About Us


It’s no accident that the Heavy Construction Academy is the nation’s leading institution for the training and certification of Heavy Equipment Operators. With modern equipment, state-of-the-art facilities and an ideal training field, HCA has become one of the most effective and efficient training sites in the world.

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Ralph DelVecchio, Heavy Construction Academy’s founder and President, spent nearly two decades at the helm of a successful Excavation and Site Development company. In 2004 he founded the institution that is now the Heavy Construction Academy (HCA). His extensive industry experience and first-hand knowledge of equipment operations are seen in all aspects of the institution. HCA’s faculty are, themselves, seasoned industry professionals. The Construction Academy has years worth of practical experience! Request your FREE HCA BROCHURE below to learn more!

“My goal was to find successful industry pro’s and bring them to work for the Academy. We did just that. Our instructors are, without question, the best in the business with many years experience in the industry. We’ve hired and managed a lot of operators. We know, firsthand, what employers are looking for because it’s what we were looking for and we pass that knowledge on to our students.”

– Ralph DelVecchio, HCA Founder & President

Under Mr. DelVecchio’s leadership, his institutions have trained and certified thousands of knowledgeable and proficient Heavy Equipment Operators. If you want real, current, usable industry knowledge and skills, this is where you come.