D Thompson Contracting Ltd

Our Team

We're experts in the field.

We care about our customers and their satisfaction. Our team has the experience and expertise to make sure every job is done right.

Daryl Thompson, Managing Director

Daryl grew up on a dairy farm, so he's no stranger to hard work. He started the contracting business in 1995 and over time has built up a friendly, knowledeable and hardworking team. 

Outside of work, he coaches rugby and likes to take the boat down to Te Anau to do a bit of water skiing and sea biscuiting. He and Colleen have been married for 22 years and have two children, Cory and Kelly.

Brent Preddy, Operations manager.

Brent oversees all our services. He grew up on a farm and joined D Thompson Contracting in 2004. He enjoys solving problems, organising people and making sure there is a good result for both customers and the business. 

He's married to Carol and they have a son. He likes boating, fishing and riding motorbikes in his spare time.

Mike Crowe. Cultivation and effluent manager

Mike joined D Thompson Contracting in 2016 and has been operating all equipment since then.  He has been involved in Agricultural Contracting and operating of machinery from a young age.  With the business growing steadily, Mike has been added to the management team to ensure the best results are achieved.

Simon Farrell, Silage Manager

Simon is our Silage Manager and he's originally from Waterford, Ireland where he grew up on a dairy farm. He's worked for us since 2012 and likes a good challenge. He couldn't see himself working a 9 to 5 job in an office  - he says he'd get bored.

Simon likes to catch up on his sleep when he's not working, but that's about to change because he and his partner have a baby due in January 2017 and a wedding in April to plan.

Killian O'Reilly, Baleage Manager

Killian grew up on a farm in Cavan, Ireland and came to New Zealand in 2010. He's our Baleage Manager and loves getting up in the morning and going to work in a different place each day

He and his partner have one child and another on the way. When Killian has some spare time he likes to get away to Queenstown, do a bit of fishing and spend time with his family at the beach. 

Colleen Thompson, Office Manager

Colleen handles the accounts, GST and wages. She enjoys walking, tramping and going to the gym. She's been married to Daryl for 22 years and they have two adult children.

Carol Bolger-Preddy, Administrative Assistant

Carol assists with client invoicing and helping out with general administrative duties.

When she's not working, Carol like to keep fit by going to the gym and riding motorbikes.She's been married to Brent for 25 years and spends quite a bit of time watching their 12 year old son participate in sport and school events. 

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