Team

Phil Robinson

Managing Director

Phil trained in Wellington with the Ministry of Works and Development as a Quantity Surveyor, and has been back in Blenheim and at the helm of the company since 1984.

An innovative, "big picture" person, Phil revels in changing technology and new challenges.

Phil has been involved in the NZ Master Builders Federation, and is an active member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Having four grown up sons, Phil now has more time to spend doing things like mountain bike trail riding.

Nick Robinson

Construction Manager

Nick completed his carpentry apprenticeship with Davis Building in Blenheim. He then worked as a carpenter and site foreman with Robinson Construction, taking on the role of Construction Manager in 1994.

Nick's ability as a problem solver is invaluable when working on complex projects.

Licenced under the Licenced Building Practitioner Scheme, Nick is also a current member of the Marlborough Master Builders Association.

Nick enjoys spending time out in his boat, and following his family’s sporting achievements.

Mark Watson

Operations Manager

Mark is a qualified builder with over 30 years practical experience in building. Mark brings excellent practical knowledge to contract management. His previous sales and building experience ensures a commitment to quality project delivery and good communication with clients.

He is licenced under the Licenced Building Practitioner Scheme, holds a NZ Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety, and is actively involved in the Marlborough Master Builders Association.

Mark is a member of the Marlborough Regional Skills and Leadership Group which is tasked with producing a Regional Workforce Plan for MBIE in 2022.

A passionate advocate for both the building industry and the youth of Marlborough, Mark is heavily involved in industry lead initiatives, the Graeme Dingle Foundation Career Navigator Programme, and in mentoring our apprentices through their BCITO qualifications.

Along with a lifestyle section and horses, Mark now has five grand daughters that help occupy his spare time.

Glenn Pocock

Finance Manager

Glenn relocated to Blenheim in 2021 with his wife Viv to take up his role as Robinson Construction Finance Manager. Glenn is responsible for all finance and administration related matters including legal, insurance, governance, and HR.

Prior to joining Robinson Construction Glenn worked with The Connect Group and Gough Caterpillar.

Glenn has over 25 years of experience working in finance and commercial roles and is a qualified accountant.

While not at work Glenn is an avid sports follower and social participant of golf, squash and skiing.

Gareth Shawcross

Quantity Surveyor

Originally from the UK, Gareth has been in NZ since 2005. Gareth obtained his Quantity Surveying qualification in 2004, and most of his experience since from working for a main contractor within the Wellington region.

He then gave back to the industry by undertaking a short tenure as a QS tutor in the tertiary education sector; before moving to Blenheim and joining the Robinsons QS team in 2017. Gareth has since established himself, developing relationships with local clients and subcontractors.

Along with family time, Gareth also plays football (soccer) and has an interest in beekeeping.

Tom Holohan

Quantity Surveyor

Tom moved to NZ from Ireland as part of the huge influx of Quantity Surveyors that came to assess the Christchurch earthquake claims. He since stayed and ended up in Kaikoura and then Blenheim.

Joining Robinsons in 2020, Tom slotted straight into QS team working on a variety of projects.

In his spare time Tom spends time with his young family, and is also a rugby referee.

Staff

Past and Present

Ever since the company has been involved in commercial building its staff numbers have been maintained in a range of 20 - 60.

That the company is generally regarded as a good employer is proven by the fact that a significant number of staff have stayed for over twenty years. The current site staff number about 35.

Many of Blenheim’s builders have served some time learning their own carpentry and concrete trade skills at Robinsons before embarking on their own businesses. Many of those, as smaller independent contractors, continue to provide a range of construction services to the company.

Robinson Construction retains an experienced team of expert builders, dedicated to delivering high quality outcomes in both commercial and residential construction projects.

Robinson Construction is fortunate to have a dedicated and long-serving admin team that ensure the efficient support of Management.

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