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Who we are

Locally owned with over 60 years of experience

We’ve been providing ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and civil construction services in Canterbury for over 60 years.

As a locally owned and operated company, we take great pride in providing outstanding service, quality products, and workmanship to your customers. Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete is all about long-term partnerships, built on honesty, integrity, and trust.

We are committed to helping build a cleaner, greener and safer future for the people of Canterbury by exceeding industry standards on environmental management.

Our history

Formed in 1962, Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete was a division of Transport North Canterbury, a company founded in the 1930s by Mr R. G. Grant. In 1985, his sons Bob and Roly purchased the ready-mix concrete, shingle, sand and contracting divisions. The company operates through a board of directors and a general manager.

Safe practices

Good people doing the right thing - safely.


Say it. Do it.

Industry best

Customer driven. Team focused.


At Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete, our leaders work together to deliver the best strategic outcomes for our business, while delivering outstanding services for our customers.

Brian Grant


Brian joined the board in 1998. He has 10 years’ experience in an engineering-based trade and 20 years in the timber industry with a major international corporation. Brian has a broad knowledge of business governance as well as and business and project management. Brian is a grandson of the original founder.

Neil Grant

Executive Director

Neil joined the board in late 2015. Neil has worked in every aspect of the business since joining the business in 1985 and as such can provide a knowledgeable sales service to our customers. Neil is a grandson of the original founder.

Alistair Ward

Independent Director

Alistair joined the board as an independent professional director in 2005.

Alistair has been involved with Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete since 1989, initially role as General Manager of Golden Bay Cement. In 1998 Alistair established a corporate advisory firm, Campbell McPherson Ltd that focused on the building materials and resource sector. 

Clive Randall

Workshop Manager

Clive joined Christchurch Ready Mix in May 2022 having previously held Engineering leadership roles at Terra Cat, NZ Post, Airwork Aerospace and JMI Aerospace.

Having a background as a Certified Aircraft Engineer Clive has been leading technically focused teams for the past 15 years. Experienced in engineering design, Maintenance, Quality and Project management, Clive brings a wealth of knowledge & experience to the Workshop and Engineering division.

Richard Sands

Concrete and Civil Contracting Manager

Richard joined CRMC in 2001 coming from a background in earthmoving.  Richard has been successful in many roles; Initially managing our Hornby Concrete site, then taking up the role of Contracting Manager.

Richard was then promoted to Concrete Manager in the early stages of the earthquake rebuild and has led a very successful division and contributed well to the NZ Concrete Industry forums.  In 2023 Richard was appointed Concrete and Civil Contracting Manager.  

Richard’s leadership has been first class and has a reputation for getting things done. In his spare time Richard oversees IT and security issues as well. Richard enjoys the challenges of the combined role.

Rochelle Macgregor

Finance Manager

Rochelle is the current Finance Manager at Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete, having joined the company in March 2023. With over 12 years of experience in financial and management accounting, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role.

Prior to joining Christchurch Ready mix Concrete, Rochelle worked for various civil construction companies and large chartered accountancy firms. Throughout her career, she has developed a deep understanding of financial systems and processes, allowing her to manage complex financial operations with ease.


Sarah Watson

HR Manager & General Counsel

Sarah Watson joined CRMC in April 2019 after 17 years practicing resource management and environmental law.

Sarah deals with all aspects of human resources and health and safety. She also works with our operational managers to develop our sites from a consenting and compliance perspective.

Sarah enjoys the challenge of working for a diverse business and dealing with a range of people from employees to regulators.”

Rob Uffindell

Aggregates Manager

Rob has 30 years’ experience in the quarrying and concrete industries. He has held a number of management and technical support roles in Winstone Aggregates and Firth Industries and has recently returned to Christchurch Ready-Mix after a 7.5 year hiatus to manage our Aggregates division.

Rob also has a wide knowledge of the application of our products through his experience working on large construction projects and testing laboratories.

Andrew Paterson

Sales Manager

Andrew joined Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete as a Sales Manager in 2021. Prior to joining CRMC he held national and regional sales management roles within large corporations in both the timber and petroleum industries.

Andrew brings significant experience in all areas of customer service, sales, and strategic management.

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