All About This Company

Linton Contracting Ltd has earned their reputation as one of Southland's foremost specialist earthworks contracting companies through hard work. Our experience and knowledge will make sure the job is done right. We also offer our customers flexibility - we work around your schedule. Most importantly, we stand by our work; if the customer isn't happy, we're not happy.

Russell Bradley, General Manager/Co-Owner

Russell Bradley, General Manager/Co-Owner

Russell is originally from the Te Anau area and has spent the last 35 years working in earthmoving and road construction and maintenance. He worked on the Te Anau - Milford Sound Alpine Highway for 11 years and also worked in Australia for a few years in mining and general earthmoving.

Russell joined Linton Contracting in 2003, and he handles the outside operations, which means he is out in the field managing the crews. He likes that every day is different and the variety of jobs and locations. Plus, he says, he meets some really, really good people along the way.

Russell and his partner Michelle have been an item since 2001. In his free time, he enjoys, sea fishing, boating and hunting.

Peter Morgan - Contracts Manager/Co-Owner

Contracts Manager/Co-Owner

Peter joined Linton Contracting in 2011, and is the partner responsible for managing the company’s contractual obligations. He also provides technical support for the company's push into non-traditional fields. Peter has been involved in construction since 1983, where he worked as a chainman on the Milford Road. His start in the aggregate industry began in 1996, when he was appointed as a Manager at SouthRoads in the aggregates arm of the business. Peter is President of the Institute of Quarrying New Zealand Executive Board.

He enjoys the daily challenges of his job and meeting interesting people along the way.

When he's not at work, Peter likes to spend time at Manapouri with his family, race grass karts and watch his children play sports.

Margie Wilson - Office Manager

Office Manager

Margie is a born and bred local from Winton. She has been the Office Manager at Linton Contracting since 2011. Her varied background includes administration roles in transport, timber, forestry, roofing and construction. She was also the Secretary for the New Zealand Contractors Federation from 2010 until 2014.

Margie enjoys the diversity of her job from start to finish. She handles all of the paperwork and data entry, along with making sure everything runs smoothly.

When she's not trying to keep the guys at work in line, you'll find her busy studying toward a New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) quaification from SIT. Margie has two teenage daughters she runs around after, but still finds the time to enjoy time away at Manapouri, doing a bit of home decorating, gardening, indulging in good food, good wine and hanging out with her friends. 

Aaron Brown - Human Resource / Contracts Manager

Aaron Brown - Human Resource / Contracts Manager

Aaron has been providing Contract Support to Linton Contracting since September 2017.  Aaron has a background in personnel management having completed Diplomas in Human Resource Management and Occupational Health and Safety Management.

Aaron has previously worked in the transport industry and is now providing contract services to Linton Contracting.  He generally assists Peter with contract and personnel documentation, and upkeep of contract information.  He is also able to operate an ADT and provide on-site support to site personnel as required.

Aaron enjoys catching up with friends and getting away in his caravan with his wife, Philippa.

Winston DeVille - Machine Operator/Special

Machine Operator/Special

Winston's background is from the construction industry in the UK. He had his own company as an owner/operator doing housing estate developments including footings, roading, services, drains etc.

Winston and his family moved to New Zealand in November 2009 where he worked for McDowall Excavating for 2 years before joining the team at Linton Contracting Ltd as Foreman/Operator.

Winston enjoys working for Lintons as he says they are a progressive company adding new technology in the form of 2D and 3D GPS systems to their machines, which makes for a more efficient and productive environment. They are also a good crowd to get on with.

Winston has recently completed a New Zealand Certifcate in Civil Works for Road Construction and Earthworks Level 4 and is a Certified Civil Trades Person.

In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing at home with family and gardening.


Stu Davie - Supervisor / Machine Operator

Stu Davie - Supervisor / Machine Operator

Stu joined Linton Contracting Ltd in Sept 2018.  Stu's role is Site Supervisor / Dozer operator.

Stu brings over 20 years of valuable experience in earthmoving and water schemes.

Stuart has considerable experience in the installation of water reticulation systems and  he has a good understanding of the technical requirements as well as providing the best practical solution for ensuring a good long term-outcome is achieved.

