New Zealand map Davis Ogilvie – Engineering, Surveying and Planning

About us

Our history began back in 1932, when James Leonard Davis registered and founded the business ‘J. L. Davis Registered Surveyor and Claims Assessor’ in Christchurch. In 1960, Gavin Ogilvie joined the company and established our structural and civil engineering departments. As a result, the company was renamed ‘J L Davis Son Ogilvie and Associates’.

We became Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd. in 1987, and since then have expanded considerably. We’ve amalgamated with established local businesses, including Cowan and Holmes in Timaru and Greymouth, and Gourdie and Ward in Nelson.


Today, Davis Ogilvie (DO) provides a complete range of multi-disciplinary engineering, surveying and development planning services within one company. By covering structural, civil and geotechnical engineering, land surveying, resource management and environmental science disciplines we simplify construction, design and development for our clients.

We have experienced teams in Christchurch, Nelson, Greymouth and Timaru. Not only will their expertise add value to your project, you will also benefit from our enduring relationships with other professional consultancies throughout New Zealand.