I D Loader Ltd is a 3rd generation family business involved with civil engineering.
The business was started in Wanganui by I D Loader (snr) in 1954 and was predominantly based around bulldozer work for the local district. I D Loader Ltd was formed as a company in 1963 and, other than a few years working from a large back yard at home, has been based at 172 Ridgway Street (Cnr of Hatrick and Ridgway) in Wanganui. The company is now owned by two of Ian’s sons – Ian (jnr) and Allan. The company’s directors are Allan and Ian Loader and Allan Chapman (managing director). The 3rd generation of Ian (jnr)’s sons Hayden and Matthew, and Allan’s son Justin are carrying on the tradition.
Historically our major clients have been the Wanganui District Council and NZTA. More recently we ran a drainage crew in Christchurch for 4 years carrying out SCIRT work. Most of our works are undertaken within the Wanganui region including Ohakune, Waiouru and Taihape and we also work in various areas around the North Island. While drainage and roading is core to what we do we are also involved in water reticulation, building site works, retaining walls, subdivision development, aggregate supply, machinery transport, forestry roading and machine hire.
We employ 60 staff at present who are all highly skilled in their various jobs. We have a good mix of young talent and those that have several years of experience. We are very proud of our retention rate with a number of staff having been here for 20 years and some over 30.