Growing reputation behind steady growth

Growing reputation behind steady growth
Rucon Construction recently completed the Goodside food and beverage precinct on the North Shore.

Rucon Construction has doubled every year since starting in 2013. It’s a combination of the busy Auckland construction market and also the company’s growing reputation, says owner Dan Russek, a quantity surveyor by trade with over two decades’ experience.
“We offer a personal service and I deal with every client personally. We work hard to establish really good client relationships and as a result have a lot of repeat clients,” he says.
Another point of difference is an ethos of what Dan calls “positively solving problems”.
“It’s about finding solutions quickly and efficiently by working collectively together,” he explains. Based in Kumeu the company focuses on commercial projects working New Zealand wide.
Rucon Construction can take a project from design to completion or just complete the build works. Whatever the case, Dan likes to get involved early to ensure the all important buildability of every project.
“Getting involved early allows us to spot any potential problems. Sometimes a design looks good on paper but it hasn’t been thought through thoroughly with the site specifics in mind. It’s about a holistic approach which is why early contractor involvement is so important.”
A recently completed project, which demonstrates the company’s capabilities, was the Goodside food and beverage precinct on the North Shore.
The project involved constructing five buildings with a combined floorprint of 2000 square metres. Rucon Construction also completed hard landscaping details, linking walkways and pergolas.
Dan says the project progressed fairly smoothly with no major challenges apart from ensuring ample lead times for products due to the busy construction market.
For example Rucon Construction worked closely with Southern Steel for the windows and JSC for timber for some parts of the project, which was imported from South America and had to be ordered before the construction even commenced.
The design by Paul Izzard Design gave the look of a rural farm building and buildings were timber frame with a mix of steel, timber and aluminium window frames.
The buildings were clad in ply and batten. Two large glasshouses were constructed by another contractor as part of the project to grow produce for the restaurant.
“We worked very hard to ensure the look the client wanted, involving a lot of detailed carpentry work. Client satisfaction is always the aim,” he says.
Rucon Construction is also completing the interior base build as well as fitouts for certain tenancies including Fantail & Turtle bar and eatery and an ever-changing pop-up tenancy space.
Dan says the project proves that Rucon Construction can handle large commercial projects with ease and to an extremely high level of finish.
“This is a commercial project where the level of finish is similar to a high-end residential project. That’s not easy to achieve and is indicative of the high levels of skill in the Rucon Construction team,” he says.
Past projects completed by Rucon Construction include a refurbishment of Sherwood Queenstown and the refurbishment of the C Drive premises in Albany.
Rucon Construction is currently working on a new office/warehouse conversion in Morningside and a new childcare centre in Lincoln Road.
Dan plans to keep on growing his successful company but always with an eye to maintaining high levels of quality and the all important personal building experience his clients have come to expect.
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