Our Team

  • Marcus Schaw
    Owner

    Marcus has been building for over 20 years, with experience in NZ and abroad. He started SBL in 2010 after realising his passion for perfection would be better suited to his own company.

  • Sarah Schaw
    Owner

    Sarah offers support to Marcus and the team with project management and administration. She has a degree in Marketing and Psychology, and has worked in project management for over 18 years.

  • Brendan Mackey
    Foreman/Qualified

    Brendan completed his apprenticeship with the NZ Army during which he was a builder and peace keeper, in both East Timor and the Soloman Islands. Since joining us in 2014 he has become Marcus’ right hand man. Brendan has over 20 years building experience, and is our new build specialist.

  • George Hendy
    Foreman/Qualified

    George joined us in January 2016. He has expansive knowledge in everything from farm buildings to new builds, and a great ability to make a job flow seamlessly. George is our concrete expert, and provides our apprentices with practical experience in a wide variety of building tasks. George's attention to detail and methodical approach to building is reflected in the results he achieves.

  • Richard Wilman
    Foreman/Qualified

    Richard started beginning of 2019 - he has a serious number of years of experience, loves the small stuff and is a great teacher to our young guys.

  • Tyler Kopua
    Qualified Builder

    Tyler started with SBL in 2016 through the Star Program at CHB College. He showed a natural tendency for building, so we waited it out till he was able to leave school and snapped him up as an apprentice. Tyler became a Qualified Builder in April 2021, and we're excited to see the dynamic he brings to the new opportunities that will open up for him now he's qualified.

  • MacKenzie Oliver
    Qualified Builder

    Macca joined the team early 2018 and is CHB born and raised, loves his footy. Macca completed his apprenticeship in April 2021, and we are excited to see what he brings to his new status!

  • Brent Tate
    Apprentice

    Brent joined our team a couple of days before the Covid-19 Lockdown, but was able to show us that he is a real asset to the team in the post Covid climate. Brent is Australian by birth, but we don't hold that against him. He is currently completing an Adult Apprenticeship and fills his down time with family and CHB Premier Cricket.

  • Frank Lochore
    Apprentice

    Frank joined our team through the Gateway Program when he was a student at Napier Boys High School. Frank's dedication and passion to all things physical show in his workmanship and his ability to pick things up quickly - we also see these skills applied to his rugby!

  • Reuben Lundy
    Apprentice

    After finishing school in 2019, Reuben had the guts to apply for a qualified role we advertised and impressed us with his passion to build – so much so that we agreed to take him on as an apprentice even though we weren’t looking for one! Reuben had spent time on building sites growing up and more recently labouring for building companies.

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