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Equip yourself for success.

Ferguson Trenching Company provides a positive, family-like work environment where innovation and hard work are valued. Our leadership emphasizes quality and safety in everything we do. Our employees and our work are our priority.

Drug-free Workplace

Equal Opportunity Employer

Build a Career, Not a Job


When you become an employee of Ferguson Trenching Company, you don’t just join a team, you join a family. A mindset and atmosphere that was established in 1966, our leadership cares about our employees. We want them to feel connected and valued for their contributions. Without quality people, we don’t have quality work. We emphasize training and personal development to help you build a career not just another job. The industry is constantly evolving and technology has changed drastically since our inception, yet we are still at the forefront of all industry initiatives and developments. Our leadership is devoted to prioritizing the safety of our employees and continually empowers them to reach for a life of success.





Health & Wellness

FTC has a selection of medical and dental plans for all employees. We also offer life insurance and additional voluntary benefits including short term disability.


401k Retirement Plan

After a full year of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the FTC 401k retirement plan.


Paid Leave

We understand it is important for individuals to maintain a good work-life balance. We offer paid holidays and paid time off for all employees.


Drug-Free Workplace

Safety is critical in our industry! As an employee at FTC you can expect pre-employment, random, and reasonable suspicion drug screens.

Pave Your Way to Success with FTC!

Civil Division

Odenton, MD

Projects include installation and/or rehabilitation of water and sewer lines, storm drains, steam lines, gas mains, and more.

  • Laborer
  • Skilled Laborer (Pipelayer)
  • Foreman – Water/Sewer
  • Foreman – Grading/Paving
Laborer

General labor to assist on pipe crews. Hand digging, carrying tools, and assisting where needed.

Skilled Laborer (Pipelayer)

Able to install utilities on line and grade, able to shoot grades and use lasers. Also experienced setting structures and making taps.

Foreman – Water/Sewer

Experienced foreman for installation of water/sewer mains and services, storm drains. Duct bank experience is beneficial. Must have safety as a priority.

Foreman – Grading/Paving

Experienced in grading sites and roadways in preparation for curb and paving.

Gas & Electric Division

Odenton & Forest Hill, MD

Primary responsibilities include gas and electric connections and services for new commercial and residential buildings.

  • Laborer
  • Foreman – Gas
  • Foreman – Electric
Laborer

Able to assist in the installation of electric or gas lines, willing to learn, and able to perform manual labor tasks such as heavy lifting and hand digging.

Foreman – Gas

Experienced in installation of plastic and steel gas lines, fusing operations, and possessing current Operator Qualifications for local gas companies.

Foreman – Electric

Experienced in installation of electric cables, meter boxes, and transformers for local power companies. Must be able to operate rubber tire backhoe and other small equipment.

Southern MD Gas Operations

White Plains, MD

Primary focus is gas installation throughout Southern Maryland including Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties.

  • Laborer
  • Skilled Laborer (Pipefitter)
  • Foreman – Gas
Laborer

General labor to assist on pipe crews. Hand digging, carrying tools, and assisting where needed.

Skilled Laborer (Pipefitter)

Able to install utilities on line and grade, able to shoot grades and use lasers. Also experienced setting structures and making taps.

Foreman – Gas

Experienced in installation of plastic and steel gas lines, fusing operations, and possessing current Operator Qualifications for local gas companies.

Support Services

All locations

Working across each of our three main divisions., we have support services that contribute to our success.

  • Excavator Operator
  • Loader Operator
  • Vacuum Truck Driver/Operator
  • Directional Drill Operator
  • Tractor Trailer Lowboy
  • Tri-Axle Dump Truck
Excavator Operator

Capable of running mid-size to large track excavators for installation of utilities. Must be experienced with trench boxes.

Loader Operator

Experienced on wheel loaders, track loaders, and dozers.

Vacuum Truck Driver/Operator

Driving and operation of vacuum truck to assist in vacuum excavations and directional drilling operations.

Directional Drill Operator

Position duties include running, maneuvering, navigating, and driving heavy equipment. Additional responsibilities include performing pre-operational checks and basic maintenance on equipment.

Tractor Trailer Lowboy

All Positions require a Valid CDL, Clean Driving record, and current medical card.

Tri-Axle Dump Truck

All Positions require a Valid CDL, Clean Driving record, and current medical card.

What do our employees say?


Jamie Knotts, Foreman

I couldn’t ask for a better place to work. I have never been treated better than in the past 10 years working at Ferguson Trenching. It’s a great place to work and the leadership truly cares for the employees. (Employed since 2011)

Bryan Goodwin, Directional Bore Superintendent

There are so many different options in the underground construction industry. We literally do it all. You may start at the bottom but can advance quickly. You kind of control your own destiny here. Hard work and the ability to learn, your options are endless. (Employed since 2012)

Sid Thomas, Job Site Coordinator

It is interesting and at times challenging to help determine the best way to install utilities to a given site. (Employed since 2013)


Ryan Gambrill, URD Superintendent

The company has a vision of growing as a family from within. Many of our employees have been here for quite some time and they’ve created generations of highly-skilled professionals through coachable moments. One generation after the next, the quality and efficiency of our work has been passed along the right way. Personally, I’m here for life. I started young with a shovel in my hands and I’ve earned my way up the ranks – this is the potential we advertise to anyone willing to walk through our doors. My job now is to help push along that realization of potential especially to the younger folks. We show up dressed for success from head to boots, put our nose to the grindstone, and go home safely with something to be proud of. (Employed since 2013)


Victoria Davidson, Accounting Department

Ferguson Trenching is a family-run business that values the work and efforts of its employees. The owners are personable and the working environment is fun, yet professional. The environment at Ferguson Trenching makes it easy to wake up and want to go to work every day. (Employed since 2017)

Sande Nose, Office Manager

During the pandemic, from office personnel to field, FTC showed care and concern for each and every employee. Supplying the recommended PPE, as needed and keeping us all up to date on COVID-19 with literature, hand outs and posting throughout work areas. (Employed since 2015)

About us

A leading underground utility business based in Odenton, MD, Ferguson Trenching Company performs all facets of underground utility and site work construction for private developers, counties, municipalities and state and government agencies.