HMR Contracting is family owned and operated by Carlton and Sarah Everest. We work in the wider Canterbury Area and Banks Peninsula with a range of services on offer. We both come from farming backgrounds and with 25 years combined experience in Rural Contracting sector, we have a passion for providing solutions and first class services to our clients that will satisfy their needs for the long run. We run high spec machines with many options and attachments for the various tasks that come our way.
HMR offer a large range of excavation services and have invested in a range of different attachments to meet the needs that arise.
These attachments include:
- Various rock and digging buckets
- Augers from 200 - 900 mm plus extensions
- Root Rake
- Rock Breaker
- Post Driver
- Hydraulic Thumb
- 180 degree A2 Tilt motor
- 4 way Angle Blade
- Bolt on Steel Cleats
- Purpose built digger trailer
- Digger mounted laser equipment
- Leveling Beam
- Hedge Cutter
- Tree Shear
With these extras we can be sure we are delivering our clients a first class result in the most effective way.
HMR offer various different retaining wall types Stone basket, Timber, Concrete and also are the accredited installers of the Flex MSE vegetated walls, this is a proprietary system that offers great opportunities for living walls etc . Flex MSE has many features and can be installed in situations from small residential projects through to highly engineered civil projects.
HMR offers the rural sector a great range of services to help land owners with property maintenance and development projects.
These services include:
- Track maintenance ( old and new )
- Spring water control
- Fence line maintenance
- Installing culverts
- Hedge cutting / Tree removal and maintenance
- Tank pads & Supply
- Stock yard Maintenance
- Soak Pits
- Drainage swales/ditches
- And much more
HMR offer bulk transport services all over Canterbury and wider afield. With our 11.5t payload on the Truck and 18.5t payload on the trailer, this ensures you get great value. We have the flexibility for a wide range of loads having our truck set up with covers, a grain chute and 2 way tail door. We also have the purpose built 2.5t payload car trailer for the harder to get to places.
DOUBLE HOUSE SITE @ LYTTELTON
This client came to HMR for all their excavation services on a steep double section in Lyttelton, the project consisted of cut off drains above the house sites, benching, contouring and removing the spoil, augering holes for retaining walls and house poles, Drainage trenches, digging out and shaping driveway and supplying base course. The nature of the project coupled with winter and low sunlight hrs in the day given its location gave us its challenges, however it a great achievement and the builders were very pleased with the outcome.
DRIVEWAY @ HAREWOOD RD
This client was after a driveway revamp that included new asphalt crossing, concrete detail strip at the entrance, gate post footings and a re-chip. This was one job ticked off their list "To do list" prior to selling and they were very impressed with the outcome and look it gave the property.
HOUSE PAD @ CASHMERE
This Client came to HMR for their House site excavation needs, it was a back section up a shared drive on the hill and it had its challenges with getting the 1000+ cube of spoil out but was done in an efficient manner. the project entailed house site dig out, cut off trenches, retaining wall material stored onsite, Spoil removed, base course supplied and drainage trenches dug. The client was very happy with the end result.
SHED PAD AND SITE CONTOURING @ LE BONS BAY
HMR carried out a host of different services for this client including driveway realignment, house site, shed pad, tank pad, services trenching, landscape contouring, retaining wall holes and supply of all the basecourse. The client was very impressed with the transformation once completed.
GABION BASKETS @ ROBINSONS BAY
This Client was after a solution for retaining a clay bank on their front lawn, with the Gabion baskets suiting the look they wanted it worked well and gave them a great space above the wall and a definitive line to start the lawn from. The project included site works for the wall, contouring of hillside and lawn prep.
FARM SERVICES @ OKAINS BAY
This client wanted 2 springs they had on their hill block taken control of, with the bolt on steel cleats and some extra equipment we had the problem solved for them despite the terrain, this project also consisted of track maintenance. The client was really happy with the end result.