Olsen Contracting is a small company in Windwhistle Canterbury created by Benjamin Olsen, Olsen Contracting was created off a hope and a dream and very little cash !
Ben has been in the quarrying and mining industry since the age of 17 starting out on the hose of KB Contracting and Quarries crushing plant in Christchurch a position that changed my life, once i got the hose locked down I went on to run that crushing plant and be trained by their Quarry manager (now operations manager) a man a lot of people cant handle but a man i have the up-most respect for ! I always had dreams of something larger then my current situation this caused me to not settle in my positions (something i regret and not regret at the same time). after leaving Kb’s i went on to help run a Glass crushing operation this teaching me alot about screening very small particles and my first run in with a custom made VSI crusher (nightmare LOL), in this position i helped push production to double the capacity.
Since then I have returned to Kb’s however to their second quarry running mobile crushing equipment getting taught further by the quarry manager about crushing and screening , he always saw great potential in me and even saying he never gives anyone a second job but I am the first ! (few swear words thrown in), from this position i have then pissed old mate off some more and have gone coal mining for Bathurst resources this position has really opened up my experience level and getting me on truly big gear such as Komatsu 785 haul trucks and excavators over 50ton.
I have always been very forward thinking and a excellent sales man with “crazy” dreams eventually I left Bathurst at the age of 24 with my final pay I created a Linkedin account and advertised my self as self employed targeting the Kaikoura rebuild, 24 hours after creating the advertising I had my first contract !!!! Hiway Geo technical gave me a go on their no fines concrete project on the Clarence river since then we have now secured major leaders, and working on long term projects like crushing aggregate in the north canterbury rivers - currently employing from 5 operators upto 10 operators all created in the space of 2017 ! This company was starting from a old Ford Courier and $1000 , we now provide solutions to leaders and provide employment to family's, we are growing ! we are succeeding ! join us and support us !
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