Johnstone Construction are a close knit team where not just employees, but sub-contractors & consultants, are considered ‘part of the family’ and work together to get the job done right.

Johnstone Construction’s efficient project management and excellent staff and sub-contractor relationships ensure a long standing workforce of top quality tradespeople. Most have worked with the company for at least 10 years and built up the expertise to take on the most technically difficult jobs. 

 

OUR PEOPLE

Our philosophy is to provide a positive and collaborative work place where management is geared around active support of teams on the ground with a key focus on efficient productivity. Our team all enjoy the benefits of long term career planning and guidance.

 

I ENDEAVOUR TO PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH OUR PEOPLE CAN CHALLENGE THEMSELVES AND HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND GROW ON EACH PROJECT WE UNDERTAKE.”
— HUGH JOHNSTONE, MANAGING DIRECTOR
 

HUGH JOHNSTONE
Managing Director

Growing up around construction sites it was inevitable that Hugh would head into the industry himself. However, he very nearly didn’t when at 16 he headed to Canterbury intent on pursuing a career in farming...

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STEVE WALKER
Site Engineer

Steve came to Johnstone Construction after managing a large environmental waste site. He brings his Site Engineering and hands on experience to the Johnstone Construction projects ...

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DAVID LEWIS
Quantity Surveyor

David has over 51 years experience in Quantity Surveying - a career that has taken him around the world secondments to overseas projects in Libya, Scotland, and Australia and a contract role in Japan….

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LEE WHITAKER
Plant Operator

Lee is one of the stalwarts on the Johnstone Construction sites and his long and varied construction career has included over twenty years of drainlaying, concreting, plastering and rendering…

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MAYER TONG
Senior Quantity Surveyor

Mayer brings an extensive amount of experience to the Johnstone Construction Quantity Surveying team. His varied career has included over 15 years of managing a polypropylene plant…

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SUSY PRYDE
Operations Manager

Susy is a former professional athlete and high performance coach who was the first New Zealander to qualify in 2 different codes for the same Olympics and has 300 career podiums under her belt...
 

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MALCOLM JOHNSTONE
Specialist Advisor

Malcolm Johnstone founded Johnstone Construction in 1987 after a long career in the construction industry. He has delivered a range of complex and multi-disciplined projects around New Zealand...


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TANE MASON
Site Manager

Tane brings six years of carpentry experience, along with strong leadership skills, to his role at Johnstone Construction...
 

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KEYS TAHATA
Apprentice Carpenter

Keys started his career in construction working as a carpentry chippie on commercial renovations, new builds and reclads…..

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SNEHIL GORASIA
Contract Administrator

Snehil is in his final stretch of his Bachelors in Construction - Construction Economics degree at UNITEC. Snehil speaks four languages and has strong communication skills…

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MATE MIOCEVICH
Foreman

Mate has been a stalwart of the Johnstone Construction team since its inception in 1987. He is a mentor to the younger team members, providing them with the wisdom of his many years’ experience in the industry...


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KRISSY DANFORD
Admin & Finance Manager

Krissy brings a wealth of Administration experience having worked in a variety of Administration and Office Management roles in the private and public sectors...

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GEORGIA DANFORD
Admin/Accounts Assistant

Georgia is a University student studying for a conjoint Bachelor of Business and Law. Working around her studies at Johnstone Construction as an Admin/Accounts Assistant has been invaluable….

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DEEPIKA PAHWA
Cadet QS

Deepika is currently pursuing her Quantity Surveying degree at UNITEC. After approaching Johnstone Construction for work experience the team were very impressed with her resourcefulness and positive attitude and are delighted to have her on board as a QS Cadet.

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FLORA RIVERS
Hammer Hand

Flora was referred to Johnstone Construction by UNITEC after completing her Certificate in Trade Skills Carpentry. Flora had previously met some of the team during a "Give it a Go" activity at the Auckland 2018 Women in Trades event.….

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SHEA PATTEN-WISE
Contracts Engineer

Shea came to the team after working on large scale infrastructure projects like the Waterview Tunnel and is loving working now across the full breadth of projects...


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JOSEPH CROFT
Plant Operator

Joe joined Johnstone Construction as an apprentice plant operator at the end of his vehicle mechanics course, a role that combines his love of machinery with his previous work experience in construction and warehouse management...

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TE TIHI VERCOE
Apprentice Carpenter/Plant Operator

Te Tihi (Te) is a valued member of the Johnstone Construction team working as both hammer hand and plant operator...

 

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MIKE PAPAS
Site Supervisor

Mike is an experienced Carpenter/Foreman with over thirty years experience in these roles and latterly six years experience as a Site Supervisor in one of New Zealand’s largest construction companies.

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GRACE CHIN
Senior Quantity Surveyor

Grace has extensive experience in the New Zealand property market with over eight years spent as a Quantity Surveyor in the residential sector….

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OUR
PARTNERS

We pride ourselves on partnering with other top organisations in the industry.

From our clients to our technology we prioritise a collaborative and transparent approach to ensure we all make the best decisions for every project. These collaborative relationships save everyone time and money.

 
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Women in Trades

Women in Trades (WIT) are a non-profit that is working towards getting more women into the trades…

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