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The History of Fergusons Earthmoving

Ferguson Earthmoving was originally established by Mackley Ferguson Senior in 1947 and following in the footsteps of his father, the business was carried on by Mackley R Ferguson in 1982.


Predominately the business was revolved around projects on the West Coast. Completing major civil infrastructure  projects including roading and bridges, linking the West Coast community and forging the way as a leading earthmoving and civil construction business.

Since 2015, James Ferguson (Son of Mackley) has established further earthmoving work within the Canterbury area completing residential and commercial projects for clients. James has over 20 years of experience with earthmoving, backfilling and civil structures. 

James and his team have an exceptional rapport with clients and with a reputation throughout the industry for high quality work, Fergusons Earthmoving are the excavation specialists you can really trust.


We are honest and ethical in every business transaction. We meet our commitments and quality is always our first priority of business. Our clients can always count on us to deliver a superior service for each and every job.


We offer the benefit of over 20 years of experience and meticulous attention to detail to ensure your project runs smoothly, on time and on budget, from concept to completion. 

Health and Safety

We make job site safety a priority on every project and comply with the highest safety standards in place. 


James has completed his B-grade Quarry Manager certificate. He holds in-depth knowledge around legislative and regulatory requirements and is able to plan and implement safe and productive operations.

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