Made by people.

Stead Construction is home to some of the most inventive brains in the industry. These people bring innovation, technical expertise and big picture thinking to every job we undertake.

Alo O’Leary

Construction Manager

Bill Gardner

Site Manager

Daryl Edwards

Site Manager

Evert Metz

Site Foreman

Freddy Van Der Schyff

Project Manager

Heath Castles

Construction Manager

Jace Goodin

Construction Manager

Jason Hutt

Site Foreman

Josh Smiley

Site Foreman

Mark Baylis

Project Design Manager

Nick Blackwood

Project Manager

Sam Fuhrer

Site Foreman

Tom Ashe

Project Manager

Phil Stead

Plant Manager

Brenden Esprey

Plant Supervisor

Mita Patu

Site Manager

Phil Elms

Project Manager

Tracy McKenna

Site Manager

Niel Erasmus

Project Manager

Jason Max

Site Manager

Aaron Smith

Construction Manager

Ashley Dagg

Quantity Surveyor

Brooke Gedye

Quantity Surveyor

Cameron Allan

Quantity Surveyor

Dylan Lawson

Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager

Ryan Scott

Quantity Surveyor

Jeremy Stead

Managing Director / Quantity Surveyor

Brett Phillips

Director / Project Manager

Vanessa Treseder

General Manager

Kay Howes

Financial Executive

Charlotte Redshaw

Office Administrator

Doing things differently.

There are no cookie cutters in our tool kit. We take a unique approach, developing a customised plan for each project.

We ensure communication remains open and you’ll always have access to senior staff to discuss progress throughout the job. Our approach results in an outstanding build – every time.


New blood is important to us. We support our industry and emerging talent by taking on apprenticeships each year to pave the way for the latest wave of construction professionals. We know our most valuable assets are our people and we encourage them to grow along with our business.

Built from the same stuff?

We’re always on the look out for skilled and passionate people to join Stead Construction. If working with a dedicated team of innovators and problem solvers sounds like you, please send your CV to


Built in
Hawke’s Bay

Stead Construction was founded by Jeremy Stead in 2005. Since then the company and its reputation grew rapidly, on the back of a range of successful educational and commercial projects.


Stead Construction founded in Hawke’s Bay
Begun by 23-year old Jeremy with three full time staff


Workshop opened at Karamu Road Hastings
Along with our first office


Joinery division launched
Showcasing our team’s craft and passion for detail and finishing


Staff numbers increase to 44
Including highly skilled and experienced Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Foreman


Awarded Te Karaka Area School Redevelopment
This $5.5 million project was a landmark for Stead Construction


First brand new company vehicle purchased
Eight years on, we’re ready to invest in brand new plant!


Murupara Area School Redevelopment
A pivotal project for the company, valued at $13 million


Total staff exceeds 100, and growing.
Always looking to the future, we’re excited by talented staff, problem solving and great buildings.