Kevin Wilson

In Town: Kevin Wilson, of Marshfield, Mo., has a longstanding history in the excavating business, a family business that started with his father, Cleo Wilson, in the early 1950s. In April of 2008 Kevin established his own business, Kevin Wilson Excavating.
“I mainly do residential projects including basements, crawl spaces, farm work and ponds. I do some commercial projects too. Whatever it takes to keep the business going. This is all I’ve ever done,” said Kevin.

In the Country: Kevin and his wife, Kay, run between 30-35 cow/calf pairs in Marshfield on the farm they purchased in 1995. The calves are weaned, vaccinated and sold at around 600 pounds.
“We have a spring calving herd. We use rotational grazing, using six pastures saving the hayfield for winter grazing,” explained Kevin.

Balancing the Business and the Farm: “Sometimes it’s hard to balance both,” admitted Kevin, “but the family helps some too. Spring, summer and fall are the busiest times for excavating but things slow down in the winter which allows time for feeding and to catch up.”

The Future of the Business: “It’s looking better. I’ve been really fortunate to stay busy. We’ve got a good list of customers and lots of repeat business. Plus, I have three brothers in the business to help out when I get too busy,” concluded Kevin.

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