Meet The Team


Pat Gibson -  CEO & Quality Control Manager

Pat is a legend around these parts, there are not many people who don’t know him or haven’t heard the name!. Pat started Gibson Rural in 1998 and is a major factor behind the growth of the company. Those that know Pat are inspired y his honesty, work ethic and knowledge. Pat sold the business to Brent & Blair in 2014 but he is still entrenched in the business as the CEO and Quality Control Manager so you can rest assured your next project is being overseen by the best!




Brent Bird – Director & Project Manager

Brent is often in the middle of the action on the building site. He is an intelligent and talented builder who enjoys working ‘hands on’ with his team and is passionate about his work, which is evident in the building process he follows and the results he delivers. Outside of the building trade and when time allows he enjoys most outdoor pursuits, particularly fishing and diving. He has also been a rugby player and enjoys most sports. Brent is a proud father and family man.



Blair Atkinson – Construction Manager/Director

Blair is the ultimate professional, whose aim is to provide his customers with the highest standard of service and advice. Like Brent, he is an experienced and qualified builder with the ability to achieve excellence in demanding circumstances. When not working he enjoys time with his family, a game of squash or swimming.




Andrew Smith – Construction Manager, Gibson Housing

In 2004 Andrew started his apprenticeship, 6 years later as a qualified builder he formed his company AJS Building Ltd which has grown into a successful housing company. After working alongside Gibson Construction on a number of projects, Andrews potential was obvious and the decision to merge AJS Building Ltd into Gibson Housing Ltd was easy. Andrew  has a great reputation for his building skills and work ethic. He is committed to working with the client and delivering quality projects. Outside of work Andrew is a Te Awamutu born and bred family man with a young son born earlier this year. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with any spare time he finds.



Lisa Atkinson – Quantity Surveyor Cadet

Lisa has been training as a Quantity Surveyor with us since October 2014.  She is intuitive and enthusiastic about her position and developing her skills.  Lisa has an easy-going yet determined personality that brightens the office. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family in her spare time playing sport and other outdoor pursuits.



Paula Bird – Executive Assistant to Construction Manager/Director

Paula is our multi-talented Executive Assistant. This is a busy and important role in the business and thankfully we have Paula to manage it.  Paula enjoys family time and her interests extend to the netball court, where she’s a competitive and talented netball player.



Doug Atkinson – HR & Health & Safety Manager

Doug brings years of valuable experience and knowledge to the team. He is committed to ensuring that our team members are up to date with constantly evolving safety protocols, staff training and the HR process. Doug enjoys the world of golf and horse racing along with spending time with his wife and family.