Team

Brian Sinclair Cutforth
Director/Sales and Business Development Manager

Advanced Trade Fitter Welder/Engineer, Carpentry Level 4. Licensed Building Practitioner, Site Safe.

Brian is the Director here at Alpha Construction Services, and was born and raised in Whangarei. He’s an avid rugby fan, and enjoys spending the day out fishing or playing golf – but his true passion lies in spending time with his family …Read More

A Northland man through and through, Brian wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else: the local beaches and warm weather up here just can’t be beaten! For Brian, a large part of his enjoyment in the industry comes from meeting new people, discovering what their dreams are and seeing their dreams come to fruition.

An active member of The Pine’s Golf Club, Brian can often be found out supporting the Northland Taniwha, the Hora Hora Seniors, and (of course) the All Blacks.

One of Brian’s most memorable projects with Alpha Construction Services was out at Helena Bay, where a vast number of elements had to be taken into consideration. Brian was involved in everything from managing the client relationship, co-ordinating staff and contractors, and keeping to strict deadlines and a high level of quality control. It was both challenging and rewarding; and the results were outstanding! Known to be a hardworking people-person, Brian is always dedicated, always ready to go the extra mile, and he wouldn’t dream of asking anyone to do anything he was not prepared to do himself.


Jared Brian Cutforth (BAppMgt)
General Manager

Jared is passionate about growing the family business, adopting new technologies and processes and driving a positive team culture. When he’s not committed at work, he thoroughly enjoys spending time with his wife and children, teaching kids on a Sunday at church, singing and having a good laugh. Originally from Hamilton, Jared moved to Whangarei for family reasons; and is now loving the lifestyle up here! …Read More

Jared particularly enjoys solving business problems (especially when it comes to improving processes), using analysis and critical thinking. This gives him a great deal of satisfaction, and allows him to add value to his team members so that they in turn can add value to their clients and their projects. Supporting his team members and enabling them to work together effectively and efficiently is hugely important to Jared.

Although he is kept very busy in his current role, Jared is also currently studying towards a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting; and is already a provisional Member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ). Jared is known about the office as a systematic, hard-working, efficient, dedicated and professional team member, with a focus on streamlining human resources and accounting processes, while also implementing highly efficient job costing systems.


Nathan Sinclair Cutforth
Site Manager

National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4), Licensed Building Practitioner BP123164, New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor), Site Safe.

Nathan is as passionate about training and upskilling his team members as he is about motivating them to get the best results for each and every client. The joy of seeing new projects take shape never loses it’s impact for Nathan, and he truly enjoys his role within the family business…Read More

In fact, it was during the construction of one of Alpha Construction Services’ large projects at Helena Bay that Nathan completed his apprenticeship.

It was during this project that Nathan learned a high degree of accuracy and quality, what it means to work in a large team environment, how to achieve goals within programme timeframes, and how to ensure that all client requirements are met even when it means changes to the original design. Nathan is a sports fan, and plays a range of sports himself; including rugby and basketball.

When he’s not out on the field himself, he’s a keen supporter of the Taniwhas and the All Blacks, and can often be found cheering on players in the NBA. It’s not always all about sport though, as Nathan’s got a bit of an eye for engines too: cars are a keen interest of his. New Zealand born and bred, Nathan arrived in Whangarei with his family, and hasn’t looked back since. Training keen and quick-learning apprentices is one of Nathan’s ultimate pleasures, while collaborating with each client to achieve the most satisfying outcomes is what keeps him motivated and enthusiastic every day. Known to the team as a strong leader, Nathan is particularly skilled at being an effective bridge between his team members and the client, and is a competent and efficient carpenter.

Nathan is a great person to work with, often finding solutions to maximise project timeliness while helping to minimise resource wastage at the same time. The construction of a residential home at One Tree Point in 2014 was one of Nathan’s most significant projects, as it was his first opportunity after becoming a fully qualified carpenter to construct a residential dwelling from start to finish. The client was impressed with the outcome, and Nathan has continued to grow in skill and experience!


