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ABL is a multi-award-winning construction company renowned for the loyalty of its long-serving workforce.

Many of our staff have been with us throughout their career, which says something about ABL’s team attitude and the investment we put into staff, including operating an apprenticeship training programme.

ABL offers you a long-term, enjoyable and supported career. Valued employees benefit from:

  • An excellent subsidised Southern Cross Health Insurance Policy after three months’ service
  • A safe workplace
  • Competitive wages
  • Clear career pathways with ongoing training opportunities
  • Strong mentoring culture
  • Diverse and challenging construction experiences
  • Regular ‘tool box’ meetings so each team member can have input into construction projects

ABL is an equal-opportunity employer in accordance with ability, without regard to age, national origin, gender, religion, ethical beliefs, marital status or any other form of discrimination.


ABL is different from other construction companies thanks to the quality of its team; reliable, hardworking, highly skilled, highly experienced team members who are able to have a good laugh.

We feel that at the end of the day, working for ABL should be more than a job well done.

The company was founded by Invercargill-based builder Graeme Hill, and has grown over the years to include co-directors Pat Burke (Queenstown), Bruce Middleton (Invercargill), Richard Johnston (Dunedin). In fact many of our team of approximately 130 have come up ‘through the ranks’; people we have trained and who have remained with us for extensive periods of time. Hill, Burke and Middleton worked their way up through the trades while Johnston has a background in quantity surveying.