Graeme Blackley started contracting in 1960 with a David Brown tractor and a towed excavator doing farm drainage and mowing in the Wairarapa. Graeme and his wife Janice moved to Manawatu in 1965. In 1969 they shifted to Stoney Creek Road and established the company’s existing depot. Since those early days, the company has grown, developed, diversified and specialised. Kevin, Graeme’s eldest son, is now the Operations Manager and Managing Director. Graeme continues to pass on his valuable skills and knowledge working part-time as an assessor and trainer.
The Stoney Creek Road base is just a few kilometres north of Palmerston North. It is well located to service its rural and urban-based clients in the greater Manawatu, Central Hawkes’ Bay and the Wairarapa. We have also completed specialist projects as far south as Lumsden and as far north as Raglan.