About Us


Atlantic Coast Dismantling, LLC has been in business since 2008. Ben Ketschke was a founding member of the company. A recent partnership with 30-year demolition veteran Steven Testa has quickly re-established Atlantic Coast Dismantling's capabilities tenfold as the Northeast's premier demolition firm. ACD specializes in heavy civil, industrial, building, marine, bridge and selective demolition. Atlantic Coast Dismantling can also provide services in the sectors of heavy lift, critical lift, abatement and asset recovery.

Atlantic Coast Dismantling's estimating and project management staff, headed by Colin O'Hearn and Ralph Marchant, provides diverse backgrounds and industry-specific knowledge to design and implement operational plans, which are responsive to customer needs. Atlantic Coast Dismantling performs extensive project assessment and planning to develop contract terms and specifications, which address the unique requirement of each project.

Atlantic Coast Dismantling employs a staff of highly skilled experts versed in all aspects of the demolition industry. We offer a complete range of demolition services geared to fulfill the specific needs for the task at hand. This, combined with our client-oriented philosophy, will ensure the highest quality performance in the most efficient, economical, and environmentally conscious way to safely complete each project.

Steven Testa Partner
Ben Ketschke Partner
Ralph Marchant Vice President
Colin O'Hearn Chief Estimator
Barry Ketschke Senior Project Manager


ACD is equipped to do any job with our vast amount of heavy demolition equipment. Currently, ACD owns the following equipment:

(3) Komatsu PC1250 Excavators - One equipped with 150' Telescoping High Reach Boom

(2) CAT 374 Excavators

(8) CAT 349 Excavators

(3) CAT 335 Zero Turn Excavators

(3) CAT 328 Zero Turn Excavators

(2) CAT 972 Loaders

(4) Takeuchi TB280 Mini-Excavators

ACD utilizes hydraulic hammers up to 25,000 foot-pounds as well as hydraulic shears for the PC1250 with 48" jaw openings.