Meet the Team

Turfrey have a large team of more than 200 full time staff including qualified Plumbers, Gasfitters, Roofers and Drainlayers ready to carry out the job, big or small. Our people are full time waged employees, trade qualified, Site Safe Passport holders and safety at heights trained . Learn more about our management team below.

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Our People Turfrey Heating Plumbing & Roofing Plumbers Roofers Hastings, Napier, Hamilton, Palmerston North Hawkes Bay, Waikato, Manawatu Wood Fires Hastings, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Napier


Brad Turfrey
Brad TurfreyManaging Director
Brad oversees the general development and direction of the company, including strategy, financial performance and growth. Planning and ensuring Turfrey continues to attract top skilled tradespeople with a focus on best practice and quality is his priority, along with building and fostering strong and enduring client relationships. Brad is a Certifying Plumber and Gasfitter and has worked in the construction industry for more than 12 years.
Bruce Turfrey
Bruce TurfreyDirector
Bruce founded the company in 1973 and as Managing Director for 35 years, built a reputation as the leading Central Hawke’s Bay service provider as well as carrying out specific projects across the North Island. In 2013 Bruce stepped back from running the company, and now also from the day to day operations whilst maintaining a directorship. Bruce is a Certifying Plumber & Drainlayer and has extensive industry experience.

Senior Management

Rich Hutchinson
Rich HutchinsonGeneral Manager
Rich plays a key role in the overall running of the company including heading up and managing the estimating team and ensuring revenue targets are met across the range of business units. His extensive technical and management background in the plumbing, roofing & heating industries has seen him working for clients in both the private and public sectors for more than 20 years. Rich is also a Licensed Gasfitter.
Thomas Turfrey
Thomas TurfreyOperations Manager
Thomas is responsible for the control and efficiency of the company’s general operations across all regions, services, commercial claims, project management and resource planning. Thomas joined Turfrey in 2013 after gaining a degree in accounting and taxation law. This has strengthened the company’s focus on strong financial performance and accountability to our customers at all levels.
Lee Peto
Lee PetoCommercial Manager
Lee has over 25 years construction industry experience, much in senior management roles, including business planning and risk management. He is responsible for project cost control, forecasting and administration processes from inception to completion. Lee believes in a high level of communication to foster and improve business relationships throughout the project, to ensure a successful outcome for all stakeholders.
Sara Fothergill
Sara FothergillFinancial Controller
Sara’s key responsibilities include producing financial reports, direct investment activities, and developing strategies and plans for the long-term goals of the business. Sara manages cashflow, oversees the administration team that process debtors and creditors, GST, monthly financial reporting, and payroll. Sara has a strong background in accounts and administration combined with an education in taxation and accounting.
Alison Donovan
Alison DonovanGroup Admin Manager
Alison oversees and manages all the shared admin processes for the Turfrey Group. This includes HR, recruitment, fleet, payroll, information systems and developing streamlined ways to keep the network humming. Alison has a strong background in practice management and is focused on delivering a high level of detail and strong communication.

Polly Jones
Polly JonesMarketing Manager
Polly has strong knowledge and experience from a varied background in education, customer service & sales & marketing. As part of the Turfrey Marketing role, Polly works across the group to develop sales strategy, product development and client relationships with a strong focus on customer retention and ensuring the Turfrey brand and message is conveyed clearly.

Hawke’s Bay

Sam Brown
Sam BrownHawke's Bay Manager
Sam gained strong construction industry experience in different roles through his career in the flooring sector as a qualified installer and owner operator, and then the retail sector starting with sales and moving up into management. Sam has worked for some of NZ’s leading firms in the construction industry and has learnt how to effectively understand customers’ needs and provide the best possible service in a timely fashion.

Keith Ledword
Keith LedwordPlumbing Manager
Keith has many years experience in the commercial and domestic plumbing industry, having gained vast knowledge and experience of reading and understanding building plans, discussing alternative solutions and designs with architects, clients and main contractors and implementing these changes. Keith has a great eye for detail and excellent product knowledge in the plumbing and gas industry. He has held previous roles in the plumbing industry as a Company Director, Plumber/Gasfitter & Plumbing Manager.

Kirsty Dickinson
Kirsty DickinsonRoofing Contracts Admin
Kirsty supports the Roofing teams in HB with scheduling, documentation, sourcing of materials, and overall staff and customer support for all contract works. Kirsty has trade industry experience from previous admin roles for a large trade contractor servicing the North Island.

Jane Morris
Jane MorrisPlumbing Services Coordinator
Jane supports the Plumbing, Gas, Heating and Drainage teams in HB with scheduling, documentation, sourcing of materials, and overall staff and customer support for all contract works. Jane brings to Turfrey strong admin and construction trade knowledge around communication, process and efficiency as well as supporting the team to get the best results.


