J Swap Contractors Ltd grew out of a farm contracting business, and remains very strong in this field.
Over the years the company grew into other fields of contracting. These include civil contracting; road construction and maintenance; forestry road construction and maintenance; industrial siteworks; local authority, and; subdivisional work.
J Swap went from concentrating on municipal drainage and subdivisions in the 1950s and 1960s to a series of contracts in the 1970s to rebuild and redevelop SH 29 on the Western side of the Kaimais. Other major projects have included the reconstruction of the earthquake-damaged Matahina Dam, civil engineering works at the Martha Mine, reclamation of Sulphur Pt to become the Port of Tauranga container terminal, and the earthworks and drainage for the new Tauranga toll road.
J Swap Contractors has carried out numerous state highway and local roading contracts in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. J Swap complies with the TSQ2 total quality standards required by Transit NZ, and is prequalified for roading work with that national roading authority.
J Swap Contractors has also remained loyal to its farmer customer base, and has worked with many of the same customers for decades. In the early days drainage to enable cultivation was a major issue for local farmers, while these days there are many construction and maintenance requirements – races, tracks, bridges, dams and installation of concrete underpasses.
Contouring farms to maximize productive land area is a specialty of J Swap, which employs its own surveyor. The work is done by experienced operators with a farming background, who know how to get on and produce an excellent result.
Whatever the job – from a load of metal for a race to contouring an entire farm – J Swap Contractors Ltd applies the professionalism and attention to detail that has made the company a leading New Zealand contracting business.