About Welshy

About Welshy Contracting


Welshy Contracting – where quality starts from the ground up 

Established in Ashburton, Welshy Contracting works throughout the South Island to meet our customers' diverse needs. Welshy and the team can manage all contracting requirements both large and small whether that be agricultural, commercial or residential. We provide a full range of asphalting services, underground projects and fencing. There’s dry hire, offering a wide range of earthmoving equipment and heavy machinery, along with trailer hire and trailers for sale.

The History of Welshy Contracting and Mark Davies ‘Welshy’

The Davies family arrived in New Zealand in April 2001. Welshy has brought over 15 years of experience in contracting and rural operations which he gained in Wales. Welshy Digger Hire Ltd was established in 2004 by Mark Davies, ‘Welshy’, as a single digger and truck operation, providing excavation works in the Canterbury region. Welshy has grown the business to a team of around 20 dedicated employees who offer the same genuine personal service. Welshy Digger Hire Ltd has grown substantially over the years and to better describe the services offered by the company, the decision was made to trade under the name; Welshy Contracting Limited. 

Meet the qualified team at Welshy Contracting 

When it comes to Welshy Contracting, every operator has the appropriate driver licenses, WTC endorsement and the right competency to fulfil the job to the highest quality. We encourage health and safety, so all our team members have Site Safe and First Aid. Where needed, teams have a STMS Level 1 qualified worker and TC for traffic management needed onsite. Along with having extensive agricultural experience, our team members have the competency for any work in the commercial or civil industries.

Mark Davies, Welshy

Managing Director

Please contact Welshy for any jobs or projects you may have coming up. Welshy has years of experience and enjoys engaging in new and exciting adventures. For a free quote, call Welshy for all your contracting needs.

Jason McLeod

Project Manager

Jason has been with Welshy Contracting for the past few years. He is looking after our underground services projects around the South Island. Jason knows the area quite well and has many years’ experience with underground services including fibre and power cable installation.

Brian Cavill

Workshop Engineer

Brian joined Welshy Contracting with an experienced background of engineering and has a very good knowledge of machinery. He works in the main office workshop but often travels around for maintenance. For any machinery repairs or engineering questions, please contact Brian.

Colum O'Reilly

Agricultural Site Foreman

Colum is a new member to the team at Welshy Contracting working with our new division, Welshy Agricultural Services. Colum has a very skilful background in the agricultural industry from working with contractors and working on a farm, Colum comes with the right knowledge. For a free quote or for more information, give Colum a call 

Kelly Jamison

Accounts/Office Manager

Kelly has been a part of the Welshy Contracting team for over 5 years. For any accounting needs or questions please get in touch with Kelly

Megan Davies

Health & Safety/Administration

Megan has worked very closely with Welshy Contracting for many years. If you have any questions or want a chat about a job, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Megan.