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Jacob Pape | CEO
Co-founder and Owner
From 2011 to 2014 Jacob served his country in the United States Army. He served as an Airborne Ranger in 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. Jacob brings a focus on quality and safety to every project. With more than 10 years of experience in field operations and business development, he runs a business you can trust.
Director of Project Management
We are excited to have Scott join the Patriot Excavating team. Check back soon for a bio!
Business Development Manager
Originally a SoCal kid, but Colorado is his real home. He brings nearly 20 years of excellent business development, entrepreneurship, project management, PR and so much more. Drew most enjoys the entrepreneurship role of growing a business and its team to their full potential. In his spare time you'll catch him at the gym or having fun with his family.
Field Operations Manager
Born and raised in the great state of Colorado, Wes has 8+ years of oil and gas experience and 10+ years of general construction work . He brings organization, respect, and high safety standards to all of our work at Patriot Excavating. He loves throwing hammers, rigging up 3in irons and takes the best photos of our work. When he isn't operating heavy equipment he gets outside for some fishing and turkey hunting. He loves a good true crime doc and playing Call of Duty zombies.
HydroVac Field Supervisor
Diego comes from a small town in New Mexico called Farmington. After many years in the oil field Diego is able to use his skills to coach crews to excel at their job. Diego has worked his way up from a labor, operator, Forman, Supervisor, and District manager. In his spare time Diego works on his Truck. Taking it out to the drag strip an getting passes. His current goal is a 11sec pass on a 1/4 mile.
"I am very excited to come work for Patriot, and I am thankful to be able to travel to many more states for work."
Jesse (Beard) Calhoon
Beard is a Colorado native, born and raised in Denver. He loves playing in the dirt with an excavator more than any other part of the job. Beard is an excellent operator who pays attention to details and ensures safety no matter the job. With many years in the oil field and construction Beard has 10,000 hrs running equipment. He is always having fun at work, razzing the crew and giving out the best nicknames. When Beard is not working he is spending time with his beautiful wife and little doggo (Daphnie).