By Design Concrete & Paving

A locally owned and operated business in Karaka, Auckland, employing local staff and supporting local companies and industries.

Our By Design Story

Born and raised Aucklanders, Peter Robinson and Darren Maxwell, have brought together their experience and expertise in quality paving, concrete and landscaping to build an award-winning company; By Design Concrete and Paving.

Peter has been a part of the construction industry for more than four decades and brings along a wealth of knowledge and experience, plus an eye for detail and innovation when it comes to designing your hard landscape projects.

Darren has more than twenty-five years of experience running large residential and commercial projects, which means your dreams are delivered with quality workmanship, on-time and on-budget.

As a family-owned and operated business, we support locally-owned suppliers, contractors and services as much as possible.

We are proud to be a brand that our business partners and customers trust and to be recognised across Auckland, Waikato and beyond.

We are proud to have a professional team of experienced and qualified craftsmen.

We are proud of the work we do, and now we look forward to working with you, to turn your residential or commercial dreams into a reality.

Meet Our Team

Peter Robinson Director Sales Manager

Peter Robinson

Owner/Sales Manager

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Peter has one of the most recognisable names in the industry. For over 40 years, and throughout New Zealand, Peter has delivered outstanding results, on-budget and on-time. Specialising in large commercial streetscape projects in major cities, rural towns and overseas, Peter has won several outstanding workmanship awards over the years. Peter has established, grown and led several successful businesses, and now brings this expertise and leadership to the table for By Design Concrete and Paving.

Darren Maxwell Director Operations Manager

Darren Maxwell

Owner/Operations Manager


Darren has spent 25 years in the industry in New Zealand and overseas, establishing himself as a skilled tradesman, team leader and Operations Manager. Darren’s technical expertise and management skills make his services highly sought after in the industry, both for residential and commercial projects. Darren and his teams are known for their experience, quality and professionalism.

Mark Riach

Development Manager

With almost four decades of experience across a breadth of construction sectors, Mark brings experience, enthusiasm and strong business development and management expertise to our team as Development Manager. His future-focus and ability to lead, mentor and develop others is well-respected in the industry. As key liaison for our fantastic customers and staff, we are proud to have Mark in our senior management team.

Rachellane Derrick

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Rachellane has worked in the building industry for over 16 years as a Architectural Draughtsman, as well as working in sales and technical support for architectural products. Rachellane completes everything from site measures to pricing tenders and is a key asset in supporting our team.

Hoani Reihana

Project Manager

We were thrilled when Hoani joined our team as Concrete Manager at the start of 2020. Hoani has been promoted to Project Manager bringing an impressive 17 years experience in all forms of concrete, having worked in Australia and now here in New Zealand. Hoani is also responsible for all on-going concrete and equipment training for our teams, and ensures our staff are confident and competent to deliver the highest standards and best results on every project.

Clint Drysdale

Quantity Surveyor

Clint joins our team with over 35 years of experience in the construction and associated industries. Having worked for some of the largest construction companies throughout the North Island, Clint brings experience and an eye for detail in all aspects of residential and commercial projects.

Kaira Craft

Health and Safety Coordinator

Kaira joined By Design concrete and paving at the beginning of 2020 as our health and safety coordinator, Kaira main role will be auditing all our project to insure all our health and safety polices are being implemented. Kaira is presently studying for her NZQA Level 3 Health and Safety certificate which she will be graduating at the end of 2020. By Design Concrete will be sponsoring Kaira in 2021 for further study of Health and Safety.

Blair Flaus

Commercial and Residential Concrete Manager

Blair Brings 18 years experience from working in the UK, Australia and here in New Zealand. Blairs speciality in managing large commercial concrete projects in and around Auckland. We value the consistently Blair maintains in the workmanship on all our projects and promotes a great team vibe.

Ngaire Robinson

Administration H/R Manager

As a business partner of By Design Concrete and Paving, part of Ngaire responsibility is to ensure we employ the very best craftsman’s who take pride in their workmanship, hold the required qualifications and over see our team continue to upskill by attending training regularly. Ngaire has been working in the construction Industry for over 15 years and prides herself on being part of working within a great company that delivers an outstanding service.

Neale Maxwell

Transport Logistics Manager

Joining the team at By Design with an impressive three decades in the business, Neale has led teams on projects throughout New Zealand. He is a skilled tradesman specialising in retaining walls, paving, pool coping and permeable paving. Neale is renowned in the industry for his leadership expertise, dedicated work ethic, and attention to detail. We are glad to have him on our team.

Michael Dudley

Senior Commercial Paving/Block Layer Foreman

Michael joined the By Design team in 2019 as our Commercial Paving Foreman with over 4 years in the industry. Michael ensures that his team deliver the highest standard of craftsmanship on all his projects, and always with a smile. We are excited to have Michael join the company.

Joshua Parker-Stevens

Commercial / Residential Paving Site Foreman

Josh has been working in the paving and concrete industry for the last 7 years. He is an integral part of the company, supporting senior staff on a range of projects. Josh is reliable, always receives great feedback from clients, and shows pride in his work. We are thrilled to have Josh as part of our team.

Brendo Sison

Commercial / Residential Stonemason Foreman

We are excited to have Brendo join By Design and lead our team of Stonemasons as Foreman. Brendo brings over 25 years experience working around the world in the construction industry. Brendo consistently maintains a high standard of workmanship and results on all his projects.





Our Partners

Hi, I’m Peter

I have over 40 years hands-on experience in the concrete and paving industry, both here in New Zealand and in Australia. Over this period I have built strong, trusting relationships with our suppliers, industry partners, and clients. I’m proud of our team and our work and to have so many returning customers calling us to work on new projects. Call me for a chat about your next paving or concrete job.