Sr., started a small construction company with a bulldozer and a single axle dump truck.
After working nights and weekends in the construction industry and working days at a lumber company, he decided to continue full time as a contractor.
The Legacy Begins
In 1969, Bill Whorff became incorporated and started a family legacy that would continue on for decades.
For 25 years Bill Whorff Inc. was a well-known and successful residential business operated by Bill Whorff Sr. and his sons, Bill Whorff Jr. and Jim Whorff. Eventually, Jeremie’s father, Bill Whorff Jr., decided it was time to expand the business to the commercial market as well, so he took on the responsibility of Vice President in 1995.
In the early years, Jeremie’s role at Bill Whorff Inc. was to make sure his father, Bill Jr., knew how difficult it would be to make money with a youngster testing the limits of our equipment.
In 2001, Jeremie’s full-time career in the construction industry began with the role of project manager.
By 2006, Bill Whorff Inc. had grown to employ 50 full-time employees and was capable of taking on nearly any project in the area, from water main installations to site work for department stores.
Sadly, the collapse of the economy in 2008 led Bill Whorff Inc. to downsize and eventually close in 2010.
A New Branch
Growing up working with and for the family business gave Jeremie the drive and knowledge to continue on that path. In 2009, he started a concrete business – Flatworks.
Then in 2011, Jeremie started working for his wife Casey’s family excavation business, T&H Excavation, as well as continuing the concrete division.
After a year of working together, Doug Tourtelotte and he decided it was in their best interest to start another excavation company due to the volume and type of work they were pursuing.
Doug Tourtelotte incorporated Mid-Coast Excavation in 2012.
In 2014, Jeremie and Casey purchased the business.
Over the years, the business has grown and expanded more than we could have ever hoped or envisioned, and we owe so much of this success to our outstanding employees and extremely loyal clients. During these years of growth, one of the best things we could have asked for was Jeremie’s father, Bill Jr., and his wife, Susan, returning home to work alongside us. Bill Jr.’s knowledge, experience, and quality work brings immense value to Mid-Coast Excavation, Inc.
Back to where it all began
In July 2019, Mid-Coast Excavation, Inc. had an unexpected opportunity to repurchase Jeremie’s grandfather’s shop that was lost in 2010. We were finally able to return to where it all began.
Our future here at MCE lies in the hands of our two boys, Brody and Bryson. Both boys started running equipment (with help, of course!) at the age of two, and are getting more skilled each year. As much as we feel we are teaching them about the business, they teach us much more about the true meaning of life and happiness.
Although we don’t yet know what paths Brody and Bryson will take, we’d like to think they may follow in the footsteps of both of their great-grandfathers, grandfathers, and their parents, and continue the family legacy in the excavation business.