When the opportunity to purchase an established business presented
itself to a former employee, it was readily accepted.
After working at Clarence Earthmoving for several years, Clarenza
man Myles Light officially became the proud owner and manager of
the locally owned and operated business less than two months ago.
For close to 15 years, Clarence Earthmoving has been providing
customers throughout the Clarence Valley with a variety of services
from road maintenance and dam clearing to concreting, slashing and
agricultural land clearing.
And after receiving plenty of positive comments from many satisfied
customers since assuming his new role with the business, Mr Light is
confident of progressing towards a bright future.
“Our recent feedback has been fairly good, and we’re always honest
and upfront with customers and talk about what’s best for them,” he
“We’ve also been doing a great amount of quoting, which has been
“Some of our recent projects have included installing cattle grids and
horse arenas, preparing driveways ahead of concreting jobs, general
earthworks and road construction.
“It means a huge amount to be a locally owned and operated business.
“We work locally, we employ local people and local contractors, and
we’re giving something back to the local area.”
Clarence Earthmoving currently employs a truck and dog driver, an
excavator operator, and an operations manager, while Mr Light’s wife
Louise is the office administrator.
The business will also welcome another employee in the coming
weeks with Mr Light revealing an experienced concreter will be
working with Clarence Earthmoving as a sub-contractor.
“It will give us another service we can offer customers,” he said.
“We work with a lot of locals, and we support them wherever we
Clarence Earthmoving primarily consists of a small fleet of machinery
including a 14 tonne and a 19 tonne excavator which are also
available for hire, a pozi track loader and a 3.5 tonne roller.
Clarence Earthmoving are also able to hire larger equipment through
other locally based businesses to complete bigger projects.
A former carpenter by trade, Mr Light has also previously worked for
Clarence Valley Council (CVC) as a grader operator and enjoys
working outdoors and as part of a team.
“You feel a great sense of achievement when the day is done, the job
is finished, it looks really nice and everyone is happy,” he said.
“You do feel pretty chuffed when you’ve done a good job, especially
when you look at some before and after photos of the site.”
Clarence Earthmoving are happy to travel anywhere within the
Clarence Valley and nearby surrounding communities to offer their
For more information, please phone 0428 750 285.