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Morgan Alanotama
Director/ Lead Builder

I grew up in the South Auckland suburb of Mangere. I got to see all sorts of things in my years, but one thing that that has remained consistent, is the sense of community. That’s why I still call it home.

At the age of 8, I started playing contact sports, namely rugby and league and I developed a deep passion for it, also, leadership for me began at the early stage of my life, I was the captain of the senior school league team for Southern Cross Campus. I was also a school prefect in 2000; afterwards I became the school Head Boy in 2001. I then carried on playing for Otahuhu, Mangere Hawks and Papatoetoe Steelers, and because of all these experiences I acquired important leadership skills, which has helped me be a better person. Some of these skills are communication, teamwork, work ethics and discipline.

While growing up, I realised I had a zeal for putting things together, forming and combining materials together around the home. So, after college I enrolled myself at G&H Training Ltd to understand and learn the fundamentals of carpentry. Carpentry got me intrigued, and I saw myself wanting to know more about it.

Learning and understanding all facets of building within such a short period of time gave me great interest in building and construction so I wanted to dive deeper into the field. Fortunately, my father who works as a Joiner referred me onto a builder who was looking for an apprentice.

Yes! It was time to really put my foot forward and make something for myself. It was definitely time to show myself in the most positive way possible.

Working for Lemar Construction Ltd for 10 years allowed me to build on my skill set, confidence and capability. Whilst working for Lemar Construction Ltd I studied at Auckland Unitec. Then 5 years later, my apprenticeship ended. On the 17th September 2008 I put on my black robe and my black square hat, travelled with my family to the Auckland Town Hall and graduated.

While I was working as an apprentice builder, I met Meagan (now my beautiful wife). Meagan and I share our love for travelling and exploring. Our recent travel has included some of the South Pacific (Fiji, Tahiti and Niue).

Highlights of some of our travel has been Paragliding and skiing in Queenstown, Quad biking through the rainforest in Mo’orea, Tahiti, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Trekking to Talava Arches in Niue and sailing a beautiful catamaran in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Meagan and I enjoy travelling so much that it has become a norm for us, and because of our passion for travelling, we try to do something new and exciting every year!

In 2012, we brought our first home in Auckland. With one child and one dog we were well on our way into the next chapter of our lives. Fast forward 5 years we have 2 dogs, 2 fish, the parents and a full renovation completed.

One of the reasons why I enjoy my craft is because I get to give back to the community in a way I can by sharing my abilities and experience that I have gathered over the years with apprentices and people who are interested in the trade. Over the past three years, I have had apprentices who come to get acquainted with the craft, so they too, can succeed and also be a channel by which others can learn and make it!

I take immense pride in my work, my craft and my relationships with my team and clients. After all, I have worked hard to get to where I am, and I will not sacrifice what I have worked for to give you any less than quality workmanship.

I do my work not only by paying attention to details, but also with the goal of mastering it, so I can be the best at the work I do.

For me, communication is major; it is the key to efficiency. Good communication is an essential tool in achieving productivity and maintaining strong working relationships at all levels in our family business. I am super proud of all the work I have been able to achieve to date.

Outside of work I am a proud family man and a diehard Warriors fan. I enjoy travelling with my family, rock fishing, watching my son play league, helping out at league trainings /Saturday games and catching up with the family for a beer or 2.

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Meagan Alanotama
DIRECTOR SALES AND MARKETING

I was born on the west coast of the North Island, Whanganui. My family roots is in the suburb of Castlecliff. Back when I was growing up we never had a ‘h’ next to the ‘w’ as it’s known for now. But for most of my life, I was raised in good ol’ metro Auckland. Central Auckland was my playground, but things changed when I met the pain, oh I mean the love of my life and made the big move out to South Auckland. And you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way. It has been some of the happiest days yet! I love it here.

Meeting Morgan in 2006, was life changing for me and over the years, we have grown to understand each other more, we push ourselves to be better, we challenge ourselves and see to both our personal and professional growth. We are very dynamic people, and as such, we enjoy trying new things and taking things to the next level, as this makes our lives more interesting.

I am pleasantly overwhelmed by the tremendous accomplishments we have achieved as a family. Morgan and I got married in 2013 and we are blessed with a home, family, travel and now, a family business.

I am humbled by the strong family connections we have, and I love that we are enriched with strong cultural values as well. These values are the core principles and ideas upon which an entire community exists. However, these values are what keeps me going, and encourages me to stay focused, grounded, and gives me the strength and courage to face adversity.

While in school, I discovered that I had a passion for cooking and travelling. My dream job at that time was to be a flight attendant, but it was impossible because of my height; I am a 5’’3, so, as I grew (by maturity and not by height), I found a way to incorporate my passion for cooking and travelling into my life. People that know me well, know that I often say that travelling is good for the soul. I have been fortunate to have travelled through the North and South Island of our beautiful country and also been privileged to travel overseas to Niue, Fiji, Rarotonga, Samoa, Tahiti, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Las Vagas, Thailand and Australia. Some of these places we have been to more than once because we love them! Who knows where the next adventure lies!

