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The Maintrade Team

The Maintrade Team

Chris JeffersonChrisJ

Chris is the managing director and is committed to ensuring the reputation for quality workmanship and excellent service.  Chris is a registered builder and has over 25 years experience in the trade.  Chris demands high standards of integrity and commitment from all the team at Maintrade and is proud to introduce you to them.

Kay RobinsonKayR

Having worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years, Kay knows great service and is ready to listen to your enquiries as our administration manager.  She is a vital member of the Maintrade team and has the kind of sense of humour required to work with a predominantly male workforce.

Darren ThurechtDarrenT

Darren is Maintrade's longest serving team member and started with the company as an apprentice in 1999.  He is a long term resident of the Gold Coast and proud team member.  in 2009 Darren moved in to a supervisor/estimator role, putting his skills to use on and off site.  Darren completed Certificate IV in Building in 2011 and is able to apply his new found knowledge to all aspects of his current role.

Jesse Butt

Operations Manager Jesse began his carpentry career with Maintrade as an apprentice in 2001 and quickly demonstrated a commitment to customer service.  With an eye for detail he provides accurate estimating and project management and listens to clients to ensure they get what they want. Jesse is responsible for our smooth workflow and great customer relations. Jesse has recently completed Cert IV in Building and Construction.

Chris Dobbin

Chris joined Maintrade from the wilds of the UK in 2007 and hasn't looked back since.  As a key member of the team his experience has become an invaluable asset as has his sense of humour and commitment to the values of the company.  You will find Chris supervising our high end office fitouts as well as keeping a hand in on some of our quality carpentry projects.

Luke O'ConnorLuke O Connor

Luke crossed the border in 2008 and has found a place neatly carved out for him in the Maintrade team.  A professional through and through, Luke knows his trade and can be relied on to deliver outstanding service on every job.  Luke completed Cert IV in Building in 2011, and is able to pass his wealth of knowledge on to our many apprentices.

Dave JeffersonDaveJ

Dave joined the team in March 2011, after a difficult decision to move his family away from his home town (and the Earthquakes) of Christchurch NZ.  Dave handles all our contract administration and can also be found  on-site when an extra hand is needed.  Dave works closely with the team to make sure everything is running smoothly from the office to the work-site.

Brendon (Tups) Tapiata

Brendon began working at Maintrade in May 2012, and things haven't been the same since!  Tups is a whiz on everything from the keyboard to a plasterers trowel, He has had so much experience in so many different areas that there is not much he can't do.  We are currently utilising Tups organisational skills and have put him in charge of project co-ordination, making sure that our sub-contractors and tradespeople know what job is next and when.

Kurtis Lightbourne

Kurtis started his school based apprenticeship with us in July 2013, he was selected from several work experience students from the Australian Industry Trade College.  Kurtis will study year 11 and 12 at the college, alternating between school and his Maintrade carpentry apprenticeship.  We look forward to Kurtis coming on board full time with us at the end of 2014.