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About Approved Services

We are the emergency response team for CWK, RDCO, FortisBC, AIM Roads, District of Peachland, Traders Cove Water, and Casa Loma Utilities. Our services include mechanical and hydro excavation. We collaborate with builders on projects such as digging foundations, installing utilities, and providing backfill. Our expertise extends to the installation and replacement of water lines, sanitary sewer connections, and pit meters. With a certified ROWP on staff, we are equipped to install septic systems and drywells, as well as to install, service, and jet catch basins.

Additionally, we are contracted by AIM Roads for the cleaning of catch basins and flumes from Osoyoos to Vernon, as well as along Highway 33 to Big White and Highway 97C to the Pennask Summit

Our History


The first generation, Tom Richardson, started the company in 1976 with a single truck and backhoe.


In 1983 his son, Steve, joined the company full time and the business grew in size and reputation.


 In 2005, Steve and his wife took over full operation and grew the company to what it is today.


Currently the third generation, Steve's son Alex and his wife, are taking the reins to continue serving the community going forward striving to continue the company's reputation for speedy, reliable and affordable service.

Our Team

Approved Services Team Photo

Prepare to meet the powerhouse behind Approved Services — a crew of relentless warriors poised to conquer every excavation challenge that comes our way. Hailing from the rugged landscapes of the Okanagan Valley, our team embodies the epitome of grit, determination, and sheer badassery.

The Three Generations of Owners

Approved Services 3 generations

The Brains behind the operation, the Office ladies of Approved Services. Keeping everyone in line and everything together. Colleen, Tracey and our missing in action, Katie.

Approved Services Office Admin
Image by Jason Jarrach

Aside from our amazing staff, we take the time and care to make sure even the tiniest detail is managed, in every circumstance.

We are affiliated with ASSTBC and BCOSSA for our registration for septic installation, design & maintenance

There Really Is, No Other Way.

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