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Craig Christiansen -President/ Owner

Craig has over 25 years of site utility/earthwork experience. His construction career started with KD Excavation out of Bellevue, Idaho. There he worked his way up the company ranks to become one of the lead estimators and project managers. At KD Excavation, he met Co-Owner, Sid Ward. There they decided to start their own excavating construction company.  Since then, Craig has been an essential member of the Extreme Team in growing the company’s reputation and the company maintains financial stability. During the company’s humble beginning, Craig personally oversaw and helped construct the company’s first project as an accomplished equipment operator. Throughout his years within the industry, Craig has assisted in the estimating and project management of many high-profile projects, such as the Sun Valley Company Music Pavilion, the Shaw Farms Irrigation Waterline project, and Buhl Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Sid Ward- Vice President/Owner

With over 24 years of experience in the industry, Sid is a great asset to any project. He is a very proficient equipment operator that got his start in construction at KD Excavation. There he worked as a one of KD Excavation’s lead foreman until 2005; he left the company with Co-Owner, Craig Christiansen, to start Extreme Excavation, Inc. While at Extreme Excavation, in addition to his ownership responsibilities, Sid manages crews and projects. He uses hard work to ensure the quality of the work performed is up to the Extreme Excavation standard.  Sid’s experience has allowed him to be a part of many prolific projects as both an equipment operator and a manager which include the Chobani Pretreatment Facility, Glanbia Foods Gooding North Sump and Silo Project, and also the Joslin Field Airport Snow Removal Building.

Jake Claridge – Secretary/ Owner

Jake entered the construction industry in 2007, after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Boise State University. As his first job out of school, he had the opportunity to work as a project engineer overseeing the Idaho State Capitol Restoration. Later he was able to work on a renovation LEED project as a project engineer, for the University of Utah College of Nursing. He then returned to his native roots in the Magic Valley to become a Project Manager/Estimator. Jake’s knowledge and understanding of the administrative side of a construction project brings an invaluable aspect to any project. While at Extreme Excavation Incorporation, he has had the opportunity to estimate and manage various projects which include the Chobani Pretreatment Facility, the Glanbia Gooding North Sump and Silo Addition, and the City of Wendell Waste Water Improvements Project.

Jeremiah Southwick – Superintendent/Owner

Jeremiah has been in the construction industry since 2003.  In which time he has quickly made a name for himself as a talented equipment operator and productive superintendent.  Projects in which he is responsible for quickly find themselves ahead of schedule, while still meeting the high Extreme Excavation standards for quality.  Extreme Excavation often receives positive reviews regarding Jeremiah’s skill and services he provides our customers. Jeremiah has a vast knowledge and lots of experience with pipeline projects and site preparation.  He has been instrumental to the success of many of our largest and most prolific projects, which include the American Falls Waste Water Treatment Plant, the Shaw Farms Irrigation Waterline Project, and Sun Valley Company Trail Creek Sewer Extension.


Matt Wilson– Foreman

Matt has been in the construction industry for over 18 years.  Matt spent his early years in construction working for Johnson Excavation, where he worked on a number of mass excavation projects. He is very efficient and maintains a high level of quality. Matt has a strong construction IQ that makes him a valuable team member and brings knowledge and experience with pipeline projects and site preparation. He has been an asset to many of Extreme’s projects, such as; American Falls Waste Water Treatment Plant, Chobani Pretreatment Facility, and Sun Valley Company (Various Project).

Francisco Torres– Foreman

Previous to joining the Extreme Team, he has worked various jobs. This has helped Francisco gain a wide variety of knowledge, while he gained a very strong work ethic. Francisco has been a part of the Extreme Team for 8 years and has remained a valuable part of Team Extreme. He has helped finish many of our big projects over these past few years, and helped to maintain our reputation for quality work. As being a part of Extreme Excavation, Francisco is held accountable for many things. He is held accountable to make sure the work is going smoothly and that the work is top quality. Francisco brings to Team Extreme his strong knowledge in sewer pipeline and housing foundations.  Some of the major projects he has helped complete include: The Bishop's Storehouse, Canyon Ridge High School Addition, and the Jefferson Elementary School addition. 

Nick Metcalf- Foreman

Nick has had over 25 years of construction experience. Before joining the Extreme Team, he worked in concrete construction for 15 years, where he quickly demonstrated his leadership ability by becoming a foreman for 10 years before transferring too Extreme. In 2012, Nick joined Extreme Excavation, where he quickly showed his skills and continued his foremen leadership skills for another 10 years. His wide knowledge of concrete placement and crew guidance allows completing many projects effectively.  Nick has helped manage projects such as, Glanbia Gooding, Wendell WWTP, Cliff Bar WWTP, Shoshone Falls, and the Milner Pipeline.


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