Justin’s growing record of success is based on a commitment to excellence, ensuring the highest standards of craftsmanship quality on-site 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 that 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 the president of the Central Otago Master Builders Association.  

For over 15 years, Justin has remained as involved as he was on the very first day. Justin is responsible for CDL’s strategic direction, high level financial management and oversees all aspects of CDL Building’s operation including every home built by his company.

Email: justin@cdlbuilding.co.nz



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. With over 15 years working alongside Justin, Murray’s alignment in business and leadership, along with his commitment to excellence, receive continued praise from our suppliers, consultants and clients. 

He brings solid experience and a high level of workmanship and project management to his role as Construction Manager. Murray shares Justin’s meticulous attention to detail and desire to provide an exceptional final product to our clients. 

Murray ensures our project managers, site-foreman and sub-contractor teams receive effective support by providing attentive project management, communication and planning.

Email: murray@cdlbuilding.co.nz



Chris is responsible for delivering high quality procurement solutions and the best possible project financial outputs for clients.

Chris is a qualified Quantity Surveyor with a wealth of experience working in the construction industry in New Zealand and overseas. His extensive knowledge of quantity surveying and estimating practices within the residential and commercial market ensures that the commercial aspects of our current projects are managed with precision.    


Chris is responsible for take-offs and tenders, provides advice on project feasibility and potential alternative solutions, as well as all forms of cost control and project financial reporting.

Email: christhornton@cdlbuilding.co.nz



David is an experienced Financial Manager with broad expertise and experience in the construction, timber and mining industries.


David is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has held senior corporate positions within both New Zealand and overseas. With financial management experience extending over more than 30 years, David has also successfully operated his own sawmilling business and held senior governance roles.

Along with taking overall responsibility for the financial management of the company David, also enjoys a strategic view of CDL Building and provides valuable input on CDL’s future direction.

Email: david@cdlbuilding.co.nz