Business partners Jay Rawiri (Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Toro) and Komene Admore (Ngā Puhi) are the directors of Lite Civil Ltd, a South Auckland-based contracting company providing an array of civil services for residential, commercial and sub division projects. Lite Civil prides their business on being a one-stop-shop for civil construction, offering services in excavation, site prep, drainage, roading, concrete, hotmix and more.
Lite Civil work directly with private developers, sub contract to bigger construction companies and also have built some great relationships in the industry and are still in the growth stage of the business, leaving us open to a number of opportunities moving forward.
One of the motivators for growth was to create more jobs and opportunities for others. Today, Lite Civil employs a number of widely skilled staff. We wanted to give others the same opportunity we were given when we were first starting out. With an industry that relies on a constantly changing economy, the ethos that ‘no job is too big or small’ is one that will keep this advantageous, problem-solving pair in good stead. For us, it’s about having the right attitude you can teach skill, but you can’t teach attitude.
“When I left university a friend offered a cadetship at a civil construction company, I was there for 12 years, working my way through the ranks and, eventually becoming a construction manager.”
Using his experience, and the business degree he attained at Auckland University of Technology, he started Lite Civil in 2016.
Komene had been a brick layer by trade and following his apprenticeship, worked for a civil supply company. He started on the yard and, over 13 years, worked his way into a branch manager role. When he became a partner in Lite Civil in 2017, the business gained double the management, which quickly saw it double in size.
“Awesome service by J and his contractors. Would recommend them to anyone I know.”... Dennis Teliai
“Lite Civil are efficient, reliable and provide quality service! Komene and Jay have extensive project management experience in technically challenging civil works and worked well with our team to meet client needs to ensure the best outcome. I highly recommend working with this team of professionals.” ... Antonio Diaz - Director, JRA Ltd