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Our People

Lance Austin

Owner / Director

Lance personally manages all on-site aspects of Bushnell’s projects. He over-sees project deliverables and supports on-site staff to progress works and delivers projects to desired outcomes. Lance also oversees Health and Safety and apprentice training. Lance and his two sons, Brad (Project Manager) and Corey (Apprentice) illustrate Bushnell's Strong family orientated culture


Phone:  0274892213

Email: lance@bushnell.co.nz




Chris Duncan

Chief Estimator

Chris is a very experienced estimator and Project Manager with experience both in New Zealand and overseas. Chris has been with Bushnell’s since 1998 and has successfully tendered, project managed and completed numerous contracts throughout the South Island.



Phone: 0274332161

Email: chris@bushnell.co.nz

Sally Latham

Accounts Manager

Sally has been with Bushnell’s since 1996 and is usually the first point of contact in the office. Sally looks after all day to day accounting






Email: admin@bushnell.co.nz






Brad Austin

Project Manger

Brad is a qualififed carpenter who has been with Bushnells since 2006. Having completed his apprentiship and gaining experience in Australia, Brad has quickly risen through the ranks and became one of our top foreman. Brad now oversees mulitiple sites and ensures things happen accordingly.



Phone: 0274939593

Email:  brad@bushnell.co.nz



Eliot Bushnell

Quantity Surveyor

Eliot is a qualified carpenter currently studying towards a Diploma of Quantity Surveying. With a building background he has a good understanding of construction methodology and techniques. Eliot is a qualified STMS and  has input into the Health and Safety regime at Bushnell Builders.



Phone: 0274266768

Email: eliot@bushnell.co.nz

James Neale

Purchasing and logistics

James has been with Bushnells since 2009. As a qualified carpenter and LBP accreditation, James has over 20 years experience in the building industry. James overseas daily purchasing and logistics within the company, and also plays a significant role in the health and safety aspect of Bushnell Builders.



Phone: 027 489 2211

Email: james@bushnell.co.nz







Frank Bruton

Workshop Manager

Frank is a qualified Diesel Mechanic who has been with Bushnell’s since  2001. He is responsible for maintaining our fleet of vehicles and extensive inventory of plant.