Our passion for Earthmoving starts when Jon Brewer works for Cable Price and does his apprenticeship in diesel mechanical. After 3 years he gains his mechanics certificate becoming a fullyfledged diesel mechanic. Throughout his time at Cables he becomes interested in excavators. One day dreaming of owning his own contracting business.
Jon was employed as an excavator operator with a Cambridge based company called Camtract. Owned by the Powells. They do a range of Civil and Rural projects around the wider Waikato area.
Jon is part of the Camtract team that constructs the Tamahere bypass interchange on State Highway 1 near Hamilton.
Jon went to work on the Family Farm in Te Miro when the owner of Camtract Geoff Powell moved down to the Westcoast.
Jon started Cambridge Excavators (Camex) as an owner operator.
First employee – Ivor Walker started with Jon. Ivor is still with us today. Thanks Ivor!
Jason Brewer (Jons son) starts working in the business and works to get his drain laying, water reticulation and civil infrastructure pipe laying qualifications.
10th employee Darryl Cobb joins the team. First commercial drainage project is secured.
Camex is awarded a project at the Mighty River Power Karapiro Dam to reinstate a wash out around the end of the dam.
Nathan Wolland joins the team.
First 20 ton excavator.
Our first residential subdivision project is secured.
Staff numbers reach 16.
First Topcon GPS Kits fitted to excavators.
Staff numbers are now over 30.
Rebranded as Camex Civil to represent the focus and work that we now do.
Full time staff numbers hit 50+. Camex Civil completed a number of its largest earthmoving, carpark, and drainage projects to date.
50th Employee Ashley F.
Full time staff numbers hit 70+. New Management structure with Senior Management team, Specialist Environment, H&S and Quality Management roles.
Creation of Specialist Water Reticulation team. Significant new Council projects.
Full time staff numbers hit 100+. Creation of specialist maintenance division and technical support roles. First Council maintenance contracts underway.
Full time staff numbers hit 100+. Camex completes multiple complex process infrastructure projects throughout central north island.