I hired John for garden excavation, patio and leveling, I found John to be in a honest trustworthy manner and reliable as he turned up on time and kept in touch prior to work commencing and afterwards too to make sure everything was ok.
He was very hardworking, all day working between excavating and using dumper.
John is experienced in his field of work with all the tools for the job.
He completed all the work I asked for in the timeframe and the excavation work was done to an excellent standard.
He is reasonable and I wouldn’t hesitate to call him again or recommend him to family and friends I can reassure you.

D Parmar

Just a thank you to john for his hard work and efforts on my garden dig out.. which for a small site escalated quickly to a massive dig!!
Not a problem for john though, faced the task like the pro he clearly is and worked a minor miracle in just 3 days!! All 3 machines working seamlessly in highly methodical manner (by 3 I mean digger, dumper and John Colman)
Can’t thank you enough john, great guy outstanding work ethic (the man just didn’t stop for 3 days!!)
Garage base to dig next year and I know who I’ll be ringing to do it..
thanks again John

I can thoroughly recommend JC minidiggers. John turned up promptly and he was very professional. He had a impressive touch with his digger. Some delicate work was required on the job and he did it beautifully. Not only that, he was happy to do some additional work which was very much appreciated.
Mr A S – Headingley, Leeds.

Thank you John for the great job you did for Headingley Station West Allotments, Leeds.
In one day, you and your machine dug the main 90 metre trench for our new water-pipe amazingly fast, worked with us as we changed our minds about where the side trenches for the taps were going, dug those side trenches, and used the digger to help dig out buried water-butts. Not only did you back-fill most of the line, and levelled it, but you also showed us how to sort out some niggly leaking connections at the end.
We had far less work to do ourselves the next day, than we expected when we planned the works; just double checking junctions for leaks and back-filling those small areas. We have a new, leak-free water system , which of course, is now drained down and just waiting for Spring 2020.
Thanks again,
Doreen, Secretary HSWAA


I contacted John as I needed 16 tonnes of gravel taking from the surface of our driveway. He arrived punctually, arranged for the waste to be taken away and was expertly efficient throughout. His communication beforehand and during the day provided a completely stress free experience.

John also gave me valuable advice on an unrelated drainage issue.

Would highly recommend for any ground works. Thanks John.


“John did a great job for us in Bramham, he was always punctual and completed a full days work with very little supervision. Access was tight on site and the ground was difficult and uneven, John was extremely capable with his excavator and work efficiently and safely whenever he was on site. I would not hesitate to use John again or recommend him to any of my family or friends, working with his laser leveling equipment gave us real accuracy and prevented numerous tonnes of earth being removed from the site. John certainly proved exceptional value for money and completed a very significant quantity of work in a short period of time, top bloke.

King Regards


I employed Mr Colman to excavate the footings for our extension. He was prompt, professional,  and diligent. The site was not easy to drive a mini digger on but Mr Colman’s skill made the task look easy, reinforcing my belief it is false economy to hire a machine without a skilled operator. If you want that operator to take ownership of the work as if he was doing it for himself then employ JC Minidiggers.
J. Butler

I contacted John because I needed to lay a new water supply pipe to my house, which required an 18mtr long trench digging between the pavement and garage. When I contacted John he quoted a day rate that was very competitive.
On the day, John was extremely helpful and suggested ways to minimise disruption. He checked for any hidden services before starting the trench work. John was very hard working and by the end of the day we had a neat trench dug, the new water supply pipe laid and the trench backfilled.
I would not hesitate in recommending J C Minidiggers and it is heartening to find someone who is genuine and willing to go that extra mile to get the job done.
Jon – Harrogate, North Yorkshire.



Our old garage was removed which left us with a concrete base to deal with. After doing some of the labouring ourselves, we realised it was a job too big for us! We rang John who was incredibly helpful over the phone and managed to fit us in within a few days. We had a bit of a budget to work to and a timescale too. John was brilliant as he advised and informed us of his skills and then managed to complete all the work in one day! Not only did he dig out the foundations to the garage, he also removed old concrete plinths from a green house and then removed a concrete wall and path which were buried too. He even levelled the area out to make it look 100 times better than we thought it ever would! We will be recommending JC Minidiggers to everyone. Thank you.

