Our Story

Alexander Construction Central Limited is an independent company, in which Alexander Construction Company Limited (Napier) is a 50% shareholder.

Murray Sneddon, Martine Lyon and Carl McKnight hold the balance of the shares.  These three guys form a dynamic management team, who have all played major roles in some of the central North Island’s largest and most diverse building contracts through their tenure with Mainzeal.

They have had senior roles in the construction industry in Palmerston North for a combined tenure of nearly seventy years.  As a team Murray, Carl and Martine have developed sound and proven management skills and are held in high regard by the local industry.

Alexander Construction Company Ltd (Napier based shareholder), has a track record that spans over 67 years.  They provide HR support and administrative resources that include software systems, accounting, and Health and Safety Systems, as well as enabling access to plant and machinery by the Palmerston North operation.

Meet Murray, Carl and Martine as they expand on their personal experience, goals and the ethos of Alexander Construction Central.

ALEXANDER CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Founded in Napier by Ralph Alexander in 1945, Alexander Construction is a company built on strong values and a tradition of quality, honesty, integrity and hard work. In 1949, Ralph was joined by younger brother Cedric, and trading as RG & C Alexander the two would play a significant role in the region’s housing development, commercial and industrial construction for the next 50 years.

Mark Hamilton, Managing Director of Alexander Construction Limited talks about the company, its values, their client focus and some key projects.

The company logged its 10,000th project in August 2012.  Projects ranged in size over the years, from very small (less than $100) to large ($22,600,000).

You will find a small selection of these projects profiled on at www.alexanderconstruction.co.nz

In 2003 the business was restructured into Alexander Construction Company Limited with Mark Hamilton at the helm.

Six key employees became shareholders of the business in 2009, enhancing the company’s depth of understanding and self-awareness across all areas of its operations.

Today, the fundamental values instilled by Ralph and Cedric still form the basis of a strong culture which extends to our staff, subcontractors, consultants and clients and instilled in all our operating divisions.