Our team - our key to success


We pride ourselves on employing experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic people.


Our teams are the front line face of who we are and it is important to us that they continue learning and developing their skills in a supportive environment.


Our long term vision at EDR is to maintain a small, efficient and manageable business that remains true to its values and vision for longevity in the industry.

company directors

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Steve Tait

Project Manager

Steve has around 20 years experience in the industry.  Before EDR began in 2011, he had worked with local contracting firms where he supervised major civil construction projects throughout the South Island.


His training in First Line Management and Health & Safety contribute to his role as Project Manager. Steve is responsible for coordinating site production, while keeping the teams supported and clients happy.

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Joe Johnstone

Contracts Manager

Prior to the last 25 years in civil construction, Joe's work history covers dairy farming and horticulture as well as mining and civil construction in Australia.

His extensive experience and training in the drainage industry throughout the Nelson and Canterbury regions, provides him with the knowledge required for his role as Contract Manager and liaising with local council, clients and staff.

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site supervision & quality team

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Harri Maguire


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Tyrone Anderson



Jordan Marson


management & support team

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Stacey Tait

H&S Manager


Lisa Johnstone

Office Manager

operations team

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Shane Ramsay

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Tony Chandler

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Daniel Metcalf

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Nash Van der Meer

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Mark Smith

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Aaron Venning

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Blake Finlay


Bailey McNally

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Rodney Walls

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Mason Roberts-Te Tana