"In my previous principalship at Te Kura o Waikaremoana I had the pleasure of working with Doug and his team throughout the building of a new school.
I found Atkin Construction to be very professional, easy to work with, and willing to accomodate our needs as a school. All work was completed on time, and to a high standard. This was a major project, taking a year to complete, and the 'Atkin boys' became a respected part of the community over that time."
- Vicki Nash, Principal of Wairoa Primary School
"Atkin Construction Ltd was contracted to build our house at Esk Hills, Bayview and we found that through the project both the company and individual staff had our interests to the forefront. Where changes were made to the original plans they were willingly accommodated and staff were prepared to make positive and constructive suggestions through the build.
We found that there is a very strong ethos of pride in their workmanship within the Company, which has resulted in a very high standard of finish that both ourselves and builders are proud of.
The house was completed within budget and there were no issues that caused us concern.
We have no hesitation in strongly recommending Atkins Construction Ltd to any prospective homeowner."
- Mervyn & Ann Kite, Esk Hills
"Doug and his team at Atkin Construction have completed several projects for us in recent years, all of which have been successfully completed and on a timely basis. The standard of workmanship and the project management has been excellent.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Doug and his team for building projects."
- David Pearson, Partner - BDO Hawkes Bay
"It is with pleasure that I write a few words of recommendation for Atkin Construction.
...The team was always professional with our inquiries, and matters that arose during the contract were dealt with quickly and efficiently. Their level of communication was exemplary.
The builders were always willing to engage in a running commentary with our students and yet were able to maintain a professional distance.
Their worksite was always tidy and secure. Subcontractors were on time and efficient and their work was closely monitored by the worksite foreman..."
- Michael Bain, Principal of Te Mata School
"It is, very simply, my absolute pleasure to recommend your team as the most professional, efficient and pleasant group of individuals I have ever had the priviledge to work with on any of my projects.
From your project management through to the gentleman that sweeps up at the end of each day, it truly is a credit to you and your foremen.
The way that the team carried out the smaller of the two projects, being a few hundred thousand dollars less than the first one is a sign of the professionalism that you have instilled in your men, bringing forth the attitude "no job too big or too small" to the fore-front very evidently."
- Christopher Barons, Ambassador for The County Hotel and the NZ Wine Centre
"Atkin Construction has been employed by the Board of Wairoa College to carry out construction work over a number of years.
The main project was the significant rebuilding of the school as a result of the Educational Development Initiative in 2004. This involved among other projects, a new Technology suite, a new Music suite, 8 new classrooms, two new Science laboratories and a remodeled administrative area.
The Board of Trustees is able to endorse Atkin Construction. Staff were obliging and competent in carrying out contractual obligations and were prepared to assist with minor additional work as required.
Supervising staff were always prepared to work with the school to ensure the best possible outcomes for the contractual work.
As Principal I appreciated the friendly yet professional relationships. Work was completed to a good standard and any problems arising were addressed promptly."
- B.J Simpson, Principal of Wairoa College
"Atkin Construction have worked on a number of projects at Tiaho Primary and we are very happy to endorse the great work that they have done at the school.
All projects were completed on time and to high standards. The school was well consulted and kept informed throughout the project. Atkins took great care to work around the daily activities of the shool to minimise disruption to students and teachers, and always put student safety first.
The staff were friendly and approachable which resulted in a great working relationship between them and the school. We would be happy to have them on site any time in the future."
- Tiaho Primary School, Wairoa
"I approached Atkin Construction through Gary Pidd Architects to develop spare land at the back of an existing building in the light industrial area of Napier. My brief was to update the exisiting Facade of the 1970's building and then develop 500sq metres of vacant land at the rear of the building. The project required a qualified Commercial Building team that could handle the detailed specifications of the Architect and also the latest Building Specifications.
The finished product has been well received and has given the building a new life that will extend its life for many years to come.
It was a pleasure working with Doug and his team."
- Malcolm Ballantine
"I had the pleasure of working with Atkin Construction Ltd on the Wairoa Club Garden Bar project in 2007 and in 2008.
...Major construction in the hosipitaliy buisness could be detrimental to daily operations. This was not the case here. The great attention to detail by Jason Pitman and his crew, under Carl Caccioppoli's leadership, was nothing less than superior. The crew's workspace was always clean and organised and protected from the public. Jason's attention to detail in every aspect was very much appreciated.
..I would highly recommend Atkin Construction to any entity, in any industry."
- Quintin Baty, Secretary Manager of Wairoa Club Inc
"We completed an office refit last year and used Atkin Construction for the job. We were very impressed with the staff and the flexibility around our constantly changing ideas.
We have just signed them up to complete our warehouse expansion and are confidant of the same professional service and outcome."
- Simon Rutherford, Operations Manager of Tight Lines Ltd
"...Having completed a large number of fit outs across our 15 teaching bases nationwide, we can honestly say that Atkin Construction were totally professional, completed the job well within the [tight] timeframe and budget to the highest standards. The team were responsive to the inevitable changes during the fit out and completing the final adjustments required at the conclusion of the fit out..."
- John Diggins, Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa / NZ Childcare Association
"Atkin construction were the builders for the big extension of my Kindergarten. Doug’s team were very sympathetic to the nature of the job as it involved working around my children, teachers and parents. The builders were not only quick and efficient but a great hit with the children and also patient and considerate to my teachers and parents.
The work of the Atkin team was of a very high standard and Lumsden Kindergarten was finished within the time frame and budget.
I have no hesitation in recommending Atkin Construction for any building project."
- Maggie Seton, Director of Lumsden Kindergarten