About Us

Engineering & Construction

Established in 2006 by directors Mike Hancock and Alan Klement. Down to Earth Civils has grown within 10 years from a small / medium civil engineering firm to a CIDB 9CE rated civil contracting and construction services company. With a combined 60 years’ experience in civil contracting and consulting, Down to Earth Civils is capable of handling all types and sizes of civil engineering projects in the infrastructure, mining and building industries.

Down to Earth Civils is based in Johannesburg and currently operates in Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga, Free State and Northern Cape Provinces and is looking forward to establishing a foothold throughout South Africa.

Due to the expansion of the company and ever evolving construction industry, new ventures in the form of Down to Earth Building, M² Building and most recently Down to Earth Empowerment have been formed to meet the demands of our clients from the Down to Earth Brand. These ventures will ensure our continued growth in the industry and ensure the quality and scope of our service continues.

Economic Empowerment

Down to Earth Civils has always been committed to the B-BBEE codes of good practise and aligns itself with the construction sector codes.

Down to Earth Civils has dedicated itself to the continued empowerment of previously disadvantaged individuals by supporting and developing small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME’s). Our policy has been to engage existing SMME’s and sub-contractors or suppliers and continue their development and skills training.

Down To Earth continues to grow its database of SMME’s and expand their businesses and levels of expertise as we strive to empower others. We have in particular provided managerial insight on contract administration and financial controls to assist SMME’s with the growth and sustainability of their own businesses

The transformation of Down to Earth Civils will be assured through the growth of DTE Empowerment which meets the ownership (51%) requirements of the industry.

DTE Empowerment will retain the skills and expertise developed over the years and provide a succession plan for the future of the Down To Earth Brand as well as ensuring our clients of our continued service excellence for years to come.

Under the Down to Earth Brand we continue to strive to improve the current scorecards of all businesses.

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