Rintoul Civil Ltd

457 Kerikeri Road
RD 3
Kerikeri 0293

Ph. 09 407 3399
Fax. 09 407 3398

E: mail@rintoulcivil.co.nz

Rintoul Civil are proud Supporters Of:

Kerikeri FC

Kerikeri High School

Okaihau Primary

SB Motorsport


Company Profile


Rintoul Civil is a civil and construction company that has built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time, and at a competitive price. We pride ourselves on being skilled and experienced in all aspects of civil construction and this, combined with our extensive knowledge of the upper North Island market, has established us as major players in this industry.

Our commitment to innovation and excellence invariably results in a successfully completed project for both contractor and client. We understand and promote the idea of working as a partnership with our clients to ensure their goals are met.

At Rintoul Civil we never rest upon our laurels and are passionate and driven to continue the high levels of customer satisfaction we have achieved over the past 25 years.

We undertake a variety of projects for a wide range of cliental – from small private developments to large Government projects. Our unique and flexible project management systems ensure that a positive outcome is achieved regardless of size or nature of the project.

Rintoul Civil are current members of the NZ Contractors’ Federation, QEST, NZ Road Transport Association, and were awarded ‘NZ Contractor of the year’ in 2000.

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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.

Our Values - Quality

Quality is king at Rintoul Civil. We aim to make sure that the expectations of the client, engineer and all stakeholders are fully complied with and that projects are delivered with a high standard of workmanship in a timely manner. We always use products and materials that meet or exceed the requirements of the contract documents and ensure our staff are adequately trained.

We are currently a QEST accredited contractor, are TNZ TSQ1 certified, and are working towards compliance with ISO 9001-Quality Management Systems.

Health and Safety

The health, safety and welfare of all staff, sub-contractors, clients and visitors is significantly important to Rintoul Civil, and it is our intention to strive for excellence in the effective health and safety management of all construction sites under our control.

We also aim to effectively mitigate all hazards arising from our facilities, activities and site specific environments.

We are currently a member of Site Safe and are a QEST accredited contractor. We also ensure we comply with all legal obligations, relevant standards and codes of practice with a commitment to developing a culture of safety within the civil construction industry.

Environmental Sustainability

At Rintoul Civil we understand that environmental sustainability is everyone’s responsibility and as a prominent local company we are prepared to lead the way in this regard. We also realise that a commitment to the environment is not just socially responsible, but also good business practice as we seek to increase our constantly growing reputation. For this reason we ensure that our environmental policy is implemented throughout every facet of our business.

Simply put, our overall objective is to carry out our operations in a way which manages and minimises any adverse environmental impact and to prevent any pollution.

We are currently a QEST accredited contractor.

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Our Team

At Rintoul Civil we have an energetic and highly motivated team who enjoy completing projects to the highest of industry standards.

Currently, we have approximately 15 staff on our team with a wide range of experience and skills to ensure we can successfully deliver on any project. A very high average employment duration of 7.25 years signifies the devotion, reliability, experience and commitment that customers can expect us to provide on every job we undertake.

At Rintoul Civil we fully believe the adage “Your staff are your most important asset”. We realise that the personal and professional development of our team is imperative in ensuring the successful delivery of projects, and thus the success of our business. We therefore invest in our staff through comprehensive training programmes, mentoring and coaching. The rewards of this philosophy are inevitably shared with customers through increased satisfaction and better quality service.

Our administration office is based in Kerikeri whilst our operations are centred 25km west in Okaihau. Confining the majority of our business to the upper North Island ensures that clients get local contractors with local knowledge and expertise.

Company Profile

General Manager / Founder / Director
Ken Rintoul

Ken Rintoul

Ken has been the cornerstone of the company since its establishment in 1987. His is vastly experienced in both the practical aspects of civil construction and in the management and strategic decision making of the organisation.

Accounting Department / Founder / Director
Phyllis Rintoul

Phyllis Rintoul

Phyllis founded the company with Ken in 1987 and has been working for the company ever since in a variety of roles. Phyllis now oversees the accounting department and assists in the day-to-day running of the business.


We have an extensive fleet of machinery and equipment including the following:

  • Heavy Transporter (75 Tonne capacity)
  • Watercarts
  • Six-wheeler Tippers with Trailers
  • Tractor Units
  • Tractors
  • Crew Trucks / Small Tippers
  • Bulldozers and Scoops
  • Excavators and Skid Steel Excavators
  • Graders
  • Mowers
  • Rollers
  • Drainage Shields
  • Crawler Crane (50 Tonne)
  • Forklifts
  • Other related small plant (plate compactors, etc)

Please note that if we do not currently have any equipment that is required for a project we will hire it for the duration of that project at discounted prices and these savings are passed on to the customer.

Equipment is available for hire subject to availability. Please contact us with your requirements.

It is the combination of these capital resources and our valuable human resources that enables us to deliver a successfully completed project on budget and on time.

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