Tim Benbow AdipQS MNZIQS
Tim Benbow AdipQS MNZIQSManawatu Manager
Tim has many years experience in the construction industry in NZ, having started in 1996 as a quantity surveyor before quickly earning his status as a Senior Quantity Surveyor and often acted as Project Manager as well on the 5-15mil projects for Fletcher Construction. Tim has an advanced diploma in quantity surveying, NZ certificate, is a member of the NZ institute. Tim oversees the Turfrey business in the Manawatu region, including client relationships, project management, team leadership and growth and strengthening of the Turfrey business in the area.

Adam Paewai (LBP)
Adam Paewai (LBP)Roofing Manager
Adam has over 25 years experience in roofing and plumbing in NZ and has been with Turfrey for over 20 years. Adam has a vast knowledge of all types of roofing ranging from flat roofs to steep pitch and tiles, Roof Logic, Membrane Roofing, Kingspan and Eurotray systems. Adam oversees numerous projects for our clients and continues to train our team with the best skills to lead the industry. Adam is a Licensed Building Practitioner.

Mark Alderson
Mark AldersonServices Manager
Mark has many years experience in the Manawatu commercial and domestic plumbing industry, and is a trained and licensed Plumber and Gasfitter. Mark assists the region with project management, plumbing coordination and also assists clients with Plumbing, Gas, Heating and other technical solutions and quotations.

Sonja Klos
Sonja KlosContracts Admin
Sonja has over 10 years experience in the construction industry. In her time at Turfrey Sonja has developed robust systems and processes to ensure the administration is run smoothly and communication flows throughout the team and to our customers. Sonja has a strong fucus on ensuring consistency and efficiency in our operations.

Tayla Ward
Tayla WardServices Coordinator
Tayla supports the Plumbing, Gas, Heating and Drainage teams in the Manawatu area with scheduling, documentation, sourcing of materials, and overall staff and customer support for all contract works. Tayla brings to Turfrey strong admin and construction trade knowledge around communication, process and efficiency as well as supporting the team to get the best results.

Northern – Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Auckland

David Reid
David ReidNorthern Manager
David has many years of management experience in the construction and particularly in the roofing sector. Ensuring the company’s fundamental beliefs and values are an integral part of its day to day running is important to David, as well as being part of a company and team which has a community focus. David leads, manages and oversees the company in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Auckland area for Turfrey.

Colin Reese
Colin ReesePlumbing Supervisor
Colin has a wealth of experience in the NZ Plumbing industry with many years experience in management of large Plumbing companies. Colin is committed to bringing knowledge, training and process into the Turfrey Waikato team.

Leonie O'Loughlin
Leonie O'LoughlinRoofing Contracts Admin
Leonie supports the Roofing team in the Waikato region with scheduling, documentation, sourcing of materials, and overall staff and customer support for all contract works. Leonie has many years of experience in customer service, administration, reception and accounts. Through being the owner of a water tank cleaning business, Leonie also has good general knowledge of plumbing, drainage and water systems.

Tabitha Ward
Tabitha WardSales Consultant
Tabitha is the person to speak to when it comes to Weber BBQ’s, Heating and the full range of Turfrey trades and services we offer in house. Tabitha has strong knowledge in the industry and is super focused on the best outcomes.

Michelle Douglas
Michelle DouglasPlumbing Contracts Admin
Michelle supports the Plumbing, Gas, Heating and Drainage teams in the region with scheduling, documentation, sourcing of materials, and overall staff and customer support for all contract works.


Mark Krinkel
Mark KrinkelRoofing Manager
Mark brings to Turfrey a wealth of Roofing experience from both the New Zealand and Australian construction industries. Mark is passionate about running an efficient and well functioning operation and has a strong focus on quality of workmanship and customer service.

Trish Morse
Trish MorseOffice Manager/Plumbing Contracts Admin
Trish has strong knowledge and experience looking after Plumbing, Roofing and Heating trades in the Wellington area. Trish keeps the engine running smoothly in the Turfrey Wellington region and ensures the team are organised and up to date in order to deliver for our clients.

Dani Thompson
Dani ThompsonRoofing Contracts Admin
Dani works to ensure the Roofing Services we provide in the Wellington region are streamlined and things are planned to the minute. Dani has vast previous experience having managed large portfolios of properties in the region for Plumbing, Heating and Roofing works including managing all pre-preventative maintenance for the buildings and everything through to full renovations.

