5825 W. State Rt. 161, Belleville, IL 62223         (618) 398-5556 | (314) 231-5556                                                                                 info@hanksel.com  
Our History
Why Choose Us
Concrete Construction
Cellular Concrete Pumping
Trailer Mounted Concrete Pumping
Asphalt Paving
Road Milling
Street Sweeping
Street Sweeping
Tree/Brush Butting
Sewer Line Installation
Sewer Cleaning
Culvert Cleaning
Pipe Bursting
HDPE Pipe Fusion
Sewer Televising
Hydro Excavation
Earth Moving/ Grading
Orbital Material Screening
Lawn Maintenance
Lawn Maintenance



Our History

Hank’s Excavating & Landscaping, Inc. in Belleville is well known for its commitment to excellence and experienced execution throughout the St. Louis metropolitan region.

Hanks began operation in 1978.  Hank basically saw a need and filled it.  When working as a carpenter & hod carrier for bricklayers, he noticed that work was available for grading and mowing properties while they were under construction. Hank bought a small tractor, box scraper and mower and went into business for himself.  (He still has that first tractor).In 1986, he built the business on the grounds off Route 161 in Belleville. 

Hank has expanded a dozen times by remodeling or adding a building.  It was in 1986 he bid & was awarded I64 & Route 159 on/off ramp by IDOT.  That was the first of a very successful relationship with the State of Illinois.   The company also did a substantial amount of cable placement, restoration and building of the underground infrastructure for SBC/Ameritech.

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Hank’s other projects include the Lambert Airport Expansion, new stadium at Belleville East, site work for the new Belleville West campus, the Center Oil Ethanol Plant, and the Metro Link maintenance facility, Waste Management’s new facility in Marissa, road reconstruction in Collinsville by the famous Brooks catsup bottle, Prairie State road work. Projects also include sewer repairs and construction for various municipalities, and road construction in St. Clair, Monroe, Madison and Washington counties.  Projects vary from hundreds of dollars to millions of dollars. 

Over the years, Hank’s has expanded to include concrete construction, cellular concrete pumping, trailer mounted concrete pumping, asphalt paving, road milling, street sweeping, tree/brush cutting, demolition, sewer line installation, sewer cleaning, trenching, boring, pipe bursting,  HDPE pipe fusion, sewer televising, hydro excavation, earth moving/grading, and complete lawn maintenance.

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Hank’s has worked on hundreds of projects each year, from subdivisions to commercial and industrial development, from landfill reclamation to flood control initiatives.

Some of the awards Hank’s has earned over the years include the Illinois Department of Transportation Award of Excellence and Certificate of Merit for outstanding service and the Excellence in Safety Award presented by the Southern Illinois Building Association.

Today, that tiny business has evolved into a top-notch team of about 65 employees and 12 office support workers.   A huge majority of these employees have been with the company more than 20 years.  As owner and company president, Hank remains hands-on, still giving everything his personal attention.  Hank’s future goals are not necessarily to grow bigger, but to become better.   
  Arial Hank’s has made themselves available 24/7 and pride themselves on getting the job done right the first time.  As always, our goal is to be the best in quality, safety and service.  Hank’s emphasis is on innovation, professionalism, technical knowledge and a proven track record.  From preliminary design to project completion, Hank is firmly committed to providing quality services. 
In addition to the main company, Hank’s operates TSSI – Traffic and Safety Services, Inc. which rents and sells signs, safety equipment barricades and other traffic control devices used on highways during construction and by individuals and civic organizations for community functions. 

We appreciate your business & are confident you will be pleased with the job when finished.  We look forward to working with you & establishing a long lasting working relationship.

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