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The Story Of Stanís Airboat And Marsh Excavator Service

Stan's Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service can creatively tackle any challenge in the marsh. We've created and patented custom tools and methods that are now integrated into the daily operations of our partners and have been adopted by the industry everywhere marsh excavation and transportation services are needed. Stan's can truly handle anything you can throw our way!

We work with project managers and maintenance supervisors for companies large and small. We work with oilfield services and communications companies. We help surveying companies and government contractors.

Stanís Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service was founded in 1994 by Lake Charles, Louisiana native Stanley Caldarera.

The business originated strictly as a working airboat service taking care of survey and pipeline companies. Although Stan's didn't do airboat tours (and still doesn't), one the big areas of our business in those early days was harvesting alligator eggs for the local alligator farmers.

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In 2005, Stan purchased his first Wilson Mini Marsh excavator. His work consisted of digging hunting trails and doing reclamation work on abandoned oil well sites. Business was busy enough to add a second and larger marsh buggy.

In 2005, following the destruction that Hurricane Rita brought to the area, Stanís bought its third marsh excavator.

In 2007, Stanley sold Stanís Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service to Tommy and Liz Todd. A longtime farmer and a contractor of metal structures (as well as an avid hunter and fisherman), Tommy knew the business would be a perfect fit for his personality.

In April of 2008, his wife Liz joined the Stanís Airboat and Marsh Excavator Service team.

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