Testimonials

"This is to acknowledge the excellent Project Management delivered by Griffiths and Associates for construction of the opening bridge reffered to as Kotuitui Whitinga over the Waiarohia stream. This project was not only the creation of a bridge but the creation of a piece of art that was a statement about the Maori Culture of the area. Trevor was Whangarei District Council's Project Manager and throughout the entire Project added substantial value in ensuring that the vision for this bridge was delivered. As Council's representative, Trevor ensured all health and safety requirements were being met and it is a credit to all involved in this project that there were no injuries through the construction period. The final result is a testament to his outstanding Project Manangement for which he can be very proud."

- Paul Dell, Group Manager District Living


"Whangarei District Council engaged Griffiths and Associates Limited in 2014 to complete a thorough feasibility study on the merits of a community based sports facility to be used for the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup. The application was successful, due in part to the quality and speed of the documents provided by Griffiths & Associates. The report was put together using Owen Davies, Trevor Griffiths and Nerida Hawkins. We would be happy to use Griffiths and Associates for such work in he future."

- Simon Weston, Group Manager, Infrastructure & Services


"Darren Tantau picked up the Project Management role for The Ruakaka Community Hub Building at Ruakaka at an interim stage and drove it to fruition. I found Darren a very pleasant and professional person to deal with, he was always extremely approachable and dealt  with all issues in a prompt and efficient manner. I would happily recommend Darren for his entry to NZIOB awards for his professional approach and handling of this project for any jobs in the future."

- Brett Armour,  Ruakaka Community Hub Chairman


"Tauraroa Area School engaged Griffiths and Associated as their property consultants in February 2008. Since that time, Trevor and his team have worked closely with the management and board of the school to develop and realise a multifaceted, 18 stage building programme. I am pleased to say that Griffiths and Associates have fulfilled all of our needs. They have delivered on their promises on time and on budget. I am very happy to recommend Griffiths and Associates as a knowledgeable, trustworthy and cost effective partner for schools wishing to maximise their impact of their property dollar."

- Grant Burns, Principal


"While i was acting Mayor of Whangarei, Griffiths and Associates were appointed in early 2011 to work on the Whangarei District Council's 11 projects to be completed in time for the city's involvement with the Rugby World Cup 2011. The projects included the John Street Canopy Bridge, extended walkways, Art and Heritage Park, Town Basin Building removal, The Hub: Information Centre, Whangarei Art Museum, Town Basin Carpark works, Hub Forecourt civils and landscaping.  I am pleased to say that we have had no adverse complaints, accidents or issues on the sites. These 11 projects worked around the clock and added many man hours to the region. We are very pleased with the outcome and the Whanagrei District Council have received many complimentary messages on how these projects were managed." 

- Phil Halse, Deputy Mayor


"We engaged Griffiths and Associates in late 2012 to take on the role of Project Managers for our new Headquarters facility. The team helped us procure the whole project through an ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) delivery process was new to us. Griffiths and Associates managed the budget, programme, quality, health and safety and administration for the entire project. The project was completed to the agreed time and adjusted budget. Their knowledge of the whole 'built environment' is superb and they protected us from risk throughout the project. The end product is one we are very proud of and we are pleased to say we enjoy it very much. We would recommend Griffiths and Associates to anyone seeking similar work."

- Graham B Wallace, Chief Executive


"We engaged Griffiths & Associates Limited and in particular Trevor Griffiths to act as engineers' representative alongside Council staff/engineers for the procurement and construction of the Te Matau a Pohe Bridge project.

Trevor ran the Project Control Group. He was our eyes and ears on the project from start to finish.

The project has gone on to win over 7 national and international awards and its iconic design is one we are most proud of, this is clearly witnessed in the final project done."

- Simon Weston, Te Matau a Pohe Group Manager


“We undertook a major project building a multi-purpose building with four offices attached. During the planning of this project some challenges arose that were beyond our control. Both Trevor Griffiths and Heather Tomason worked through these challenges to ensure a positive outcome for us. The building is well constructed and will be a great asset to the school for generations to come.”

- Liz Ogle, Whangarei Heads School


“The Northland Business Development Trust engaged Griffiths & Associates to project manage the complete redevelopment of our premises. The work was completed on time and exactly on budget. We were very pleased with the level of communication with the Griffiths staff both at meetings and with action and financial reports."

