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The History of Welshy Contracting and Mark Davies ‘Welshy’


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 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: 

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.

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.

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

Michael Oliver

Agricultural Site Foreman

Michael has recently joined the team at Welshy Contracting. Originally from the UK, Michael brings with him many years of agricultural work including farming, fencing and contracting work. For any agricultural job, Michael is the guy for you. His machinery skills are very impressive and his the dedication to the get the job done right. 
Give Michael a call for any of your agricultural and farming jobs

Megan Davies


Megan has worked very closely with Welshy Contracting for many years. You will normally find her in the office so if you have questions or want to chat about a job, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Megan 


Tomos Davies

Project Engineer

Tomos has also worked closely with Welshy Contracting over the years. With his civil engineering background and experience of working in the UK, Tomos bring a lot of knowledge to the team helping to get the quality of work above and beyond. 

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