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Toby Barkman Excavating 

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Toby Barkman Excavating, located in Califon, NJ, provides excavation and septic system services for residential and commercial clients in Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris, and Warren Counties in New Jersey.  The business has a solid reputation for pricing transparency, quality work, and timely delivery.

Customer Reviews 

Toby and crew did an exceptional job replacing our system. They were thorough, knowledgeable, thoughtful and took care of everything for us. We highly recommend them! 

Anne Marie - Lebanon, NJ 


Nobody wants to have to replace their septic. However, working with Tobin was a pleasurable experience, as he is a very nice guy, there were no surprises, and his team takes pride in their work.

Tom Kager - Lebanon, NJ 


We used Toby to install a septic tank lid extension. My husband was tired of digging up the lid every few years to have the tank pumped. Toby was very quick in responding to my request and offered two types of extensions. Since my husband sometimes drives over the tank with a vehicle, we chose the heavy duty extension. After the extension was ordered and received by Toby the installation and grass reseeding around the opening only took a few hours. My experience with TBE was excellent. |

Deborah Baty - Pattenburg, NJ


We recently sold our residence and attached business.  Both septic systems were older and had to be replaced. The engineer that I was working with recommended Barkman Excavating. I contacted Tobin, and he came right out to look at the job. He consulted with the engineer and gave us a reasonable quote for the job. The job was started on time and completed as quickly as possible. The only delay was due to a snow storm. I was very impressed by Tobin and his crew. They worked efficiently together and were very organized. Each night they had everything laid out for the next work day. They showed up early and worked full days until the job was done. They never left you hanging as some contractors often do. The residence system was fairly standard, but the business system was challenging. They worked closely with the engineer and local health official to get it done. I always felt you can tell a lot about a contractor by the appearance of their equipment. If they take pride in their equipment, it usually reflects in their work product. This is definitely true with Tobin and his crew. He has the right equipment for each stage of the job, and it all is well maintained and downright good looking. These guys are Professionals. I would highly recommend Barkman Excavating for any job. Their prices are competitive, they're a pleasure to work with, and you're going to be happy with the final product.

Rick Clawson - Flanders, NJ 


Before we moved into our new home in Califon, NJ three years ago, we contracted with Toby Barkman Excavating for extensive grading and clearing on the property. They did a fantastic job! Everything was just as they promised, and the price was very fair. We were so happy,  we contracted with them for another project.

Michael Gariazzo - Califon, NJ 


A very professional company that knows how to treat their customers. Would highly recommend them.

Elizabeth Piccolo Dagon


I have used Toby Barkman excavating for several projects on my property. I highly recommend them. They are quick to respond to inquiries and very reliable about getting the work done in a timely way. They are very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions asked. The work they have done for me has always been correctly completed.

Sharon Byrne - Long Valley, NJ 


I would recommend this company. Excellent customer service and does a great job! Very reliable.

Laurie Herrington Wille - Pittstown, NJ 

I have been a Professional Engineer for over 35 years and can recommend Toby Barkman Excavating, Inc. above any other company.

Hank Huelsebusch - Hunterdon County, NJ 

Toby Barkman Excavating has done several projects at our home, and the quality of their work is exceptional. I would highly recommend them, and I plan to use them again very soon.

Scott Jones - Lebanon, NJ 

Tobin's firm is efficient, knows the work and is timely on project completion.

Jim Hill - Lebanon, NJ 

All the work was completed on time, and they did a great job at my home.

Liz Dagon - Long Valley, NJ 

Very responsive, thorough, reasonable cost and quality work.

Joyce Dowdall - Califon, NJ 


Professional, on time, competitive, easy to work with, always great to do business with local people.

Rick Dee Lacey - Glen Gardner, NJ 


Our family has been a satisfied customer of Toby Barkman Excavating for over 25 years. They have been reliable and get the job done on time and within budget. They have the expertise and equipment to do a wide variety of massive duty yard jobs and have been a pleasure to work with. One job was particularly noteworthy. We have a bridge that crosses a creek for our driveway. Hurricane Sandy washed out the bank leading to the bridge which meant we could not get our cars in or out of our property. I called Toby on a Sunday, and the next morning he was at our house with his crew to rectify the problem, which he did within several hours. I am still not sure how he was able to get to our house or to get the necessary material with all of the floodings in the area, but they prevailed. The wide variety of jobs they have done for us include rebuilding the creek bank to the bridge, constructing a cattle guard surface for our driveway bridge, resurfacing a gravel driveway and laying and connecting water pipes from the street to our house.  I have also discussed having them reconstruct our septic system if and when that becomes necessary. Excellent people to work with.

Bob Helmstaedter - Mendham, NJ 


Toby Barkman Excavating did an outstanding job for me.  I relied on their expertise to figure out a slope issue for me. I could not be happier with their quick and efficient service.

Mitch Brody

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