- John Williamson, Northland Business Development Trust


“Griffiths & Associates have been involved with projects at the Quarry Arts Centre for the past four years including getting Code of Compliance for several buildings on site, completing a very comprehensive feasibility study and most recently project managing the rebuild of the Quarry Arts Centre’s iconic building – The Yvonne Rust Gallery. We found them to be incredibly professional, prompt and helped us to complete a beautifully finished building on time and on budget."

- Claire Nicholls, Quarry Arts Centre


“With a major carpark redevelopment, electrical upgrade, installation of heat pumps into eleven rooms, total refurbishment of six classrooms and associated toilet blocks and full boundary fencing all happening at around the same time, there was huge potential for disruption to the running of the school, and unforeseen problems or delays."
"Trevor, Heather and the rest of the team at Griffiths & Associates certainly took the hassle out of these property works for us. Their in-depth knowledge of the Ministry of Education Management Handbook and their high quality, professional project management service ensured everything flowed smoothly for us, and all MOE requirements were met."

“Commendably, all five projects were completed on time and under budget: we could not ask for more.”

- David Prchal, Morningside School


“From the outset, this company became the front runner in prospective PM providers. This was largely due to the quality and innovation of the product they offered, but also through their knowledge of the education market and processes Duly appointed as Project Managers, Griffiths & Associates went on to impress not only through their professionalism and work ethic but more importantly through the ‘quality of relationship’ they developed with our school ensuring exceptional communication at all levels of our project”

“At all times Griffiths & Associates have provided our business with exceptional information, support and communication. They have also liaised excellently not only with our major building contractor but also with all sub contractors in the interest of ensuring prudent financial control, and also in ensuring that a high quality of service and workmanship was maintained.”

“From start to finish the communication from Griffiths & Associates has been outstanding. The school was always fully informed with what was happening, communication was clear and questions or requests always answered promptly. Meetings were always regular and handled in a very professional manner.”

- Rick Sayer, Ngunguru School


“The school was kept fully informed of potential issues, which were dealt with quickly before problems could arise. The quality of workmanship accepted by our Project Managers was high. The school was kept informed of the fiscal status of the projects on a regular basis with comprehensive financial reports monthly and regular minuted PCG and site meetings.”

- Pat Newman, Hora Hora School


“The project has been completed thus far in a collaborative manner and to date our expected outcomes have been exceeded. The end result will be a timely project under budget to a good standard; one that will suit our needs well, now and into the future."

- Peter Burgess, Westmount School


“The completed library is a high quality building which is attractive and fulfills its functions perfectly. The building programme ran to schedule and within budget."

- Adrian Smith, One Tree Point School


“Of particular note to us were the following: The collaborative relationships they built among the groups involved on the project. The speedy response in addressing any alterations to plans or on site. The keeping of all parties on track through minutes of meetings being clear and sent out immediately after the event. The fact that as school governors and managers, we had all the work and worries for the project taken care of. The end result has been the completion of our library on time, under budget and which we are very proud of. The children love it too! We will use Griffiths & Associates on future projects."

- David Hain, Totara Grove School


“We have been kept fully informed of developments and prodded for decisions required, at all times, and been provided with a clear paper trail recording all meeting minutes and other processes. We have been provided with an excellent service by immediate response to any of our queries by email or phone."

- Brian Kent-Smith & Geoff Wallace, The Eye Specialists


“We appointed Griffiths & Associates Ltd as our Project Managers once we had tried another company. The project was completed to an exacting standard to the agreed programme. Griffiths & Associates worked tirelessly in an effort to complete the building with an 18 month old budget."

- John Hamilton, Oceans Tutukaka


“We found Griffiths & Associates to have the practical and realistic skills to bring good savings to the table. The project was not an easy one as it involved a new build of 58 rooms and a total refurbishment of another 38 rooms”.

“As Trevor was involved with this project right from the start, we found the process to be seamless and the project came in on time and budget to the agreed standard."

