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One man and his hybrid digger-truck grew a business that thrives today with the same passion and entrepreneurial spirit.

Brian Perry began his business as an excavation and drainage contractor, working mainly on farm drainage around Hamilton.

His idea of a mobile truck-mounted excavator is an iconic innovation that still motivates smart civil engineers in the business today.

Groundwork begins on the new Mormon Temple in Hamilton West.

Farm work leads to sewerage and stormwater trenching contracts with local councils. Builders are quick to see the benefits for basement and footing excavation.

Pipe laying for smaller subdivision work grows to larger scale sewer and stormwater networks for the Ministry of Works.

To cope with demand, the growing business adds new machines. A workshop is established to maintain the expanding fleet.

Brian is very aware that a smart idea is only the start. His business needs to offer certainty of delivery.

The business grows rapidly – not just with innovative gear, but by Brian building a team of like-minded innovators with courage and a culture of collaboration and community.

First high-risk civil engineering contract is undertaken for Hamilton City Council (HCC sub-fluvial water supply pipeline).

Brian Perry Pile Co Ltd formed.

Taharoa offshore iron sands slurry pipeline project is undertaken with French contractor Comex. Marine Division established.

Work begins on the first of three overseas civil construction contracts in Papua New Guinea.

Construction begins on the dual fuel pipeline from Whangarei to Auckland - the largest of its type in NZ history.

Brian Perry Civil is purchased by The Fletcher Construction Company, bringing a complementary and specialist skillset to the business.

Completion of Cook Strait HVDC Cable Lay.

Wellington sewage outfall completed at Moa Point.

America's Cup facilities completed at Auckland's Viaduct Basin.

BPC wins the NZ Contractor Award for the construction of Northport Berths, Whangarei.

Fletcher Construction purchases Piletech, a specialist screw pile foundations business to add to BPC's capabilities. Piletech continues to operate as a separate business within BPC.

BPC completes piling and foundations for Fletcher Construction's multi award-winning Tauranga Harbour Link project. The large diameter piles are constructed under bentonite drilling support fluids, making this a first for NZ.

BPC completes the diaphragm walls (D-walls) for the New Lynn Rail Trench project - another New Zealand first at this scale. 

Victoria Park Tunnel wins the Civil Contractors NZ supreme award. BPC again delivers the full D-wall scope.

Head office moves from Hamilton to Auckland as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the company.

As project partner within the Mackays to Peka Peka Alliance, BPC constructs 3.0m diameter piles with the largest seismic load design to date in NZ. The piling along with extensive ground improvements make this BPC's largest foundations project ever undertaken and attracts worldwide attention.

BPC is appointed a Sub-Alliance partner to the consortia delivering the Americas Cup 36 facilities. The time-critical work constructing piles and wave breaks in a marine environment was entrusted to BPC, given our strong track record in this type of work.

Brian Perry Civil Ltd established.

Brian Perry Ltd brochure/poster

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