Ward Demolition was founded in 1987 by Peter Ward. Fresh from the farm, with a land cruiser utility and tandem trailer, he was keen to try something new. He started off doing small jobs and helping bigger civil contractors, as Ward didn’t yet have machinery of their own. As things grew he purchased a six-wheeler truck and bobcat with a breaker attached. Later came a 12 tonne digger, with a breaker more valuable than the machine itself. Staff still fondly recall it. “We took the whole package and worked the machine 20 hours a day. It paid for itself seven or eight times over.”
Ward Demolition now operates a huge fleet of machinery. We have 50 excavators ranging in size from one tonne to 70 tonne, including high reach, super high reach, skid steer loaders and wheel loaders. Our haulage fleet consists of 20 truck and trailers, hook bins and articulated barrel bins, ranging in size from four wheelers to eight wheelers. All vehicles are equipped with GPS systems. We have two transporter trucks that move our plant to various sites, as well as four crushing and screening plants.
We now employ over 100 people, working across the full spectrum of residential, commercial and industrial demolition, including machinery hire, resource recovery, recycling and salvage.
All salvaged material from our demolition sites around the country are brought to our salvage yard in Onehunga, Auckland.