Boyd Senior, Managin Director of Senior Construction describes himself as an “old school” builder with a modern attitude.
“I left school at the age of 16 and started working for my father on residential construction, this turned into a building apprenticeship where I gained my trade certificate in carpentry in 1990. Being a two man team we did everything from hand digging the foundations to putting in the letter box and building the fence ”
Boyd spent many years building houses on the North Shore before heading overseas. After a brief 2 year stretch on a super yacht as 2nd mate Boyd met his wife Lucy in New York City and quickly jumped ship and made New York his home for 6 years.
With a good construction background he quickly found work as head project manager for Capital Improvement Services, a NY based construction company specializing in high-end fashion store contracts.
“The challenges that were part of the project management of these stores kept me constantly adapting my knowledge of construction; the amount of detail and quality of finish were very high and everything needed to be perfect.”
Tight budgets and time frames meant constant measuring of the construction process; this all had to be relayed to the client and communication is something that is paramount in all construction projects, large and small.
In 2007 Boyd formed Senior Construction Ltd and has quickly built the company into a respected construction entity in both the residential and commercial areas. With a broad range of retail clients Senior Construction have built Witchery stores through-out Auckland in conjunction with Miller Studios of Dunedin and Barkers Mens Clothing stores through-out New Zealand.
Senior Construction are members of Certified Builders of New Zealand as well as being licensed with the Department of Building and Housing under the Licensed Building Practitioner scheme. Being members of CBANZ Senior Construction offer full contracts with all work undertaken, this allows them to offer the 10 year Homefirst Guarantee with all work preformed.
Located in Glenfield on Auckland’s North Shore, Boyd says “It’s great to have somewhere to meet with clients and discuss their project; sometimes it’s easier to meet on site but to have an office for offsite meetings is important. We are able to showcase past projects and present the company before cutting any ground. With an attached workshop we are able to store long lead items and construct off-site components with ease, it also offers great storage for hardware, tools and equipment.”