Lesa Marie Cutforth
Director/Company administrator

Certificate in Payroll Practice level 4.

Lesa is Alpha Construction Services’ co-Director and company Office Manager; the efficient, friendly face many of Alpha’s clients come to know well! When Lesa’s not busy keeping everything in order at work, she loves spending time with her  family, playing the piano and developing her artistic painting skills …Read More

Born in Huntly, Lesa grew up in Rotorua, but after spending 12 years in the Waikato, a family change meant a move to Northland was on the cards. At the end of 2001 the family travelled up to Whangarei, where they formed the team at Alpha Construction Services.

Lesa truly enjoys working with family, seeing it as a huge bonus to her lifestyle.  Working in a team environment towards a collective goal gives her great satisfaction, while being numbers-orientated makes her a real asset! Lesa also enjoys the challenges of a busy office environment; where her cheerful nature and faultless attention to detail brings a welcome atmosphere to the company. Lesa gets most satisfaction from the happiness of their clients: she particularly recalls The Falls Village project, due to the sheer size of the build! It was a good test of their abilities as a professional company, and they completed it with a happy client. This is always satisfying for Lesa, and is a large part of what makes her role so enjoyable.


Sherwin Paguntalan Cordero
Quantity Surveyor

Civil Engineer, Affiliate Member New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Site Safe.

Sherwin is originally from the Philippines, and moved to New Zealand with his family in 2019.  He now considers New Zealand his second home and is desiring to live here permanently…Read More

He is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, 18 of those years he spent in Quantity Surveying.  He has been involved in various commercial and residential projects whilst working in the Philippines and the Middle East which has enhanced his skills, broadened his experience, and made it easier for him to adjust to the challenging working environment in New Zealand.Sherwin loves mathematics and analytics which make estimating easy.  Estimating is his passion; in fact, he can determine the approximate cost of a project with limited details available. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his family, brethren and preparing lessons for church services.

His role as an estimator has been an integral part of the company’s growth, stability, and sustainability.  His expertise in providing an accurate estimate, competitive pricing and negotiation skills help us to be competitive within the current market against our competitors.


Alasdair (AJ) Gates
Construction Manager

Certificate in Technology (Carpentry), British Safety Council Award in Worksite Safety Checks, Site Safe.

AJ is originally from the Hawkes Bay & has lived in the UK for 8 years prior to coming back to NZ and settling in Northland…Read More

With over 20 years’ experience in construction, AJ offers a large range of skills across multiple aspects of the industry.  He is a trained carpenter, bricklayer, tradesman & foreman who has had practical experience on large multi-million dollar projects & has more recently been involved in technical inspection, management & supervisory roles. AJ brings extensive management skills to the Alpha team & is our Construction Manager who is responsible for the day to day running of projects, keeping current Programmes of Works & ensuring all sub-contractors receive regular communication regarding project progress etc.AJ enjoys spending family time with his partner & son.  When he is not at work you may find him on his longboard at one of the many beaches Northland has to offer or on the one of the regions’ golf courses, although he would say it’s not his calling & enjoys fishing on occasion.

He enjoyed converting three Volkswagen vans into campers, the third even got shipped with his household effects to NZ!


Casey Sinclair
Site Foreman

National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4), Licensed Building Practitioner BP140677, Site Safe.

Casey has 10 years’ experience in the construction industry and is an asset to Alpha Construction Services Ltd.  He has a vast knowledge of building standards in NZ and knows and enjoys his trade.  He is great at training apprentices, who also enjoy collaborating with him and his attitude to work is what makes him stand out.  We know we can rely on Casey to get the job done.  Casey has a desire to progress his career in the construction industry and we know he will be a high achiever…Read More

When Casey is not working, you will find him spending time with his wife, helping to raise his new born son, enjoying family time together or trying to stay fit and healthy whilst working out at the gym.