Our Team

Our builders are strong and highly qualified making them perfect for the job! Meet the friendly faces behind our building projects below.

Meet The LOC Construction Team

Les O’Connell


From Olympic gold medalist to one of Christchurch’s top builders, Les tells his story from setting up his business in 1992 and why he’s still just as passionate today about the work he does at LOC Construction! We’re very grateful to have a leader like Les and appreciate his dedication to our clients and our staff

Tom O'Connell

General Manager/Carpenter

Tom joined his father in the business 10 years ago, hear him talk about the evolution of LOC, the importance of having a tight-knit team and what it’s like working with his father Les O’Connell.

Sam Hack


Sam is an experienced and qualified builder with many years of experience in architectural and residential builds! Sam is a great leader, planner and all round great builder.

Kaleb Marshall


Family culture is one of the most important aspects in LOC, Kaleb talks about how it affects the workmanship of the team, and how Tom and Les both bring different skills to the business.

Jarrod Turnball


Jarred is one of our builders and has been with us 5 years, here he talks about the team culture at LOC and why he loves what he does!

Steve Van Beek


Steve is a talented builder from Hanmer Springs and has been in the game for 15 years! His favourite part of the building process is the finishing stages and Steve says “The key to working efficiently is getting everything right from the start”

George Davie


Meet George, one of our longest employed carpenters. George has some great advice for apprentices wanting to get started in the industry!

Jake Rochford

Apprentice Builder

Jake is our newest builder here at LOC, he has shown great work ethic and sets a good standard for other apprentices coming on board at LOC!

What do our clients say about us?

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What do our clients say about us?

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