Dave Hodges - Mechanic/Machine Operator

Dave Hodges - Mechanic/Machine Operator

Fitter welder by trade. Dave joined Linton's in July 2007. David does most of the servicing and maintenance of our gear as well as operating all of our heavy machines including the Terex scrapers when required.

Family and friends are a big part of Daves life and he likes to do trail rides and getting away for holidays in their motorhome.


Peter Barlow - Machine Operator

Peter Barlow - Machine Operator

Peter has been with Linton's since Jan 2005.  Peter is a Heavy Machine / Dozer Operator.

Peter specializes in the operation of dump trucks and bulldozers.

Due to his vast experience on dump trucks, Peter currently trains new dump truck operators as required.

In the last 12 months Peter has learned to operate his new 16 tonne Case 1150 dozer. This has the latest 3D technology installed to which he has mastered to a high level. 

In his spare time Peter likes hunting, collecting antiques and making rustic wooden furniture.


Bjorn Graham - Machine Operator

Bjorn Graham - Machine Operator

Bjorn's background was in the building industry for 12 years, building everything from hospitals to dairy sheds and houses.

Joing the team at Linton Contracting in June 2014, Bjorn discovered a new passion for operating heavy machinery.  In particular Bjorn enjoys the concept of quarrying and has recently completed the "B" Grade Managers Certificate and is working towards completing his "A" Grade Managers Certificate.

Out of work hours when Bjorn is not hunting or fishing his wife and  two young daughters keep him busy.

Andrew Spencer - Machine Operator

Excavator Operator

Andrew started his career in the construction/roading industry starting out in asphalt and working his way through to excavator operator.

Andrew joined the team at Linton Contracting in November 2013 where he is one of our senior excavator operators.

Andrew enjoys the challenges with earthworks, building underpasses, effluent ponds and general earthworks construction and operating his late model 20-tonne excavator with the latest 3D system.

Andrew has recently completed New Zealand Certifcate in Civil Works for Road Construction and Earthworks Level 4.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, restoring old cars and watching speedway sidecars.

Rhys Harvey - Machine Operator

Rhys Harvey - Machine Operator

Rhys started his career in the dairy industry, starting out as a general farm hand then as a general operator for a local quarry where he operated the lime rock crusher, loaded trucks and general maintenance.

Rhys joined the team at Linton Contracting in March 2014 where he is one of our multi machine operators.

Rhys enjoys operating a variety of machines eg bulldozer, grader, dump truck, scraper and excavators, with the excavator being his favourite.

In his spare time he enjoys motorbikes, rugby and socialising with his mates.

Phil Conner - Machine Operator

Phil Conner - Machine Operator

Phil returned to Linton's in 2016 after working in Aussie for 7 years.

Phil has experience in bulk earthworks, mining underground, drill and blasting road tunnels.

Phil operates our scrapers and has around 10,000 hrs in these type of machines along with operating other plant as required.

Phil enjoy's riding his Harley Davidson and working on motorcyles. 

Jono Allan - Truck Driver / Machine Operator

Jono Allan - Truck Driver / Machine Operator

Jono started his career in the Drainage Industry as a labourer, then moving onto to be an Excavator Operator / Truck Driver.

Jono  has experience in all types of excavation and earthmoving.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, mates and motorbike riding with his son.


Simon Hourston - Trainee Machine Operator

Simon Hourston - Trainee Machine Operator

Previously employed  by a local landscaper, Simon was looking for a change of direction in his career and joined the Team here at Linton's in March 19.

Simon is was introduced to driving our A30E Volvo dump trucks and tells us that he enjoys driving the big machinery and is excited about the opportunity to get more experience in this feild.

Simon likes hunting, fishing, rugby and hanging out with his mates.

Peter Jardine - Casual Truck Driver

Peter has over 50 years Heavy Vehicle Operating experience. Prior to joining Lintons Peter worked for McDowall Transport for 45 years starting out as a stock and bulk truck driver.

Peter likes to keep busy and  after a couple of months from retiring from McDowalls, he decided that was enough of that and joined the team here at Linton Contracting Ltd in Nov 2017 as a Casual Truck Driver.

In his spare time Peter enjoys spending time with his family.

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