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Our history

First established as Cavanagh Brothers in 1947, Livingstone Building has grown to become a nationally recognised commercial and industrial construction company. Headquartered in Hamilton, we operate from five regional branches throughout the North Island.

1947
The Cavanagh brothers

Keith and Pat Cavanagh joined up to start the Cavanagh Bros Ltd construction company.

1977
David Livingstone (Director)

Joins Cavanagh Bros as an apprentice.

1979
Mike Livingstone (Director)

Joins Cavanagh Bros as an apprentice.

1982
Cavanagh & Livingstone Bros Ltd

David and Mike Livingstone become 50% shareholders in Cavanagh Bros. The company changes its name to Cavanagh & Livingstone Bros Ltd.

1985
Peter Clarke (Director)

Joins Livingstone Bros as an apprentice.

1986
New Te Awamutu Office

Livingstone opens a new office in Te Awamutu on Rickit Road. Keith and Pat Cavanagh sell their remaining shares to David and Mike Livingstone. The company changes its name to Livingstone Bros Ltd.

1999
Hamilton branch opens

A new office opens on Maui Street, Hamilton.

2003
Pat Cavanagh

Sadly Pat Cavanagh passes away.

2006
Bay of Plenty branch opens

A new branch opens in Papamoa to service the Bay of Plenty region.

2010
Livingstone Building

Rebranded to Livingstone Building as part of the strategic growth within the group.

2013
Peter Clarke (Director)

Peter was appointed Director.

2013
Taranaki Branch

Opening of the Taranaki branch in New Plymouth

2014
Avantidrome Home of Cycling opens

Livingstone finishes the construction of the Velodrome in Cambridge. It is officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April.

2016
Auckland branch

Opening of Auckland branch in Penrose, Auckland

2017
David retires

David Livingstone (Director) retires after 40 years in the business.

2017
Myles Whitcher

Myles joins Livingstone Building Ltd as Chief Executive Officer.

2019
40 years with Livingstone Building Ltd

Mike Livingstone celebrates 40 years within the business.

2021
Waikato Regional Council

Livingstone finishes the construction of another iconic building in the heart of Hamilton for Waikato Regional Council and WSP.

2021
Mike retires

Mike Livingstone (Director) retires after 42 years in the business.

July 2021
New Independent Chair/Director

Murray Gutry joins the Livingstone Board of Directors as Independent Chairman.

July 2021
New Independent Director

Hamish Bell joins the Livingstone Board of Directors as an Independent Director.