Maiden Group and Maiden Construction bring together a team of highly skilled industry professionals who are dedicated to ensuring that quality craftsmanship goes hand in hand with outstanding customer service.
Stu Gordon, Director
Stu has extensive experience in residential and commercial project management, construction, quantity surveying and general management. As a licensed building practitioner and former Registered Master Builder, Stu brings a practical approach to project management, a pedantic eye for quality and a strong commitment to customer service.
Having overseen the completion of hundreds of residential builds, as well as the roll out of the ‘big box’ Bunning’s Warehouse retail stores, Stu is uniquely placed to provide high quality full service damage assessment and general project management services to a wide range of clients.
Hugh Chapman, contracts manager
Hugh has also achieved success in a number of commercial ventures, including owning and developing a vineyard in the Waipara region. Seeing the need for industry consolidation Hugh was instrumental in forming Southern Boundary Wines, a company which brought together over 100 hectares of vineyards in the Waipara and Marlborough regions.
Hugh is an experienced Contracts Manager who brings a personal but precise approach to each engagement. His involvment in each project starts with establishing scope of work and extends through construction to completion and hand over. Hughs attention to detail, quality focus and insistence apon superior communication at all stages of a project is second to none in this industry.
Murray James, Manager (Finance, Strategy and Planning)
A former Chartered Accountant and business manager, Murray brings to his role 15 years of experience in the building industry. Having managed both a national residential construction company, and a smaller local building concern, Murray is well versed in contract negotiation, employment relations customer service and dispute resolution.
Murray has considerable experience in management and financial reporting, as well as being a ‘hands on’ member of the Maiden team, with practical experience in residential Quantity Surveying, quoting and costing.
Bob Tidd, design and compliance manager
Bob is an experienced designer (architectural, structural, mechanical) and provides consultancy with services including construction and weather tightness trouble shooting and repair strategies. He is also a former Territorial Authority Building official (16 years), which included consent processing, inspecting, technical auditing and training and building team leader.
Bob is a current member of the Building Officials Institute of NZ and holds a Design LBP. He has received and presented many technical training sessions including specialised weather tightness training and supervision. He has considerable experience in heritage building repairs and alterations and is particulary adept at traversing the minefield of compliance requirements for projects of this nature.
In particular, Bob has extensive knowledge in the building legislative and technical elements of the construction industry and lodges our applications for Building and Resource Consents. He also provides expert witness input for leaking building claims, with regards to the Building Act and code maters.
Graham Ryken, Senior Project Manager
Graham is a trade qualified builder and licensed building practitioner with extensive project management experience in industrial, commercial and residential construction. Having recently completed an 18 month stint as an EQC assessor, Graham is well placed to head up Maiden’s construction and project management division, a role which allows him to renew his commitment to supporting the Christchurch rebuild.
Graham is a Level 1 Health and Safety representative and an NZQA registered ‘All Trades’ assessor, giving him the experience and ability to steer apprentices of any trade discipline through to the completion of their trade qualification.
Maiden Group worked quickly and efficiently, and completed the fit out to an excellent standard
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