About us.

A1 Diggers are locally owned and operated, servicing Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region for all their excavation needs. Being locally owned, means A1 Diggers have specialist experience working with Canterbury's unique environmental and ground conditions. From the slopes of the Port Hills to the Canterbury Plaines, our team has the knowledge and skills to get your job done right.

We cater to all your excavations needs from simple site earthworks, retaining walls and driveway preparations to completion of complex building foundations and civil drainage. No matter the job, A1 Diggers have the equipment and experience to get the job done.

Meet the lads.


Shawn Ryan

Excavations & Operations Manager

As the Excavations & Operations Manager, Shawn is responsible for project management and the day-to-day running of the team on the ground.
Shawn is responsible for planning, organising, and directing the completion of A1's construction projects, ensuring these projects are on time, on budget, and delivered within scope. Shawn has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, specialising in excavation.

Mobile: 021 859 867
Email: shawn@a1diggers.co.nz


Scott Moodie

Business Development Manager

Scott plays a crucial role for A1 Diggers as our Business Development Manager. In his role, he is responsible for negotiating contracts with clients and suppliers, to ensure our scope is clear and we maximise value for our customers.
Scott has a strong background in transport and logistics, working extensively in the agricultural and construction industries.

Mobile: 027 436 5509
Email: scott@a1diggers.co.nz

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What customer's are saying about A1 Diggers

Highly recommended A1 diggers, Shawn and his team were amazing and so efficient at getting the job done, we had given short notice after a cancellation from another company and he made some changes to his schedule to make it work for us. Genuine, honest and most of all kind. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Shawn’s a good man, hard working, high standards, doesn’t mess around, loves his job, and communicates well.  I highly recommend him.

Have a project in mind?

Get in touch for a no-obligation free quote that will give you all you need to know about what we do and how we will help you with your excavation and earthmoving needs.

Call us on 0800 213 444