About Harvey Tanks

Harvey Tanks was established in 1950 when Cecil Harvey started his family business manufacturing concrete tanks and other precast concrete products. Cecil Harvey’s first water tank from 1950 is still operating problem-free in the Winton area today – a real testament to the durability and long-life of Harvey Tanks’ products.

Rhys Harvey is the third generation of Harveys to manufacture quality tanks in the lower South Island, and he’s proud that the business is still leading the field in Concrete Tanks.

Why Harvey Tanks?

Harvey Tanks use a solid concrete manufacturing process for their tanks and other precast products.

Most other manufacturers typically create their tanks by hand-plastering a number of thin layers of plaster over several days.

By contrast, Harvey Tanks use the GUNITE, or Shotcrete, method of construction. This produces a solid concrete product which is superior in both durability and appearance.

By being made of concrete, not plaster, Harvey Tanks are stronger and more durable than similar products.

If you’re comparing concrete tanks and plastic tanks, concrete water tanks:

  • keep water cool
  • are undamaged by the sun’s UV rays
  • won’t blow away when empty
  • keep the water dark so algal growth is discouraged
  • can be partially or fully buried
  • have a longer product life

Rhys Harvey – Owner/Managing Director

Rhys is Harvey Tanks Ltd’s Owner and Managing Director and has more than 30 years’ experience in the concrete tank industry.

At the age of 15 Rhys left school to join his father in the family business building concrete tanks and various other concrete products.

His knowledge and experience are the driving force behind Harvey Tanks, and he’s worked hard to grow and develop the business into the successful company it is today.

Jackie Harvey – Office Manager & Director

As Harvey Tanks’ Office Manager and Director, Jackie is kept busy overseeing all administration of the business.

Jackie has over 30 years’ experience in administration and has been part of the Harvey Tanks team since 2013.

Jason Blackley – Foreman

Jason joined Harvey Tanks in 2017. Jason has a very good understanding of the pre-cast concrete industry, having spent seven years at another concrete tank manufacturing business. Jason oversees the production team to ensure Harvey Tanks products are always up to our very high standards.

Dion Tetai

Dion has worked for Harvey Tanks since 1999. Dion's knowledge of our manufacturing processes is a very important part of our operations. It's a great asset to have all of Dion's knowledge for new staff training.

Taukiri Ratana 

Taukiri joined the Harvey Tanks team 2017. Starting out as a labourer in the factory, his high work ethic soon had him training as shotcrete nozzleman. Taukiri picked up the role very easily, and he is now Harvey Tanks’ number one shotcreter.

Stephen Harris

Stephen joined Harvey Tanks in 2018 after the acquisition of Burford Tanks, Stephen has been building concrete tanks for over forty years. Stephen is our go-to man for equipment repairs (welding, light-engineering etc).

Jason Harris

Jason joined Harvey Tanks in 2018. Jason was Burfod Tanks' foreman for over twenty years. Jason's knowledge of running a factory is a valuable asset to Harvey Tanks.

Simon Hart

Simon also joined from the acquisition of Burford Tanks. Simon's willingness to learn new manufacturing techniques has led him to be trained in shotcreting and is our newest nozzleman.

Brent Young - Hiab Truck Operator

Brent joined Harvey Tanks in 2020. Brent's been delivering our products for over ten years, working for Winton Cranes. We were very fortunate to get him to come work with us when we bought our own Hiab truck in 2020. Brent's experience in all things Hiab cranes, and heavy vehicle operations is a great asset to our team.