Company director Blair Skevington (Chezze) started his career as a baker but his entrepreneurial spirit was aroused at the age of 19 when he took on the lease of a rundown hotel with a business partner. Together they began the North Western Hotel in Palmerston, located between Oamaru and Dunedin.
In addition to running the hotel Chezze started contracting work and was eventually offered a full-time position with OceanaGold on a drill rig. He then progressed to become a crane driver for Macraes before seeing opportunities to start his own contracting business.
Chezze began Skevingtons in 2004. Based in Palmerston, Skevingtons is a family operated business and takes pride in offering customers a personal service. He is supported in the business by partner Angela who takes on an administration role.
Skevingtons completes work on the West Coast and in the Otago region. Clients include OceanaGold, Concrete Treatments and Harker Underground Construction.