Mas­ter nails in­dus­try award

40 years in build­ing recog­nised

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata’s Kevin Stan­ley has been recog­nised for nearly 40 years of ded­i­ca­tion to the con­struc­tion in­dus­try with a life mem­ber­ship to the Reg­is­tered Mas­ter Builders As­so­ci­a­tion.

The award was pre­sented to Stan­ley by na­tional pres­i­dent David Fabish at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s con­fer­ence on June 5.

In pre­sent­ing the award, Fabish said Stan­ley had a straight shoot­ing and di­rect style, and strong commercial skills as well as a con­sumer and mem­ber per­spec­tive.

‘‘He led Mas­ter Build Ser­vices dur­ing the most try­ing of cir­cum­stances into the commercial and prof­itable busi­ness it is to­day.’’

Stan­ley said one of the high­lights of his in­volve­ment with the Mas­ter Builders had been help­ing the Mas­ter Build Ser­vice, which gives an in­sur­ance guar­an­tee on houses, be­come a fi­nan­cially suc­cess­ful group and pro­vide its first div­i­dend at the end of last year.

Stan­ley, who is the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of The Stan­ley Group, has also been in­volved in help­ing to cre­ate the Mas­ter Builders’ House of the Year com­pe­ti­tion.

He also had a hand in start­ing the Build­ing and Con­struc­tion In­dus­try Train­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion, which is the largest ITO in New Zealand.

In pre­sent­ing the award, Fabish said there was no- one more de­serv­ing of the life mem­ber­ship award and Stan­ley had worked his way up from the bot­tom.

He be­gan his work­ing ca­reer as an ap­pren­tice car­pen­ter with Stan­ley Con­struc­tion in 1978.

In 1982 he be­came site fore­man and in 1986 he trav­elled over­seas

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