Hamilton

86 The Boulevard, Te Rapa
07 834 1514

Tauranga

90 Whakakake St, Tauriko
07 579 4017

Our Team

The Team! That’s what we are all about. It’s our people that make us tick. We have an awesome team here at Tika and a great company culture. Meet some of our key people by checking out their profiles below.

Chris Jespersen

Site Manager

Karen Belk

Office Manager

Darren Hart

General Manager

Daniel Pepperell

Director & Compliance Manager

Ingrid Hollard

Accounts Payable

Cameron Oosthuizen

Quantity Surveyor

Aidan Leckenby

Senior Estimator

Matt Boss

Site Manager

Jono Skelton

Site Manager

Khushal Karsan

Trainee Estimator

Mark Pepperell

Founder and Director

Nigel Park

Site Manager

Nerene Falken

Office Manager/Payroll Admin

Joel Pepperell

Estimator

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Chris Jespersen

Site Manager

Chris is a great support to Mark, acting as his 2IC in the Waikato branch. Chris has 15 years industry experience, with a background in full internal fit outs and aluminum joinery, he encompasses a wealth of knowledge and experience; including but not limited to, programming, resourcing and health and safety. When he can break himself away from work, Chris enjoys playing golf and hanging with friends.

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Karen Belk

Office Manager

The first face you see when you walk into our Hamilton office will be the smiling Karen. With a wealth of administration experience behind her, she is the force behind our “what do I do with this piece of paper?” operations team. Motivated and task driven, we are lucky to have her on the Tika team.

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Darren Hart

General Manager

With the sound of his sultry Scottish accent, Darren joins us from the New Zealand of the Northern hemisphere, bringing with him over 10 years of Senior Construction Commercial Management on projects as large as 230 Million Pounds. For the past 3 years he has made huge improvements to Tika’s Commercial team in the role of Commercial Manager. He is a trusted and proven pair of hands, and is now heading a new challenge as General Manager to deliver Tika’s vision and strategy while championing our company values.

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Daniel Pepperell

Director & Compliance Manager

Daniel has been in interiors for the past 16 years in a variety of roles. Always looking to make continues improvements, he is now heading up Compliance and systems within the company. Not afraid to be vocal or change the way ‘normal’ business is done in the construction industry, he is passionate about interiors and the people that work within it. He believes it is a lessor known trade that does a large part of the work and deserves more recognition. Daniel started his own business in Tauranga in 2006, building it from the ground up before joining with Marks business in 2015. Daniel also has over 15 years experience working on not for profit boards, both locally and nationally; he believes good governance is a key to success. Daniel has a passion for coffee and gets really annoyed at cafes that don’t know the difference between a Long black and a Americano!

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Ingrid Hollard

Accounts Payable

Ingrid has a passion for getting things right (Must be her dutch heritage!) making her perfect for processing and paying hundreds of bills a month. If you cant see Ingrid, you can always hear her laughing from somewhere in the building!

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Cameron Oosthuizen

Quantity Surveyor

Starting as an Estimator, Cam has worked his way up to Quantity surveyor due to his attention to detail, sharp wit, and willingness to get things right. He is the office joker and has made up a nickname for everyone within the organisation! He is a sport fanatic, and is a die hard fan of the Springboks, much to the amusement of the rest of us.

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Aidan Leckenby

Senior Estimator

Hailing from the UK, Aidan is an experienced estimator with a background in Interiors. With attention to detail and a focus on making sure the customer knows exactly what we have allowed for, he is regularly complimented by main contractors as having the easiest to read and understand written quotes. When not being a star of the estimation world, Aidan loves spending time with his wife and young family, renovating, drinking craft beer and generally being awesome.

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Matt Boss

Site Manager

Joining us from many years in the residential sector, the “Boss” has gone from our numbers man, to our operations man in Tauranga and compliments our team with his commercial experience. Matt makes all of the team want to re evaluate their gym schedule, as we struggle to keep up with him even up the stairs!

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Jono Skelton

Site Manager

Jono has been working for Tika for the past 8 years; 4 years on the tools and the latter 4 years in management as a Site Manager. Jono demonstrates great leadership skills and is fastidious when it comes to quality, leaving our clients with a job well done. When not working Jono enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

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Khushal Karsan

Trainee Estimator

Mild mannered and softly spoken, Khushal is an aura of calm in a sometimes bustling office. Quietly working behind the scenes, Khushal is becoming an experienced estimator and learning each day.

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Mark Pepperell

Founder and Director

Founder, human encyclopedia and guru of the industry, Mark is invaluable to the culture of this company. He is the original Good Bugger! He blames technology for everything, but admits you just can’t live without it!

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Nigel Park

Site Manager

With a lifetime of construction experience behind him, Nigel is our most experienced Site Manager within the Tika team, with a proven track record to boot. He is widely recognised and respected within the industry. All the best trying to understand him, even though he has been in NZ for a significant part of his life, there is no shacking one of the thickest Scottish accents we have ever heard!

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Nerene Falken

Office Manager/Payroll Admin

Developing strong relationships is the very essence of who Nerene is. She brings calm efficiency to any workplace. Nerene previously worked at EziTracker where she spent 14 years as the Account Administrator & Payroll Administrator, she enjoys bringing people together with a good laugh and good food.

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Joel Pepperell

Estimator

Joel started with Tika, learning his trade before transitioning to the Commercial team to become an estimator. His onsite knowledge gives Joel an edge while pricing jobs, as he has first hand experience with the installation of the products. When Joel isn’t working at Tika, he is at home, working and living through a major renovation!