MEET THE TEAM
The Builders.co.nz Ltd Director, Andy McRae, was born in rural Southland and moved to Dunedin. After finishing high school he completed an apprenticeship and spent 8 years with ABL (Amalgamated Builders Ltd). Following this he moved to the UK with his wife Angela where he ran a building company in London called Raecox Construction. In 2006, after the birth of their first child, the family moved back to Arrowtown where Angela had spent summer holidays growing up. In June of 2006 Andy founded The Builders.co.nz Ltd and has been running and expanding the company ever since. Andy is a Licensed Building Practitioner, with now over 25 years of building experience, who has a hands on approach to the business.
The Builders.co.nz Foreman, Jock Dunstan, is a "salt of the earth" Otago Kiwi raised in Oamaru. Jock completed an apprenticeship in the late 90’s. After working in Oamaru, Jock moved to the Southern Lakes working in Wanaka for a few years. From Wanaka, he moved over the hill to Queenstown where he has now been working for over 15 years. He loves the Southern Lakes lifestyle especially jet boating and hunting.
Jock is a Licensed Building Practitioner with over 20 years of experience behind him.
Chris Sullivan completed his apprenticeship with Dunedin Polytechnic. He is an avid hunter and backcountry outdoorsman. Chris has a strong community focus featuring volunteer work with Camp Quality. He is a proven, enthusiastic worker who is always willing to give anything a nudge. Since joining The Builders in 2016, Chris has worked across multiple jobs and has always exceeded expectations.
The Builders.co.nz Ltd General Manager, Richard Mackley, was born in Wellington and raised in the city of Auckland, NZ. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Auckland he spent 10 years in the hotel industry moving to Queenstown during that time (2000). More recently Richard managed Queenstown’s iconic Kawarau Bungy Centre which underwent periods of significant construction during his time at the helm.
As General Manager Richard oversees a range of activities including Project Management, Sales & Marketing, Health & Safety, Human Resources and Financial Planning.
The Builders.co.nz Foreman, Ben Singleton, started his building career in his hometown of Nelson. He has been building since 2008 and is a Licensed Building Practitioner.
Ben relocated to Queenstown and takes full advantage of the activities on offer in the region. As a keen ice hockey player, he is also a staunch Southern Stampede supporter. Ben’s free time is also spent Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, and surfing.
On-site, Ben’s well known for his attention to detail and skilled carpentry work.
Greg Large comes to us from Oxfordshire in England. Completing his apprenticeship in 2013, Greg worked for a small home building company for a few years. After that, he wanted to fine tune his finishing skills and went into cabinet making & joinery in Reading, England. In 2017, he decided to come to New Zealand for a winter season - and stayed!
In his spare time, Greg is a keen traveler, snowboarder, hiker, 4x4 enthusiast and furniture maker.
Pete is a Carpenter from England with over 10years in the industry. Born and raised in Chester in the north west of England, Pete started building in his home town with his fathers business doing bespoke kitchens, bathrooms and vintage renovations.
An avid football player and Manchester United supporter, you won’t find him far from a field or a ‘round’ ball.
Pete moved to Queenstown 5 years ago and has since made it his home, He enjoys camping and exploring in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. He is also a member of the local Queenstown Lakes football team..