Foleys - Servicing our communities since 1934

Foleys - Servicing our communities since 1934Foleys Dunedin is based at 566 Kaikorai Valley Road, having moved in 2011 from Cable Car house in Mornington. The business had been running from the Mornington area since 1934 when it was set up by Albert Foley. Albert’s son Brian took over the business in the 1960’s and soon developed a reputation for investing in his employees by providing them with training and 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 and 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 and 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 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 and Oamaru branches.  The Queenstown branch was opened in 2015 complementing our existing branches in Central Otago and Wanaka.  The latest acquisitions have been the Ranfurly and Twizel branches in 2017.

Foleys has grown to 175 staff across the 9 South Island locations, focused on sustainable growth and health and safety. Our board of directors consists of four directors and three independent directors. Years of experience, breadth and depth of skills and company loyalty, these are the solid foundations that have made our workforce the envy of its competition. Over 1/3 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.

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 and Business Development Manager

The Management team comprises:
Bruce Muldrew - General Manager
Sarah Alcock - Finance Director
Craig Foley - Dunedin Hub Manager
Chris Sutherland - Contract Pricing and Business Development Manager
Chris Flannery - Central Branch Manager
Michelle Muir - Health and Safety Manager
Phil Watts - Manager Mechanical Services
Nick Wilson - Christchurch Branch Manager

Brian Foley talks about the history of the company - where it came from and where it is today...