- Brendan Taylor, Scenic Circle Hotels


"Griffiths & Associates were employed as our property consultants in 2010 to manage the build of a new school for He Matariki Teen Parent School which is hosted by Mangakahia Area School. They were also employed to manage the 10 Year Property Plans for both Mangakahia Area School and He Matariki Teen Parent School. Griffiths & Associates managed the new school build with absolute professionalism. Th project did have its difficulties which were worked through to ensure the time line and budget were observed. The staff were easy to deal with and always willing to go the extra mile. The finished project is a dream to work in and we were thrilled to be able to include everything in our "wishlist". I can thoroughly  recommend Griffiths & Associates to any school or commercial entity."

- Lesley McCardle, Manager


“From the beginning their team kept us informed of progress, put forward ideas of which we had never even thought and suggested alternatives to the contractors’ plans with regular, initially weekly, meetings and follow up documentation."

They kept on top of the internal construction, monitoring its progress with regular on site inspections. At the end the unsatisfactory items which appeared on the final inspection list were dealt with / corrected.”

“As this is a second fit out we have undertaken, we are able to compare the two. Griffiths & Associates was by far the more efficient, user friendly and communicative project managers. We understood at any given time exactly where the project was at. For us, with absolutely no knowledge of the building process, this was invaluable.”

- Joan Allan, Lowes & Partners Optometrists


"This is to confirm that I have known and worked with Trevor Griffiths and Griffiths and Associates Limited in a variety of roles over the last ten years. Both Trevor and his firm have been among my key "go to people" in both the construction and management fields. I can honestly say the professionalism and skill demonstrated has been of the highest value and we will continue to value their contribution."

- Bruce Stone, Airedale Property


“At all times during the project, the standard of service and professionalism provided either met, or exceeded my requirements in all respects. This included attention to project safety, environmental and cultural issues, adherence to budget and general quality of work carried out."

- Loren Blauensteiner, Comalco


"The Quarry Arts Centre undertook the rebuilding of a key building on our site, containing the Yvonne Rust Gallery, as well as the Quarry Arts Centre office, art supple store and information hub. We are delighted with the brand new space that Griffiths and Associates and Bella Homes have helped us to achieve. Griffiths and Associates contributed their experience in project management making sure the building process was completed on time and within the budget. As we look to planning the next capital development project for the Quarry Arts Centre we would be delighted to work with Griffiths and Associates and Bella Homes again."

- Garth Dobney, Northland Craft Trust


"Hukerenui School decided to employ Griffiths and Associates as project managers for our $150,000 classroom upgrade. This project involved upgrading 4 classrooms, a hallway, steps and developing a multipurpose space. From start to finish the communication from Griffiths and Associates has been outstanding. I would highly recommend Griffiths and Associates for project management. They really have worked with the school to obtain the best value for our money and make this project work within the set budget".

- Sheryl Haines


"In my role as CEO of Sport Northland I have had many dealings with Griffiths & Associates over the years and have found that they provide an excellent 'solution based' product every time. Most recently, we engaged Griffiths & Associates Limited as our project manager for initial design and planning work for a new sports facility in Dargaville. After an initial interview and follow up meeting it was obvious that Griffiths had the wherewithal to meet our needs. The report was delivered on budget and to programme".

- Brent Eastwood, Chief Executive 


"The Ngatiwai Trust Board appointed Griffiths and Associates as Project Managers f the development of the Bland Bay Campground Stg1 in late 2013. Ben Tomason was appointed Project Manager. Ben's attention to our specific cultural needs, communication with a large committee, driving deadlines and producing the goods on time and on budget epitomised the attributes of a professional in his field of expertise. This was an urgent project upgrade and was required to be complete prior to the busy summer holiday/festive season. Our clients rave about the new facilities and after completion of stage 2 of the project with Griffiths we have seen further increase in users and profitability form the facility for our beneficiaries. Given a similar opportunity, the Trust would use Griffiths again, and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone". 

- Jim Smillie, Chief Executive Officer


"We have used the services of Trevor & Heather at Griffiths & Associates Ltd for project management since their business commenced in 2003. We have always been very impressed with their commitment to the project in hand. heir professionalism is second to none. From the initial discussion of ideas on a project, their enthusiasm is immediately apparent. We have always left the management of the entire project to them, confident in the knowledge that every detail with be attended. We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Trevor & Heather to anyone contemplating a potential construction project".

- Robin Cheer & Stephanie Read, Principals, Rocoft Holdings

 

 

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Whangarei 0110, Northland, New Zealand

PO Box 454, Whangarei 0140

 

Phone: (09) 430 3072


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