We offer a full range of construction and mechanical services including:

  • Commercial Sitework
    Grading / Demolition / Retaining Walls / Storm / Sewer / Water / Clearing
  • Residential Sitework
    Grading / Driveways / Retaining Walls / Demolition / Topsoil / Fill Dirt / Spreading Gravel / Utilities / Clearing
  • Surveying
    Boundary Surveys / Topographical Surveys / Construction Surveying / ALTA's / Line Surveying / Utility Layout
  • Sales and Service
    Equipment Sales and Leasing / Equipment Refurbishing / Heavy Equipment Mechanics / Vehicle Maintenance and Repair / Mobile Mechanics


McKinney Excavating Inc. is a grading contractor and utility contractor all in one.  We have been in business for over 60 years and have been serving large commercial developments as well as small residential customers from Knoxville to Chattanooga during this time.  We strive to build a quality product at a competitive price.

our approach

Our diverse staff is capable of handling the site work for some of the largest commercial sites or building a driveway for a customer down the street.  We have utility crews that can install all sizes of water, sanitary and storm sewer and a retaining wall crew that builds diverse types of block retaining walls. We also offer a full-service shop and field service technicians that can respond to the needs of our customers.

who we are

Our Clients Word's


how we are different

We are a God-Centered company that strives in every way to do a respectable job at whatever we do and be a witness to our community.

We believe in identifying our clients' problem and finding the most cost effective way to solve it.

East  Tennessee's  Premier  Excavating  SErvices  company

"Thank you and all of McKinney for the Great work that you guys did in literally changing the face of Yamaha." Yamaha Plant Expansion, Vonore, TN - 2018

"McKinney is nearing completion of their scope. They have been a valued, very honest and reliable partner in an area where we did not have much experience.  I’m grateful we found such a good partner.  ....Brian McKinney and his Team gave us great confidence on doing the soil surcharge, working with our Engineering partners while supporting all the related activities.... their technical competence/performance and physical results through all the challenges was stellar!"  Bayer Plant Expansion, Cleveland, TN - 2018