After starting as a project manager in 1985 with Watts & Hughes, I took on the role of Construction Manager in 1991— overseeing all construction projects.
In 2000 I became a shareholder and the General Manager overseeing all aspects of the construction process.
My role now is to ensure all aspects of the construction business are performing as required and this involves: ensuring the estimating is carried out efficiently and making strategies on specific tenders that suit our operation best keeping an overview of all our projects and attending to any issues that may arise including resolving disputes; overseeing the purchase and maintenance of our plant and equipment and ensuring the plant yard is providing the required service; undertaking the hiring and firing of our staff including performance reviews and yearly reviews of salaries; reviewing safety systems and ensuring high standards of safety are adhered to and reviewing marketing, and liaising with existing and new clients.
Prior to working at Watts & Hughes I did a carpentry apprenticeship, completed a New Zealand Certificate in Building with Cubbits NZ Ltd, was the general foreman with Civil & Civil, and then a site manager for two construction companies.
Working at Watts & Hughes is a very satisfying and exciting experience. Because we place a high priority on our staff training and welfare our staff turnover is low.
We have an absolute focus on providing a professional service and achieving high quality results for clients while ensuring their requirements are met and the experience of working with us is enjoyable! As a result we have significant numbers of return clients and new referral business.