Company History

Based in Silverdale, Hick Bros Civil Construction Ltd has been a significant force in the earthmoving industry since it’s formation in 1986, although our roots extend much further into the history of New Zealand Civil Construction.

Originally the company was established by four brothers – Bob, Wayne, Bill and Steve, all of whom brought with them extensive experience in the earthmoving industry working both individually and combining for larger projects.


A fifth brother, Gary, joined the company bringing with him experience in both management and company administration.


Mark Cole joined the company as our Project Engineer, assisting in the development of company management and enabling more substantial projects to be undertaken as head contractor, Mark becomes a Director/Shareholder/CEO and leads the engineering and tender processing team ensuring that successful tenders become successful contracts, driving this with an emphasis on maintaining good long-term relationships with our clients. Gary Hick retires, but activily represents Hick Bros  as a founding and major sponsor for Silverdale Rugby Club.


Rob Fenwick joined the team as project manager and subsequently became Director/Shareholder and General Manager. Rob has brought his extensive experience including a strong understanding and development of construction methodologies, large earthworks and land stabilisation projects and difficult engineering soils. Rob is team focused, and draws on the collective knowledge of the team to achieve innovative or best for project solutions to problems.

Despite significant change and growth, being a business with a core of family members and an employer of local staff, we maintain that family dynamic with our now much larger extended family.


The last 10 years have seen significant growth and changes at Hick Bros. Steve has retired out of the business. Wayne and Cherry have retired from their directorships and shareholdings and but are still actively supporting and developing the legacy of Hick Bros Civil Construction through the training center. Mark and Rob continue to lead the Hick Bros into an exciting future of opportunity for all of our team.