About Us

Mike Escher and Meika Wahlstrom of Dirtworks Cape Cod

Owned and Operated by the Escher Family

Dirtworks, your local Cape Cod paving, site work, and excavation crew, is here to bring a wide range of services to homes and businesses all over Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts. Being a family-run operation, we take pride in infusing every project with a personal touch. We’ve built our stellar reputation one job at a time, putting in the extra effort to not just meet but exceed our customers’ expectations. From top-notch paving to expert site work and excavation services, Dirtworks is your go-to for quality work and a neighborly touch.

Our History

Back in 1991, with nothing but a dream, a strong work ethic, and a passion for quality, Mike Escher kicked off Cape Cod-based Dirtworks. In the early days, it was all hands-on deck, with Escher personally tackling labor-intensive work on small parking lots and residential driveways. It took two years to snag a skid steer loader and another two before the company could boast an asphalt paver.

During those initial years, Escher wasn’t just building the business; he was building a team. Nights weren’t spent in front of the TV but delving into paving magazines, absorbing everything about the industry. As the team grew, Escher made it a point to share his knowledge, emphasizing that the journey of learning never stops.

As Dirtworks flourished on Cape Cod and over the bridge, Escher laid out a strategic plan to broaden the company’s horizons. While the primary focus remained on asphalt pavement, Escher diversified, adding excavation, demolition, snow removal, and landscaping services to the mix.

Even after two decades in the industry, Escher maintains the same dedication to customers. Everyone gets treated with respect, every call is answered, and every customer gets that personal and exceptional attention to detail. To Escher, every job, whether small and straightforward or large and intricate, is equally important.

The Services We Offer

At Dirtworks, we have the experience, equipment, training and skills to handle a wide variety of tasks. Here are some of the services we offer. 

Asphalt Paving

We can replace an existing pavement, install an asphalt overlay or build an entirely new pavement. From residential driveways and parking lots to highways and city streets, we can provide you with a pavement that will be durable, attractive and cost-effective. 

Asphalt Repairs

Timely repairs of cracks, potholes and other pavement damage can prolong the life of your pavement. Breaks in the pavement can allow water to reach the base, destabilizing it and leading to costly repairs.


Sealcoating is a highly effective and economical way to obtain the longest life possible for your asphalt pavement. It also enhances the aesthetic appeal of the pavement.

Parking Lot Striping

A freshly striped and marked parking lot is visually appealing, but it also safer and less confusing.

Site Work

If you need raw land cleared and graded, a septic system installed, a cellar hole excavated, trenches dug for the installation of utilities or an access road constructed, you need site work services from Dirtworks.

Dirt Road Repair

Dirt roads can quickly become impassable or hazardous. We can regrade your dirt road and help correct any drainage issues.


Full-depth reclamation is a technique used as a cost-effective alternative to traditional removal and replacement.


Asphalt milling allows the precision removal of existing asphalt pavement. It can remove a few millimeters or the entire pavement, including its subbase. Milling can help correct drainage problems, refine transitions, correct surface imperfections or ensure better results when an overlay is being installed.

Snow Removal

Winter weather can take a toll on your asphalt pavement. Allowing unskilled or inexperienced workers to clear snow and ice from your pavement can make the price even dearer. 

Dirtworks – Serving Cape Cod & Southeastern Massachusetts

Dirtworks serves Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including the towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Mashpee, Orleans, Osterville, Plymouth, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wareham, Wellfleet and Yarmouth. We also serve customers located in rural areas. 

We provide our services to residential and commercial clients. Our customer base includes homeowners, municipalities and counties, property managers, office buildings and complexes, HOAs, apartments, hotels, subdivisions, religious institutions, hotels, health care facilities, restaurants, educational facilities and entertainment venues. 

Experience the Dirtworks Difference

If you need a reliable, experienced, ethical contractor who will prioritize your best interests, contact Dirtworks. You can obtain a free quote by completing the online form below or calling 508-240-5541.


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