McDonough Contracting Ltd has been operating in Southland and Otago since 1990.


We are predominantly involved in:
  • trenching and thrusting for power and telecom cables
  • general contracting in excavation
  • driveway construction
  • rural effluent and irrigation schemes
  • vegetation control
  • traffic services management
McDonough Contracting Ltd is contracted to undertake various maintenance services including:
  • mowing and spraying of recreational areas
  • mowing and spraying of road sides
  • mowing and spraying of town supply service areas
  • sign maintenance

Bruce McDonough


Bruce is very practical and can identify solutions to issues readily. He is innovative and thinks outside the square.

Bruce has been involved with Local Authority and NZTA contracts for over twenty years. He was awarded his first NZTA contract in 1992. During this time his Company has held Vegetation, control, Traffic Services and Water and waste water contracts in both Otago and Southland areas. Bruce has undertaken numerous farm water irrigation and effluent schemes throughout the southern South Island.  He has built strong relationships with the consultants and other stakeholders in the networks.

  • §  25 years Managing Own Business
  • §  23 years managing various Traffic Services Contracts and Vegetation Control Contracts.
  • §  23 Years managing various water and sewerage contracts.

Past President Southland Branch NZ Contractors Federation.



Wendy Whitson 

Contract Manager

Wendy is an experienced manager with significant experience in business and contract management within New Zealand. Her most recent experience is in business and contract administration within the Civil contracting industry.

Wendy has worked for McDonough Contracting Ltd for the last twelve years after having spent 10 years as the Director of Corporate Services at the Gore District Council.



Darrin Taylor

Works Foreman

Darrin is an experienced operator with over 22 years’ experience operating and maintaining various plant and equipment.  He has operated his own business doing share milking and effluent and irrigation scheme installation.

Darrin has strong interpersonal skills. He has had several years supervising staff. He is very practical and safety conscious. He has the ability to identify potential problems and implement effective solutions. He does not like to let anyone down and is self-motivated and enthusiastic.


Colin Marshall

Signs Foreman

Colin is an experienced operator with over 10 years’ experience as a signs operator for McDonough Contracting Ltd on both NZTA Southland Coastal contract and Invercargill City Council Traffic services contracts.

Colin is able to identify appropriate solutions to issues and communicate these clearly and appropriately to all levels. He is innovative and practical.

Colin organises his works program to ensure that all the requirements of our contract works are met in the most cost effective manner.  He is flexible and able to deal with change well. He takes pride in his work and takes ownership of the network




McDonough Contracting Ltd keeps all of its vehicles and machinery in top condition.  All vehicles are regularly maintained and serviced.
McDonough Contracting Ltd strives to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all of its empolyees.