Growing from a small family business established in 2005, Sheppard Earthmoving proudly provides full-service ‘wet’ hire of plant and equipment to the Toowoomba Region and South East Queensland. We have developed a reputation for offering innovative, customised solutions which optimises outcomes. We invest heavily in our employees, our systems and our constantly evolving fleet of machinery. Providing well-maintained, quality equipment with experienced, skilled and responsible operators ensures we deliver the required outcomes of any project.

Sheppard Earthmoving services varying market segments including – residential and commercial construction, engineering and civil infrastructure, and resources and government sectors. Our honesty and integrity is the cornerstone of the relationship we’ve built with our customers.

We provide an extensive fleet of earthmoving equipment and attachments including: Vacuum Excavators, Skid Steers (bobcats), Excavators, Underground Directional Borer, Wheel Loader/ITC and Water and Tipper Trucks.

  • Our Vision

    ‘To be partner of choice in sustainable earthworks and site preparation solutions’.

    Our Mission

    We will continue to expand, evolve, innovate and help sustainably shape the industry in which we operate. We are committed to excellence in every part of our business.

  • At the very centre of our existence are our values. They define who we are and guide the way we work with our business partners, within our communities and with each other. We stand by them being the set of behaviours that we expect all our people to embrace to further the objectives for our business, our people and our communities. To assist in keeping our values top-of-mind, Sheppard Earthmoving adopts the ‘EARTHWORX’ principles as our core value statement.


    We embrace skills, knowledge and experience as essential components in the way we do business.

    Achievement and performance

    We act at all times with integrity; provide quality services, being reliable and responsible. We accept personal accountability to meet business needs, improve our systems and help others improve.

    Responsible and sustainable

    We are accountable for our conduct and our decisions affecting our customers, stakeholders, partners and employees and will contribute positively to our communities.


    We provide support to one another, work co-operatively, respecting everyone’s views and champion and celebrate diversity.

    Health and safety

    We are proactive in creating a healthy and safe workplace and environment.

    Workplace innovation

    We encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in our solutions.


    We operate within the letter and spirit of law.

    Role model

    We lead by example and everyone is empowered to make a difference in our workplace.


    We strive for excellence and quality in everything we do, working with urgency and commitment to be successful as an individual and an organisation.

  • Our People

    We have a strong local and versatile workforce with extensive industry knowledge and experience, and a proven track record of sustainably delivering best practice solutions and creating stakeholder value.

    Client-Centric Focus

    We adopt a collaborative needs-based approach to tailor our services to achieve customer goals and implement solutions that drive productivity and efficiency improvements and lowers cost of production.

    Leader in Sustainable Earthworks and Site Preparation Services

    We undertake proven construction methodologies and proactive sustainable development to deliver a broad range of solutions tailored to each customer project.

    Smart Value-added Solutions

    We deliver the full range of services from smart hire solutions to integrated innovative solutions through interconnected people, systems and processes to deliver customers extra value and world-class customer service.

    Performance based Project Management and Operational Excellence

    We implement innovative business systems/processes to establish strong project management and contract performance, proactive solutions, project cost control, meeting of delivery schedules and responsible and accurate selection and deployment of resources/fleet in order to provide stability to our customers throughout the project life

    Practise Corporate Sustainability

    We incorporate Corporate Sustainability to deliver the best in accountability and governance, assure the highest standards of quality and compliance and deliver long-term strategies and solutions that provide real on-the-ground environmental, economic and social benefits.

    Industry Leading Reliability

    We practice Total Lifecycle Asset Management to maintain optimal machine availability and reliability and produce a strong tangible asset service position that delivers speed and efficiency in all projects.

  • At Sheppard Earthmoving, we recognise that our people are the heartbeat of our company. Our people are highly skilled and work seamlessly as a team to fulfil our commitments, anticipate challenges and use initiative to produce better solutions for you.

    Part of our overall sustainability approach is our commitment to fostering a culture where our people are engaged, passionate and valued. As an inclusive organisation, we aim to create an environment that supports, reflects and promotes equitable and inclusive behaviours and practices, and we respect the diversity of our people; in their ideas, work styles, backgrounds and perspectives. We believe that success with our people will lead to success with our customers, stakeholders and our community over the long term.

    We value health and safety and are committed to the wellbeing of our people. Every level of our business embraces safety and it is firmly embedded in our culture. Our employee and contractor portals ensure that our people are well inducted, continually trained, and that they have a practical guide to understanding and meeting our health and safety objectives and targets. We further cement this commitment by proactively reviewing our practices and methods to ensure the safety of our people, all persons with whom we work, and the wider community.

    We take pride in investing in our people and strive to be an employer of choice in the industry.

  • Sheppard Earthmoving started in July 2005 as a small family business with Ross Sheppard acting as sole trader. The first staff member was employed by Sheppard Earthmoving in November 2010. Today, the staff totals 16 and is rapidly growing, a testament to the quality of service provided.

    The Sheppard Earthmoving organisation consists of:

    • Owner and General Manager – Ross Sheppard
    • Owner and Contracts & Business Manager – Leesa Sheppard
    • Plant Operators and/or Heavy Truck Drivers – 14 employees