Luke's been with the Calley Homes team since leaving school. Taking on an apprenticeship Luke has recently been awarded third in the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year awards for the BOP/ Central Plateau region. Now fully qualified and managing a site at an exclusive Mount Maunganui address Luke's enjoying the transition to Site Foreman.
Use five words to describe yourself?
Im a pretty laid back guy that's easy to get along with and I like having a bit of a joke onsite.
How long have you been with Calley Homes?
Almost 5 years
Why did you decide to work in the building industry?
Building was something that always stood out to me as something I'd enjoy. I like making things with my hands.
What do you love about what you do?
I love being able to work outside and being hands on and delivering a nice end result.
What has been your highlight since joining Calley Homes? I'm really enjoying this current job on Te Ngaio Road that I'm the foreman on. It has a built in slide and some cool colourful windows.
What do you think you bring to the team?
I bring a good work ethic especially around meeting deadlines and targets.
If we asked your team mates to describe you what would they say?
My workmates think of me as a hard worker and good team leader.
In your opinion what’s worth spending more on to get the best?
Getting your foundations and beginning stages right. It makes your job way easier down the track.
If you were caught singing in your work ute what tune would it be?
Probably some old school hip hop.
What do you do to wind down from a busy week?
I like to get out and ride my dirt bike on nice weekends.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Best advice has been to expect nothing for free and to work hard.
What do you love about the Calley homes team?
I love the environment we work in, it's a great team of guys and we get to work on some amazing projects.
How has your career progressed with Calley Homes?
I started off with work experience a couple of days a week while I was at school. I then went into my apprenticeship and am now in a foreman role.
What advice would you give to someone looking to get into building as a career? Learn as much as you can from the people around you and really get stuck into the bookwork.