Without people—or more importantly, the right people—the ability to succeed is near impossible. Creating an environment for success is crucial to Apex Projects.

Chris Cawthray

Chris Cawthray

Director and Operations Manager - Licensed Building Practitioner

Chris is the founder of Apex Projects and has gone onto build it into the successful construction company it is today. A carpenter by trade, Chris trained and worked in the building industry in New Zealand, prior to spending fifteen years in the United Kingdom where he gained valuable experience in construction running his own business. After returning to New Zealand, he once again established his own building business, Apex Projects. He is decisive and results driven leader, focused on the operational delivery of Apex Projects; bringing resources together to create a quality product for his clients.

Mike Hyslop

Mike Hyslop

Director and Contracts Manager - Licensed Building Practitioner

Over the past 20 years’ Mike has built an extensive career in the building industry. Since coming off the tools his career has focused on project management, business development and contracts management. Mike’s expertise extends across numerous sectors – commercial, warehouse / industrial, retail, sports & aquatics and residential. He believes that success comes through good relationships, and he understands the intricacies involved in the construction process from standing tilt panels to seeing the carpet get laid. Mike offers straight talking construction experience to our clients. Mike enjoys client interaction at the highest level, helping to provide clear thinking with regards to the strategy and direction of the project.

Bertie Botha

Bertie Botha

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Bertie is a Senior Quantity Surveyor whose experience spans over 12 years’ within the UK and New Zealand.  His diverse range of specialties include commercial, industrial warehouse/office, schools, residential, cinemas, airport expansion, ministry of defense new build accommodation, dining facilities, gyms & UK listed building refurbishments. He’s a stickler for detail and committed to delivering financial performance on all projects. Bertie’s well-honed skills are focused around creating trust and accountability for his clients.

Charlie McElwain

Charlie McElwain

Project Manager `

Charlie offers his client’s 17 years of building knowledge and experience.  As a Carpenter Charlie trained and worked  in New Zealand before heading overseas  where he set up his own building company for three years in the United Kingdom.  Returning to New Zealand Charlie once again established his own building business in Auckland which he successfully ran for two years before heading to Christchurch to pursue a career in project management.   Charlie’s expertise are in both commercial/Industrial sector  and residential builds. Charlie  brings a fresh approach to project management with an aptitude for problem solving, with an eye for detail. His honest approach, results driven perspective and focus on collaboration ensures a project that generates outstanding results.

Restico Presente

Restico Presente

Foreman

Richard Birss

Richard Birss

Foreman

Jhonathan Jimenez

Jhonathan Jimenez

Qualified Carpenter

Mel Cabezas

Mel Cabezas

Apprentice / Carpenter