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Warkworth civil construction company – Rhodes for Roads
Warwick Rhodes loves graders and is very proud of the business and the fleet he and his wife Katie have built. When asked by a teacher in his last year at Mahurangi College what he was going to do after he left school, he immediately replied he was going to be like his dad and work on the roads.
Warwick grew up in Warkworth and worked for the local council before forming Warwick Rhodes Contractors Limited in 1985. He has over 47 years’ practical experience in all aspects of civil construction: as a grader operator, foreman, project manager and managing director.
Rhodes for Roads is a civil construction company with a family focus and culture that extends to the greater community. Warwick seems to know everyone in the Warkworth area and has a broad knowledge of the history of the region
Warwick is very proud to be a 5th generation Warkworth local. In his spare time, Warwick enjoys fishing and indulging in a glass of quality red wine. He and Katie love escaping to their Far North hideaway when time allows.
Brendon likes to remind us quite often that he didn’t have grey hair when he joined us 20 years ago. With over 40 years in contract management, he is our man on the ground when it comes to coordinating and managing roading, water, sewer and stormwater construction projects and liaising with consultants, engineers and surveyors. An avid rugby fan, Brendon is a born and bred Warkworth local who went to Mahurangi College as a young chap.
30 years’ hard labour he tells us. Phil, the company contracts manager, has been a loyal, hardworking member of the Rhodes for Roads team for three decades after starting with us as a grader operator. Thanks to his onsite experience, skilled supervision of sub-contractors and resource management, contracts of all sizes meet criteria, specifications and budget. Phil grew up in Rodney and went to Mahurangi College and we reckon he knows just about everybody and every single driveway in the area. He’s been known to enjoy a cold beer after work and when he’s not working, he loves to be out fishing.
Michelle is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Rhodes for Roads team. She joined the civil construction company in June 2014 and admits that although she knows a fair bit about trucks and metal now, that was not the case back then. With over a quarter of a century of experience in accounts and administrative roles, Michelle takes care of all the general administration, detailed job costings, accounts, payroll and monthly financial reporting and does a fine job of the lot. Outside the office, Michelle loves yoga, long walks, gardening and, quite understandably, relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of the day.
We have a lot of trucks and big machinery going in a lot of different directions. Chris oversees it all. He makes sure everything gets to where it should be safe and sound and does the job it should be doing. Chris has been with us for over 20 years and basically, he’s the guy who oversees the planning. He takes phone calls, schedules all the machinery for the various jobs, and plans for all the regular repairs and maintenance of our fleet. He has an incredibly detailed knowledge of the Rodney area and customers’ requirements. He will always go the extra mile to ensure Rhodes for Roads delivers an outstanding service to everyone as efficiently as possible.
He’s also the guy we call when we need help with anything techie. He prevents the computers, phones and staff from imploding. We often hear his name being screeched in frustration when anyone has trouble with apps and upgrades and other such things. A total sports nut, Chris loves basketball and big, loud V8s going round in round in circles. (Sometimes he even has to take the day off after Bathurst.)
Here at Rhodes for Roads, we strive to create a culture at our workplace that makes our team feel at home, and that also goes for our furry friends. Rhodes for Roads is a feline-friendly civil construction company. You might see our current security cat Shadow either darting around the yard checking everybody out or keeping an eye on the goings on from his favourite sunny spots. Although possibly not the hardest working member of our workforce, he is an essential part of the Rhodes for Roads team.
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