50 years of Vernice

50 years of honest and reliable earthmoving.

2022 marks 50 years of Vernice Pty Ltd as an incorporated business. Half a century of successful operations is a huge milestone for any business, especially a family-owned one. This latest milestone follows many others we have been proud to achieve over the years including:

  • First ever machine purchase – Fowler Crawler Tractor, then bought a couple of AW tractors and dozers.
  • First brand new machine purchase– Leyland Hippo Truck 1966/7.
  • First major civil project – Campersic Road (City of Swan) and the Subdivision at Sandplain Road, Toodyay.
  • First Main Roads project – In the 1970’s, Vernice completed some dozer work (D7) on Toodyay Bindi-Bindi Road. The project was to widen and upgrade the road.
  • Other early Main Roads Projects - In the 1980s, the final section of the Great Northern Highway, Vernice wet hired the D9 Dozer to complete the last lot of bitumen/sealing. This section of the highway linked Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing.
  • Father to Sons – Transition for the control of quotations and projects to the Vern’s sons.
  • Directorship Handover – Michael, Stephen and Paul became directors of Vernice.
  • Major Projects including Airstrip construction in Onslow for Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forest, Minderoo Station gravel pushing and crushing and most recently the Yandin Windfarm, constructing infrastructure for 51 turbines.
  • Becoming quality, safety and environmentally certified with
    • ISO9001 Quality Management Systems
    • ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems and;
    • ISO45001:2018 OH&S Management Systems – the latest safety standard.


Vernice Pty Ltd have been servicing clients, projects, and companies all over Western Australia for the past 50 years. From a few dozers clearing firebreaks and farmland to major road upgrades and ground-breaking renewable energy farms, Vernice have truly earned the respect of clients for the knowledge and hard work ethic we all strive for as a business. Vernice prides themselves on:

  • Efficiency
  • Knowledge
  • Hard Work
  • Flexibility and;
  • Competency.

Along with the next generation transitioning and developing into the business, comes a change in project and company initiatives with a firm focus on renewables, efficiency, and sustainability.

It is an exciting time for Vernice, and we are all excited to see the business continue from strength to strength and see out another 50 years of success and growth.


As Vernice gets busy planning the future, take a look through our past and meet some of the team in the video above. Celebrate our 50th with us by subscribing to the Vernice YouTube channel and following the occasion with special anniversary content.