Meet the Hamilton Team

Schick has 200 permanent staff located across two branches, one in Hamilton and one in Christchurch. Our crews work throughout New Zealand - we currently have 5 drain laying crews, 4 pavement crews, 6 surveyors and a 6-man workshop along with Earthworks, siteworks and landscaping crews. 


Company Shareholders


Patrick Peoples (BE Civil.)

Managing Director

Pat completed his BE (Civil) from Canterbury university in 1990. He worked for Fulton Hogan Canterbury, mostly on drainage and pavement contracts through to 1994, when he made the move to Fulton Hogan Waikato. From 1994 to 1999, he was a Department Manager at Fulton Hogan Waikato managing the asphalt, civil structures and special project divisions.

Pat moved to Arrow International in April 1999 through to June 2000, where he worked as a Project Manager on Tainui’s Waikato Endowed College (Hopuhopu Campus) and TCDC Waihi Streetscapes Stg 1.

In June 2000, Pat took the position of General Manger at Schick. At the time, Schick employed 17 people. In July 2003, Pat became the owner / managing director of the company. Under his leadership the company has expanded its market into roading, drainage, earthworks, subdivision development, and civil structures, employing up to 110 people during the peak season.

Pat is also the sole director of Central Plant Hire Ltd, a civil plant and machinery hire company operating in the Waikato region. He has also developed affiliate companies, Earthworks Waikato and Cowper Haulage. Pat is a trustee of The University of Waikato’s Foundation Trust.

On a personal level, Pat is married to Michelle and has 4 children. He has an interest in the sport of rowing, having represented New Zealand from 1991 to 1996, including the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

mark-766Mark Dawbin (NZCE.)

Divisional Manager - Siteworks

Mark has been a core member of the Schick team since 2001. He initially came onboard as an engineering surveryor and has progressed through from project manager to operations manager and now divisional manager. In 2009, having seen the potential Schick holds, became a shareholder in the company and is now responsible for our siteworks, earthworks and transport divisions as well as the workshop.

He has extremely good client relations and excellent technical knowledge of civil construction practice. He is well respected by his team, most of whom have been at Schick for 5 years plus. He also has proven achievement working for a significant period in a highly competitive environment.

Mark enjoys working in the construction industry as it gives hims a chance to build and develop new works around Hamilton and the greater Waikato area. His most rewarding projects with Schick include the Rototuna Shopping Centre (completed) and the The Base, Te Awa stages 1-3 and Maahanga Drive upgrade (current).

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