About Us

Our Company was originally started in 1974 as Excavation and Pipeline Contractor. We evolved into installing rock walls because of high demand. In 2001 we incorporated and became fully involved in rock sales and rock wall installation with customers we have serviced for over 2 decades in supplying rock product services. We handle small home owner projects to large engineered development walls for Utah’s largest subdivision developers. Most of our employees have been with us for 25 years or more. The rest of the employees have 20 years of experience. We believe in fair bids & customer satisfaction.

Company Profile

R. A. Johnson Excavating & Rock is northern Utah’s premier expert in excavation, rock products, landscaping rocks and retaining wall installation.

With more than three decades of experience, we have established a reputation for exceptional work and dedication to customer satisfaction. We are locally owned and operated, established by Robert and Sue Johnson more than 30 years ago.

Today, the Johnsons and their team retain the small business ethos that drove them to forge their successful endeavor from the ground up.

Your Go-To Utah Excavation Contractor

The R. A. Johnson Excavating team is highly trained and OSHA certified. Our team members are cross trained so that each of us has the expertise in using our equipment and machinery. From digging trench lines to site clearing, we know how to get the job done for you, safely and efficiently. We provide grading and leveling services as well as site preparation and pad construction for any size or type of project.

When you need an expert excavating contractor in the Salt Lake City area, call on us to provide the affordable, high-quality services you need.

Utah’s Rock Landscaping Products Experts

Whether you call on us to handle your rock landscaping project, or you simply need the materials to do the project yourself, we are the go-to experts. We sell and deliver landscape boulders, rock slabs and retaining wall rocks. We also deliver top soil, gravel, cobble and rip rap materials throughout northern Utah.

Our team can also design and install your retaining walls, rock stairs and other rock landscape and hardscape features.

Landscaping and decorative rock form the basis for virtually all landscape design in northern Utah. We emphasize functionality and design aesthetics, so your results will be as beautiful as they are durable and long-lasting.

Exceptional Service & a Commitment to Excellence

We take great pride in everything we do, approaching each project as though it were our own. We are a relationship-oriented company and we depend solely on the recommendation and referral of our loyal customers.

Our team understands the importance of delivering on-time and on-budget projects; but we also emphasize quality workmanship and the uncompromising safety of our team and our customers.

We have forged strong relationships with northern Utah’s best material suppliers and vendors. This provides multiple advantages that we pass along to our customers in terms of fair pricing and responsive service.

When only the best excavating and rock landscaping contractor in Utah will do for your home or business, call on our team. We look forward to helping you with your upcoming project in West Valley City, Utah, or any of the surrounding communities of northern Utah.

People We Work With

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Have Questions?

R.A. Johnson Excavating & Rock is here to meet your needs. If you’d like more information on our excavation services or the landscaping rocks and supplies we offer – or if you’re ready for an excavating contractor consultation and project estimate – our crew is standing by. Give our West Valley City office a call, or contact us today!


We strive to provide our clients with a vision of bringing your landscaping expectations to life. We are determined to exceed any of our customers landscaping requirements. Our team with R.A. Johnson Excavating & Rock Products look forward to doing business with you, and we value your services.