Chris has building in his blood and a skillset to envy!
Right since he could first hold a hammer, Chris has been surrounded by all things construction. Growing up immersed in a well respected family construction business established in South Africa back in 1989, Chris had the privilege of learning the trade from an amazing mentor, his father.
Studies followed and Chris ventured far and wide to the US and the UK to develop his life skills and gain insights into international construction and design. Returning to the family business with a bucket load of new skills and inspiration, Chris took on various roles in the business to round out his skillset, including managing finances, pricing projects and project managing.
His business toolkit continued to expand as did his drive to achieve, and he took the leap in 2015 of opening and leading a new branch of the family business with a mission focused on renovation specialisation. Leading a team of fifteen provided Chris with the opportunity to hone his management skills even further and to begin passing on the knowledge he had accumulated. "I gain great satisfaction from providing solutions that increase the pleasure people derive from living in their homes.”
Having settled in New Zealand, Chris took on carpentry roles to gain valuable on the ground experience of the NZ construction industry. After learning the specifics of new builds and renovations in NZ, Chris joined the Refresh Renovations team and brings an exceptional level of experience and a stunning skillset to our team.
When he’s not leading successful renovation projects for our clients, you’ll probably find Chris zooming along one of the many fantastic mountain bike trails our beautiful country offers. And if he’s not out and about on a trail, he’ll probably have his head under a bonnet nurturing his passion for all things containing engines.