Hatter Creek Earthworks is a family owned multigenerational business that has been in business since 1997. We are committed to serving our clients through hard work and honesty. We strive to do what’s right even in difficult situations. We take great satisfaction in the quality of our work while always looking to improve efficiency.
Dennis Ownbey (Owner, Superintendent, Equipment Operator): Dennis Ownbey is a lifelong resident of Latah County, Idaho and is a seasoned veteran of the logging and construction industry. He has owned his own excavation business since 1997 serving Latah County and surrounding communities by building roads, installing septic systems, building ponds, excavating for footings, basements, and other general earthworks.
Dennis Dean Ownbey P.E. (Project Manager, Equipment Operator): Dennis Dean spent his high school and college summers working with his Dad in the excavation business where he obtained experience operating backhoes, excavators, and driving truck. Following graduation from college, he spent 7 years working as a civil engineer for a private consulting firm in the municipal/civil engineering field. During this time he obtained experience in design of civil engineering projects as well as construction inspection and management of construction contracts. He obtained his professional engineering license 2011. In 2013, he returned to the excavation business to work as an equipment operator and assist with the bidding, estimating, and project management work. Dennis Dean enjoys being back in his hometown and working with his growing family on their small farm near Princeton.
Adam Osterberg (Equipment Operator, Truck Driver): Adam was born and raised on a farm near Deary, Idaho. He got hands-on equipment experience helping with his family’s logging and farming businesses and building motocross tracks. He started racing Motocross at age 11 and became a professional racer at 19. Now retired from professional racing, Adam joined Hatter Creek Earthworks in the spring of 2014 and acquired his class A commercial truck driver’s license. In 2015, Hatter Creek Earthworks sponsored the building of Adam’s new Motocross Training Facility.