Custom Logging and Excavation

Louis Patoine on Timberjack Skidder "We consider Louis to be a first class logger. We found him to be very respectful of our land. His prompt payment when he shipped out logs gave us the feeling that we hired the right logger . We appreciated his honesty, his work ethic and would certainly welcome the opportunity to recommend him to others." David and Deanna VanSchagen, MA & Walden, VT.

Custom Logging and Excavation is a family owned and operated business located in Walden Vermont. We specialize in logging and excavation jobs of any size.

What can you expect from Custom Logging and Excavation?

  • Open and Honest Communication
  • Written Contract , if desired
  • 25 years of experience in the logging trade
  • Current Stumpage Pricing
  • Copies of all mill slips with stumpage payment
  • Assistance with land management plans
  • Liability Insurance Converge
  • Careful and concise quotes
  • Respect for land and nature
Louis Patoine sawing up softwood pulp

When Louis wasn't logging he was filling his time as a heavy machine operator and carpenter. He has recently purchased his own machine,the Terex show in the picture below and he is ready to dig.His experience in the building and construction trades ranges from building houses to laying pavers to clearing fields and digging basements by hand. He is able to use all of this knowledge to give informed quotes to his customers.

Terex Excavator "Louis Patoine has been prompt, responsible, and efficient in work he has done. Before doing the job he discussed the project, visited the site, and developed exact details. Upon finishing the job, he checked for customer satisfaction and left the site in excellent condition. Our school has been very pleased with his work." Walden School, Walden VT.

The following pictures are of an excavation job that Louis worked on in Burke, Vt. The owner of the land provided the excavator,dump truck and bull doser. Louis operated all three. The area for the pond was cleared and logged by him also. Louis and the land owner collaborated with the design and construction of the pond and surrounding landscapes.

View of land scaping around pond Pond with view of Burke Mt. Pond in Burke VT with rock structures

Helpful hints to a successful logging or excavation job.

  • All Vermont Land owners are required to call Dig Safe before breaking ground. Digsafe web site
  • Know where your septic tank, gas or fuel lines and drainage are located around your house.
  • Know your land boundaries and right of ways.

To contact us , please call 802-563-2840 or E-mail to

Custom Logging and Excavation "the way you want it"