The Fletcher Construction Company Limited is a New Zealand construction company and a subsidiary of Fletcher Building. It and Higgins Contractors Ltd make up the Construction division of Fletcher Building. Fletcher Construction is widely recognised in New Zealand, and has delivered various iconic projects including constructing the Auckland Sky Tower.
,It has three main business units:
,In 1908 James Fletcher senior, a builder and stonemason from Scotland, began a building business along with his brother William John Fletcher and Englishman Albert Morris. The firm was known as Fletcher and Morris and later became Fletcher Bros. The first house they built together, in 1909, still stands and is open to the public in Dunedin. The company itself was first registered as a limited liability company in 1919.
,In 1925 the company headquarters was moved to Auckland, and in 1940 Fletcher Construction became a subsidiary of the Fletcher Holdings group, which listed on the share market that year. In 1942, following the resignation of his father to help New Zealand's war effort, James Fletcher junior became managing director of the company. Fletcher junior placed a greater emphasis on the firms building products manufacturing divisions, with Fletcher Construction retaining the core construction business.
,In 1981, Fletcher Holdings merged with Challenge Corporation Ltd and Tasman Pulp Paper Ltd to form Fletcher Challenge. Fletcher Building was formed with the split of Fletcher Challenge in 2001.