History

C & R Engineering is a second generation owned family business operating since 1989. Ross and Carol Turner originally traded as C & R Crafts producing Gates, Fencing and Floral Art products on Tremaine Ave. In the late 90’s the business moved to Malden St due to the gates and fencing growth and at this point the business name was also changed to C & R Engineering Ltd as it is known today

Nowadays, we specialise in the Commercial market doing Structural Steel, Seismic Strengthening along with Maintenance, Gates and Fencing.

In 2013 Craig and Jaclyn Turner purchased the business from Ross and Carol, with Carol retiring and Ross staying in to support Craig with his knowledge. Tragically on the 16th July 2014 Ross was taken from us, but his expertise and spirit live on in the business and he will always be fondly remembered and treasured by all who worked with him.

Take a look at our photos and you will see a number of products we manufacture. Whether it’s your design or ours we endeavour to make your experience with C&R Engineering an enjoyable one, which will leave you fully satisfied with the end product. If you have a job in mind and you think we can help please don’t hesitate to contact us, we will make it an experience you will enjoy the whole way through, and not to mention you'll love the end product, we guarantee it.

Vision

Our vision is to set the bar locally with our customers in terms of service, quality and health and safety standards. We also want to be a known locally as a top employer who values and looks after their staff and families.

Our Team

Craig Turner

Managing Director

Craig started working at C & R Engineering after schools and on Saturday mornings sweeping the floor when he was 12. When he was 20, Carol and Ross gave him the opportunity to become an apprentice and learn the trade and he has never looked back. Craig’s passion is hockey and most other sports.

   027 310 2424
   craig@crengineering.co.nz

Jaclyn Turner

Director

Jaclyn started working in the Office March 2014. She looks after the day to day running of the office, health and safety and supports Craig and Anthony. Craig and Jaclyn married in January 2009 and have three children, Charlotte, Olivia and James. Jaclyn enjoys Netball, spending time with the family and is also kept busy as the Chairperson for the school PTA.

   021 409 966
   jaclyn@crengineering.co.nz

William Kuiti

Operations Manager

William started working at C & R Engineering in 2020 as our new Operations Manager. This position was created to help the business grow and support Craig. William has extensive industry experience in both Australia and New Zealand. 

   0273577288
  william@crengineering.co.nz 

Jason Halidone

Site Manager

Jason started working at C & R Engineering in 2017 as Site Manager and has been working in the industry for over 15 years. His experience and knowledge is an invaluable asset to the C & R Family. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his partner and kids.

   027 310 2422
  

Nathan Leslie

Nathan has been with us since 2004 and is our legendary Gate, Handrails and anything tricky man! In his spare time, he likes listening to Rock music - especially Devilskin!

Shon Brown - Light Fabrication Team Leader

Shon started with us in 2014 on a casual basis and we haven’t been able to get rid of him since! His dedication, hard work and ability to learn make him invaluable asset to us and our clients. He enjoys spending time with his two young boys, watching sport and is kept busy organising our Social Club with fun and exciting activities!

shon@crengineering.co.nz 

Christopher Roberts

Chris started working for us casually in March 2014, a few months later we decided to offer him full time employment and an apprenticeship. Chris is always up for a laugh and likes to socialise with his friends. And in 2021 has now completed his apprenticeship. 

Mathew Holdem - Welding Supervisor

Mathew started with us in 2017 as a newly qualified Heavy Fabrication Engineer and has proved that his skills are invaluable to our future. Mathew has just been appointed as our new Welding Supervisor after completing his ASNZS 2214 qualification. In his spare time, he enjoys exciting adventures with his son, daughter and partner.

Fletcher Edwards

Fletcher started with us in July 2017. After completing his first year Apprenticeship at UCOL he came to us on a trial, we have since signed him up as our second Apprentice. He may be young but his attitude and dedication will take him far.

Vinnie Scott

Vinnie started with us in July 2020 as a new addition to our Light Fabrication team. His attention to detail and work ethic are invaluable to our team.