As Registered Master Builders we are proud of our record of achievement when it comes to delivering a quality project above target performance levels, specifications, schedules and within budget.
Each of the Project Managers working for Currie Construction manages individual projects from the tendering through to final accounts. The advantage of this is that you have a manager who becomes intimate with the project. Constantly educating and upgrading, they also regularly share experience and offer technical advice and assistance. Our four senior Project Managers have between them more than 140 years experience in the construction industry. They are supported by a full-time office administrator.
Kim Currie – Company Director
Licensed Building Practitioner BP106101
Areas of practice – Site 2
• 35 plus years of residential to industrial scale construction.
Along with being a company director, Kim is also one of the Company’s Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors. Kim left school at 15 to start a carpentry apprenticeship with DP Longdill. After a working holiday overseas he returned to work for his father’s building company before attaching his name to the side of a Ute in 1985 and he and Debbie starting out on their own. Their first job proved to those that mattered that Kim’s can do attitude meant that he could be trusted to get a job done. Since those days the record of completed projects has become an eclectic list. Kim is well known in the region for the passion that he exercises in everything that he gets involved in. He is long time supporter of the Master Builders Association and for a eight years he served as the local President.
John Currie – Company Director
• 11 years residential to industrial scale construction.
John’s role is as one of our key site foremen.
John completed his apprenticeship with Currie Construction then headed to Wellington to complete a two year diploma in construction management and quantity surveying. Since returning he has been involved in a number of pre-cast tilt slab retail projects. John’s most recent project of significance was the new Farmlands Building in Gisborne.
Debbie Currie – Shareholder / Financial Administrator
• 8 years with two Gisborne chartered accountancy firms.
• 28 years as Financial Administrator of Construction Company.
Debbie’s dual roles are as company shareholder and financial administrator. She has worked for two chartered accountancy firms in Gisborne as well as briefly in London as part of a working holiday. Debbie has been the financial administrator since the day they went into business. For the first few years this was all run from home in between juggling the kids. In 1992 Debbie’s role became full time and since 2002 it has required a full time assistant. Debbie has been an active member of the Gisborne chapter of the Business and Professional Women (BPW) Institute for 15 years.
Sam Currie – Company Director
Licensed Building Practitioner BP113406
Areas of practice – Carpentry
• 8 years residential to industrial scale construction.
Sam’s role is as Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor.
Sam completed his apprenticeship with Currie Construction. By the time he was 18 he had already built his first home which gave him an invaluable insight into the technical aspects of construction along with the expectations and requirements of a house owner during the construction process. Sam is currently overseeing a number of new build residential projects.
Noel Holden – Project Manager
Licensed Building Practitioner BP100378
Areas of practice – Site 3
• 28 years Estimator and QS in England including 11 years as company Director.
• 15 years Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager in New Zealand.
Noel’s role in the company is that of Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor.
Noel hails from England where for 28 years he developed and honed his QS skills. For 11 of those years he was in partnership and director of a construction company that employed 50 staff and was renowned for the construction of petrol filling stations. In 1999 Noel moved to New Zealand and for the last 15 years he has been involved in a variety of local projects including being a member of the committee for the Gisborne Master Builders Association. In 2012 Noel was Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor for the construction of the Three Rivers Medical Centre.
Mark van Wyk – Project Manager
Licensed Building Practitioner BP106102
Areas of practice – Site 2 & Carpentry
• 19 years residential to industrial scale construction.
• 3 years Construction & Drainage Inspector Gisborne District Council
Mark returned to Gisborne late in 1990 and has worked in the local construction industry since then. He successfully completed an adult apprenticeship and advanced trade certificate mainly in residential construction before moving to a Foreman’s position with a local commercial company. In 1998 he moved ‘into the office’ for the $2m Wairoa Hospital redevelopment. Early in 2000 Mark moved to the GDC Building Inspectorate for three years before the lure of the coal face enticed him to Currie Construction in 2002 as Project Manager / Quantity Surveyor. Mark has been involved in short term overseas voluntary construction projects in Thailand and in the Solomon Islands.