Our History.

Our company opened for business in 1983, beginning with one small Case backhoe, a bulldozer, hard work, and dedication to completing the job. We have steadily grown over the years doing large commercial and public site work projects until 2001, when we started Alleghany Farm Services, LLC.

In 2010 Chad Klotzbach joined the business after completing his Civil Engineering degree from Clarkson University. In 2011 we have added 3 Trimble RTK GPS systems to our drainage business.

Our business continues to grow with 90% of our work in the agricultural market. We strive to maintain great working relationships in the local agricultural community.

This fact, along with our continual commitment to staying well informed of the latest industry technologies ensures our commitment to provide you, the customer, with the best product available.

We begin each project with detailed engineering combined with an accurate cost estimate specific to your project. Alleghany Farm Services LLC., delivers on-grade, on-time work with a focus on conservation and strong ecological standards.

Whatever requirement that your project may entail, Alleghany Farm Services, LLC, is confident that we can meet and exceed your expectations. Whether it is an intricate farm drainage design and installation or site grading, we will provide you with an end product that we will be proud to put our name on.


Drew Klotzbach started with
a single backhoe, bulldozer,
hardwork, and dedication.


Started Alleghany Farm
Services, LLC.


Chad Klotzbach joined the
business after completing
his Civil Engineering degree.


Added three Trimble RTK GPS
systems to our drainage business.




AFS started as Klotzbach Excavating, mainly working on small residential and commercial jobs. Drew quickly grew the company to focus on large commercial projects, including installing farm drainage systems. Having started with a handful of equipment and a whole lot of hard work and determination, Drew’s built AFS into the largest farm drainage company in New York State alongside his son, Chad. He has long understood that for farmers and growers to maximize their crop yields, improving their field drainage was critical. Today the company is a leader in GPS and digital mapping, leveraging technology to produced the highest return on investment for AFS clients.

  • Over 30 years of hands-on experience
  • Highly experienced in all areas of construction management, excavation, and farm drainage


Chad is responsible for daily operational task allocation with employees and assets. He actively communicates with clients, suppliers, and contractors on daily needs, requests, and changes. He ensures that the well over 150 pieces of equipment are scheduled effectively throughout various job sites. From the client’s perspective, he surveys prospective jobs, determines the needed materials, and creates estimates. Additionally, he uses his industry knowledge to creating custom drainage designs, with consideration of local factors and customer requests. Ultimately, he’s been instrumental in growing AFS into the largest farm drainage company in New York State.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Civil Engineering, Clarkson University
  • MBA, International Business, Canisius College
  • Planning Board Member, Town of Alabama, Basom, NY

Employment Opportunities.

  • Equipment Operator

    We are always interested in meeting qualified, experienced equipment operators.

    If you have valid experience, a clean record and can pass a drug test, please reach out via the contact form at the bottom of the website or call us.