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

  • Hard working good buggers

The Team

“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 - MANAGING DIRECTOR

Matt is from a very strong Dairy background originally from Whangarei. Recently back from the Kellogg Rural Leaders program at Lincoln, Matt is all about farming for the consumer. Matt’s process of thinking helps the farmer understand the simplicity of any new system, or how making an existing system more functional. Matt is a high performer, with a practical a solutions driven brain with a future driving approach for keeping in mind of the what end consumer wants their food produced and how. Big on family values and authenticity , hes really a big softy.

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- FINANCIAL OFFICER

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

KERRYN WOODERSON - OFFICE & MARKETING MANAGER

Kerryn joined the team not too long ago in 2019 but feels like she’s been here forever! Kerryn wears many hats around the office and just slots in wherever needed. When she’s not at work you’ll likely find her at the squash club.

OFFICE | 07 573 9883

JONO MURPHY - PROJECTS & OPERATIONS MANAGER

Jono is our right hand man. With a background in engineering and project management, Jono is an integral part of the team. Working closely with Matt on farm and with the team on new innovation and design. Jono is always setting up the team of lads for a day of success.

MOB | 021 503 0270

AIDAN WEST - PLANT & PRODUCTION MANAGER

Bringing the average age up, Aidan is the one that makes it all happen in the background. You won’t often see Aidan on site, but he’s the reason that everything happens so swiftly and succinctly. Aidan runs the manufacturing team and works closely with the site team.

MOB | 021 432 2030

CHRIS CAIRNS - NELSON - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER

In charge of the panel manufacture, Chris you can often hear before you see him! A cheerful chap that adds such a vibrancy to a sensational team. Loves his rugby league and outdoors. 

CHRIS | 027 588 1313

SWAYDE MORGAN - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER

We call him Mano, and he has been with us since he was 16. Grown into such an awesome, strong and reliable young man he is definitely part of the furniture around here! Every team needs a Mano, a true hard working good bugger.

RICKY ROWLANDS - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER

Came to us from Surtees, when it comes to welding perfection this is the guy. Ricky came on board when we started with all our own in-house fabrication several years ago. In fact, all Ricky’s brothers have also worked for us at some point in time!

JAN COETZEE - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER

From South Africa Jan has worked for us several times before and couldn’t resist so is back again! With a dairy farming and construction background Jan is an important member of the team. 

DARREN DENIZE - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER

Darren’s our concrete cutting man that moved down from Auckland for a better lifestyle and the opportunity to buy a property. Darren’s attention to detail on the job and in the factory is recognised with in the business.

ED THRESHER - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER

Our English import; the silent assassin. He doesn’t say much, but things just happen when Ed is around, coming from an experienced background and a wide skill set from all sorts of different industries.