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“In May 2012, Jo and Kevin embarked on a transformative journey that would leave a lasting impact on communities and shape their own future path. Seizing the opportunity amidst the Christchurch rebuild, Lambe Construction emerged as a steadfast presence, quietly carving out their niche in the reconstruction efforts. Their expertise in vital services such as sewer and stormwater infrastructure, earthworks, site clearing, and house pads subtly transformed landscapes, becoming an essential force in the rebuilding process.

Following the successful completion of the Kaikoura Earthquake rebuild of SH1, the opportunity arose to return to Nelson in April 2018. Adapting to change, Lambe Construction streamlined into a small, nimble crew, fostering strong relationships with accomplished contractors. With time, ‘Jo’s Hire’ was introduced, addressing our diverse construction needs. This expansion quietly broadened our horizons, offering a range of equipment for hire to both the public and fellow contractors.

Our story echoes with dedication, community spirit, and the subtle art of transformation. Join us as we continue to evolve, supporting communities and delivering unwavering services.”

Our Values: The Foundation of Our Success

At Lambe Construction, our values are not just words; they are the essence of our culture, shaping every aspect of how we operate. We are dedicated to fostering an excellent work attitude, constantly seeking ways to improve and elevate our expertise, all while maintaining profound respect for ourselves and others. These values serve as the bedrock of our approach, defining the quality of our service.

We take immense pride in living these values daily, a commitment that hasn’t gone unnoticed by our clients. Often, they express their appreciation for our team’s dedication, exceeding the expected customer service levels.

Working collaboratively with our clients, we form a unified team with shared objectives and values. This partnership enables us to deliver exceptional service, consistently meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients and customers. With a strong sense of public service and a deep understanding of the local government landscape, Lambe Construction remains attuned to local issues and stakeholder needs, ensuring our services align seamlessly with the community we serve.

Nurturing Skill Growth: Lambe Construction's Training Initiatives

At Lambe Construction, we are dedicated to fostering a skilled workforce. Our efforts extend to offering targeted training opportunities for our employees. We focus on encouraging our trade staff to achieve trades qualifications, emphasizing expertise and excellence within our team. Additionally, we conduct regular training sessions covering vital skills like first aid, driver training, and traffic management. Through these initiatives, we ensure our team members are well-prepared, adaptable, and capable of delivering exceptional services to our clients and communities.

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I began my journey in the world of civil construction at the young age of 19, starting as a labourer. Over the years, I honed my skills and expertise, eventually pursuing higher education at CPIT, where I earned my Diploma in Engineering (Civil) between 2003 and 2006. My passion led me to specialize as a structural steel detailer from 2003 to 2009, where I delved deep into the intricate world of steel structures. In 2009, I made a transition back into civil construction management, a role that allowed me to apply my knowledge in a broader context. This period of my career was marked by managing projects, leading teams, and ensuring that every aspect of the construction process was executed to a high standard. In 2012, a significant turning point occurred in my professional life when I co-founded Lambe Construction in Christchurch. We established the company with a singular purpose: to contribute our expertise to the earthquake rebuild efforts. This endeavor was not just a business venture; it was a mission to help rebuild communities and infrastructures that were affected by the natural disaster. After six years of dedicated service in Christchurch & Kaikoura, in April 2018, my partner Jonelle and I made the strategic decision to move Lambe Construction back to Nelson. This move allowed us to adapt to changing circumstances and explore new opportunities in the construction industry. The journey has been marked by challenges and triumphs, each experience shaping me into the professional I am today. From the hands-on days as a labourer to the intricate work of a structural steel detailer and the strategic decisions of a construction manager, my career has been a testament to my passion for construction and my commitment to making a difference in the communities I serve.


I am a dedicated and hardworking individual who takes pride in my ability to manage company accounts and handle payroll efficiently. With years of experience in financial management, I have honed my skills to ensure accuracy and attention to detail. My journey began in March 2014 when I started processing the company accounts, and my responsibilities expanded in January 2021 when I took on the management of Jo’s Hire.

