Est. 2015

About Us

Digger situated on a hillside excavating earth

Our areas of expertise


Our growing team has experience working with engineers and other project stakeholders as part of tendered commercial projects.

This has included contributing to the completion of roadways, cycleways, large retaining walls and commercial car parks.


If you’re a homeowner or residential builder, we can work directly with you to construct or enhance anything from driveways to foundations, retaining walls, and much more.

Our experts will help add value to your home and deliver clarity and peace of mind.

Meet the team

Directors Steve Apes and Jeff McLennan founded Apes Contracting with a vision to help build a brighter future for the Canterbury region. With a focus on providing top quality solutions, their initial projects soon led to ongoing contracts with some of New Zealand’s leading contractors including Isaac and Fulton Hogan.

As well as sharing a passion for all things construction, Steve and Jeff share a strong connection to their home city of Christchurch, where they are active members of the community.

Apes Contracting Co-Founder Steve Apes

Steve Apes

Apes Contracting Co-Founder Jeff McLennan

Jeff Mclennan


Frequently Asked Questions

Are you available for projects outside Christchurch/Canterbury?

Yes, we can be engaged for projects in locations throughout New Zealand — North or South Island.

Why choose Apes Contracting over another contractor?

As an Apes Contracting client, your satisfaction is our number one priority which we seek to meet through the consistent delivery of on-time, on-budget solutions.

Do you work directly with clients?

Yes, whether you are a residential builder or a homeowner, we can collaborate with you to fulfil your requirement.

What kind of residential work do you undertake?

We offer solutions for residential earthworks, foundations, concrete and asphalt driveways, retaining walls, landscaping, demolition and much more.

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