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Jo and Kevin started Lambe Construction in Christchurch on May 2012 to service the Earthquake rebuild and moved back to Nelson in April 2018. Providing sewer and stormwater infrastructure, earthworks, site clearing, house pads, trenching services and more. They also created ‘Jo’s Hire Shop’ where we offer equipment hire to the general public and contractors.

Our values and the key to our success

Lambe Construction values represent our culture and provide the framework for the way we do things. Having an excellent attitude to work, seeking out ways we can become better and better at what we do and showing respect for ourselves and others are what Lambe Construction’s values are based on. We are proud of the way we live our values and this often leads to compliments from our clients as to the way in which our people have exceeded the customer service levels expected of them.

By working with our clients as one team with common goals and values, we are able to provide our clients and customers with high levels of service. A strong public service ethic and an in-depth understanding of the local government environment ensure Lambe Construction is in tune with local body issues and stakeholder demands.

We educate, train, mentor and coach others whenever we can

Lambe Construction is committed to the development of a highly skilled workforce. We have a company-wide staff development programme in place, which gives all employees the opportunity to gain relevant qualifications and specifically focuses on encouraging our trade staff to become trades-qualified. We also offer a range of other training on a regular basis, including first aid, driver training and traffic management.

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Our Team


Gareth is the newest member of our team and is an experienced pipelayer with years of experience and is a valued team member. We value Gareths knowledge in the industry and his dedication to his work and family.


Jo and I started Lambe Construction in Christchurch on May 2012 to service the Earthquake rebuild and moved back to Nelson in April 2018. I have worked in Civil construction since age 19 starting as labourer. Went to CPIT to do my Diploma in Engineering (Civil) in 2003/2006. Structural steel detailer from 2003/2009. Worked in Civil Construction management from 2009/2012.

Jonelle (Wife)

Jo has been processing the company accounts and managing payroll since March 2014 and has added the management of the hire company since January 2021. Jo has also focused on customer service roles at a coffee shop which she loves because of the interaction with the public.

Rusty (Russell)

Sharing joint status with myself (Kevin) as the two oldies. Started work with us in September 2019. Rusty has worked in a wide range of companies across the Civil sector from building skate parks, pre/post tension floor slabs, shotcrete, fibre network installation, excavator operation.

Fergus (Oldest Son)

Second youngest of our team. Has worked for us since July 2014 after leaving High School. Experienced with operating wheel loaders, excavators and trucks.


Lambe Construction is committed to a systematic approach to business to maximise performance. We constantly seek innovative business practices that will reduce negative environmental impacts, including waste minimisation and energy efficiency.

Lambe Construction manages our activities in a way that recognises our social, environmental and economic responsibilities. We have transparent reporting structures that measure our performance in maximising shareholder value, the ethical treatment of our employees and our effect on the wider community and the environment. We seek sustainable growth through a focus on the future and a willingness to make long-term commitments to our stakeholders. Lambe Construction has a commitment to demonstrating leadership within the business community, particularly with regard to our ethical approach to the environmental and social impacts we have on our surrounding communities.

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