In my professional life, I find fulfillment in organizing and overseeing financial tasks, ensuring the smooth operation of the company’s financial matters. I am passionate about my work and constantly strive for excellence, aiming to contribute positively to the success of the business.

On a personal note, I am someone who values integrity, teamwork, and continuous learning. I believe in the power of effective communication and collaboration, both in the workplace and in personal relationships. Outside of work, I enjoy “True Crime” stories, which provide me with a balanced perspective on life.

Overall, I am driven by a strong work ethic and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the organizations I am a part of. I am enthusiastic about facing new challenges and always eager to learn and grow both personally and professionally.


I joined this company in September 2019, bringing with me a rich background in the civil sector. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, including building skate parks, handling pre/post tension floor slabs, mastering shotcrete applications, overseeing fiber network installations, and operating excavators.

My diverse experience in these various areas has equipped me with a versatile skill set. I pride myself on my adaptability and ability to tackle different tasks within the construction industry. From intricate floor designs to hands-on excavator operation, I’ve honed my expertise in multiple facets of civil engineering.

I find immense satisfaction in contributing my knowledge to the team, drawing from my experiences in different companies and projects. This background has not only broadened my skill set but also given me a unique perspective on construction processes.

I am passionate about my work and thrive in the dynamic and challenging environment of the civil sector. I am always eager to learn and apply my skills to new projects, making a meaningful impact within the team.


I have been a part of this company since July 2014, right after completing my high school education. Over the years, I have gained valuable experience in various aspects of the construction industry. I am well-versed in operating heavy machinery, including wheel loaders, excavators, trucks, and pipelaying techniques.

My expertise in operating these machines has allowed me to contribute significantly to our projects. Whether it’s maneuvering wheel loaders, handling excavators, driving trucks, or pipelaying, I approach each task with dedication and skill. The challenges of the job drive me to continually improve my techniques, ensuring efficient and safe operation in various work environments.

Pipelaying, in particular, has become one of my specialized skills. I take pride in my ability to lay pipes with precision and care, ensuring that our pipeline projects are executed flawlessly. My experience in this area has further enhanced my understanding of the construction process, allowing me to make meaningful contributions to our team’s success.

I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to grow professionally within this company. I am passionate about my work, and I look forward to continuing to apply my expertise in operating heavy machinery and pipelaying, contributing to the seamless execution of our projects.


I am the youngest member of our team, having started in April 2019 right after finishing high school. Despite my age, I take great pride in being a diligent and dedicated member of the team. Since joining, I have been eagerly learning the ropes of machine handling and pipelaying, striving to expand my skill set and contribute effectively to our projects.

My enthusiasm for learning and my commitment to mastering these skills drive me to excel in my tasks. I approach each day with a determination to absorb as much knowledge as possible, ensuring that I can handle both machine operations and pipelaying with precision and efficiency.

Outside of work, I channel my passion into playing soccer. The discipline and teamwork I’ve learned from the sport complement my work ethic, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie within our team. My dedication to both my professional growth and my hobbies reflects my commitment to continuous improvement, both on and off the field.

I am grateful for the opportunities this team has provided me, and I am excited about the journey ahead as I continue to learn, grow, and contribute my best to our projects and the overall success of the team.

Lambe Construction: ZERO HARM COMMITMENT
Safety | Environmental | Quality

At Lambe Construction, our family business operates with a profound sense of ownership and responsibility. We are dedicated to embracing innovative practices that minimize negative environmental impacts on the communities we serve.

Our approach revolves around a deep understanding of our social, environmental, and economic responsibilities. Our team-based reporting structure at Lambe Construction is designed to uphold ethical employee treatment, ensuring the well-being of our valued team members. Our enduring commitments are focused on fostering sustainable growth within our community and environment. Through these efforts, we don’t just build structures; we cultivate relationships, making a positive contribution to the world around us.

Furthermore, we take pride in our leadership role within the business community, particularly regarding our ethical approach to environmental and social impacts on surrounding communities. Our dedication to responsible practices remains at the forefront of our vision, as we continue to pave the way for sustainable business standards.

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