McKenzie & Co. Developing great places and people.

We see a future where better environments create great places for people to grow.



Mum waves to the postie across the front yard while Dad washes the car in the driveway. Pushing the double pram, she laughs at her eldest child, who has taken the training wheels off his bike and is now snaking his way along the wide footpaths.

They’re off to visit Nan and Pop who have just moved into their new terraced apartment, just around the block. Smiling to herself, she quietly celebrates that the move to this neighbourhood was the best investment her family could have made.

It’s a simple scene, but one that took expert development advice and management, skilled engineering design, accurate and swift surveying, and timely, successful planning to achieve.

From lot sizes that allow flexible housing options for different types of buyers, to storm and wastewater planning for environmentally friendly treatment of runoff, to interconnecting streets and pedestrian friendly footpaths.

When done right, these environments can create great places where people can grow to their full potential.


Clayton McKenzie


James Dufty


James Kitchen


Founded by industry expert Clayton McKenzie

80 professionals across New Zealand

Members of ACE NZ & ENZ

Survey and Spatial NZ member

We are 100% Kiwi owned & operated


Established in 2014, McKenzie & Co. was founded on a passion for quality design. We wanted to develop great places that people would love, and we were driven to ensure that we built excellent working relationships with key stakeholders along the way. 

As well as a desire for superior design, we also aspired to offer a great work culture for a new and progressive team. We knew we would be working hard to achieve outstanding results, but we wanted to have fun along the way.

Since our inception, the business has fast become a centre of excellence for land development solutions. With every project we take on, we use masterful planning, expert engineering and experienced management to maximise land value and deliver on time. 

We become part of your team and treat your project as if it’s our own. We’re completely invested in the outcome of every project.

We’re led by three of the best in the business. Our founder Clayton McKenzie (a land development specialist and industry stalwart), has been a Director of the business since its origin, along with experienced engineer James Kitchen. James Dufty, also a veteran civil engineer, joined shortly after the business began and was appointed as a Director in 2021.

Expanding rapidly from the outset, we now proudly boast a workforce of 80 highly qualified and experienced development advisors, project managers, engineers, surveyors, planners and support staff across the country.

With office hubs in Auckland City, Manukau and Taupo as well as satellite offices in Warkworth and Rotorua, we’ve got you covered.

We’re looking forward to making our mark on the future landscapes of New Zealand in a way that maximises investments as well as lifestyles.

memberships & sponsorships

Member of the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand

Member of Engineering New Zealand

Member of Survey & Spatial New Zealand

Sponsors of Otago University Surveying Students Assoc.

Sponsors of Auckland University Civil Engineering Students Assoc.

Sponsors of Auckland University Engineering Society

Sponsors of The University of Canterbury Engineering Society

Sponsors of The University of Canterbury Women in Engineering Society

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