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Another feather in the cap for IMB

Another feather in the cap for IMB

IMB Construction is has nearly completed the construction of an extension of the Mitre 10 MEGA Nelson in Quarantine Road, which will see 1875sqm added to the existing trade store and a new 2000sqm outdoor trade yard.

The project, which also includes associated car parking and access ways, will more than double the size of the present trade area the store offers.

IMB Construction has worked for the client before. IMB director, Richard Cole, says it is a fairly straightforward project in terms of the technical aspects of the construction.

As the Mitre 10 MEGA store has to remain functional throughout this is where the challenges of the project lie regarding project management.

Close liaison with Mitre10 MEGA has been essential and the company has completed some work after hours to ensure the least disruption possible.

The project was due for completion mid-June and at peak IMB Construction had around 25 staff and contractors working on the site.

“This project demonstrates our capacity to complete large projects on time and on budget, while causing minimal fuss to Mitre 10 MEGA and the public,” says Richard.

IMB Construction (formally Ian McCully Builders) has operated within the industry in the Nelson area since 1972 and has been a member of the Registered Master Builders Association for over 35 years.

Today the company is owned by Richard and business partner Brian Mazure.

Brian is a registered quantity surveyor and project manager and has been involved in the building industry for around 35 years.

Brian brings extensive expertise in commercial contracts, both large and small.

Richard offers extensive project management experience and his role in the company includes health and safety, staff recruitment, company development and the training of apprentices.

Richard mainly handles commercial and large housing projects.

IMB Construction undertakes a wide variety of work and jobs can range from under a hundred dollars to multi million dollar projects.

Richard says because the company has been in operation so long it has a huge range of skills in-house which enable it to tackle such a wide variety of work.

IMB Construction employs a team of around 40 staff on the tools plus five office staff.

“Our size and adaptability allows us to tackle any size contract with ease and precision.

Another feather in the cap for IMB

IMB Construction has undertaken a wide variety of work.


“We believe that the challenges in the building industry are always met with a team approach and attitude, to see them completed on schedule and to the best quality,” he explains.

As testament to the variety of work undertaken, at the beginning of the year IMB Construction completed a refit at Nelson Boys’ College.

The 12-month project involved gutting one of the boarding houses and refurbishing it completely.

IMB Construction has also recently built a new store and motel complex at Kaiteriteri.

Located at a camping ground it included eight units and a mini supermarket as well as an outdoor courtyard and cafe servery.

It has also recently built a number of residential homes.

At present the company has a number of projects underway: refurbishment projects for a variety of schools, an office refurbishment and structural/seismic strengthening of some commercial buildings.

Richard says Nelson is growing and IMB Construction aims to meet the demand:

“It is our intention to improve on our already high standards to provide a better service to our clients in the future so that IMB Construction Ltd remains at the forefront of the building industry in Nelson.”


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