Meet The Team
Eru Tuhakaraina - Managing Director
Owner and Managing Director, Eru Tuhakaraina, built a solid reputation as a roading contractor while working for a large national organisation from 2002 to 2010.
After spending some time working as an independent contractor in the Bay of Plenty, Eru was invited to join a start-up business in Australia which he grew into a very successful operation.
In Dec 2015, Eru decided it was time to return home to the Bay of Plenty with his wife, Erin, and their four young children. And in January 2016, they established and started Acon Industries.
"We deliver the smoothest and highest quality asphalt and chip seal surfacing services to commercial construction companies, businesses and homeowners throughout the Bay of Plenty and Waikato."
David Lett - Contract Manager
David is responsible for the day-to-day running of jobs from quoting and management, right through to invoicing. With over 7yrs experience in the construction/roading industry, running multiple projects at any given time, David has strong planning & programming skills and is driven to meet clients' expectations.
“I’ve really enjoyed the move from a tier one corporate business to working in a family-owned and operated business. The team culture here is something to be admired - everyone has a mutual understanding of where the business is going and what it takes to deliver for the client. It’s a fun environment to be part of."
“I’m enjoying being part of a team in an exciting and growth industry with the aim of delivering the smoothest and highest quality surfacing services."
Jarrod Haigh - Operations Manager
Jarrod is one of the most experienced members of our team which is what makes him the ideal person to be our Operations Manager. A highly experienced machine operator, Jarrod’s main area of expertise is in earthworks and sub-grades having spent previous years working for Fulton Hogan and, in particular, on the Tauranga Eastern Link project.
Now, as supervisor of our asphalt & construction crews, Jarrod takes care of organising all our gear and subcontractors for each project while also working in partnership with our Business Manager, Damien, to schedule projects and ensure everything is running on time, to specification and on budget.
“For me, this is a job that comes naturally because I’ve been doing it most of my life,” explains Jarrod. “I jumped at the chance to work with Eru again when I heard he was setting up his business here.”
“It’s a real privilege to be involved in starting a small business and getting it up and running. We have a good bunch of guys here and a good team spirit.”
Erin Tuhakaraina - Administration Manager