Hughes Contracting

Excavators, general contractors and septic system specialists at your service in Castlegar

Hughes Contracting is a Castlegar company specializing in excavation contracting, site management, and onsite wastewater system planning, installation and maintenance.

Company president Dennis Hughes has more than 30 years of experience operating equipment and co-ordinating industrial, commercial and residential excavation contracts in both British Columbia and Alberta. He is registered as a certified planner, installer and maintenance provider. He also has Registered On-site Wastewater Practitioner (ROWP) certification, which requires knowledge of historical, theoretical, practical and legal aspects of onsite wastewater treatment and dispersal.

Our extensive fleet of equipment includes:

  • Bucket trucks
  • Dump and rock trucks
  • Excavators/backhoes
  • First aid units
  • Graders
  • Loaders/skid steers
  • Passenger transport
  • Pumps
  • Semi tractors
  • Skidders
  • Lagoon vactor trucks
  • Plow and sand trucks

Give us a call and ask about our general contracting, septic tank maintenance and other services

Call us at 250-365-1006 to ask about our West Kootenay excavation services, septic system repairs and more. Get a free quote!

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What customers are saying about Hughes Contracting in Castlegar:

“Dennis Hughes has helped us for the past 6 months. I initially called him to get the documents for the septic tank to get the building permit. It turned out that he did most of the work. From preparing the pad to put the manufactured home to building the road to the property, he did it all. We started the project on a 1.7 acre property that was covered with vegetation of all sorts. We completed the project today. Dennis is super available which allowed us, on a short notice, to have him over to help. He also has a lot of equipment which allowed him to basically do all the work which included, on top of what I mentioned above, digging the trench (100 meters long) for the gas and power, installing the septic tank and septic field, levelling part of the land, moving rocks and soil around, helping with the drainage of the lot. We were satisfied with his services and would recommend him. He was also very helpful in recommending a plumber and an electrician to us. He knows a lot of people and it was very helpful.” ~ Laurence, Facebook reviewer

Excavation contractors in Castlegar

If you need some excavation done, we are the right team to call. We tackle land clearing, demolitions, site servicing and heavy landscaping, to name just a few of our offerings. We have a solid understanding of our industry and the local environment, making us adept at tree and snow removal.

What equipment does Hughes Contracting use for Kootenay excavation jobs?

We are well-equipped. Our “tool kit” includes a 5,000-gallon hydrovac truck with pump, and other top-of-the-line equipment. In addition, we now offer horizontal directional drilling for water line service and underground conduit installation, as well as underground facility daylighting services with our hydrovac unit.

Septic tank installation and maintenance in Castlegar


Hughes Contracting offers on-site septic system design, planning, installation and maintenance for both residential and commercial clients.

We are able to correctly identify the needs for treatment and disposal, the role of appropriate technologies, wastewater flows and strength, process selection, size of pumps, design of lagoons, Type 1 gravity systems, Type 2 aerobic pressure distribution systems and Type 3 treatment plants.

How can you tell when a septic system needs replacing?

If you see clogging, flooding or other major damage, it’s a sign that you may need to replace your septic system. We can come by and assess the situation, letting you know whether the tank can be replaced, or if a new one is in order. We can also install the replacement septic system, making sure it’s put in correctly.

General contractors in Castlegar are ready to build your project


We are fully equipped to do anything a property owner might need. From road building to site cleanup, we take care of our customers every step of the way. We will complete your project on time and on budget, and you can be as involved in the process as you wish.

What types of contracts have you completed in the Kootenays?

Some of our contracts have included snow removal, line painting, and lots of sweeping and power washing, such as the Hugh Keenleyside Dam and Seven Mile Dam. We also have contracts with Telus, BC Hydro, Fortis BC and other prominent clients in the East and West Kootenay regions.

What are the opening hours for Hughes Contracting in Castlegar?

We are available 24/7 to serve our clients.

Who is the owner of Hughes Contracting in Castlegar?

Dennis Hughes

What methods of payment are accepted by Hughes Contracting in Castlegar?

Cheque, Cash, E-transfer

Contact info

Address: 1257 Iron Hill Rd, Castlegar, BC V1N 4L8

Phone: 250-365-1006


1257 Ironhill Rd Castlegar V1N4L8

An excavator stopped with its bucket in the sand.