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 both the 2019 and 2020 New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) Awards – 4 NZ Strong Team Members were finalists and 2 were recognised as Highly Commended in their categories.
NZ Strong took home a Gold and Silver at the NZ Commercial Property Awards 2020 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, Jamie Vallance, Lyndon Evans and John Overton.
Average age is 37, 23% are women, 53% kiwi by birth, 47% kiwi by choice – Argentinian, Australian, Brazilian, Chinese, Croatian, English, Filipino, Irish, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Scottish, South African, Sri Lankan, and Welsh.
We’re a company brimming with interesting facts. On the team we have a magician, a two-time cancer survivor, a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, a chef, a baritone in the National Choir, an Armageddon Expo mega fan, and one of two women in the NZ Chopper Club.
One of us was a bomb disposal technician in the British Army, one of us has walked from Taupo to Napier through the bush, one of us has 16 million views (and counting) on a LinkedIn post and one of us has survived being lifted 50m upside down in the air by a helicopter. We’ve even caught a giraffe that escaped on a game reserve, and helped bring a threatened native species of water fowl back from endangered to vulnerable.
Two of us are grandparents, and between us we have completed ultra-marathons, the Coast to Coast, walked 1.6km doing ‘keepie uppies’ with a football, won a bodybuilding competition, and can back flip a unicycle.
We have represented our country in rugby, golf, volleyball, canoe polo, netball, archery, hockey, football, CrossFit, swimming, athletics, basketball, tennis, and mountain biking.
We have 36 dogs, 23 cats, 18 cows, 12 sheep, 4 rabbits, 4 chickens, 3 horses and 3 cockatiels….and 2021 will see the arrival of at least 3 new babies to the NZ Strong family – which will make us parents to 93 children.