Mike is a trained engineer with experience as a site engineer, chief surveyor, and project manager. He started his own construction company, Clearwater Construction, in 1985. Clearwater has completed many large-scale projects in Auckland including Westfield shopping malls and the West Auckland Swimming Centre. A large portion of Clearwater’s work is construction of inner city apartment blocks, with over 1,000 apartments built to date.
Mike purchased Dixon & Haddon Structural Steel Ltd in 1990, now known as D&H Steel Construction Ltd, subsequently elevating its performance to the position of market leader in its sector today. Mike remains Managing Director of Clearwater Construction and is also a director and major shareholder of Box Properties Ltd.
Christchurch-born Richard is a builder by trade. It was a natural transition for him to move into development and investment. He has built up a wealth of development experience, local and national knowledge, and a superb network of contacts, over the last thirty years. As a Christchurch resident committed to the rebuild of his city, Richard is able to pinpoint local development opportunities and is committed to completing them to the highest standard.
With ten years of successful development in Victoria Street already behind him, he has an intimate knowledge of this specific area and a truly integrated approach to redeveloping the precinct. He is in a position to act quickly and has been able to achieve exceptional progress in a very short time. It was Richard’s focus and vision behind the first new building completed in the street since September 2010. Countrywide now has several more under construction.