Building in Central Otago

Breen's story so far...
What we have done and what is next


Construction is in our DNA

Since its inception in 1939, Breen has grown from its roots as a well-respected local contractor to a leading construction company, serving clients from around New Zealand and the World.

Now in our 7th decade, headed by Lindsay Breen, the business continues to place emphasis on the same values that provided its foundations over 70 years ago – genuine builders who understand the construction process at a deeper level.

Our core construction business is geared to creating individual, innovative and dynamic building environments and solutions for customers ranging from property developers to end-users, government and local bodies and diverse public sector agencies.

Our culture is open and honest communication; collaborative working with all our stakeholders; supply chain partnering; complete client satisfaction; and a total commitment to quality.

We undertake a range of work from the construction of multi-million dollar building and civil engineering projects to small works and repairs and maintenance. It is this diversity that enables us to offer lifecycle solutions across a multitude of projects from design, construction, operation and maintenance to beyond.

Our expertise has enabled us to win repeat business on many occasions, standing testament to our strong partnering ethos and industry leading competencies.

Our Approach

Our belief is the same as it was in 1939, that exceeding client expectations can only be achieved by working with like-minded people and organisations who share our commitment to quality and partnerships.

Respected for our ability to both construct new buildings and refurbish existing properties, our key attributes are to build quality solutions, to build safely, to build environmental awareness, to build trust, and to build long term relationships by creating added value to our customers on-going property requirements.


Not only have we developed an enviable reputation for our approachability, but also for the quality of our people; with their pride and passion for delivering great results, team working, and ability to build a strong connection with client and community.

We, us and our people, aim to be the best at all times. The result is a highly dedicated and skilled team of individuals who give the company its vitality and ‘can-do’ attitude.

Health and Safety is our top priority. The company is committed to safeguarding the occupational health, safety, and welfare of all its employees, our subcontractors; our suppliers; our clients and the general public.

Community Focus

Our approach to business also acknowledges that we play a major role in the communities within which we operate. Community engagement is much more than just supporting charities and sponsoring rugby teams; it is about having social and economic impact on local communities. We tailor our corporate relationships to suit the needs of the local community.

It is our intention that the activities, programmes and initiatives which we deliver are designed to support local priorities and make a real difference to people’s lives.