The McIntosh name has been around in the Mid Canterbury region for the last 80 years. The success of the McIntosh family as builders started with Alan McIntosh as one of the principal builders in Ashburton for many years. Colin McIntosh, the son of Alan, was involved mainly in domestic and light commercial work around the South Island, from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Alastair McIntosh; owner and founder of McIntosh Builders Ltd, worked with his father from 1974 to 1985 working mainly on domestic and agricultural projects. With the cooling of the construction industries in the early 80s, Alastair then went to the Fairton meat works and built several houses in the off seasons.