The Company


BREEN Construction has been a leader in the construction industry since 1939. Everywhere you turn you will find examples of our work - throughout Otago, Southland and MacKenzie Country. Our clients are not just New Zealand-wide but from overseas as well.

At the centre of it all is our head office in Alexandra, but we are now also established in Cromwell, Wanaka, Dunedin, Twizel, Oamaru and Southland.

From large-scale commercial developments through to building new wineries, heritage restoration work and award-winning architectural homes, we cover every aspect of the project delivery.

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About Us


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Breen has a robust reputation that has been built up over decades. Our company continues to evolve and expand - along with our portfolio and client base.

We strive to deliver exceptional construction methods and expertise, whilst remaining true to our founding values from 1939. It is our integrity, leadership, reliability and delivery of the final product that sets us apart, and keeps our customers coming back. From performance comes reputation, and through reputation comes confidence and trust.

We trust you will enjoy your journey with us...

Health and safety

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Work sites are busy places, but we are 100% committed to the health and safety of all of our staff, as well as the subcontractors, suppliers and clients who visit our sites.

Through the rigorous management of our operations we ensure there are no shortcuts when it comes to safeguarding those who work, visit or even live near our sites. It’s about standing back and looking at the bigger picture to ensure everyone’s welfare.

BREEN was also the first construction company in the South Island to be Smokefree in 2015.


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Our commitment to excellence stems from working hard together as a team, to deliver on time, on budget and to the highest of standards. We are making a difference in the communities we build in, and at BREEN, we are building the future together.

What is our purpose? 'It is about people.’

"What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.” He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

Our core values are Continuity, Contribution, Integrity, Safety and Wellbeing, and Family. Inspired by those before us, the ideals of our past shape our future.

Our Purpose

" It is about people "

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"It is about people"

Our Purpose


Inspired by those before us, we seek opportunities to grow and develop, aware of the legacy we are leaving for the next generation. The ideals of our past shape our future.

Our Values


We honour agreement, respect others, and

refuse to have our standards compromised.
We do what's right.

Our Values


Construction is a serious business but we recognise the need to enjoy being part of a team, to find satisfaction in our work and have some fun along the way.

Our Values

Safety and Wellbeing

Safety and wellbeing do not happen by accident, they are the result of conscious and constant preparation, application and awareness.

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The Breen Team

We are always looking for new people to join the BREEN family and keep our company running efficiently. From Carpenters, to Project Managers, to Quantity Surveyors and Machine Operators,
as well as Office Administrators.

Interested in working with us?

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At Breen, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact, contributing to our community and leading the way towards more sustainable practices.

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