Who we are today is the direct result of where we have been and where we are headed. Being a 66-year-old company comes with a lot of history, which is playfully summarized in the timeline below.

But we wouldn’t be the strong thriving company we are today without our amazing team; learn more about “Who is Who” at each of our three locations.

COMPANY HISTORY

ML Washing Trucks in Germany.

ML Chartier Timeline 1951
1951

ML Switches “Day Jobs” With His Brother Earl and shortly after M.L. Chartier Excavating, Inc. is established.

ML Chartier Timeline 1954
1954

Ray Compressor Facility, Ray Township, Michigan. Oil field work (panhandle eastern, sun oil, Michigan consolidated gas, consumers power company), demolition of buildings, land clearing, building containment structures.

ML Chartier Timeline 1966
1966

Malcolm “Todd” takes over the business after high school graduation.

ML Chartier Timeline 1980
1980

MLC first winch truck.

ML Chartier Timeline 1984
1984

The Therminator was introduced.

ML Chartier Timeline 1991
1991

Oil field clean up in Otter Lake, MI.

ML Chartier Timeline 2000
2000

First hydro excavator purchased.

ML Chartier Timeline 2004
2004

Webberville location opened.

ML Chartier Timeline 2005
2005

Kalamazoo river oil spill with Young’s in Marshall, Michigan.

ML Chartier Timeline 2010
2010

Malcolm graduated college at Northwood and came to work full-time.

ML Chartier Timeline 2010
2010

MLC’s first road construction project awarded and completed, 12 mile road with AJAX Paving for MDOT.

ML Chartier Timeline 2011
2011

Mike Churchill promoted to Division Manager in Webberville.

ML Chartier Timeline 2012
2012

The Michigan Enhanced Infrastructure Replacement Project (EIRP) begins.

ML Chartier Timeline 2012
2012

Michigan’s first off-road hydro excavator introduced by MLC.

ML Chartier Timeline 2013
2013

Webberville location builds brand new facility with land expansion pack.

ML Chartier Timeline 2015
2015

First roundabout completion in Harrison Township, Michigan – Rosso P. Highway.

ML Chartier Timeline 2016
2016

Harrison location opened.

ML Chartier Timeline 2018
2018

MLC first hot oiler purchased, 4 in total purchased by the end of the year.

ML Chartier Timeline 2020
2020

Ron Bates joined our team as Division Manager for Harrison location.

ML Chartier Timeline 2020
2020

 

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