Our History

From humble beginnings, Rintoul Civil has expanded over time to be the established major player in the upper North Island civil construction industry that we see today.

The company was founded by Ken and Phyllis Rintoul in 1987 under the name Ken Rintoul Builders Limited (KRB). Growth of this small, sole-proprietor building operation was inevitable as Ken began to take on larger projects over a larger geographical area.

Despite 7 years of successful operation in the building industry, Ken sensed further opportunities in the civil construction industry and the company’s strategic direction was altered to take advantage of these opportunities. The company name was changed from KRB to Ken Rintoul Cartage and General Contractors Limited (KRCGC) in 1994 to mark this change in focus.

This decision proved to be very prudent as KRCGC achieved steady growth due to the successful completion of a variety of regional projects. The company had now become medium-sized with increased staff levels and turnover.

In 2006 Ken changed the company name to Rintoul Civil Limited with the vision of becoming an even larger and more comprehensive civil construction organisation. The continuing desire for quality and professional service was reaffirmed with this change.

Since 2006 Rintoul Civil has gone from strength to strength, taking on larger and more ambitious projects. Project and contract management systems have been re-engineered to guarantee customer satisfaction. Rintoul Civil achieved QEST accreditation in 2008 and also updated their Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality policies and procedures.

With a long and intimate history, it is no wonder the culture at Rintoul Civil is one of continual improvement. With this “can-do” attitude we, at Rintoul Civil, are excited to confront the challenges and seize the opportunities the future will bring.