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Our People


Tom Hewitson


Tom has over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, having started with Ajax Building in 2009. Tom completed his Carpentry Apprenticeship in 2013 and went onto study a Diploma of Quantity Surveying at the Southern Institute of Technology. During this period he remained at Ajax, on the tools and in the office, giving him some valuable insights into the various areas of the construction process.


After graduating, Tom returned to full time work at Ajax, in the office in a Quantity Surveying and project management role.  He became a Shareholder of the business in April 2018 and Director in 2021.

Always keen to learn and develop, Tom completed his Design Level 1 license which qualifies him to design and draw small-medium size construction projects.

Tom’s wide range of skills and experience allow Ajax to be a one stop shop for their customer - design, draw, price, project management & construction.

In his free time you can find Tom at Waikaka Rugby Club where he is an avid supporter and volunteer.  Tom is also a member on the local Master Builders.



  • National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

  • Nation Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Level 6)

  • Licensed Building Practitioner – Carpentry

  • Licensed Building Design – Level 1


Shane Stevenson


Shane joined the team at Ajax in 2019. He started his building career in 2005 and became a qualified carpenter in 2008 mainly focusing on residential projects.


Before starting at Ajax Shane spent 4 years working in the Trade Support Office at PlaceMakers Gore, this gives him a vast knowledge of specialist building products.


Shane’s role at Ajax is an Estimator/Project manager, he is also a Licensed Building Practitioner.

Shane looks after the day to day running of the Ajax Staff and Key Clients 


Outside of work he will be found exploring the outdoors with his young family.



  • National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

  • Licensed Building Practitioner – Carpentry


Bailey Turnbull

Quantity Surveyor

Bailey joined Ajax in February 2024 as a Quantity Surveyor and Health and Safety Manager. Bailey studied his Quantity Surveying Degree at Otago Polytech. While studying for his degree he worked as a building labourer, learning the on-site construction process.


Bailey’s current rolls in the office are pricing the small contract jobs and assisting Tom and Shane on pricing larger contracts. Bailey also ensures our Health and Safety procedures, SiteWise and Prequal certificates are up to date.



Outside of work Baliey is a keen rugby player and volunteer for the Easter Southland Special Olympics team.



•              Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying).

•              Health and Safety Representative Training Unit standard 30265 and                   Unit Standard 29315

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