• Meet The Team

    The People Behind the Company
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The Team

Meet the People Behind Noble Excavating

Management Team


Chris Bache

Senior Project Estimator and Manager

Chris Bache began working full time with Noble Excavating in 2008 as a construction manager. He brings 15+ years’ experience in all phases of the construction industry. Chris has worked with a multitude of clients in both the public and private sectors. His experience includes estimating projects and managing large crews in a variety of construction environments. He is backed by strong credentials and a proven history of on-time, on-budget and high-quality project completions.

Outside Of Work: When not working, he can be found doing just about ANYTHING outdoors! He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, snow biking, dirt biking, boating and spending time with his family!


Eric Drake

Project Estimator and Manager

Eric is a construction manager with 15 years’ experience in all sectors of the construction industry. He has worked with the USFS, BNSF, FAA, MDT, FHA and other various private clients. Experience includes managing crews of up to 20 in a variety of projects. Eric has successfully supervised and managed a large array of projects since 2006. Projects Include reconstruction of the terminal ramp at Spokane International Airport, large diameter horizontal bores for WSDOT, multiple highway construction projects for the Montana Department of transportation, various site work projects for new building construction, mine reclamations, various projects for BNSF, utility jobs, and road work for the USFS.

Outside Of Work: He has a passion for bow hunting, snow biking, hiking, fishing and spending time with his family.


Jason Bache

Shop Manager

Jason has 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, 12 of which are with Noble Excavating. He has been the shop manager for 10 of those years. Self-taught with strong will to constantly better his skills, Jason finds great pride in keeping Noble Excavating's fleet running smoothly. He also fills in as needed in equipment operating, truck driving, and supervisory roles.

Outside Of Work: When Jason has spare time, he likes to watch his children play sports. He also enjoys downhill skiing and spending time with his family.



Zach Schad


Zach has 13 years of experience and success in the on-site management of a variety of projects, including USFS, road construction, utility, infrastructure, water, sewer, railroad construction and emergency response projects. Experience includes managing large crews on various water and sewer improvements, USFS road and stream rehabilitation, precision rail-switch installation with BNSF as-well-as road restoration for FHA. Backed by strong credentials and a proven history of on-time, on-budget and high-quality project completions.

Outside Of Work: Zach raises horses in his spare time and when he isn’t occupied with that he likes to hike, fish, hunt, watch sports and hang out with his family!


Frank Myers


Frank is a superintendent with 9 years of experience in the construction industry, and 10 years in the logging industry. He has worked with the FHA, BNSF, USFS and a multitude of other private clients. Experience includes leading crews on a variety of projects including mass excavation, highway construction, boring and large culvert replacements. Backed by strong safety and work ethics, leadership skills, and years of industry experience, Frank possess the ability to complete large-scale excavation and construction projects in a safe, cost effective, and timely manner.

Outside Of Work: Frank enjoys hunting, being in the great outdoors and being with his family.


Matt Thompson


Matt has been a part of the Noble Excavating team for 13 years. During his time with the company he has excelled in various roles, including, laboring, equipment operating and supervising. He has recently been promoted to Superintendent! Matt has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from utility work, USFS, Highway construction and rail road emergency response. He has an excellent work ethic and a comprehensive understanding of the excavation and construction industry. Matt also holds a certificate in Applied Fluvial Geomorphology.

Outside Of Work: In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors!


Levi Souther


Levi is the newest addition to the Noble Excavating team! He brings with him a catalog of knowledge in heavy highway construction having worked on highway projects ranging from 1 to 27 million dollars. He has been in lead management for two years, but has been heavily involved in all aspects of the heavy highway construction trade for the past 10 years. Levi also brings with him an extensive knowledge of Trimble GPS equipment and software. He is familiar with water, storm, sewer and mass grading as well.

Outside Of Work: In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing!

Office Staff

Kelly Salvhus

Aggregate Sales and Inventory Management

Elizabeth Moe

Human Resources/Administrative Assistant
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