Contractors began in Warkworth in 1973 with one man, some
shovels and picks, a concrete mixer and a ute. The first concrete company in the area to specialise in
footings and floors, it later expanded into its contracting
services with machinery and trucks, as well as builder and
Masons sold their concrete division to Denis Sullivan in
1989 and their timber supplies to firth Industries - now
Timberworld - in 1987 to concentrate on their contracting
and waste operations.
In 1991 the company amalgamated with Ian Ward to form
Transcon and take over Warkworth Transport.
Two years later, Masons went back on their own, returning to
contracting and bulk haulage while Ian took over general
freight and stock transport.
Mason Contractors now employ 37 staff, including an on-site
civil engineer, managers and mechanics who operate, manage
and maintain 10 excavators, from 2.2 to 20 tonne, three
graders, two loaders, four rollers and two bulldozers.
The truck fleet of 20 ranges from 3 to 44 tonnes and
includes metal and crane trucks, transporters and
water carts as well as utilities, truck trailers and
Mason Contractors carry out all sorts of contracting work, including
roading, site work, drainage, retaining walls and farm work. They hire out trucks, diggers, graders, rollers, loaders,
hiabs and containers, and supply metal, limestone, sand,
topsoil, horticulture supplies, bark, compost, mulch and
river stones. It also hires,
leases, buys and sells shipping containers of various types