#1 Grading, Excavation, Concrete, Paving, Demolition, Underground Utilities Contractor

Moving the Earth in A New Direction

Durden Construction, Inc. is a family owned and operated business, serving Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Clara Counties since 1976. Fully insured and approved for all residential, commercial, and public works projects. We are your #1 choice for grading, excavating, underground utilities, concrete, paving, site demo, and more in the tri-county area!

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Our Services Include:


– Excavation Contractors
– Grading Contractors
– Land Development
– Shoring Construction
– Retaining Wall Contractors
– Land Slide Repair
– Demolition Contractors


– Concrete Contractors
– Asphalt Companies
– Paving Contractors


– Pump Stations
– Wet Underground Utilities
– Fire/Domestic Water Mains
– Storm Drain Contractors
– Sanitary Sewer System
– Septic Systems Installation

Recent Projects:

Santa Cruz Project

Site Parcel: Approx. 5 ¾ acres – Mass Grading

Building pads, underground utilities (sanitary sewer, storm drain, water & dry utilities) offsite improvements.

Watsonville Project

Site Parcel: Approx. 47 acres – Storm Drain/Landslide Repair

Removal and disposal of existing CMP pipe and concrete structures, grading, installation of 36” and 42” diameter pipes and a replacement concrete energy dissipator. Galligham Slough failed in the winter of 2016/2017, repair length: 800’

Aptos Project

Site Parcel: Massive Earthwork for updated shopping center, Underground Utilities and Paving

Exterior hardscape demo, grading, underground utilities (storm drain, sanitary sewer / grease interceptor, domestic water & fire service, AC paving, export dirt.

Leave it to the Excavation Experts.

Whether you have a small residential or new commercial project coming up, your #1 choice of Tri-County Area contractors is Durden Construction, Inc.

Who It’s For

Our Heavy Construction Services are for…


Office, Industrial, Warehouse, Retail, Mixed-use buildings and more.

Public Works

Construction, Alteration, Installation, Repair, and Maintenance work completed under public authority.


Site Development, Subdivision, Grading, Excavating, Utilities and more.


Landslide repair, Erosion control, Site restoration and more.

Any questions? Leave it to the Experts.

Durden Construction, Inc. is your licensed demolition contractor serving Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara, San Benito Counties and more!