50+ years of business ownership, estimating and operating experience spans nearly his entire working career.
Founding member of Bardavcol and owner of Davison Earthmovers (established in 1986). John was awarded Hall of Fame membership with the Civil Contractors Federation in 2014 in recognition of his contribution to earthmoving in SA.
John’s mantra is :
“Reputation for attention to detail and on-time delivery puts us in the forefront. Consultation and communication with the client is paramount. The latest in laser and GPS technology, and up to date machinery enables us to efficiently achieve the high tolerance levels that we pride ourselves on. We are fully accredited through TQCSI with our Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems. This forms an integral part of the way we do work and interact with our clients. Davison’s are dedicated to producing a product of the best quality at an affordable price.”
Leanne has been instrumental in the establishment and maintenance of the administration and financial management of the business for the past 30 years. She has been a constant presence throughout John’s working career and a key contributor to the growth and success of the business.
Paul brings 25 years of earthmoving experience to his role which includes estimating, project management and business administration responsibilities.
Paul has project managed a range of projects that involve, but are not limited to, maintenance, bulk excavation, car park and road construction, rail works, cartage contracting, contaminated spoil remediation, demolition, services placement and machine placement/coordination.
His role as CEO does not limit his active involvement in the management of projects and overseeing key projects for Davison Earthmovers. Paul's commitment to the evolution and professionalism of the earthmoving industry sees him strongly involved in the Civil Contractors Federation holding position of S.A. President (2017-2019).
Business and Contract Management
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honors) – University of South Australia
Master of Business Adminstration (Adelaide Uni)
Len’s training as Civil Engineer and previous experience within the SA Construction Industry have provided him with a diverse range of knowledge associated with both civil contracting and business management complimented by an MBA.
With experience in asphalt, concrete, quarrying, management systems, business, contract and project management within both private and government organisations Len has a sound understanding of customer expectations and the requirements to ensure that a business delivers for it’s employees and customers.
Quality, Safety and Environmental System Management
Diploma of Occupational Health & Safety
Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
IMS Lead Auditor
Rehabilitation & Return to Work Coordinator Accreditation
Andrew has a background of 20 years in business and WHS management in the fields of construction and vehicle safety/communication.
Andrew has been exposed to numerous Quality, Safety and Environmental systems covering many and various workplaces. These include remote working areas in the Health, Safety, Environment and Community fields. His experience came to the fore in developing and maintaining WHS & E systems and procedures in consultation with local communities and indigenous people.
Combining the years of practical business and WHS experience, Andrew is organised and approachable taking a very hands-on, proactive approach to his current role as QSE Manager of Davison Earthmovers. He is often in the field, listening and talking with employees and clients alike, helping promote a positive safety culture.
Plant and Personnel Management and Allocation
Customer Liaison – Field Supervisors
Senior Supervisor and Construction Manager
Paul has worked on a number of larger projects both with Davison Earthmovers and also prior to his employment with the company through employment with York Civil and Cook Constructions.
His experience through involvement with technically difficult projects including construction of bridge works and projects requiring maintenance of traffic flow provide valuable experience and depth to the company’s operational capability.
Paul’s experience and knowledge allows him to mentor and oversee the companies construction activities on site to ensure work is completed on time, to budget and to the high levels of quality expected by the business.
Michael brings 25 years of earthmoving experience in both project management and various hands on roles within the business. Michael has managed a range of projects that involve, but are not limited to, maintenance, bulk excavation, car park and road construction, stormwater, cartage contracting, contaminated spoil remediation, demolition & services placement and machine placement/coordination.
Michael’s practical construction knowledge allows for a no fuss confident approach to tackling difficult project scenarios in a controlled and cost effective manner.
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honors) – University of South Australia
Master of Civil & Structural Engineering (Iran)
Bachelor of Science – Ferdowsi University (Iran)
Moein has over nine years’ experience as a project manager, site engineer and estimator in civil projects including subdivisions, bulk earthworks, stormwater, soil remediation, utility services and commercial developments.
Moein prides himself in having excellent negotiation skills and ability to liaise with project stakeholders. He has a proven ability to ensure projects are delivered within budget and on time. He has a keen technical eye to isolate and resolve issues prior to construction.
Moein contributed a significant role in the development of the civil department of his previous employer, implementing QA/QC management plans and therefore obtaining DPTI prequalification for roadworks and bridgeworks.
B.Eng (Civil and Environmental)
Jesse commenced with Davison Earthmovers in January, 2016 as a work experience student and has since achieved his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering.
Jesse is responsible for a number of project related goals and processes necessary for ensuring quality and efficiency on-site. He has broad technical engineering knowledge in civil and geotechnical fields as well as practical experience relating to earthmoving activities.
In a short period of time Jesse has been exposed to many differing construction scenarios including soil nail reinforced shotcrete walls, bridge construction and detailed planning and coordination with Tier 1 builders.
Jesse's position includes:
- Undertaking quantity survey and cost estimation
- Creating and reviewing tender documentation
- Project management and review of project progress
- Creation and management of quality assurance processes and documentation
- AutoCAD drafting
Dip. Civil Engineering
Himanshu is responsible for Quantity Takeoff for the company utilising the Maxwell Systems software.
Himanshu hosts over 25 years work experience in the Construction Industry.
Pre his arrival into Australia in 2006, Himanshu’s career includes working in India as Site Manager for high-rise residential projects and in the Kingdom of Bahrain as Project Engineer for a variety of residential and commercial builds. He is a thorough, knowledgeable and detailed employee providing accurate electronic based quantity measurements and documentation assessment at the time of tender.
Training and Staff Development
Licensing and Accreditations
Anna plays a key role in maintaining the company’s employee’s licenses, accreditations and external marketing requirements. As training coordinator she is responsible for delivering training outcomes and management of staff license compliance.
Management Reporting and Accounting Management
Accounting and Admin System Development
Diploma in Practical Accounting (South Africa)
Cert 4 Accounting ( Trison Business College)
Mary-Ann has sound experience and proven performance in the development and management of administration and accounting systems for a number of business ranging from construction to international exporting. As the Administration Manager she controls all aspects of payments in and out of the business, financial reporting and assisting in the improvement to business management through collection and assessment of operational/ financial data collected by our systems.
Workshop and Logistics Manager
Plant and Equipment Technical Assessment
Logistics Management of Plant Movements
Warren brings over 20 years of mechanical and operational management experience learnt from a number of industries in the mechanical, logistics and construction fields. He has a sound knowledge and understanding of machinery with a keen eye for diagnosing and resolving difficult mechanical and engineering related issues.
Warren’s role is a key element of the businesses operations managing the work horses of the company (our plant and machinery) including coordinating the efficient delivery of fuel to multiple plant on multiple sites on an as required basis.