Why we do what we do
We want to do business with people who believe in what we believe
We want to be surrounded in great people
We want to see our customers doing great
We want our customers customer to think well of them
We want to educate people into decisions
We don’t want to sell something to a farmer
We want to set a high standard
We are here for the long game not the quick sell
Our Embedded Values and Culture
Simple systems attract great people
There is always a better way
Average is not OK
If you think you shouldn’t don’t
A half ass is not a safe ass watch out for your mate’s ass
The customer should always think you’re awesome
Hard working good buggers
“We all spend more time at work than you do at home, so you’ve got to love what you do and the people your doing it with”.
MATT HODGSON - NOT THE BOSS
If Matt’s not on the tools with the lads, you will find him trawling the ocean for his next big fish on his boat “She’s gota Horse”
MOB | 021 432 241
AMANDA HODGSON - GAP FILLER
From a strong Sheep & Beef farming background on the Mahia Peninsula, East Coast, Amanda has always had an infinity with the land and it’s animals. Amanda runs the financial and logistics side of the business after several years of agri business roles. Amanda loves the numbers, loves making process and systems easier and better for the lads, and loves the team that has been created around Archway Group. Working along side others to always be better, and looking after our people is what gets her out of bed in the mornings.
If Matt’s let her escape from the office for the day, you will most likely find her out hunting, Tally Ho!
MOB | 021 542 941
JONO MURPHY - EARLY RISER
Jono runs the show around here, draws all the plans, coordinates the operations, and keeps the team going. A massive part of our R&D and continuous development. One of the hardest people to get to take time off work and so committed to us, we are so lucky to have someone that cares so much about us, our business and our farmers.
Jono comes with his amazing long time partner (just marry her already!) and three kids. His twins are the best little hard working good buggers around!! You may have spotted them on site during school holidays.
MOB | 021 503 0270
KERRYN - AMANDA'S SIDEKICK
She’s my sidekick – diligent, committed, thorough and just all round awesome. When she’s away for a week, you really appreciate what she does when she isn’t here to do it all!
Kerryn’s a star squash player, and loves her hiking- ticking off the great walks over summer. Legend!
OFFICE | 07 573 9883
AIDAN - MR FIX IT
An ex panel beater, builder and dairy farmer he’s the man you want on a team like ours! Everyone needs an Aidan.
You’ll see him on site from time to time installing our floodwashs and welding together and installing all our pipe railing and gates.
We love Aidan, such a neat man to have around in all aspects of life – he too has an extra awesome wife in his life, and a menagerie of animals! Don’t underestimate him on the rugby field either!
MOB | 027 432 2030
JAC - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
‘Jac Jac is the first one to greet you in the morning with a chipper, cheeky and fun attitude.
We didn’t even know that Jac was working for us to begin with, he just turned up one day with his brother to fill in a few days to work for free…what the!!!
Instantaneously we asked him to work for us, that kind of attitude you don’t find very often! He’s a keeper and just adds to the team culture of making even the worst possible day, fun.
Jac is organized and makes the monotony of H&S fun and interactive – which means our team know exactly what they are doing, how they are doing and in what order. Jac’s a key part of the team in both the factory and on site.
RICKY - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
Coming from Surtees Boats, Ricky is awesome at working with me on ideas and systems to make the teams day better. Attention to detail, Ricky’s a bit of a perfectionist. Super handy to have around.
Loves a tidy work bench, and a keen hunter/fisherman.
MANO - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
Mano has been with us since he was a 15 year old young lad! Definitely a permanent fixture around here and most certainly one of the family – so much so I call him my son!
Mano is so dependable and reliable with such a lovely nature.
Mano has a wide skill set , but owns the forklift when in the yard and also the man out on site.
Extremely tidy, and always clean and well groomed!
JIMI - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
DARREN - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
The Bionic man! Daz started with us in 2021 and after smashing up his elbow over the Christmas break chopping firewood he was forced to take a few months off. He’s now back on deck and rearing to go with his new titanium elbow! Nothing could keep him away!
Daz is a mad keen hunter and fisherman and you’ll likely find him down at the beach or in the bush for the weekend.
KORBYN - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
LINDSAY - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
Erki - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER