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 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.

Team Stats

Our average age is 38. 18% are women, 57% kiwi by birth, 43% kiwi by choice – Argentinian, Australian, Brazilian, British, Chinese, Fijiian, Filipino, French, Indian, Irish, Korean, Persian, Russian, Samoan, Scottish, South African, Sri Lankan, Tunisian, Welsh. 

We’re a company overflowing with interesting facts. On the team we have a magician, a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, an Armageddon Expo mega fan, motivational speaker, Munich beer fest enthusiast, a Navy Warfare specialist, organized huge events such as Auckland’s Santa Parades & America’s cup Parade. We have jumped out of planes, been on a reality TV show, and even rafted down the Nile twice. We’ve had some near-death experiences with one surviving being lifted 50m upside down in the air by a helicopter. 

We can form a mini orchestra, with musicians that can play the saxophone, trombone, flute, piano, and a couple of singers. 

We are a very sporty bunch with lots of variety – Jiu Jitsu, hunting, free diving, cliff jumping, sailing, soccer, walking, fishing, golfing, mountain biking, boating, football, water ski racing, bungy jumping, skiing, snowboarding, surf boat rowing and between us have completed over 22 marathons, 2 ultramarathons and 2 Ironman’s.  

We have represented our country in archery, inline hockey, figure skating, canoe polo, rugby, pool, discus throwing, basketball, synchronized swimming. Played cricket in Hong Kong, Beijing & Taipei. Racing in the national downhill CUP. Trialled for West Bromwich Albion Football Club 

We have 33 dogs, 28 cats, 2 horses, 2 chickens, 5 cows, 2 birds, 6 sheep, 2 giant rabbits, 3 fish and parents to 94 children and 2 grandchildren.