Julian Stokes
Julian StokesSenior Plumbing Foreman
Julian is a Certified Plumber and Gasfitter and has been in the industry for the last 17 years, and the last three years have been working in the heating industry installing boilers, underfloor heating, radiators and quoting jobs. Prior to his work in heating, Julian was a Foreman Plumber/Gasfitter leading large commercial plumbing projects.

Centralised Services/Admin

Richard Meakin BSc(QS)(Hons) MRICS
Richard Meakin BSc(QS)(Hons) MRICSSenior Quantity Surveyor
Richard Meakin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with core skills in measurement, analysis and administration. He is a dedicated professional, having achieved chartered status early in his career. He has acted as secretary for a MATRICS (young members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) group in Scotland.

Victoria Oakman
Victoria OakmanEstimator
Vicky has been with Turfrey since 2014, working in admin, accounts payable, estimating and job costing roles. This experience has given Vicky a large amount of knowledge around products, costing, construction processes and labour quantities. Vicky works in our Commercial Estimating Department and works closely with Rich and his team to tender and negotiate commercial projects across the North Island.

Tim O'Leary
Tim O'LearyRelationship Manager/Sales
Tim’s strategic role in the business involves sales, assisting in new products and supporting the E-commerce department. A strong focus for Tim is efficient and effective business administration and constant reviewing of process. Tim held a previous role as Business Development Manager at at a large steel exporter as well as other industry roles both in NZ and overseas. Tim has in depth knowledge of operations including targets, forecasting cost analysis and business strategy.

Rachael Caddy
Rachael CaddyAccounts Payable
Rachael has more than 10 years commercial experience in accounts and business administration including implementation of new systems and processes for previous companies. Rachael’s strong attention to detail and proficiency ensures this vital part of the business runs efficiently and up to the minute.

Amanda Hodson
Amanda HodsonAccounts Assistant
Amanda supports the team with accounts receivable and service billing, support for the accounts payable team and other accounts related projects and tasks. Amanda has many years experience in this area and has a keen attention to detail. In her spare time Amanda enjoys tramping, cycling and renovating her home.

Candice Burger
Candice BurgerAccounts Recievable Administrator
With over 12 years experience across construction, manufacturing and finance, Candice is a true Turfrey Accounts Receivable legend! Candice’s past roles include Work in Progress reporting, accounting, contract management and supply chain management. She holds a diploma in Project Management. Candice is responsible for all billing, accounts queries, debtor management and the management of WIP reporting across Turfrey. She has a tenacity for ensuring strong systems and processes are in place, enabling consistency and efficiency across the Turfrey team.
Ash Zachan IGC OHS
Ash Zachan IGC OHSHealth & Safety
Ash has extensive experience in Health and Safety management and practical implementation primarily in the construction sector. He has holds the Nebosh IGC OSH qualification and has completed numerous health and safety courses. Ash’s career has included being a NZ Police Officer, Commerical Manager for a large NZ construction company.

Courtney Lynch
Courtney LynchE-Commerce & Retail
Courtney runs the Turfrey E-Commerce division including the Turfrey Online Store and Turfrey Trademe Store as well as a large volume of nationwide phone and email sales and repeat business. Courtney is a customer service superstar who will go above and beyond to ensure our clients not only have the best product, but have an amazing Turfrey experience. Contact Courtney for any product enquires and support.

Nicole Valdez
Nicole ValdezAdministration
Nicole brings strong knowledge and experience from the construction and trades industry to her role here on the Turfrey team. Nicole looks after all general enquiries via the Turfrey contact page and carries out important admin, fleet and processing functions to keep the company running smoothly.

Paul Frid (LBP)
Paul Frid (LBP)Roofing Technical Advisor
Paul joined Turfrey in 2013 and helped develop the roofing division from it’s inception. Paul has a wealth of knowledge and expertise with all types of roofing and cladding systems and the installation process involved. Paul is a Licensed Building Practitioner and holds a National Certificate in Metal Roofing & Wall Cladding.

Todd Burnard (NZ Dip Construction QS)
Todd Burnard (NZ Dip Construction QS)Junior Estimator
Todd joined the Turfrey team in 2017 after studying and gaining his NZ Diploma in Construction with a strand in Quantity Surveying. Todd carries our quantifying and pricing support for commercial Plumbing, Drainage, Roofing and Seismic Joint projects across the North Island. Todd also supports the estimating team with administration of projects.

Hunter Berkahn
Hunter BerkahnOperations Coordinator
Hunter provides support to the Turfrey operations across the regions including project support and management, client documentation and ensuring that things are planned and run smoothly. Hunter likes to focus on engagement, efficiency and upholding the Turfrey reputation for excellent communication and quality of work.


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