History

Kelley Trucking Inc. is a heavy civil contractor specializing in the construction of dams, airports, highways, development and reclamation of gravel pits, production water storage ponds, overlot grading, aggregate production, demolition, and hauling. We are licensed, insured, and bonded with a single project bonding capacity in excess of $80 million. For 45 years we have worked to structure our company with the sole purpose of providing our clients with excellence in earthmoving.

In 1973, just out of high school, John Kelley founded Kelley Trucking Inc. He started the business with one tractor-trailer and over 45 years he, along with his wife Dottie Kelley, have grown it into one of the largest and premier earthmoving contractors in the Rocky Mountain region. Our equipment fleet has over 50 scrapers, including a fleet of Cat 657E scrapers. The twin engine 657 scraper is the largest wheel tractor scraper produced by Caterpillar. In addition to our Cat 657’s, our fleet includes Cat 627G, 631D, 633D and 623G scrapers. We have a complete fleet of support equipment including Cat D10T, D9R, D8L, D6T and D5H dozers, Cat/John Deere/Case tractors and disks, Cat/Volvo water wagons, and Cat 14M and 163H blades.

John oversees all aspects of the company from bidding, to equipment coordination and maintenance, to business development and project management. John’s hands-on approach, attention to detail, hard work, drive and determination have helped Kelley Trucking Inc. amass a fleet of equipment of over 400 pieces and employ over 125 people. 

In 2011, John received the Colorado Construction Pioneer Award from the Colorado Contractors Association for his “leadership, dedication of service and contribution to the Heavy/Highway/Utility Construction Industry in Colorado.”