Our experienced team provides the full range of Building and Construction Services. Our team culture, which extends to our partners and families, is based on communication, effective relationships, and continuous learning, both on-site and off-site.
Justin Carnie, Managing Director

THE CDL TEAM

JUSTIN CARNIE Managing Director
Justin’s growing record of success is based on a commitment to excellence, ensuring the highest standards of craftsmanship and meticulous attention to every detail. Justin is an award-winning, trade-qualified builder and business operator; with extensive experience in the building industry throughout New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Justin has developed his team to ensure everyone works to meet our clients’ varied requirements and expectations. Innovation and flexibility backed with experience and integrity are the cornerstones of Justin’s work ethos. Justin is responsible for CDL’s strategic direction, high level financial management, developing business plans and overseeing all aspects of CDL Building’s operation.

SUSAN RIZZI
Office Manager/PA

MEL DE GUZMAN
Administration

CHRIS THORNTON Commercial Manager
Result driven, committed and resourceful, Chris leads our Commercial Team, promoting good working relationships and proactively exercising commercial acumen in his approach to all his duties. With 10 years’ experience in the industry, he is qualified in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management and Project Management. Chris moved from Auckland to Wanaka in early 2019, and along with his wife and young family, is enjoying the relaxed lifestyle Wanaka and the Queenstown Lakes District has to offer.

BRETT HARRAWAY
Senior Quantity Surveyor

GILBERT SYRIL
Quantity Surveyor

RYAN DUFF
Junior Quantity Surveyor

MURRAY HURLEY Contracts Manager
Murray is responsible for ensuring projects are completed on time and to specification. A trade qualified builder, Murray has a practical, ‘hands-on’ approach to building, which has been developed over many years in the industry. Murray moved to Central Otago in 2002, and joined the CDL team in July 2007. He brings solid experience and a high level of workmanship and project management to his role as Contracts Manager. Murray shares Justin’s meticulous attention to detail and desire to provide an exceptional final product to our clients. Murray ensures our site foreman and sub-contractor teams receive effective support by providing attentive project management,  communication and planning.

CHRIS BOWMAN
Project Manager

NIC DAVIES
Project Manager