Excavation and Utility Experts You Can Rely On

Established in 1987, Central Backhoe & Utilities proudly delivers nothing less than quality service. Our team, headed by Mike Sanders, has earned an excellent reputation in providing services for residential and commercial clients from our town, as well as the neighboring locations.

Commitment to Excellence

Through the years, we have been steadfast in performing quality roadwork, water, and sewer works. We also make sure to deliver quality workmanship at the best price available.


Our Management Team

Mike Sanders

Owner, Project Management and Estimating

Right after graduating high school, Mike began to dedicate his entire life to the civil underground business. His background in utility has since shaped Central Backhoe & Utilities as a humble, home-grown company into the reputable business that it is today.

With more than 33 years of operations, he has completed countless high-profile jobs, including Tidewater Community College for Homeland Security. He has also worked on the following project types:

  • Commercial Development
  • Homeland Security Projects
  • Public Utility Expansion Projects
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Projects
  • Residential/Multifamily Development

Mike Rongonui (2012–Present)

Project Management and Estimating

Mike graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Real Estate Finance and Development with minor in Construction Science. Upon finishing his degree, Mike immediately went to work in the underground utility industry. He has a strong background in multifamily, residential, and commercial development. Some of his highlighted projects include:

  • Multifamily Complexes in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin
  • Capital Improvement Projects in San Antonio

Travis Freeman (2014–Present)

Project Management and Estimating

Hailing from the The University of Texas at San Antonio, Travis carries a degree in Civil Engineering. After spending a few years as a fluids engineer in the oil and gas industry, he moved to underground utilities in 2014. He has since been in civil construction with an emphasis on commercial development. Some of his highlighted projects include the following:

San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) Brackish Groundwater Desalination Plant This project was a joint venture of Zachry Construction Corporation and Parsons Corporation. It required underground utilities, underground process piping, site work, concrete paving, and retaining walls and slabs.

United State Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Falfurrias Border Patrol Check Station
The Zachry Construction Corporation project required underground utilities.

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Work with our team of honest and trustworthy professionals. Contact us today to request a free estimate for your project. We look forward to serving you!