Our Purpose

Our Purpose

Crafting spaces, for a better New Zealand.

Operating with both precision and passion, Alaska stands a testament to pushing boundaries in our field since 2006. Our company is built on a foundation of dedication, energy, and an honest approach to every job. From humble beginnings to remarkable achievements, we’re here to redefine the way construction and interiors projects are delivered across New Zealand.


Built on trust

We operate with honesty, transparency, and integrity, ensuring our actions align with our values.


We believe in the power of collaboration, and can navigate both the boardroom and the construction site to make certain we deliver what we promise.


We tackle challenges head-on, with passion, innovation, and exceptional craftsmanship.


We strive to succeed and excel in everything we do, from quality workmanship to the service we provide all our clients, ensuring Alaska is your first call for your next project.


We are committed to sustainability, and reducing the environmental impact of our projects wherever possible. We are constantly challenging modern techniques and processes to provide environmental benefits across our sites.


We treat all individuals with respect, both in and out of the office. It’s all about the people!

Meet the people

The people of Alaska are our superpower. We have a team of highly experienced leaders and professionals within the construction and fitout industry, who are centered around our core values.

David Arrowsmith

Executive Director / Chair


David is a founding Director and driver of Alaska, and has delivered numerous successful projects in his career. Now Chair, David’s judgement and experience is helping the business grow and flourish while continuing to keep the company’s culture.

Stephen Thomas

Executive Director / CFO


Stephen is a founding Director of Alaska and our CFO. Stephen has an amazing knowledge of the industry and uses this to ensure our finances across the company always remain stable.

Brian Hutton

Managing Director


Brian has significant experience in managing teams across highly detailed and award-winning projects. Brian has been with Alaska since its inception and oversees the business, our projects and team across the country.

Charlie Saundercock

Auckland Manager / Associate Director


Charlie has developed his construction career in the UK, NZ & Aus markets over the last 16+ years, Rising from a trade background through to senior management, Charlie is key to driving Alaska’s standards and processes across all sectors within the business and developing our future talent. Charlie is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).

Liam Osborne


Bay of Plenty + Wellington

Liam leads our Central & Lower North Island team with 20+ years of commercial construction experience and has extensive knowledge with fitouts, Seismic works, and new build commercial developments. He prides himself on strong communication and driving projects to a successful completion. Liam is key to driving our internal standards across all projects.

Linley Kerr

HSEQ Manager


Linley boasts a decade of expertise in New Zealand’s construction health & safety sector, and seven years as a Greenstar Accredited Professional. As Alaska’s leader in H&S, Environment and Quality, she has successfully elevated Alaska’s systems to ISO levels, showcasing her commitment to excellence and dedication to our environment

Bob Marshall

Wellington Manager


With over a decade of experience in the construction industry, and a diverse background spanning projects at airports, Correctional Facilities, and commercial high end office fitouts, Robert is renowned for his leadership acumen, effective communication, and track record for consistently driving projects forward with precision and excellence.

Brian Phelan

South Island Manager

South Island

Brian has 20+ years in construction and started his career in London working on large Blue Chip projects such as Heathrow Terminal 5 (£5bn) and Westfield Shopping Centre’s (£2.8bn). Brian has built Alaska’s South Island team and is continuously aligning our company values with our clients requirements, deliverables and construction methods.

Rob Stretton

Project Lead


Rob’s background in design and analytical mindset has seen his reputation rise quickly within the industry when it comes to providing solutions to problems and holistically managing technically challenging projects. This, coupled with his approachable and personable manner, makes him great with stakeholders and consultants.

Ryan Zhao

Financial Controller


Ryan is a Senior Chartered Accountant specialising in Construction Accounting and Information Systems. He fosters a culture of excellence and innovation within the finance team. Outside of work, he serves as a committee member of NZCAP, hosting various events focused specifically on Construction Accounting.

Jordan Howell

Sustainability Lead


Jordan is a dedicated site manager with eight years of industry experience. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Building Science and has experience analysing project requirements, coordinating resources, and ensuring adherence to timelines. She also leads Alaska Sustainability practices across the company. Jordan is Secretary of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and is also a Greenstar Accredited Professional (GSAP).

Kyle Good

Commercial Advisor


Kyle has nationwide experience in delivering a variety of projects, including major structures, fitouts and refurbishments, all from the ground up. His clients include Government entities and religious organisations. Kyle plays a pivotal role as the commercial advisor for the business, and helps implement procedures. Kyle plays a pivotal role as the commercial advisor for the business, assisting to implement and drive our commercial procedures nationwide.


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