Stu Davidson & Sons (Pty) Ltd is a Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) based Plant Hire and Demolition Company, that was established by Mr Stewart Davidson in 1983. We operate one of the largest fleets of late-model earthmoving machinery in the Eastern Cape, with over 30 years’ experience. Our fleet includes water, dumper and tipper trucks, front-end loaders, graders, rollers, excavators, bulldozers, hydraulic hammers and low-beds.
Manned by a team of highly experienced operators and drivers, all our operators have undergone training and have been issued with certificates of competency as well as medical certificates. A copy of these certificates are made available along with our Health and Safety file. To always ensure top quality professional service, the fleet is backed up by a team of dedicated workshop staff comprising of mechanics and assistants who ensure the smooth running of the fleet.
A 24-hour service ensures customers always have help on hand and we are prepared to tackle any challenge head on.
From just a handful of employees when the company first opened in the early 1980’s, the company today boasts a workforce of over 100 staff. Employees are all from the Eastern Cape and 85% of them hail from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. Most employees have been with the company for periods more than 20 years.
Stu Davidson & Sons services a range of Government and Private Clients locally, throughout the Eastern Cape and further afield. We endeavour to offer top quality professional service to all our clients.
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Having grown up with a father and older brother in the construction industry, Patrick has always been involved with our company and officially joined Stu Davidson & Sons in 2000. He started out working as an assistant mechanic in our workshop before becoming an operational trainee, learning and gaining the necessary knowledge and skills of the day-to day operations which would see him become an operations manager in 2014. As an operations manager, Patrick managed sites and clients to ensure the effective and efficient completion of projects, while ensuring that health and safety regulations are followed and complied with. In the beginning of 2020, he was appointed as a director of Stu Davidson & Sons. Patrick now monitors and ensures our strategic objectives and goals are being achieved, and makes calculated adjustments to these objectives and goals where necessary.
Born in South Yorkshire, England, Nick moved to Port Elizabeth, South Africa with his family in 1984. From the age of 8 Nick was involved in the family business - from TLB’s to tracked excavators through to 20m3 semi-tippers and low beds, Nick would grease, load, manoeuvre the machinery around the yard and do what was required from him to assist with the success of the business. By the age of 13 Nick was fully converse in operating all the machinery in the fleet. At 16 years old he was in the workshop tending to all day-to-day maintenance and when required stripping the machinery where an overhaul/large breakdown was required. Call outs for mechanical assistance or where a machine needed moving/operating were commonplace between his hours in the workshop. Nick’s dedicated commitment to the Family business as a youngster, now sees him as a director in the family business. Nick’s unfounded knowledge of machinery both operationally and mechanically and his 40 years experience within the Plant Hire/Construction sector secures his business acumen to continue with the success of the business.
Ashley started with the company in 2019, working as a mechanic’s assistant before moving into the procurement/stores department. Once he understood the procurement process and assisted with the store development, he moved over to the operations team with Patrick & Grant midway through 2020. As a site administrator he assists with the management of sites and clients and ensures all SHE regulations are being adhered to, while also ensuring the effective & efficient completion of projects. He is also involved with the debtors department, making sure all the timesheets are captured correctly and invoiced accordingly.
Grant van der Merwe
Grant joined Stu Davidson and Sons in 2014. He began working in the stores and workshop where he furthered his mechanical knowledge of the earthmoving machinery. In 2016 he started working under Patrick Davidson where he was groomed on the operations side of the business. In 2017 he was promoted to operations manager. As the Operations Manager, he manages the sites and clients, and oversees the operators and machinery, as well as the running of the day-to-day operations. He always pushes to go the extra mile to ensure that our customers’ expectations are exceeded by delivering a service which is second to none! Grant holds a bachelor's degree in Human Movement Science as well as a NEBOSH IGC health and safety qualification which plays an integral part in the company’s health and safety on the various sites, as well as the demolitions which we specialise in.
Mission, Vision & Values
Stu Davidson & Sons aims to provide the very best in plant hire and demolition throughout the Eastern Cape and South Africa, with a focus on quality and safety.
To be the most trusted and respected name in the plant hire and demolition industry in South Africa.
This will be achieved by:
- Continuously setting a high standard of quality and safety.
- Constantly innovating to provide the most effective and efficient solutions for clients.
- Implementing environmentally friendly business practises.
- Taking care of our employees.
“The greatest asset of a company is its people.” – Jorge Paulo Lemann (Co-founder, Banco Garantia)