As a family-centric company, it's the people who matter to us most. 

From our first day in business, we have made an effort to invest time and resources in the people we hire. Consequently, we now employ some of the most passionate, dedicated and experienced people in the industry.

Our Directors and Senior Managers are involved in the day-to-day running of the business and have an open-door policy. We aim to operate in a transparent, open way and we value communication at all levels.

We have built our company on our technical ability so we are serious about innovation and achieving excellence. Yet it is not all about work. We hold regular social club events, annual birthday and Christmas parties, and actively encourage staff to participate in the life of the company.

Our Four Pillars

With over 30 years in business and more than 550 employees throughout New Zealand, the key to our success is our people and their dedication. Our four pillars — people, ownership, professionalism and knowledge — underpin everything we do at Recreational Services.


We as a team respect and help each other and have a shared passion for what we do.

  • We look after each other because that is who we are.
  • We make sure our mates are safe because that’s what mates do.
  • We constantly try to improve what we do and what works best for us.
  • Every person counts and is appreciated for their contribution to the team.


We present ourselves in the best possible way, through our personal appearance, our equipment, the way we communicate and the job we do.

  • We always do the job to the best of our ability and are proud of what we do.
  • We always look our best in our uniforms, take care of our vehicles, plant and equipment, and act in ways that show our customers we care.
  • We communicate in an open and honest way.
  • We never leave a job unfinished.
  • We treat the public as though they are our #1 customer.


We take personal responsibility for delivering the highest standards for our customers, ourselves, our team and the company.     

  • We look after and care for our plant, machinery and tools as if they are our own.
  • Our work is always the best that we can do for ourselves and our clients.
  • We consider the impacts of our actions on people, property, the environment and our clients.
  • Although we may not have responsibility, we take ownership.


We want to be the best that we can and constantly ask questions to be even better. 

  • We are trained in everything we do, so we can always deliver to a high standard.
  • We know what our customers want and exceed this where we can.
  • We look for ways we can improve our work and what we do for our customers.