Bruce Haas grew up tending a golf course owned by his father in Chautauqua, N.Y. So, at an early age he learned all the ins and outs of site work and maintenance. These skills served him well in jobs he held early in his career. He finally realized that he knew the business so well that he might as well establish his own company. He started Trenching Unlimited with a wheelbarrow and a shovel in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1986.

Today Trenching Unlimited owns a fleet of trucks and state-of-the-industry heavy equipment. We are a small, second-generation, family-owned and operated excavating company that has been serving Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas for nearly three decades. We take pride in our workmanship and go wherever we’re needed to clean up the environment, hopefully keeping it clean for generations to come.


“I learned at an early age that I love the work my father chose and wanted to continue the tradition. Since that time, I have been at my dad’s side, learning and gaining knowledge about our trades. I am a firm believer in the expression, ‘If you love what you do, you will not have to work a day in your life.’ At times I still feel like a kid in the sandbox. We all love what we do in our family business.” — Paul Haas, Bruce Haas’s son