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 New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) GIB® Awards – 4 NZ Strong Team Members were finalists in their categories and 2 were recognized as Highly Commended in their categories.
NZ Strong were also part of the Airways Air Traffic Control Facility Project Team to be awarded the inaugural 2019 Constructive Building Information Modelling (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, Jamie Vallance, Lyndon Evans and John Overton.
Average age is 36, 24% are women, 58% kiwi by birth, 42% kiwi by choice – Brazilian, English, Irish, Filipino, South African, Chinese, Welsh, Persian, Scottish, Sri Lankan, Korean, Taiwanese.
One of us has owned a bar and one of us has seen a space shuttle launch at the Kennedy Space Centre. Two of us are Grandparents, and between us we have completed ultra-marathon’s, the round Taupo cycle challenge, Iron Man, the Coast to Coast, Tough Guy & Gal Challenge, Harbour Swims and many marathons.
We have gained an honours and masters degree in Construction and Sustainable Engineering, won the 2018 Porsche NZ Concours Light Trophy and the South Island IFBB Physique Championship, and can back flip a unicycle.
80% of us love fishing and hunting – our biggest snapper so far is 23.5 lbs. We have 23 dogs, 18 cats, 12 chickens and 3 rabbits.
We have represented our country in rugby, golf, soccer, basketball, canoe polo, synchronised swimming, archery, karate, kickboxing, rock climbing and one of us has won a gold medal at the National Skydiving Championships.
….and 2019 saw the arrival of 5 new babies to the NZ Strong family – which makes us parents to 75 children.