Since 1974, MacIsaac BackHoeing Services has been proudly serving Islanders with dedication. What began with a single backhoe has blossomed into a family-owned enterprise offering a diverse range of equipment, ensuring efficient, quality workmanship on every job.

Our specialty lies in septic system design, repair, and replacements, along with perk test services. However, our expertise extends beyond these core services.

Building strong relationships with government entities, contractors, and suppliers is paramount. This network empowers us to approach projects with confidence and effectiveness.

In addition to our core offerings, we provide a comprehensive suite of services, including:

  • Full site work services for new home construction, property stripping, foundation excavation, and backfilling
  • Precision grading, landscaping, and seeding
  • Supply of gravel and millings for driveways and roadways
  • Installation and repair of water and sewer lines
  • Underground boring for water, sewer, and electrical lines
  • Basement waterproofing and sump pump pit installation
  • Culvert installation, ditch infilling, and catch basin placement
  • Preparation for mini home pads
  • Customized backhoe, skid steer, excavator, and dozer services
  • Reliable trucking services
  • Oil spill cleanups
  • Topsoil screening, and more

Our extensive equipment inventory includes various attachments such as compactors, jackhammers, sweepers, bush cutters, landscape rakes, land levelers, brillion seeders, and buckets of different sizes for excavation needs.

Furthermore, we offer convenient delivery services for gravel, shale, crushed asphalt, millings, topsoil, and more.

Our equipment roster comprises:

  • 2 backhoes
  • 1 tracked skid steer
  • 1 dozer
  • 6-ton and 9-ton excavators
  • 2-ton and 9-ton rollers
  • 3 tandem dump trucks, 2 single axle dump trucks, and 1 1-ton dump truck
  • 2 deck trucks and 2 tag-along floats
  • Crew van and multiple crew trucks

At MacIsaac BackHoeing Services, we are committed to delivering excellence in every project we undertake.


In 2014, a new chapter unfolded for MacIsaac BackHoeing Services when Daniel and Lindsay Albert, formerly Lindsay MacIsaac, took ownership from John MacIsaac. This pivotal moment marked the inception of a vibrant partnership, infused with fresh perspectives and an unwavering commitment to the company’s enduring legacy.

Since assuming leadership, Daniel has emerged as a stalwart leader, immersing himself in the day-to-day intricacies while steering strategic expansion initiatives. His hands-on approach and dedication to excellence have been pivotal in propelling the company forward, ensuring seamless operations across all facets of the business.

Adding to the dynamic duo, Lindsay brings a wealth of financial acumen to the forefront, fortified by her Bachelor of Business Administration from UPEI. With a meticulous eye for detail and a proactive mindset, she has been instrumental in safeguarding the financial integrity of the company. From meticulous budgeting to insightful forecasting and comprehensive financial analysis, Lindsay’s contributions have been instrumental in sustaining the company’s upward trajectory.

Beyond their professional capacities, Daniel and Lindsay share a profound commitment to nurturing a harmonious work-life balance. Recognizing the paramount importance of personal well-being and family time, they foster an inclusive environment where employees feel supported and valued, fostering a culture of mutual respect and collaboration.

Together, Daniel and Lindsay epitomize the ethos of teamwork and innovation that defines MacIsaac BackHoeing Services. Their collaborative synergy, coupled with a shared vision for the company’s future, positions the business for sustained success and growth in the years ahead.