As the holiday season draws nearer, the team at South Pacific Scaffolding would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, and a Safe New Year. We would like to thank you for supporting our business during 2018, and look foward to another successful year in 2019.
To ensure our team have an enjoyable break to recharge their batteries, our hours over the holiday season are below:
Closed: 12pm, Friday 21st December 2018.
Open: 7.30am Monday 14th January 2019.
From the team at South Pacific Scaffolding, we hope you have a wonderful break with your friends and family , and we look foward to working with you in the New Year.
Getting to know…
How did you become involved in the scaffolding industry?
Once I finished high school, I was looking for employment within the construction industry. My father owned a scaffolding company and I felt this was the next logical step for me. I was employed as a scaffolder for the company, and after a couple of years working within the business, I made the decision to return to my studies. After completing my studies, I started a shrink-wrapping company, working parallel to South Pacific Scaffolding. After five years of this I was ready for a new challenge, and there was a role to fill within the scaffolding arm of the business. I was appointed General Manager for South Pacific Scaffolding.
How long have you been involved within the industry?
Roughly 13 years now.
What are some standout projects that you have been involved in?
I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved on some of our larger projects, such as Selwyn Village Retirement Complex in Pt Chevalier, Maureen Plowman Retirement Complex in Browns Bay, and multiple NZ Navy and commercial ships through the Devonport Naval Base, which are often complex projects.
What is your proudest moment during your time with South Pacific Scaffolding?
It would be seeing our team members growing and evolving both personally and professionally. A lot of our team have been with the company for a number of years now and we are proud to invest in their development. We see them going from strength to strength, upskilling to make scaffolding their career – not just a job. We are excited to have 12 ticketed scaffolders onboard, and 3 in the process of becoming qualified. As a company, we want to nurture and encourage the personal growth factor within our crew, and help them to achieve their goals while providing a solid, safe working environment for them at each job they attend. We want them to go home to their families safe, every day.
What do you get up to in your spare time?
Fishing, hunting, deer stalking, kayaking… Outdoorsy things like that. Renovating my home and exploring New Zealand as much as I can!
Lastly, what is your regular coffee order?
Double shot, short black, which is sometimes followed by another one directly after it!
Te Awa Lane, Tamahere, Residential Project
A complex residential job to remedy fire damage, consisting of a perimeter scaffold, roof truss system over the roofs entirety, plus shrinkwrap encapsulation. This job took our team on a little road trip to rural Tamahere.
Getting out of Auckland is always a bit of an adventure, and this job was no exception.
A substantial crew were required for this build, guided by leading hands Jed Klaassen and Solomon Merigildo. They were accompanied by shrinkwrapper Ryan Hughes and scaffolders Arnel Ruelos, Junior Merigildo, Donny Newton, father & sons team Melchor Pasol, Michael Pasol and Marvin Pasol, along with our G.M Jarrod Radcliffe.
The team headed down to Tamahere for two weeks, undertaking this detailed job to assist in restoring this beautiful home to its former glory after an unfortunate fire caused extensive damage. The full scaffold was built precisely to our engineers specifications for shrinkwrap requirements, to ensure it could withstand any strong wind uplift in the area. A colossal effort for all involved!