Our company has been active in the building industry in New Zealand for half a decade .  The accomplishments we have reached to date, due to 44 years of combined management experience, has contributed to extensive growth in this period.

The Director, Irne Grobler, has 28 years experience in the building industry. As ex-owner of a group of building companies in South Africa for a period of for 21 years, and another 2 years contracting for the City Council of Illinois, Chicago, he moved to NZ, leaving a still active and thriving business behind ( in the hands of a newly appointed partner.

Irne has 7 years commercial and residential building experience in NZ, working on projects country wide. As a good businessman, it didn’t take long for him to establish himself in business in the NZ market, initially working on his arrival as a PM on the Auckland Convention Centre/NZICC, the largest commercial site in the country, in addition to various other residential and commercial projects.  

Wanting to know it all, he furthered his construction career in NZ and has almost completed his Degree in Construction Management with his major as a QS. This degree offers extensive knowledge, not only on the legal, contractual and material specification fronts, but leaves him with costing experience on top of his 28 years of quoting and design experience completing high end designs for clients. This will be beneficial to your project too!

Irne has a natural talent for design and practicality and thinks outside the box. This degree gives him the edge on dealing with councils and other bodies in the industry, which he has been doing since the start of business in NZ. Except for his PM qualification, he also holds several other 1-2 year diplomas as a Business Manager and a Welding Inspector II, passing all his subjects with first class honours. He has extensive experience in the steel, concrete and timber industries, commercially, and in the residential fields.

Due to his extensive knowledge, Retro Construction Ltd can provide a wide variety of services that goes beyond the scope of just renovating and building on-site. This includes project management (small and large scale), accurate estimator costings and business knowledge. This has to date, established a well-managed and structured business for the benefit our current clients in the NZ market.

With the support of Angie, a very experienced Office Manager within the building and property industry, we make a strong team. We can offer our clients package deals by connecting with only the best architects, trades people and engineers in the field so you don’t have to deal with any of the building procedures. We understand processes and timelines and by applying good PM skills, we can minimise the time period it will take to complete any project.

We work closely with the City Councils, Site Safe and other bodies to accomplish our goals and set ambitious standards on our work. Our pricing structures, though market related, always go hand in hand with the required research to ensure we can offer our clients the best quality, correctly selected materials with a resolute person that does ongoing price checks and material searching. Our partners in business are also not only selected for best practice but chosen for reasonable pricing, benefiting our clients.

Quality work is important to us. For this reason, although this business in still growing, our ongoing goal will be to work only with a handful of projects at a time, enabling us to provide the high quality, friendly service we proud ourselves on. We do not mind walking the extra mile, believe effective communication is key and will make time to listen to our client’s needs and views. 

Retro Construction will soon be registered with Master Builders, is a registered LBP Building Company and belongs to the Site Save initiative.

We are more than happy to provide references to call and/or take clients to similar projects we have done to view before having to commit to any work at your premises if preferred. For more information or to make use of our services, please contact us.

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