Company Profile

A Proud History Of Service To The Construction Industry

Since 1916, we have been strongly committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service in the building and construction markets. Building and maintaining relationships with our customers is at the heart of our business and we have a planning and management style that is consultative and systematic.

We believe in a proactive approach to all aspects of our business, but in particular to quality, safety and delivery. By getting this right, we give our customers confidence and peace of mind during the process of planning, design and construction. The hands-on responsibilities and team approach of company directors Michael Braggins, Martin Stephens, Bruce Earby and Russell Mancer underpin our organisation with a powerful and proven synergy.

We directly employ the largest and most experienced construction team in Taranaki and we have the ability to deliver any scale of construction project.

Because we employ our own qualified tradesmen and apprentices we are better able to maintain high standards of quality, safety and delivery. To support these staff we have a team of construction management professionals that includes experienced and qualified quantity surveyors, project managers and a dedicated full-time health & safety professional.

We are committed to the future of our industry and training is regularly undertaken externally and within our business activities. We encourage the next generation of builders through the Gateway programme and we engage with our community by supporting the Taranaki Health Foundation, the Taranaki International Arts Festival, Sport Taranaki, the Methanex Maths Spectacular and various other organisations and sporting groups. Clelands is also a long time Registered Master Builder.

Key Strengths

  • Competitive pricing
  • Diverse activities and depth of experience
  • Proven planning and construction management skills
  • Reliable highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to work in operational environments
  • A culture of quality, safety, delivery and integrity

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Provide value for customers

Contribute to our community


Be technical experts & problem solvers

Train, develop & invest in people


Deliver on our promises

Be fair & transparent


Encourage collaboration & teamwork

Set direction & take action


Acknowledge our history

Strengthen our future

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Focus On Safety

  • A culture of safety with systems to support it
  • Dedicated in-house health & safety professionals
  • Ongoing investment in training & equipment
  • Impac contractor pre-qualification
  • Site Safe contractor pre-qualification




Michael Braggins

Managing Director 027 520 1792

Michael has been involved in the construction industry for 15 years and has extensive experience in both commercial and industrial construction. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Construction and his role at Clelands includes commercial management, project management and various other general management functions. Michael adds value through all phases of a project, including design, feasibility, estimating, planning and construction.

Martin Stephens

Director 027 452 0804

Martin has 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, the last 20 years in his current role as a director for Clelands. Prior to his involvement with Clelands, Martin held senior positions with two international construction companies. He has worked extensively offshore on large construction projects and managed a national contracting business.

Bruce Earby

Director 027 480 5307

Bruce has served with Clelands since 1997 and has played a part in many buildings of significance in Taranaki. Bruce is a licenced building practitioner and has a vast knowledge of building construction and on-site project control. Excellent communication, planning and people skills, together with a drive to get the job done, are hallmarks of Bruce’s completed projects.

Russell Mancer

Director 027 438 0002

Russell was a foreman and project manager early in his career and is now a very experienced and capable estimator and quantity surveyor. Russell is trade qualified and also holds a NZ Certificate of Quantity Surveying. He has been at the front end and involved in the delivery of a variety of construction projects throughout New Zealand. Russell has served with Clelands since 1998 and has an in depth understanding of construction costs and methodology.

Carolyn Jackson


Carolyn is an independent director on the Clelands Board, and also a director at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Taranaki where she has strong interests in tax and audit and assurance. Carolyn is a chartered accountant and a licenced auditor and applies independent judgement in order to add value to the Clelands Board, and to assist with risk management, provide an independent view on future strategy, and to ensure that the company has good governance policies in place.





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