Our Crew

Thad Bessinger
Thad Bessinger,

President / Owner

B.S. Building Construction Management, Purdue University
Owner of C & E Excavating, Inc., Thad manages daily operations and oversees all staff. Lead estimator, project manager, and scheduler. 30 years experience in the field covering all aspects of the excavation process.

Bryan Slott
Bryan Slott,

Head Estimating Department

B.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Experience in commercial and municipal engineering design work and inspection. Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana. 8 years experience in the construction industry.

Adam Clark
Adam Clark,


18 years experience in utility construction, estimation, and project management varying from long haul fiber optic installation to water, sewer and storm work. Adam Clark is partial owner to our sister company, New Horizon Drilling Solutions, Inc., which performs directional drilling.

Jennifer Burgess
Jennifer Burgess,

Corporate Secretary / Owner

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Purdue University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Indiana University
Currently oversees all office staff and financial reporting, HR, safety, insurance, A/R, A/P, and assists the project managers.

Karen Moore
Karen Moore,


Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Ferris State University
Currently does all financial reporting, A/P, Payroll, and assists the project managers.

Jennifer Burgess
Jeff Bonadies,


Experience in commercial, residential, and municipal work. 10 years’ experience in the construction industry.