Business South May 2021

78 | BUILDING Canterbury - Marcos Construction Getting it right first time Marcos DaSilva says a great team culture is part of his company’s success. As R & S Trade Centre has grown over the years so has its product range. It now direct imports from nine countries across the globe to bring to market the best products at the best prices. The latest development is taking on the Paint Plus agency for Canterbury. The brand is New Zealand’s leading eco-friendly high performance paint with 22 years manufacturing experience in Auckland. All Paint Plus products come with the Environmental Choice label, which is initiated and endorsed by the New Zealand Government, a credible and independent guide for people who want to purchase and use products that are proven to be better for the environment. R & S Trade Centre is now selling, tinting and mixing the full range of Paint Plus products including undercoats, interior finishes, water-based enamels, exterior top coats and roof paints. It is part of the company’s on-going mission since it opened in 1991 to provide high quality trades supplies to paint, plaster and building firms at competitive prices. “Ensuring customer relationships are second to none enables R & S Trade Centre to provide an environment where the customer feels their needs and expectations are always met if not, regularly exceeded. We aim to have a strongly motivated team of workers able to provide professional advice, solve problems and keep our customers smiling with our friendly customer service,” explains company owner Phil Cossham. R & S Trade Centre’s core services include supplying smaller sundry items such as paint, paint brushes, rollers, roller frames, cages, trays etc. Additionally it offers a large range of hard and soft floor protection. “We have a clothing range too which includes safety gear and general high quality work wear. We supply larger items such as ladders and scaffolding which all comply with New Zealand safety standards. Notably, one of our main services we offer which provides huge benefit to our customers is free delivery service within the Christchurch area,” says Phil. Based at 68 Montreal Street with additional buildings located next door for storage, R & S Trade Centre is regarded as the benchmark for companies selling into the painting and building industry. So if you’re looking for superior paint and accessories, with exceptional service, come on down to R & S Trade Centre at 68 Montreal Street, open Monday to Friday 6.30am to 5.00pm. Eco-friendly performance Q ualified electrician Marcos DaSilva has taken his skills from Brazil to Christchurch and is happy to be assist- ing New Zealand with its housing shortage. Marcos has been active in the construction industry since his teenage years and moved to New Zealand, in 2007. He spent five years in Auckland working as a painter and decorator before moving to Christchurch in 2012. Initially working for other companies, just three years later Marcos, who is a Christian, felt called to start his own business. In 2014 Marcos Construction was born to provide customers with a high quality and efficient service in many areas of the construc - tion industry. Since that time Marcos Con- struction has gone from strength to strength working for a variety of clients offering a range of services including painting and decorating, carpentry, electrical work, building washing, plastering, flooring, timber windows and doors, concrete pouring, precast panel instal- lation, GIB stopping, brickwork and thermal and acoustic insulation. Marcos says the key to his company’s suc- cess is simple: do things right first time. “It is drive and ambition that makes Marcos Construction a great company that is not afraid of growing and improving each day. When our clients engage us they have our uttermost commitment to complete their pro- ject on time and to provide top notch quality.” T T Karen Phelps Marcos says that the company’s service guarantee is supported by excellent policies and procedures that include quality control and the best materials provided by the recog- nized suppliers. This is backed by a firm focus on health and safety. Marcos Construction is a Site Safe member and all staff is Site Safe qualified. The dedicated team includes qual - ified painters and carpenters, an estimator and quantity surveyor, civil and electrical en- gineers, site supervisor teams and a support team for administrative operations. “We are more like family,” says Marcos citing a great team culture as another factor in the company’s success. “We all look out for and support each other.” Marcos says the team is very qualified in many areas and includes staff that has BCITO qualifications in painting, EWP certification and First Aid training among other certifi - cations. This allows Marcos Construction to complete a range of projects ranging from the interior to the exterior of houses, renovations and commercial buildings and maintenance. Complete new home builds are also offered and Marcos Construction is currently working on a four-bedroom home in Mt Pleasant. Other current projects include a significant renovation of a two-storey period home in Papanui. The company has also developed a strong relationship with a local Canterbury sub-contractor of state houses. “We are proud to work with them and assist with this important work. We take pride in the fact they can trust that we will deliver the same high standard of quality on their jobs,” says Marcos. He says that the Christchurch market is busy and Marcos Construction continues to grow to meet demand: “Our aim is to be Christchurch’s most sought after company for construction solutions and with our commitment to our customers we are on target to achieving this.”