Making the construction process enjoyable for everyone involved.

It’s time for a new way to experience construction, with a partner that’s simply dependable. 

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Pelican Promise.

By nature, construction work may be messy but that doesn't mean your experience needs to be. We're committed to easing your pain and making the process simple for you. Here’s what you can expect from our team:

We’ll keep everything clean.

Our crews are mindful of the noise and mud that is part of construction and we promise to do everything we can to minimize mess and disruption for you and your neighbours. We promise to keep our work sites organized and clean — no leftover debris and no garbage. And because we have a wide range of equipment, we can use the right tools for your job. This means getting our work done without damaging your property.

We’ll keep you in the loop.

When it comes to construction projects, no one likes surprises. We promise to take proactive steps to make things as predictable as possible. This includes open communication. While we know the ins and outs of the task ahead, we understand that you might not. So we promise to keep you in the loop. You’ll receive clear and upfront pricing, accurate estimates and organized paperwork. And if you’re ever feeling lost, we’re happy to pause what we’re doing to answer any questions you might have.

We’ll do what we say we’re going to do.

Working on your home and property is a responsibility we take seriously. We promise to do what we say we’re going to do and complete our work to exacting standards. Mistakes may happen, but when they do, we promise to have the courage to admit them and the humility to fix them. You’ll never find us cutting corners or taking shortcuts just to save a few dollars. We only use high-quality products and materials, and complete every job according to local safety standards and industry best practices. All to ensure you can trust our work, long after we’re done.

We’ll be easy to work with.

We’re proud to employ a personable, knowledgeable and fully trained team of professionals to complete your project with excellence. We promise to arrive on time and face each day with enthusiasm and gratitude for our work. You can always expect to see clean workers, in clean and easily identifiable uniforms and you’ll never hear inappropriate language. We are fully insured and promise to use proper tools and techniques while taking our time to do the work the right way. If you do have questions or concerns, please let us know. We promise that you’ll find us helpful and easy to talk to in every situation.

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Our Mission

To make the construction process enjoyable for everyone involved. 

Our Vision

A new way to experience construction.

We see more honest and skillful work with less mess, less confusion and less frustration. We see good, hard work that treats people’s personal properties with the highest standards and care. Extra steps that limit mess and damage. Expert craftsmanship that builds strong foundations. Families enjoying their dream home for generations.

We see homeowners feeling less anxious about big projects as they experience a smooth process. Clear plans. Honest work. Proactive communication. And workers you enjoy having around. We see healthier environments as new septic systems make sure household waste water is handled the right way and goes to the right places, all in an environmentally friendly way.

We see more efficiency. Projects that finish within budget and on time because they started well underground. We see builders feeling more confident, knowing they have a capable and reliable contractor on their side.

For us, we see a team that views work as an excuse to care for people. A team willing to go the extra mile to ensure the job is done right and the experience exceeds our clients’ expectations. We see crew members feeling empowered to make decisions and take ownership of their roles, their wins and their mistakes. We see a workplace where people are supported and challenged. A place they love to work. We see a team that takes on the day with enthusiasm knowing we’re making a difference in people’s lives. Knowing we’re making a difference in our industry.

We see an industry tearing down negative reputations as we grow in empathy for our clients. More open communication. More understanding and common courtesy. More willingness to find creative ways to make the process less painful. As a result, we see less anxiety and more confidence as we make construction enjoyable for everyone involved.

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Our Crew

The Pelican Team

Mark Lodder
Owner 15+ years of experience
Tyler Lodder
Owner 15+ years of experience
Jason Jacinto
Foreman. 15+ years experience
Todd Webb
Foreman. 15+ years experience
Rick Pokocky
Foreman. 10+ years experience
Mike Lewis
Foreman. 8+ years experience
Aaron Westrik
Apprentice. 2+ years experience


Proud members of the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association

The Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) is an industry leader in education and advocacy for septic systems and decentralized wastewater management in Ontario. As members of the network we’re able to remain on the leading edge of sustainable wastewater management best practices.

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History of Pelican


How it all started

Pelican Excavating began as the excavation division of Lodder Brothers, one of Canada’s most trusted plumbing and excavation service contractors. We’re proud of our deep roots with the company that Jack and Andy Lodder founded in 1975. Today they continue to serve customers across southern Ontario with a level of excellence and respect that we look up to. 

In July 2023, Lodder Brothers’ excavation division began operating independently as Pelican Excavating. Lodder Brothers continues to look after all your plumbing needs, while our focus has shifted to what we do best — installing new septic systems and providing any other heavy-duty excavation you may need. 

Our hope is to carry on the legacy of Lodder Brothers that was modeled so well for us. A business built on Christian values. Great relationships with employees and customers. Good, honest work, day in and day out.

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Careers at Pelican

Find the perfect grade with us.

Join the Pelican team and discover a meaningful career and a team you’ll love to work with.

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