Who we are
We specialise in earthmoving, excavation, demolition, drainage, construction, contaminated site remediation, track and road maintenance, landscaping, rock supply, landfill management, trucking and transport works.
Laying the groundwork for a better tomorrow
Who we are
What we do
We complete jobs ranging in scope from residential charge-up works requiring an in-house design, through to fully scheduled commercial tenders with engineered plans.
How we do it
We’re powered by 180+ highly skilled staff, all well equipped with a range of advanced plant, equipment and technology to ensure industry-leading delivery.
A strong reputation
Our strong reputation is built on a foundation of close client relationships and an outstanding track record in all aspects of civil construction. We’ve effectively delivered both small and large-scale projects under a range of challenging conditions. Our innovative team’s dedicated to delivering with integrity, as agreed, every time.
Why choose us?
We’re long-standing experts in earthworks and we’ve been delivering first-rate civil construction projects since 2002.
Health and Safety
Comprehensive Health and Safety is an essential element of all divisions and operations across our entire organisation.
Our dedicated team of 180+ in-house experts have a wide range of experience across all areas of civil construction.
We apply a high degree of social and environmental responsibility across all operations from start-to-finish.
We offer a full range of integrated services to enable single-point end-to-end solutions for construction projects of any size.
We’re dedicated to advanced quality assurance measures across all aspects of civil construction. More than 50% of our projects are for repeat clients.
What we do
Looking for a demolition contractor? Our highly experienced team is well-equipped to deliver safe and efficient demolitions with absolute precision.
Our NZTA-approved major road construction projects have helped to improve road safety South Island-wide.
With repeat clients representing more than 50% of our commercial construction projects, rest assured we’ve got the technical know-how, state-of-the-art fleet, and management expertise to deliver your project successfully.
We specialise in the construction of high-quality residential and commercial subdivisions South Island-wide.
Contaminated Site Remediation
Our wide range of experience and expertise sets us apart as we continually deliver contaminated land remediation services to the highest standards.
Landscaping & rock walls
Looking for a landscape contractor? Our fully customised cost-effective landscapes, rock and retaining walls are designed to enhance developments of any size.
Looking for a drain layer? From common to complex, we’re experts in the construction of reliable, durable, fully compliant drainage systems.
We’re one of New Zealand’s most sought-after farming irrigation constructors providing industry-leading farm irrigation systems and infrastructure.
With over 20 years of residential construction experience, we pair proven practical advice with finely-tuned project management techniques to ensure a successful delivery, every time.
Paul Smith Earthmoving upholds a strong commitment to developing and maintaining long-term relationships with all clients. We achieve this through our five key values:
100% Client Commitment
We offer total commitment to each client from beginning to end.
We work collaboratively as a hands-on team to produce top-quality outcomes.
We generate innovative solutions tailored to precise client requirements.
Comprehensive Health & Safety
We prioritise comprehensive site safety and environmentally responsible operations.
We deliver with integrity, as agreed, every time.
Our team takes pride in upholding our values to produce high-quality work, as we foster long-term client relationships built on trust and respect.
“Higgins and Paul Smith Earthmoving have built a strong collaborative partnership through successful delivery of projects in Canterbury. PSE has been a criterial enabler to assist Higgins to increase our market share. PSE has done this through innovative construction techniques and collaborative working with our clients to achieve best project outcomes. Bruce and Ray bring energy and solutions that outstrip their competitors. Their ongoing loyalty and commitment means there’s no better partner to complement our strategic objectives.”
Christchurch Branch Manager