Your team of Dedicated Drainlayers - Mt Maunganui - Papamoa - Tauranga


BOPRC Approved Wastewater Treatment Designers

WH Kelly has trained as a Wastewater Treatment Designer, and is approved by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.



Our Featured Client: Marra Contruction

Marra Construction - K Mart

K Mart - Bethlehem

Marra Contruction

WH Kelly has been subcontracting to Waiotahi Contractors who have been busy with Marra Construction's build of the new K Mart building in Bethlehem, Tauranga.

As always it is good to be working alongside Lou Black from Tauranga Concrete Cutting. Lou is one of our long standing sub-contractors and always operates to the highest safety standards.



WH Kelly - Key Drainage Educator

Most of our drainlayers have been trained through the company. Over the years WH Kelly have trained many young local men and are proud to be a key educator in our specialised field of drainlaying here in the Bay of Plenty. We specialise in most facets of drainlaying, stormwater reticulation, drains, sewerage systems, slip repair and more. Your drainage crew is competent and experienced in residential and commercial drainlaying. As your specialist drainlayers we encourage our staff to learn the latest methods of drainlaying.

We take pride in your project. Contact us for a free quote today!




Community Sponsorship and DonationsHabitat for Humanity

WH Kelly Drainage Contractors have for many years been proud to support Habitat for Humanity
and provide our time at a reduced rate. Check out their website and see what you can do to help make a difference.

Kids Need Dads

WH Kelly also supports Kidz need Dadz

A Charitable Trust Incorporated was set up to support all fathers, predominately separated, solo, teenage fathers, as well as grandfathers and stepfathers.


Long standing supporters of:


Kelly's History

WH Kelly Ltd was first formed by Mr Bill Kelly in 1965. Bill first operated from his home at 5 The Drive, Otumoetai before moving to a commercial premises behind the old Nichols Service Station on the corner of 8th Ave and Cameron Rd in Tauranga. His first employee was Malcolm Gartner. As the business grew, Malcolm was quickly promoted to supervisor and the business moved to 33 Burrows St. In 1978 Malcolm and Terry Gartner took over ownership of the business, with Terry carrying out the administrative duties.

In 1995 Malcolm and Terry had their eyes on retirement. Their son Paul and his wife Ann made a commitment to relocate from Dunedin, to learn and manage the business until taking ownership in 2000. During this time the business out grew its Burrows St premises so Malcolm and Terry purchased BOP Asphalt's old building in 46 Birch Ave, moving there in 1996. In 2008, having experienced rapid growth in the Western Bay area, Paul and Ann purchased land and moved "Kellys" to its current site on Oropi Rd. In 2015 Waiotahi Contractors Ltd purchased WH Kelly Drainage Contractors Ltd.

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