About Us
John F. Ellers (Director)
John moved to Victor Harbor in 1990 to work part time for Ellers Pastoral Investments on the farm at Back Valley while still continuing with his mechanical apprenticeship. At this time there was a lot of work required in building new dairy races, dams, effluent facilities and general farming style earthmoving to be done on the property as the dairy industry was going well and things needed to be modernised.

It became a problem getting the required work done when needed as the existing local contractors were always booked up. John decided that with the amount of work required between the three farms totalling 6,000 acres, it would be practical and cost efficient to purchase a small Gallion grader and a John Deere 400 backhoe loader.

John found that there was quite a demand for earthmoving in the area and the business grew from there.


Warren Brook (General Manager)
Warren learnt the basics when he was 8 years old, clearing scrub with dozers on the family farm. He has since had over 25 years experience in most facets of the civil construction and mining industries. Warren started with Ellers Earthmoving in July 2000. Since then he has overseen all types of projects for the company, his experience helps us to bring seemingly impossible jobs off on time and within budget. With the help of his crew of experienced operators and labourers we feel that there is no job that canít be done.
The Company policy is to...
  • Work profitably with all our clients,
  • Work with all our clients in an ethical and legal manner with written contract agreements,
  • Deliver our projects to clients on time and on budget with the intention of satisfying the expectations of the client,
  • Deal with the public in a manner which the clients and authorities would be expected to provide themselves,
  • Provide evidence when requested, that all works have been constructed in accordance with the contract specified requirements,
  • Use toolbox meetings with employees and the client with the aim of working safely and without damage to the environment on all projects,
  • Use professional advice where necessary to ensure that our company satisfies the legal requirements of the Health and Safety and Environmental Protection Acts and other legislation or legal requirements covering the projects we work on.
Our objectives are to...
  • Maintain our Prequalification Status with the clients we work with
  • Increase efficiency by reducing rework and minimising waste in all processes
  • Keep up with technology, plant and equipment changes
  • Target annually an improvement in staff and employees competency by training
  • Provide a level of quality in our work, that is not less than that specified within the contract, and aims to meet the clients expectations
  • Have zero workplace notifiable incidents and lost time injuries
  • Have zero reportable environmental breaches. Not to introduce any form of pollution in the vicinity of the project. Work with the client to improve where possible the environmental integrity of the area we are working in.
  • Ensure our suppliers and subcontractors operate with the same objectives in mind
  • Strive for continued improvement of service delivery through reviews and the use of quality control systems.


We can achieve this by having a suitably trained, competent and committed workforce who know and understand the company objectives and operations of our Management System. We use Defect, Suggestion, and Complaint Report forms to investigate and recommend business improvements. We use a prepared management review agenda to set targets and review our objectives at regular intervals determined by the manager.
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