We aspire that as our son; Bronson grows older, he gets to understand, embrace and appreciate culture, diversity and inclusion. Travelling is very important to our family because it is enriching.
My working life started in hospitality when I was 14, working for McDonalds. I was soon promoted to a being a shift manager where my leadership traits started emerging. When I was 17, I also began working as a waitress at the beautiful Sorrento, One Tree Hill whilst studying in cookery. But fast forward some years later, I found myself working for some of New Zealand’s biggest Private Insurance companies then moving into the public sector working for ACC where I had been for 9 years.

Over this time, I grew as a person. My leadership skills and experience just amplified! I had the opportunity to teach, coach and lead people, and this gives me joy and fulfilment. I am very passionate about coaching for development and performance. It was an absolute honour to represent my community well within a big government organisation. I enjoyed leading and mentoring leaders and staff to be the best versions of themselves.

But, alas! As one door closes, another opens, and after lots of thought and discussion, both Morgan and I decided it was time to focus on us as a family and the family business. So, we present to you the best in building and construction, one with well-balanced business acumen, great communicative skills, top notch organisational and project management skills. To make everything more intriguing, I am the client’s first point of contact.

In our business I ensure that our internal process and systems work like clockwork to allow a seamless process for our team, sub-contractors, suppliers and importantly our clients. I also make sure our marketing and sales are on point.

We are interested in making and creating irreplaceable moments for our clients, we are keen on seeing that every house we build, becomes a home for our clients, a home to love, cherish, and make new memories.

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Bronson Alanotama
I am the teams Captain America

WHO:

Bronson Alanotama

ROLE WITHIN THE TEAM:

I am the teams Captain America

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO YOUR BEST EVERY DAY?.

When I get help and when I can help others 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH MMB BUILDERS?

  • Seeing my mum and dad work hard for us

FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING:

Work hard in silence, let you success be the noise

FAVORITE SUPER HERO AND WHY:

Spider Man because he has spider-senses

IF YOU COULD HAVE 1 SUPERPOWER, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

To be able to hulk smash

THINGS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO ACHIEVE:

  • Be a police man

  • Play PlayStation forever

  • Play Minecraft whenever I want

Toa Lutui
Apprentice Builder

WHO:

Toa Lutui

ROLE WITHIN THE TEAM:

Apprentice Builder

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO YOUR BEST EVERY DAY?.

Family

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH MMB BUILDERS?

Being part of a team that strives for greatness

FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING:

"Do the hard yards now, reap the rewards later"

FAVORITE SUPER HERO AND WHY:

My Dad. Hardest working man I know

IF YOU COULD HAVE 1 SUPERPOWER, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Dig holes faster!

THINGS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO ACHIEVE

  • Travel to Bali
  • Travel to Thailand
Stephen Bjorn Ah Chong
Hammerhand

WHO:

Stephen Bjorn Ah Chong

ROLE WITHIN THE TEAM:

Hammerhand

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO YOUR BEST EVERY DAY?.

The ability to look after my family.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH MMB BUILDERS?

  • The team culture
  • The professionalism
  • Working as a team
  • The weekly coaching we receive and the standard of work we are expected to deliver
  • The communication as a team, we have weekly tool box, weekly debrief and coaching.

FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING:

Work hard in silence, let you success be the noise

FAVORITE SUPER HERO AND WHY:

The HULK – because of my childhood memories of wanting to be muscly and strong

IF YOU COULD HAVE 1 SUPERPOWER, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Ability to read minds

THINGS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO ACHIEVE:

  • Complete my building apprenticeship

  • Buy my first home

  • Family trip around the world

Junior Liku
Qualified Builder

WHO:

Junior Liku

ROLE WITHIN THE TEAM:

Qualified Builder

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO YOUR BEST EVERY DAY?.

The ability to look after my family.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH MMB BUILDERS?

The team work and family environment

FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING:

Together everyone achieves more (TEAM!)

FAVORITE SUPER HERO AND WHY:

My Dad is my superhero

IF YOU COULD HAVE 1 SUPERPOWER, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

To be a SUPER builder hahaha

THINGS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO ACHIEVE:

  • Travel to the UK
  • Get back in the ring
David Ulukita
Hunter and Gatherer

WHO:

David Ulukita.

ROLE WITHIN THE TEAM:

Hunter and Gatherer

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO YOUR BEST EVERY DAY?.

The ability to look after my family.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH MMB BUILDERS?

The team environment

FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING:

Well its not gonna f**king build itself, is it?!

FAVORITE SUPER HERO AND WHY:

Hancock, one of the few dark/coloured guys that’s a superhero

IF YOU COULD HAVE 1 SUPERPOWER, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Steel arms!

THINGS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO ACHIEVE:

  • Business success

  • Quality workmanship

  • Travel

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