Friesen Hauling and Excavating is a third-generation business. One of the first jobs likely involved a team of horses and a sleigh to haul logs out of the bush. These logs would have been loaded and unloaded by hand. Hard work and not being afraid to get dirty has been the foundation of the family business for several generations. From those early beginnings, the business evolved from winter logging operations, gravel and topsoil hauling in summer, as well as grain and livestock farming. In 2015, after living a full life, Founder, Mr. Erwin P Friesen passed away at the age of 99.
In September 1984, son Lauren and wife Emily took over the operation of the business, after having spent a number of years in road construction and mining. From a one-man operation, it has grown to employ about 20 full time year-round employees to around 30+ in summer time.