About Us

Southern Stonemasons Canterbury has an industry reputation built on quality, innovation and reliability. With a large team of fully qualified stonemasons, apprentices and project managers jobs are completed efficiently at any scale. They are proud to be the preferred contractor for some of New Zealand largest stone projects and ensure a seamless, end-to-end approach for architects, engineers, builders and clients.

David Packman

Managing Director

David is the Managing Director of Southern Stonemasons Canterbury, providing the experience and drive behind a company that produces the highest quality of stone work in New Zealand.
David was trained by a third generation master stonemason and he holds the highest stone masonry qualification available.
He is also a qualified quarryman, an active member of the NZ Stonemasons Association and the innovator behind the STONECLAD TM seismic resistant systems and fastenings.

David Packman from Southern Stonemason
Ben Stuart from Southern Stonemason

Ben Stuart


Ben Stuart is an accomplished stonemason and our foreman here at Southern Stonemasons Canterbury.
Ben brings enormous stonemasonry talent to the team. He holds the highest stonemasonry qualification available in NZ. A man of few words, he is a practical perfectionist.
Ben has worked in the game for almost two decades and his strength, eye for detail and natural innovative curiosity sets him apart in the industry.

Erika Renström

Sales/Project Co-Ordinator

Erika manages sales and projects here at Southern Stonemasons Canterbury. With a background in general management and operations, she brings communication and organisational skills to the team.
Erika has extensive experience in the building industry and ensures projects run smoothly, from measuring plans to quoting, briefing the team, and collaborating with related parties.

Erika Renstrom from Southersn Stonemason
Deb Stuart from Southern Stonemason

Deb Stuart


Deb Stuart looks after our administration and accounts here at Southern Stonemasons Canterbury. Behind the scenes Deb keeps everything ship-shape and above board.
Not only does she manage the bookkeeping; she is also a qualified Communications Designer, playing an integral part in the company’s visual marketing.