Servicing our communities since 1934

About

Albert FoleyFoleys has been running in Dunedin since 1934 when it was set up by Albert Foley. Albert’s son Brian took over the business in the 1960’s & soon developed a reputation for investing in his employees by providing them with training & superior working conditions, a company ethos that is true to this day with Foleys recognised as a national industry leader in training.

In the late 1980’s, when the company had grown to a staff of 24, Brian took on two more directors, Chris Sutherland & his son Craig Foley. Then in 1997 the employment of an in-house accountant, Sarah Alcock (later to become a director in 2005), saw improved financial systems & reporting. In November 2005 Foleys took the innovative step of setting up Foleys Electrical, giving them the capacity to provide customers with an electrical service when required on a plumbing job, we also provide electrical services in Christchurch & South Otago.

Brian semi-retired in 2011 continuing to work part-time in Dunedin. Grant Cochrane (Brian's nephew) joined the company as Managing Director from 2011 until 2014.  During this period Foleys expanded significantly opening their Mechanical division, South Otago, Christchurch & Oamaru branches.  The Queenstown branch was opened in 2015 complementing the existing branches in Central Otago & Wanaka.  The latest acquisitions have been the Ranfurly & Twizel branches in 2017.  The current General Manager is Bruce Muldrew who joined the company in 2014.

We have grown to 182 staff, including 37 apprentices across our 9 South Island locations, focused on sustainable growth & health & safety. Our board of directors consists of four directors & three independent directors. Years of experience, breadth & depth of skills & company loyalty, are the solid foundations that have made our workforce the envy of its competition. Over one-third of our people have been with the company for more than 10 years, giving our customers a sense of trust and security through familiar faces.

HISTORY OF FOLEYS VIDEO

FOLEYS BOARD

Stuart Nattrass (Chairman/Independent)
Graham Crombie (Independent) joined December 2017
Matt Gorman (Independent) joined December 2017
Todd Gordon (Independent intern Director) joined 2017
Sarah Alcock - Finance Director
Craig Foley - Dunedin Hub Manager
Chris Sutherland - Contract Pricing & Business Development Manager

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Bruce Muldrew - General Manager
Sarah Alcock - Finance Director
Craig Foley - Dunedin Hub Manager
Chris Sutherland - Contract Pricing & Business Development Manager
Chris Flannery - Central Branch Manager
Michelle Muir - Health and Safety Manager
Phil Watts - Manager Mechanical Services
Nick Wilson - Christchurch Branch Manager
Lisa Oseki - Human Resources Manager