Outlaw Excavating was founded in 2005 by Cody White who — born and raised on a farm in Kansas — found himself operating machinery for many different agriculture applications. He relocated to Tucson and was employed by a company specializing in pool construction. By 2004, White established his own company, Outlaw Excavating. Specializing in pool construction and beginning with a skid steer, the company soon added a mini excavator, then a dump truck to its fleet. Outlaw Excavating experienced rapid growth in the economic boom of the mid 2000s, employing 13 people and a small fleet of trucks. However with the 2008-9 recession, work grinded to a halt and White needed to reduce his employees to just himself and his brother.
Once the recession was over, Outlaw Excavating began to grow rapidly, diversifying into various excavation projects and culminating in a current fleet of 16 trucks and over 35 employees. In early 2020, White had a job contract that required over 5,000 yards of screened dirt and gravel, which saw him approach Gerald McCarthy of Powerscreen Western, a Terex distributor representing Powerscreen and EvoQuip equipment across Arizona and part of Nevada.
McCarthy recommended a Colt 600 for the job — a compact, forward-facing screen that can work in aggregates, sand and gravel, top soil, construction demolition, and recycling applications. “It still impresses me today what that little screener can do, and it can even go on a tagged trailer," White said.
White soon recognized the need to recycle materials from his jobsites. By 2021, White was removing so much concrete, rock, and asphalt from jobsites, he needed to rent a crusher to process the material. From that, he began making spec materials that he could not only use on his own job sites, but market them to other contractors in the construction industry.
“It was a game changer for us to be able to use our own materials,” White said. “Gerald provided a Powerscreen 320 Trackpactor for the rental and brought with him a lot of training and support for a customer who was new to the crushing industry.”
By the end of 2021, White decided it was time to own a Jaw crusher for the concrete, rock, and asphalt applications he was dealing with. McCarthy supplied an EvoQuip Bison 280 jaw crusher, which has a jaw that can be closed in tighter to make reusable products. The growth story of Outlaw Excavating continues in 2022, with the decision to purchase a compact impact crusher to make dense grade products from his concrete and asphalt. Their choice was an EvoQuip Cobra 230 with a four-bar rotor and hydraulic controlled aprons.
“EvoQuip offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to address the needs of the compact crushing and screening markets," said Andrew Lawrence, EvoQuip Sales Director for North America. "The impressive growth story of Outlaw Excavating shows how our equipment is ideal for companies new to our industry who are keen to grow and diversify their portfolio of equipment to tap into new markets."