O: (619) 562-7600
F: (619) 722-7352
C: (619) 954-9737
P.O. BOX 21797
El Cajon, CA 92021


"Arban Excavating is a family-oriented business. Even more importantly, Arban Excavating is a customer-oriented business whose employees - from the owner through all of the workers – make the customer’s desires their primary focus in every aspect of their work.

While considering the installation of a pool in our backyard, we interviewed several companies, but Arban Excavating stood out from the rest in several areas:

  • Careful inspection of the property with appropriate suggestions for best location taking advantage of the natural contours of the property as well as the potential views
  • Detailed review of the property plans, including the engineering and plumbing charts.
  • Detailed discussions regarding County rules and regulations as well as the process for obtaining the necessary permits

Billy Arban, Jr. spent hours reviewing all of the above and in working through the myriad details that need to be considered prior to any work starting. Without complaint, he also marked off the final few choices to help us visually determine what suited us best.

Once our pre-construction decisions were made, Arban Excavating provided us with Firm Fixed Price quote for the costs of the work – which was, in fact, lower than most. At that time, Arban Excavating also gave us a firm schedule of their excavation so we could inform the other contractors exactly when they would be able to schedule their own work.

The company arrived on the assigned day and immediately set to work, with all of the equipment and personnel on hand from the first hour. As work progressed, Billy Arban, Jr. frequently talked with us and let us know exactly what was being accomplished, and what each stage of excavation was and how it would be accomplished. The work progressed quickly and neatly, with the crew cleaning as the hours went by, ensuring the property never looked as if it were being trashed by the digging.

Arban Excavating finished their work ahead of schedule and completed all of their work exactly as promised. Working with Billy Arban, Jr. and Arban Excavating was truly a delight. My wife and I can give only our strongest recommendation as well as the highest praise for the work itself, for the integrity of the company, and for the care and conscientious ethics of the owner and his staff."

Kevin & Kathy Hayes
El Cajon, CA

"I had contacted several other excavation companies before I was referred to Arban Excavation. Once I met with Billy Arban I knew his company was the best fit for my pool dig. Arbans service was prompt, professional, and extremely efficient. The process was very smooth and Billy was great about answering all of my questions in detail. They simply exceeded all my expectations. I would highly recommend Arban Excavating to anyone considering a pool project."

Monica/Owner Builder Project
Santee, CA

"I wanted to let you know that the crew that worked our job were great! In difficult conditions they showed what true pros they are. Please tell them we appreciate their efforts."

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

"Thank you for such a great job with our pool excavation and backyard project in April 2007. Your office staff made scheduling the job very easy. Your team of tractor operator, bobcat driver, and dump trucks delivered quality work throughout the digging, excavation, and later the back-filling process. Your crew was timely, professional, and very hard-working. As an owner/builder project, we appreciated all of your assistance throughout this project. We would highly recommend your services."

John & Christine Fitzgerald Owner/Builder Residential Pool Project
El Cajon, CA

"When we decided to embark on an owner builder pool project Arban Excavating and Grading came highly recommended from several of our friends. When it was time for the excavation to start they were on time every day, professional and very helpful with answering all of our questions. It is obvious they take pride in their work and getting it done right the first time. Our steel contractor we hired for the next phase knew it was an "Arban Dig" and that was impressive! They left our yard clean of debris and ready for the next steps. We will definitely refer them to anyone needing a pool excavation!"

Schwartz Family
Alpine, CA

"Whether you are a knowledgeable pool designer, contractor or homeowner intent on building your own pool, the end result of the pool concept is only as good as the design components and the craftsman involved in the process. Any individual tradesman that fails to execute at a high level becomes a deficit with the inevitable fallout downstream.

Consequently the forming and excavation is paramount, since all other construction phases follow this initial process. It is for that reason that Questar Pools utilizes Arban Excavating and Grading as a key component in the construction of the vessels that have given us international acclaim. Without Arban Excavation, every one of our projects would have suffered. We require that the subcontractors that work with us are not only the very best in their given field, we also expect them to be familiar with the entire construction process.

To that end, Billy, Jr. has no peers, and I am honored to give Arban Excavation my unequivocal endorsement."


Skip Phillips
Questar Pools

Named 4 times in the International Consumer Press as the Most Influential Watershed Designer in both North America and Europe.

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California State License 452160 (C-12)

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