Our Team

Our building team is our greatest asset

We take pride in helping our builders grow and develop into top builders and managers within the industry. By providing them with the guidance and support they need, we're able to help them reach their full potential and deliver outstanding results for our clients.
As a result, we're able to ensure that our clients are left feeling incredibly satisfied with the end product. When you choose to work with us, you can rest assured that you'll have access to a team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals who are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Meet Our Management Team

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Nathan Strawbridge


Having started his working career in the Hawke's Bay alongside his brother Ryan, Nathan always took an interest in the construction industry. However, when the Global Financial Crisis hit in 2008, Nathan decided to study electrical engineering.

After completing his degree, he worked for KiwiRail (NZ's largest transport company), designing and project managing the installation of control systems. The latter part of his career in the transport industry also gave him experience in leadership and strategic asset management.

Oddly enough, during this time, Nathan leaned on some of the key things he learnt while working as a tradesman, which put him in good standing for a successful career in the corporate environment.

However, there was always the pull of the construction industry. Nathan always took an interest in talking to Ryan about how things could be improved in the building industry and the opportunities to work on exciting projects building people's dream homes.

So when the time came to join Ryan at Our Projects, it wasn't a hard decision. Now every day is about constant improvement and building homes that make him proud to be a part of the team.

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Ryan Strawbridge

Project Manager

Qualified Builder

Hailing from the flat lands of the mighty Manawatu, Ryan comes from multiple generations of 'farming tradesmen' (tradesmen that seem to enjoy the added stress of being farmers too). Experiencing this first-hand, he decided to fight fate and be anything but a builder like his father.

So off he went to try his hand at multiple jobs - from onion picking, to bartending, to a truck and earthworks operator. Nothing quite fitted for him. Eventually, the call of the rugby shorts all year round, sawdust sammies, 'natural black' fingernail polish and sandpaper hands won him over.

Ryan spent his early building years in the central and lower North Island, learning to build character homes, villa renovations and light commercial work.

In 2007 he took the classic two-year Kiwi OE to the UK, where he was able to further his skills working on loft conversions and historic buildings and, of course, drinking warm beer at the pub. Then arriving back in New Zealand, he landed in Wellington, where he spent a year working on commercial construction.

Auckland has given him amazing opportunities to manage and build awesome homes. From large villa renovations to smaller bespoke builds, and multi-million dollar architectural masterpieces, this work is his passion.

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Mike Thomas

Business Development Manager

Mike is our motivated Business Development Manager, who understands the importance of building strong business relationships. He believes in genuinely showing interest in others to offer customised solutions that add value.

With his extensive expertise as a business networker, Mike excels at identifying specific challenges and connecting people with someone who is able to solve their problems. He also keeps up with the latest developments in the property and business fields by following influential leaders.

Being a former tradesperson himself, he has the background knowledge to ask the right questions and work together with you to ensure you get the best possible result for your building project.

Mike values his 35-year happy marriage with his wife, Anne-Marie. They enjoy road trips, camping, and short walks.

If you reach out to Mike to discuss your building project, you can expect a quick response. He will get in touch with you by the next working day to arrange either a site visit or a phone call, ensuring he understands your requirements to offer you the best possible solution for your home.

Meet The Building Team

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Kane Hannam

Site Supervisor + Qualified Builder

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Simon Gibson

Site Supervisor + Qualified Builder

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Arnin Chhiba

Qualified Builder

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Aiden Ione

Qualified Builder

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Johnny 'Supa' Funaki


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Shane Hannam


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Sirag Satia

Apprentice Builder

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Eddie Mahoney

Apprentice Builder

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