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
“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
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”
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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!
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JONO MURPHY - EARLY RISER
Jonos been working with us for a long time in our engineering space until we convinced him he needed to join the family in 2018!
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. Two of which are 9 year old twins and the best hard working little good buggers around!!
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AIDAN WEST - MR FIX IT
Bringing the average age up of Archway Group since ages ago! Aidan is so integral to our team, from packing, loading, making, fixing you name it he can do 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! Dont underestimate him on the rugby field either!
MOB | 027 432 2030
KERRYN WOODERSON - AMANDA'S SIDEKICK
Where would I be with out Kerryn in my life! Kerryn runs the show here in the yard with the admin, purchasing, payroll and marketing side of things – it’s a lot and she gets shit done!
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 is loving her hiking and has recently just finished the Heaphy and Routeburn Tracks! Legend!
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SAM YOUNGMAN - JONO JR.
So awesome to have Sam join us last year after much persuasion!
A qualified builder that has worked on some pretty epic projects bringing such an awesome skill set to our team.
Coming from Te Kuiti, Sam’s been brought up rural so just has that inherent practical nouse that you just can’t teach someone.
Sam brings an awesome approach with the boys helping them understand why we might do something one way one time, and a different way the next.
We love having Sam around, he’s got better ways of doing things, an awesome outlook on life and really cares for the team and what we are doing!
SWAYDE MORGAN - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
We call him Mano, and he 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!
CHRIS CAIRNS - NELSON - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
Chrispy! You can often hear before you see him! He’s hardworking good bugger, loud, funny and just all round genuine! A top man!
Chris runs the yard manufacturing the panels here in the workshop with the team and is also a massive part of our team on site.
Loves concrete and concrete loves him!
Chris also has a lovely partner, they are both successful and getting ahead in life which we love to see!
RICKY ROWLANDS - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
Rickys our tidy and organised Welder Fabricator who is mostly in the workshop welding up all our pipe railing, gates, making the roof assemblies for our PK Bunkers, building our trailers, fabricating all things we need on site and making our next job easier for the lads.
Coming from Surtees Boats, Ricky is awesome at working with me on ideas and systems to make the teams day better. Attention to detail, Rickys a bit of a perfectionist. Super handy to have around.
Loves a tidy work bench, and a keen hunter/fisherman.
JAC CONNOLLY - 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! Hes 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. Jacs a key part of the team in both the factory and on site and at just 22 years young hell be running the show in no time!
BRAD HAWKES - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
Brad’s the new kid on the block and fits the Archway Group glove perfectly!
A wide skill set ranging from farming to building he’s bloody handy to have around! Picking up what we do super fast and gets on with the job.
We are so lucky that Brad came and asked us for a job!
Funny, kind and genuine guy, lovely to have around and a good bunch of mates that are all into doing cool shit.
Thanks for choosing us Brad!
JAMES KRAUSE - HARD WORKING GOOD BUGGER
James is a mains sparky by trade, but not of that really happens round here! We found James cutting up firewood by hand, we thought that was pretty awesome and hard working so I asked him to come and join us to see what he thinks!
Since October last year James was thrown in the deep end just like everyone we take on and we love having him around.
A quiet sort of guy that just gets on with it and doesn’t say much – and Wow is he fit! Play of the year for his Soccer team – hes pretty handy on the football pitch.
Love our team excelling at work at in their extra curricular activities!