A finely-tuned team

The hand-picked men and women who work for NZ Strong are known for their leading performance in the construction industry. Their can-do attitude and results-oriented approach enable us to deliver the best possible outcome for every project.

At the 2019, 2020 and 2021 New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) Awards – 5 NZ Strong Team Members were finalists and 3 were recognised as Highly Commended in their categories.

NZ Strong took home a Merit Award at the 2022 Property Industry Awards for the refurbishment of Auckland’s iconic Aotea Centre. The Auckland Zoo South East Asian Precinct Project has been nominated for an award in the upcoming 2023 Property Industry Awards Ceremony.

In 2020, NZ Strong received Gold and Silver at the NZ Commercial Property Awards for the Airways Air Traffic Control Facility Project and the Metlifecare Greenwich Gardens Project. Additionally, the Airways Project Team was awarded the inaugural 2019 Constructive Building Information (BIM) Innovation Award.

Our team includes project managers, site managers, quantity surveyors, project engineers, project architects, B.I.M modellers, CAD designers, construction support and administration staff. They are guided by NZ Strong directors, Chris Hunter, Lyndon Evans, John Overton, and Jamie Vallance.

Team Stats

Our average age is 39 years. 22% are women, 54% Kiwi by birth, 46% Kiwi by choice – Australian, British, Chinese, Fijian, Filipino, French, German, Indian, Iranian, Irish, Korean, Malaysian, Māori, Samoan, Scottish, South African, Tunisian, and Welsh.

We’re a company overflowing with interesting facts. On the team we have a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, an Armageddon Expo mega fan, a Navy Warfare specialist, a motorsport volunteer, a songwriter, and a garden enthusiast with hundreds of potted plants. We organized huge events such as Auckland’s Santa Parades & America’s Cup Parade, played a concert in the Sydney Opera House, swam across the equator, won multiple national championships in water polo, played for Wrexham FC, and met the Queen at one of her summer garden parties. We’ve had some near-death experiences with one surviving being lifted 50m upside down in the air by a helicopter.

We are a very sporty bunch with lots of variety – Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, swimming, running, walking, fishing, golfing, mountain biking, boating, football, rugby, skiing, water polo, and between us have completed over 20 plus marathons, and 2 Ironman’s.

We have represented our country in track cycling & BMX racing, rugby, and Habitat for Humanity.

We have 31 dogs, 24 cats, 4 horses, 9 chickens, 5 sheep, 4 rabbits, and parents to 98 children and 11 grandchildren.