Leader Earthworks sees amazing growth with Cat equipment.

It’s been a massive eight years for owner and director of Leader Earthworks, Phil Immisch, who specialises in bulk earthworks and plant hire services in the northern parts of NSW.

This impressive growth has seen Phil take the business from a one man, one machine operation in 2014 to a company with over 40 staff and 50 pieces of equipment in 2022. What is Phil’s strategy for achieving success and growth?

“When newer, modern equipment is released, we phase out the older versions rather than stubbornly sticking with them. As a result, our fleet of Cat equipment is among the most modern in northern NSW. This ensures our machines are reliable and our service maintains high safety standards,” said Phil.

Leader Earthworks (Leader) is a great example of what’s possible with the right machinery partner, a great team with a can-do attitude, and a true ‘leader’ at the helm.


Adding to his team and fleet over the last few years has allowed Phil to diversify and grow Leader to offer a variety of services and take on more projects than ever before.

Leader provides plant hire and bulk earthworks contracting for civil construction, agriculture and mining projects. As a diverse, professional plant hire service and excavation company, they offer a variety of services that their operators are highly proficient at completing. These services include excavation, drainage installation, storm water drainage installation, pipe laying, road works, driveway construction, house pads/laser levelled, retaining wall construction, demolition, dam construction, pool construction, post hole drilling and fencing, landscape preparation, dirt/rock removal and site clean ups.

“We have worked on some of Australia’s largest government funded infrastructure projects, including railways, highways and bridges. Our fleet is now over 50 pieces of equipment and our success on these projects comes down to the quality of our machinery and our highly skilled operators. We have also built a reputation for having the machinery and operators to complete work on terrain in challenging environments, like steep hills or inclines which regular machines can’t access. No one wants downtime with breakdowns – our Caterpillar range and our excellent relationship with WesTrac has been vital in this area. Our operators love working in our Cat machines from both a performance and comfort perspective,” said Phil.

Full article can be seen here https://www.westrac.com.au/blog/leader-earthworks-sees-amazing-growth-with-cat-equipment