MBD is a leading provider of contracting services on the West Coast and throughout the greater South Island.

MBD’s company directors – Darren Richardson and Ben Haddock have together over 30 years of experience in a huge variety of contracting work. We specialise in major earthworks projects, sea foreshore and river protection, civil construction, road maintenance and construction, subdivisions, retaining walls and driveway and section dig outs.

MBD are also Kiwi Rail’s preferred supplier of specialist Hi-rail and civil equipment on the West Coast with a wide range of specialist Hi-rail plant and equipment used to assist Kiwi Rail with their daily maintenance.

Company Mission

A skilled team working collaboratively with our clients in the community and co-operating to deliver the civil solutions and projects, manage risks and prevent harm or loss to workers and the business.

Our Values

Our Safety                                        Our Team                                                   Our Action
Working safely together                    Showing respect and recognition                  Reasonable and practiced

Self-directed personal                       Being honest and supportive to                    Knowledgeable, trained
accountability                                  the mission                                                 and competent – self-directed

Initiative ‘see something,                  Fostering trust and cooperation                    Collaborative solutions,
do something’                                                                                                  understanding the needs and expectations

Core Behaviours

Speak up if unsure or uneasy             Listen and respond with empathy                 Proactive and measures
Step up and contribute

Team risk assessments                     Maintain and enhance self esteem                Be understood – do not assume
your message has been heard

Health and Safety

Here at MBD, we take safety very seriously and strive to ensure that we always provide zero harm work sites.
To ensure our work sites are safe and free from harm, we have been independently audited by Telarc and have achieved the internationally recognised Health and Safety Standards certification, “AS/NZS 4801”. This clearly demonstrates MBD is committed to ensuring that all of our worksites are safe for all staff, contractors and public alike.

Our team works extremely hard to ensure our company’s policies and procedures are followed by all staff and subcontractors. We are very proud of our excellent safety record, which we feel has been achieved by our on-going commitment to ensure that all staff are competent and fully trained in the appropriate safety and industry practices relevant to their positions within the company.

We have obtained the following certifications to verify this:

  • AS/NZS 4801:2001 Health and Safety Management System
  • NZ Site Safe Year Five Membership Certificate
  • SiteWise Green Status
  • NZTA Prequalification for Physical Works
    • 1B – Routine and Minor Works
    • 4B – Construction

MBD Contracting entered the Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards 2018 and are proud to announce that they were the winners of the ACC Workplace Safety Award.
It is a great achievement for the company to be recognised for the great work that the company does in the area of health and safety.


MBD is committed to providing quality workmanship on all of our work sites.
We have been independently audited by Telarc and have achieved the internationally recognised Quality Standards certification, “ISO 9001”. This clearly demonstrates that we manage the business effectively and have best practice methodology in place to meet the regulatory requirements and apply the system effectively to be of real benefit to our customers.

We have obtained the following certification to verify this:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System


MBD understands that our business operates in sensitive environmental locations and take all steps to ensure that our actions do not harm the environment.
We have been independently audited by Telarc and have achieved the internationally recognised Environmental Standards certification “ISO 14001”. This clearly demonstrates our commitment to the environment by reducing harmful effects on the environment and providing evidence of continual improvement of environmental management and confirms that we operate a compliant environmental management system.
We operate our business as a responsible company committed to sound environmental management and with concern for the well-being of the environment. Our goal is to ensure that company facilities and operations are in compliance with all national and local environmental standards and contribute to the sustainability of the natural environment and its resources.

We have obtained the following certification to verify this:

  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

MBD are also actively involved in environmental improvement projects around the West Coast. These include cleaning up along the cycleway trails, restoration planting and assisting the Department of Conservation where possible.