Our story began 48 years ago in the rural service town of Waipukurau in Central Hawke’s Bay. Bruce Turfrey along with four staff began providing plumbing services to the region and developed a reputation for honest work, performed well.
Eldest son, Brad, joined the business as an apprentice, eventually taking over the reins in 2013 and beginning a process of expansion and investment in growth and infrastructure in a bid to meet the growing professional needs and expectations of the modern construction industry.
Brad's brother, Thomas, joined as Operations Manager in 2015 and the family are now supported by an experienced management team and growing staff of construction professionals who support the Company's values and vision for a modern, responsive and progressive construction sub-trades business.
B R Turfrey Ltd established in Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay by Bruce Turfrey.
Rebrand to Turfrey's. Staff grows to 20. Turfrey's continues to service the Central Hawke's Bay community for all their plumbing and roofing needs.
Rebrand to Turfrey alongside new strategic direction and leadership. Turfrey acquires Action Gas, Hawke's Bay.
Turfrey spreads its wings from Waipukurau and opens its first branch in Havelock North, then a little later after outgrowing that, in Karamu Road, Hastings. Staff numbers reach 35.
Staff numbers reach 70. Palmerston North branch opens, servicing the Manawatu.
Hamilton Branch opens, servicing the Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.
Acquisition of Scanpower Plumbing, Dannevirke.
Hastings Support Office created for centralised administration and finance.
Wellington branch is opened servicing the greater Wellington region. Staff numbers reach 125.
Turfrey Group formed. Turfrey awarded Safe365 and Trade Me Jobs 'NZ's Safest Place to Work' Awards - Large Enterprise and Supreme Award.
Acquisition of PSL (Plumbing Services Ltd) Wellington including 20+ staff and extensive plant and equipment. Staff numbers surpass 200.
Our Purpose + Values
Our motivation is to provide highly effective and efficient services through strong relationships built on collaboration, delivery and successful outcomes.
TOTAL PERFORMANCE IN ESSENTIAL SERVICES.
The Turfrey values are core to our identity and how we go about our daily decisions. Being guided by these beliefs and principles makes decisions easier and relationships stronger.Staying focused on what is important to us and walking the talk at every level of the business ensures we stay focused now and in the future.
A WRAP AROUND APPROACH
Turfrey offers a wrap-around approach to supporting main contractors in our specialist sub-trades. Our team has experts at each step of the construction process to ensure a professional and easy client experience.
Capacity + Resources
Our team of more than 200 full-time construction professionals are supported by ongoing investment in modern technology and systems that support productivity, safety and accountability.
Turfrey's scale and multi-trade structure is unique in New Zealand and offers clients a streamlined solution from engagement through to construction and maintenance.
A geographic spread across the North Island allows flexibility and the ability to work with national clients on multiple jobs simultaneously, with a consistent performance and team.
Recognised as New Zealand's safest company in 2018, Turfrey has invested strongly in developing rigorous health and safety documentation, site practices and culture.
Turfrey's size facilitates the significant investment in equipment across our regions, including scissor lifts, boom lifts and other access equipment, excavators, trucks, safety equipment, 100+ vans and associated plant and machinery enabling us to carry out multiple projects at scale.
- Conqa QA Platform
- Navman Fleet Tracking
- Aconex & Procore
- Site App Pro
- Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ)
- Master Plumbers
- New Zealand Home Heating Association
- Site Safe
- Licensed Building Practitioners
Who we work with
We believe in strong relationships and communication with all of the clients who trust us to deliver their projects, time and again.
Have a project?Get in touch
For any Plumbing, Roofing, Gas, Heating or Drainage needs, we have more than 200 full-time staff across the Wellington, Waikato, Hawke's Bay and Manawatu regions ready to assist.Talk to us