About Us

Our Key Values


Of Staff and Suppliers.

Environmental Responsibility

Environmentally Responsible to the Community while meeting the requirements of the law.


Developing positive alliances with sub-contractors, suppliers, clients and staff.


With a “Can Do Attitude”. Projects completed how, when, where required and for the price the client wants.


Of the Company and Staff to be around for a long time.

Formal certification of our management system demonstrates our commitment to quality, productivity and customer satisfaction

Team Commitment, the foundation of our success

Charlie Taylor, CEO

From when the late Bob Taylor, and his wife Marlene, took on their first employee through to the present day, the Taylors have understood that the company’s development and point of differentiation is driven by its staff.

The family run business now involves a wider group of unrelated people who are treated as if they are part of an extended family.

Taylors Contracting Co Ltd began in 1971 when the late Bob Taylor and his wife Marlene bought a single Fiat bulldozer and went about the district clearing land, building tracks, roads for forestry clients, irrigation dams for horticulture and general farm water supply ponds.

Today the core business is much the same, but Taylors Contracting Co Ltd now employ over 160 staff and is based at its purpose built facility in Brightwater, near Nelson, New Zealand. It is a modern computer network based business using integrated design and contract management systems, GPS survey equipment, the latest soil testing equipment, and has a communications network covering over 130 machines.

Taylors Contracting Company Limited is Telarc Registered for Quality Health & Safety and Environmental. This means that the business has been independently and professionally assessed and demonstrates a commitment to perform.

Despite the growth, the business is still very much a family affair with sons Charlie and Matt Taylor managing the business. Dominant themes throughout the business are Quality, Safety, and Environmental responsibility. Taylors Contracting Co Ltd have a management system that is regularly audited.

Taylors Board Members October 2017, from left to right: Craig Dennis, Ian Kearney (Chairman), Matt Taylor, Marlene Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Graham Hosie (since retired), Steve Hart and Arthur Taylor (absent).

Lindsay McKenzie also joined the board in 2019.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is ingrained into our company culture…it is just how we do things. Please view our company in-house Health & Safety video below, featuring some of our employees.


Taylors Contracting pursue knowledge and practices that lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions, which helps protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations. We plan for and are committed to, protecting the environment and will proactively minimise adverse effects of our activities or endeavour to leave it better than we found it.

We have recently set up a dedicated Environmental Business Unit, employed an Environmental Advisor and have an in-house Environmental Committee to ensure our objectives are being met.

Since implementing these new environmental initiatives we have received the 2019 Civil Contractors Nelson Marlborough Environmental Award and the 2019 Top of the South Forestry Environmental Excellence Award.

TOTS Forestry 2019 Environmental Excellence Award

2019 Civil Contractors Awards, (Photo by: Barry Whitnall)

Our Machinery

As one of the most significant civil engineering contracting companies in the South Island, Taylors has a strong resource base available for contract works. All plant currently operated by Taylors is fully owned by the company, and is up-to-date due to a progressive replacement programme. In addition, Taylors have a range of hand tools and small items of plant for manual based work. Taylors are also able to enlist the aid of a range of local sub-contractors on an on-call basis.