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People

Mike Downs, NZCE (Civil). BE (Hons), Managing Director


Mike has 30+ years of experience in the Contracting and Construction industry within New Zealand and internationally. There are not many types of projects that Mike hasn’t been involved with and his experience and ability to manage projects and work with people is well known in the industry.

 

Carl Thelning, Construction Foreman


Carl has been employed by Earthworks and Paving for 21 years, 12 as foreman. He is familiar with the CSS construction and drainage specifications and has been the construction foreman on the majority of contracts for Earthworks & Paving and Mike Downs Contracting Ltd over the past 12 years. Carl is also a CCC Authorised Drainlayer, a L2/3 NP STMS and holds a current first aid certificate. Carl also has a 10% shareholding in Earthworks and Paving 2012 Ltd.

 

Ben Cattermole, Construction Foreman


Ben has been employed by Earthworks and Paving for 17 years, 9 as foreman. He is familiar with the CSS Construction and Drainage specifications and has been the construction foreman on numerous contracts for Mike Downs Contracting Ltd and Earthworks & Paving including 3 years of SCIRT Contracts. Ben is CCC Authorised Drainlayer, L1  STMS and holds a current first aid certificate. Ben also has a 10% shareholding in Earthworks and Paving 2012 Ltd.

 

Jane Gutry, Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Manager


Jane has had 6 years in this role which involves the management and implementation of QHSE systems and procedures for both Earthworks & Paving 2012 Ltd and Mike Downs Contracting Ltd. 

Nicola Broekhuizen, Accounts Administrator


Nicola has been with Earthworks & Paving for 16 years in this role which involves the day to day running of accounts payable and receivable using Xero accounting software. Nicola has also been the Administration Manager for Mike Downs Contracting for 6 years.