About G & C Diggers

Experts in civil construction in Wairarapa

We realise that our staff are our best assets. For this reason, we only employ workers of the highest quality that have a passion for the work they are undertaking, and are experienced in civil construction projects. We currently have a staff base of eight, and growing in the Wairarapa. Most of our employees have at least 10 years experience in their field.

Paul Smart - Manager

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the Construction industry.  Previous to co-owning G&C Diggers he was the Masterton Branch Manager of a large Construction Company. He has also managed a variety of works in the Construction and Surfacing business with values ranging from $1k to $5m. These contracts were managed from pricing stage to the final completion.

Through his working career Paul has been committed to business growth, innovation, sustainability, people development, and practical approach coupled with a “can do” attitude.

Paul has a passion for work carried out to a high quality, safety on the worksite and mentoring an excellent culture within the business.


Mark Dennes - Contracts Manager

Mark’s experience in the construction industry is primarily in the water and sewer aspects of construction both co-ordinating and managing small and large projects, ranging from private= connections to Council renewal contracts.

Mark took a break from the Civil Construction field and joined the Royal New Zealand Airforce in 2015 where he served as a Communications and Information Specialist for 6 years.

Upon his father retiring, he returned to the Construction field to carry on the family business which he now co-owns with Paul Smart.


Paul Rzoska, Operator – Site Foreman

Paul has over 20 years experience working on a range of civil construction contracts, including asphalt works, machine operating, cable installation and concrete works. Paul has been site foreman on a variety of projects as well as many local authority contracts.


Andrew Foote, Drain layer

Andrew has 20 years experience in civil construction contracts, including drain laying, water reticulation, asphalt works, machine operating, cable installation and concrete works. He has been the principle drain layer / site foreman on a number of projects.