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About ABL

Amalgamated Builders Limited (ABL) is a privately-owned construction company that has operated in the South Island since 1972. We have a reputation for quality that is only surpassed by its reputation for safety.

ABL place the Client at the heart of everything we do. Dreams and aspirations become a reality and our Clients become our friends by knowing us, liking us and trusting us.

The Longevity of our company is testament to the relationships we have formed during the last 43 years. We have an open and constructive style that translates into innovative thinking, practical building solutions and no surprises for our clients.

ABL can provide the full range of construction services required to deliver large-scale and complex projects that offer accountability, technical expertise and attention to detail. We take responsibility for seamless construction management.

Read more about the company, our team approach and our career opportunities, or simply contact your nearest ABL office.

Our Story

The journey started on 1st November 1961. The day when Graeme Hill, a young, local Invercargill builder opened the doors to his own company, G.R. Hill Ltd.

The company’s reputation grew with each completed project until it became synonymous with quality, craftsmanship, a commitment to get the job done on time and a strong work ethic. Values that still remain an integral part of the company philosophy today.

By 1972 it was clear that the company needed to expand and Graeme went in to partnership with another Invercargill builder (Steve Farrant) and Amalgamated Builders was born. More changes came in 1980 when Graeme acquired the majority shareholding and he carefully steered ABL through the lean years of the late 80’s and early 90’s by ‘tackling any job coming’ from wharves to wool sheds.

Further expansion and additions to the management team over the past 20 years has ensured that ABL has the leadership and expertise required for almost any building project.

The team approach is a structure that Graeme believes is very beneficial to the company by keeping each regionally based team focused on delivering projects with Directors taking a more strategic view of the South Island business as a whole.

As for Graeme, he can reflect with pride on the success of a company he began over 50 years ago. A company built on the quiet satisfaction from a job well done.

What we Do

ABL specialise in delivering commercial construction projects and pride ourselves on our ability to find innovative yet practical solutions across all project types and industry sectors, including;

• Education & Universities
• Civil Works
• Earthquake Strengthening
• Community & Social Care
• Industrial
• Agricultural
• Heritage
• Medical & Healthcare
• Retail
• Aged Care
• Adventure & Entertainment
• Sports & Recreation
• Public & Civic Buildings
• Hotels & Hospitality
• Residential & Apartments
• Tourism