Large & Small

We have a wide variety of machines that cater to any sized project.


  • Large retention water reservoirs

  • Greenhouse land preparation

  • Installation of storm drainage and greenhouse infastructure

  • Break wall shoreline protection

  • Land clearing and brushing

  • Laser grade excavation

  • Home preparation, parking lots, driveways, decorative ponds

  • Design of all the above if required

Topsoil, Sand,
& Aggregates
  • Shredding, processing, and screening of many blends of topsoil 

  • Our screening plant is mobile so it can be done at our site or yours

  • Delivery 

Custom Floats
& Trucking

Our service is based on punctuality to get things where they need to be on time.

We handle float moves for heavy machinery and anything else that  needs moving. We also have an assortment of tri-axle dumps, dump trailers, and on site trucks for the rough going



In 1971, we began in the Agricultural Drainage business. Starting with our own farms learning the trade, before starting into the custom drainage work. By 1980, we added a large dozer with a plow for increased products to keep up with demand. In 1988, we expanded again by bringing on our first excavator. Again to keep up with demand, we soon had a second excavator. In 1997, dad retired from ownership and brother Phil who had worked with us for many years joined as a partner with myself, Scott.


The tradition of family owned and operated continued as well as the company growth. Over the years we have put a lot of pride into the customer service end of building a punctual reputation and fair prices. We like to feel that this has been very important and successful based on the amount of repeat business and customer referral work that keep us busy today.






For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please contact us by phone or fill out the form below.

Head Office

719 Mersea Road 10

Staples, ON  N0P2J0

Office: (519) 322-4447

Fax: (519) 322-0593

Scott Shilson Cell: (519) 796-0674


Phil Shilson Cell: (519) 796-0675



To apply for a job with Shilson Excavation, please send a cover letter together with your C.V.


© 1971-2019 Shilson Excavation & Trucking Inc.