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Corbel builds the capacity of its Residential Division

News Release
10 November 2014

CORBEL CONSTRUCTION BUILDS THE CAPACITY OF ITS RESIDENTIAL DIVISION WITH THREE NEW SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

Christchurch-based construction company Corbel Construction (Corbel) has expanded the capacity of its residential building division with three recent senior appointments.

The three recruits are: Simon Hemmings, Senior Project Manager Design; Shaun Boldock, Senior Quantity Surveyor; and Hugh Davis, Senior Project Manager.

The company’s residential division operates in the mid-to-upper end of the residential housing market and has been heavily involved in earthquake repairs throughout Canterbury. Last year, they won the Master Builders House of the Year Regional Supreme Award for best renovation along with a number of other awards.

Simon Hemmings has a BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology form the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He has experience in urban regeneration and design and construction management throughout the UK. He emigrated to New Zealand in late 2011 and joins Corbel from MWH Recovery where he was a project manager responsible for rebuild and repairs following the Canterbury Earthquakes.

Shaun Boldock has a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from Sheffield Hallam University has managed multi-million dollar projects involving school extensions, commercial office refurbishment, and the refurbishment of high schools and council residential properties. He also joins Corbel from MHW Recovery where he had responsibility for costing commercial reinstatements in Canterbury.

Hugh Davis is a second generation builder with over 30 years’ construction industry experience. After completing a carpentry apprenticeship in Seattle, Washington USA, Hugh has held a number of interesting roles including working with the US Federal Emergency Management Association as project manager in the aftermath of hurricane Iniki in Kauai Hawaii, and building award-winning high-end residential homes in the USA and New Zealand. Immediately prior to joining Corbel, Hugh was a director of Cook Island-based construction company Island Eyes Limited.

Corbel Construction’s residential division manager Mark Wells said, “The residential division has experienced considerable growth over the past two years. This year the division will complete projects with a total value of $12.5 million and will contribute 30 percent to the group’s total revenue. Residential construction, and particularly residential reconstruction, is demanding work requiring close oversight to ensure multiple projects are completed on time, within budget and to the client’s satisfaction - consistent with Corbel’s Best People, Best Practice, Best Outcome approach to construction.

About Corbel Construction
Established in 2000, Christchurch-based Corbel Construction employs over 85 fulltime permanent staff across three divisions: Commercial Construction, Residential Building and Joinery Manufacturing.
A private company, Corbel is owned and operated by its founders Craig Jones and Mark Wells.

The company has grown significantly, averaging 25% growth per annum over the past six years, with targeted annual revenue of $40 million for this financial year.

Corbel therefore has the skills, experience and resources to allow it to undertake a number of projects concurrently.
The Residential division has typically focused on the mid-to-upper end of the residential housing market with the Commercial division specialising in small-to-medium sized commercial projects. More recently, Corbel has recruited a number of talented people within the industry and is now able to undertake larger commercial projects and larger programmes of residential work.
For further information, see: www.corbel.co.nz
“Best People, Best Practice, Best Outcome”

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