Fletcher Construction

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Fletcher Construction
Industry Construction
Founded 1919; 98 years ago
Headquarters Auckland, New Zealand
Area served
New Zealand, Fiji
Products Building products
Services Construction
Parent Fletcher Building
Website www.fletcherconstruction.co.nz

The Fletcher Construction Company Limited is a New Zealand construction company[1] and a subsidiary of Fletcher Building. It and Fletcher Residential make up the Construction division of Fletcher Building. Fletcher Construction is widely recognised in New Zealand, and has participated in various major projects including constructing the Auckland Sky Tower.

It has four main divisions:

  • Building and interiors
  • South Pacific
  • Infrastructure
  • Earthquake Recovery


In 1908 James Fletcher senior, a builder and stonemason from Scotland, began a building business along with his brother William John Fletcher and Englishman Albert Morris. The firm was known as Fletcher and Morris and later became Fletcher Bros.[2] The first house they built together, in 1909, still stands and is open to the public in Dunedin.[3] The company itself was first registered as a limited liability company in 1919.

In 1925 the company headquarters was moved to Auckland, and in 1940 Fletcher Construction became a subsidiary of the Fletcher Holdings group, which listed on the share market that year.[2] In 1942, following the resignation of his father to help New Zealand's war effort, James Fletcher junior became Managing Director of the company. Fletcher junior placed a greater emphasis on the firms building products manufacturing divisions, with Fletcher Construction retaining the core construction business.[4]

Major projects[edit]

Major projects have included:


  1. ^ Gibson, Anne (6 March 2006). "Red ink reins in builder Mainzeal". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "University of Auckland Business History Project - Fletcher Challenge". University of Auckland. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  3. ^ "The Fletcher House". The Fletcher Trust. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  4. ^ Graeme Hunt (2007-08-31). "Sir James Fletcher, the mild-mannered man of steel". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  5. ^ Building activity. Evening Post. 2 March 1939.
  6. ^ Te Papa (from the Fletcher Construction website. Retrieved 2007-11-25.)
  7. ^ Sky City Casino (from the Fletcher Construction website. Retrieved 2007-11-25.)
  8. ^ Sky Tower (from the Fletcher Construction website. Retrieved 2007-11-25.)
  9. ^ Westpac Stadium (from the Fletcher Construction website. Retrieved 2007-11-25.)
  10. ^ Manapouri (from the Fletcher Construction website. Retrieved 2007-11-25.)
  11. ^ Upper Harbour Bridge (from the Fletcher Construction website. Retrieved 2007-11-25.)
  12. ^ High-Tech Bridge Buildings Hits Fiji - e.nz magazine, IPENZ, July/August 2007, Page 21
  13. ^ Manukau Harbour Crossing, January 2009 - NZ Transport Agency newsletter. Accessed 2009-08-09.

Further reading[edit]

  • Goldsmith, Paul (2009). Fletchers: A Centennial History of Fletcher Building (hardback). Auckland: Davia Ling Publishing. ISBN 978-1-877378-35-5. 
  • Smith, Jack (2009). No Job Too Big: A History of Fletcher Construction, Volume I: 1909-1940 (hardback). Wellington: Steele Roberts. ISBN 978-1-877448-69-0. 

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