Our History Print

Reeves was founded by Richard (Dick) Reeves in April 1988 initially operating as Reeves Construction Engineers, which undertook direct construction works in Joint Venture with Australian and local overseas construction companies, with projects in China, Thailand, Laos, Papua New Guinea and throughout the Pacific Region. Joint Venture Companies formed have included Kane Reeves International Pty Ltd (now no longer operating) and RHK Project Management Pty Ltd. Other Companies that Reeves has worked in Association with, or in Joint Venture, include John Holland, Kin Sun Thailand, Phillip Holzmann, Prentice Builders, Haginia Builders (PNG), Earthmovers (PNG), Craig Constructions (Samoa) and Wilco (Vanuatu).

In line with the diversification of Reeves activities, Reeves Construction Services Pty Ltd (RCS) was formed in 1997. In 2009, and in order to reflect the broader nature of its activities, the name of RCS was changed to Reeves International Pty Ltd. Current directors of Reeves International are Richard Reeves, Peter Cusack and Simon Gorman.

An early diversification was into Construction, and Project Management with projects in the Pacific Basin, where Reeves has worked in association (generally as the lead partner) with both local and Australian Architects and Engineers. Many of these Projects were executed under FIDIC conditions with Reeves supplying the Engineer. This includes associations on significant projects with OPCV, SKM and Aurecon.

Reeves through its Construction Management projects has recognised the need to involve local communities in the construction process through initial consultation and later in training in construction and site management skills with direct participation in the construction. This has included working through local councils and the Public Works Dept in remote areas of Kiribati, working with remote communities and small contractors in Vanuatu, as well as working with local communities in Nauru.

Whilst from a historic perspective our focus is on physical infrastructure we have responded to industry changes which demand close attention to emerging development matters involving cross cutting issues and elements of social infrastructure activities.

Our Projects now often include aspects of livelihoods, the education, involvement of and training of groups involved in Infrastructure activities, Disaster Risk Reduction, and attention to issues such as health, gender and the environment.