Being new to the region and the rural lifestyle we wanted to quickly take advantage of the luxury of space we now had.
We looked into various contractors to build a horse arena and were very glad we came across Mike Sheely. Not only did he do an amazing job on the riding arena, in very quick time, but we were greatly impressed with his friendly, helpful attitude and expert advice. Ensuring we got the best possible outcome and were happy with the whole process.
Hard working with great attention to detail, along with going that extra mile. We have used Mike on various other occasions now and look forward to continuing to do so on future projects.
Mike Rennie, RD1, Omanawa, Tauranga
Recommendation for Mike Sheeley Enterprises for excavation and backfill works at 31 Valley View, Tauranga
We commissioned Mike to undertake our groundworks after viewing his website, making contact, emailing drawings, meeting on site and accepting a price.
Our site is a 700sqm residential, mostly sloping at around 20degrees.
Health & Safety. Mike wrote a site specific safety plan for his work as well as signed in & out using our daily log book in the site safety box.
The excavation was to be done in two parts:
- Cut back to cut level to allow us to install our retaining walls
- Return to backfill & compact & install a access driveway.
The start-up brief for part 1 was based on the consent drawings took around an hour. Mike worked unassisted for around 2 days. I came by at the end of the day to check & everything was progressed well. There were no unnecessary calls, Mike knew what he was doing and just got on with the job.
Mike returned within a few days of our notification that we had completed our retaining walls and proceeded to backfill & remove unneeded soils. He was honest about the amount he took away & charged the bare minimum for this. When the compaction was complete Mike & his worker stayed to witness the geotech engineers testing of the fill. The results were good. We were very lucky Mike had stayed on as the tested cut area had aerated sand underneath it which needed to be removed (this had nothing to do with Mikes works, it was from underneath the cut ground). Mike was happy to take care of this and delayed leaving site a day to complete this task.
When the builder came to inspect the site they have been full of praise for the quality of the site preparation.
I highly recommend Mike Sheely for his no nonsense, honest, reliable, high quality workmanship.
When we commenced stage two of our rural subdivision. We decided to use Mike Sheely as we had previously used him to do earthworks for us.
Mike’s thorough knowledge on earthworks and earth working machinery meant there was no issues around the many tasks that were required with our subdivision; ie. tree removal, drainage, road forming, driveway forming and to prepare house sites.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mike Sheely for anything to do with earth moving and truck work.
Regards, Warren Dawson – Sarona Park.