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Innovative Companies was founded in 2001, under the name Innovative Excavation and has grown over the years to become one of the premier construction and exterior services companies in Utah. With a multi talented, diverse team of individuals, with over 120 years combined construction and outdoor environment experience, we have the ability to move onto a site, begin with the excavation, and end with the long term, year round property maintenance.

Our values are the keys to our success, we live and breathe them, for every project and every client and serve our customers with commitment, safety, trust, honesty and dedication.

Innovative Companies consists of 6 core divisions, Innovative Excavation, Innovative Retaining Walls, Innovative Hardscapes, Innovative Property Maintenance, Wasatch Topsoil and Salt Depot. We specialize in mass excavation, retaining walls, hardscapes, year-round property maintenance, landscaping, high quality topsoil and the production and distribution of our trademark salt de-icing products. Our clientele includes a wide range of general contractors, commercial property owners, wholesale distributors, municipalities and homeowners.

We look forward to serving all our customers, whether it be a large mass excavation project or a small hardscape paver project, we guarantee innovative concepts, innovative solutions and innovative results.

Innovative Companies consists of a multi talented, diverse team of individuals, with over 120 years combined construction and outdoor environment experience. Our highly distinguished leadership team is driven by a passion for continuous improvement, state-of –the –art technologies, and innovative methods. By exceeding our clients’ expectations Innovative is able to pursue new opportunities, which allow our employees to continue their personal growth and allow our company to expand.


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Darrin has been the driving force in the growth and development of Innovative Companies. His father owned and operated his own landscape business where Darrin learned the trade at a very early age. Darrin began Innovative Excavation in 2001 after working more than 20 years in the landscape industry. Darrin’s ‘get it done’ attitude while working in the landscape industry, and a desire to own a multi-division company led Darrin into the heavy equipment construction arena that specialized in mass excavation and retaining walls. Further expansion of the company led to a year-round landscape and property maintenance division, hardscape stonework and design division, topsoil and gravel division and most recently producer of high quality snow ~ ice melt products with the Salt Depot division. Darrin’s optimistic attitude and ability to envision ‘innovative’ concepts, solutions and results are the platform for continued success and growth of Innovative Companies.



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Scott Foulger began his career with Innovative in 2007. He is ASE certified and brings 14 years mechanical diagnosis, problem-solving and repair experience to our company. Scott is one of the few people in the world, with the unique skills and dedicated craftsmanship, able to keep an entire fleet of construction vehicles and landscape equipment operating. His technical training, problem-solving abilities and talent provide the solutions that keep our companies’ vehicles and equipment operating at full speed, year round.




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Mary Zarr is an accomplished HR professional with over 30 years of HR experience. She started with Innovative in 2003 and is responsible for recruiting and retaining a high performing and motivated workforce. Mary specializes in payroll, staffing, training and talent development, safety and compliance, benefits, and administering employee recognition programs. She is tasked with aligning the human resources department goals and practices with the business goals and objectives. She is very detailed and knowledgeable and has successfully developed and implemented policies and procedures that allows for the success and growth of Innovative Companies.