Our Projects Overview

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Drummond and Etheridge, East Street - Ashburton

New offices, workshop and showroom

Design and Construction of Drummond and Etheridge’s new office’store and Workshop was completed by Thompson Construction & Engineering in September 2010.

The Thompson objective from the beginning of this project was to come up with a practical and cost effective design without compromising the appearance and aesthetics of the building.

Drummond and Etheridge approached Thompson to come up with a concept that covered their brief, incorporating every aspect of their John Deere operation. Sales, servicing, parts and administration areas are all specifically tailored to their needs. Matt Galbraith from Drummond and Etheridge writes:

“One of the best decisions made throughout the entire build process was appointing Thompson’s as both the main contractor and also in the role of project manager. Our initial concepts for the dealership were simply not affordable, so we needed to work with a company that could still provide the functionality we required, but also at a sensible price tag. Thompson’s not only redesigned the vision, they delivered on it also, coming in on time and budget.”
The Project Management involved the site-works design, costing, contractor appointment and overall management from “paddock to pavement”. An ECAN consent for the storm water discharge was also required and this was handled by Thompson’s in addition to the council consents.

Matt Continues, “We have had nothing but positive feedback from our clients and our staff now have a facility that they can be proud of also. Throughout the entire process, Thompson’s have been professional, efficient and best of all, run by characters who share similar values to Drummond & Etheridge, with a “down to earth”, “can do” mentality. Thompson’s were recommended to us by our clients and we would certainly recommend them to anyone considering a design and build project. We have already used them on our Timaru Dealership refurbishment and look forward to working with them on future projects”.


Drummond and Etheridge Timaru
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Ullrich Aluminium Co Ltd
Racecourse Road - Washdyke Timaru


Seedlands Ltd Timaru
Elginshire Street - Washdyke, Timaru

Listed below is a list of previous jobs carried out by Thompson Construction & Engineering. The list contains repeat clients of Thompson.

  • Rooney Earthmoving Ltd Timaru
  • Timaru DHB
  • Scarlett Hydraulics
  • Ullrich Aluminium
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Primpac Industrial
  • Drummond & Etheridge Ashburton - John Deere Dealership
  • Pye Partnership
  • Starsmeare Doors
  • Gordon Handy Timaru - John Deere Dealership
  • Tayler and Son’s
  • Orari Estate
  • Seedlands Ltd
  • Brian and Lyn Stratford
  • Steel and Tube (Timaru)
  • Southern Packers
  • Turley Farms
  • Mainfreight
  • Placemakers
  • Air Milford
  • P Johnstone