The preeminent excavation company

in Middle Tennessee

Horst Brothers Construction, LLC is the preeminent excavating and grading contractor in Middle Tennessee. This central location allows us to complete projects in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. Our service area includes all locations within a 100-mile radius of our office.

Horst began as a small company performing residential grading work in 1992. Our services expanded to include commercial and industrial excavation in 1996. We added commercial construction and concrete divisions in 2000 to better serve our customers. Since then, Horst Brothers is the preeminent excavation company in Middle Tennessee.


Horst Brothers is Middle Tennessee’s preferred excavators for apartment complexes. And, they’re called “complexes” for a reason. Things like multiple elevations and challenging infrastructure.

Educational Facilities

Next to apartments, Horst Brothers has extensive experience in preparing sites for educational facilities. From elementary to high schools, these facilities have to last.

General Prep

Much of our work doesn’t fall into a specific category. We have the equipment and expertise to tackle any size of project and welcome the opportunity to bid on your next one.

River Mitigation

Few projects are more rewarding than river mitigation. We’re experienced in erosion control, re-routing rivers, and protecting waterways. We sculpt the earth to look natural.

Latest Projects


This recommendation is based upon our experience with Horst at Wilson Elementary School (an 8 million dollar project) located in Rutherford County. Horst was contracted to perform all site excavation and site utility work for this project. The site encompassed an area of approximately 45 acres. Throughout this project Horst performed quality work. They were able to meet all scheduled dates for completion, even after unsuitable soils and sinkhole formations were encountered. Horst performed complex sinkhole remediation with ease. Additionally, Horst demonstrated a desire to cooperate and be flexible to the general contractor's and owner's needs.


It would be unkind of us not express a word of thanks for the excellent job you did in preparing our building site. We appreciate your promptness, skill and willingness to do whatever we asked.


Horst completed a site grading project which included four little league ball fields and almost a mile of on-site road for White County, Tennessee . Horst did an excellent job with this project and I would recommend them from the standpoint of timeliness, cooperation, and fair price. I would use them again on other projects.


I have personally worked very closely with Horst employees and managers on two residential projects. One project involved the clearing of entrance roads and the site as well as earthwork for a subdivision encompassing almost 200 acres. On the other project Horst served as the lead contractor and executed and/or supervised the complete infrastructure construction for a high-range conservation subdivision on almost 100 acres. The construction value of the work directly executed by Horst on these two subdivisions is in excess of one million dollars. Throughout both projects, Horst performed excellent quality construction work, and received numerous compliments from the owners and developers on the speed and quality of the site work in particular. Horst managers are very easy to work with and assisted in the resolution of issues that normally occur on large tract projects.


This recommendation is based on our experience with Horst at the Webb School Athletic Facility in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Paul and all his employees were easy to deal with. We encountered rock on this site and Horst was able to complete all the necessary excavation and still keep this project on schedule. They also installed storm water and site utilities without a hitch.


This recommendation is based on our recent experience with Horst on two separate projects. One project (East Industrial Park) involved poured footer, walls, concrete and grading work in which the county was very pleased. Horst Brothers Construction maintained a neat worksite at all times. The other project they have worked on for the county is the construction of the new Health Department. We have been very pleased with the overall construction of the building and feel that Horst Brothers Construction has exceeded our expectations on the project. Throughout both of the projects, Horst Brothers Construction has performed quality work in strict accord with the plans and specifications concerning the two projects. We have had no problems with Horst Brothers Construction, and have found they have accomplished their work in a timely manner, thus aiding in our overall construction schedules.


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