Kate and Rob


John was really good, turned up on time, got on with the job and was finished before I expected! Really clean and tidy and also went beyond what I asked him to do by helping me to cut some concrete with his STIHL cut-off saw. Thanks John, I’ve already recommended you top one of my friends.

P. Atkinson

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

RHS flower show 8

John worked with us to build a show garden at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show and then helped us to rebuild the garden at St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds. John was very professional throughout and carried out the excavation work very quickly and followed our plans exactly. John’s knowledge of land form helped us and we were very grateful to John for his help and advice on both occasions.

Oakwood Café Deli

Recently we had to complete a major power upgrade that required very accurate trench work to take into account the various underground services.

John handled this in a totally professional manner and delivered our side of the project on time for the power company – meeting all their specifications on the ground works and ducting including an excellent surfacing of the finished job.

I would definitely recommend him.

Steve Swirkowski
Manager – Oakwood Café Deli

Jack Lunn (Construction) Ltd

For those out there that don’t know JC Minidiggers, you don’t know what service you are missing out on!

Over the last 12 months I have had occasions whereby I needed a small machine complete with driver, and at relatively short notice, fortunately I knew of JC Minidiggers who have come to the rescue.

The organisation comprises of one man and a machine, the plant is well serviced and maintained, it arrives when requested, the job gets done and the level of passion for getting the ‘job done right’ is always at the forefront of the owners mind.

It’s quite unique in todays market place finding someone who is concencious and very reliable.

Andrew Lunn – Construction Director – Jack Lunn (Construction) Ltd

SDL Building Services

We have worked with J C Minidiggers for several years now and have always
found John to be a first class operator, reliable, very well equipped and
great value for money.
He brings with him massive experience in groundworks and civil engineering
which is why he is always our number 1 choice.
Thanks for all your great work!

Bruce Fowler
Contracts DirectorSDL Building Services

We used JC Mini-Diggers to do the ground work on our extension, the lads were very reliable, on time every morning, and they got stuck in rain or shine, and we didn’t have much shine!

They did a really professional job without any hitches and have been great whenever I asked them for advice on other parts of the job.

I found JC Mini-Diggers to be totally trustworthy and hardworking, I would recommend them to anybody. Thanks lads. John & Lynsey, Scholes.

 Tadcaster Grammar School – Car Park

John created an orderly car park from what was little more than waste ground, in an efficient, helpful manner offering advice and suggestions where needed. He is punctual, conscientious and hard working completing the project within budget and on time. This involved removing tree stumps, resolving drainage issues, levelling the surface, layering tarmac planings and erecting post and rail fencing.

The end result has created a safer more secure parking area maximising the space available which has received many positive comments from staff, parents and visitors.

LW – Tadcaster Grammar SchoolView Images of Car Park

Hi John,

Thank you very much for the work you did to remove my garage and base, it looks so much better and you did the work in no time we are very pleased and have told loads of people already what a great job you did for us and will continue to do so.

Thank you again. Mr N Earnshaw

Dear John

We just wanted to drop you a quick line to say ‘thank you’ for the work you recently completed in our garden including the removal of the tree stumps, digging of the trench for the power cables and the moving/leveling of earth. The transformation is amazing and it looks much bigger! The standard of work was excellent, a building contractor I have used in the past was back to do some further work and he commented on the huge difference you had made and the speed at which you had carried out the work. Once again many thanks for taking on board my ideas and advising in areas where your experience created a better finish. I will be recommending you to friends and work colleagues.

Regards – P. Barber, Leeds


John undertook a difficult set of groundworks for us. He was punctual, skilled and highly effective. His work was to the highest standard and he was a pleasure to work with. I can recommend him without reservation.

D. Barrow, Wetherby


JC MINIDIGGERS were quick to respond to our need and throughout the job were excellent in communication, advice and skill. The efficiency with which JC MINIDIGGERS carried out the work greatly contributed to the overall speed of the job.

J Taylor, Leeds.