Peter and Jan Milne founded the business in the 1970s with the purchase of an ex-city council D6C Caterpillar bulldozer.
Additionally, Jan’s father, Peter Gillespie supplied a Thorneycroft Low Loader and a Caterpillar 944A front end loader, which he had purchased new when Jan was born.
The two Peters worked together to repair the machines and readied them for action. Initially, Peter and a single employee worked the district clearing land and constructing dams. Following these humble beginnings, word spread quickly and Peter soon found himself constructing dams further afield.