About us


Murray Henderson started Henderson Construction LTD in 1970, when it was based at the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter, predominantly carrying out repair and maintenance work.

Since then we have established a well-earned reputation as one of Southland’s most prominent and respected construction companies. We have been based in Invercargill since re-locating our offices in 1992.

Henderson Construction has a workforce of experienced builders and painters who will ensure your construction project, whether large or small, is completed to the highest standard. We are invested in training Carpenters for the future and are currently training apprentices in carpentry.

We specialize in tender and commercial work, with years of experience in fit-outs, sheds, industrial buildings and structural upgrading. Henderson Construction also has the skill-set to ensure your building is up to the standard for earthquake protection.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety are of paramount importance to us because we value our workforce. We actively promote a strong Health and Safety environment within our staff and sub-contractors by holding regular Health and Safety training meetings. As a company we are proactive in evaluating risks on site and putting systems in place to ensure the safety of our staff and the general public we come in contact with.

Henderson Construction Ltd are members of Site Safe, are ACC-accredited Secondary Level and Prequel Assessed.

All employees hold Site Safe Construction Passports, with our Contracts Supervisor and Healthy and Safety coordinator, Rex Milne, holding a Site Safe Supervisor Gold Card. At Henderson Construction all our staff receive on-going training in relevant construction technology.

Supporting the Community

Henderson Construction is a company that takes pride in supporting the South land community. We support major community events such as the Tour of South land and are the sponsors for the Under -23 Pink Jersey.

Henderson Construction also provides sponsorship signage at the rugby grounds for the Stags games, including sponsoring a Stags Jersey.

Our Key Personal

Brent Henderson

Managing Director

Brent has almost 40yrs experience in the construction industry. He is passionate about providing a quality service to his clients. After leaving school, Brent completed his building apprenticeship with Henderson Construction Ltd before moving to an office role in 1992. He now manages the day to day running of the company.”

Tania Hamilton

Office Manager

Tania has had sole charge of the office management duties since 1987. Windows 7 is our computer’s operating system. Our contracts are managed in a job costing program called Ostendo, with MYOB taking care of our accounting needs. BWare is the Safety Manager Tool which provides management and support for our company’s Health and Safety program.

Rex Milne

Contracts Supervisor & Health and Safety Coordinator

Rex began working at Henderson Construction Ltd in 1998. He has worked for over 35 years in the carpentry industry. Rex holds a Licensed Building Practitioner License. Rex regularly attends BRANZ Workshops to keep up to date with building advancements, and supervises and liaises with clients on a daily basis. Rex has attended a Level 1 Basic Traffic Management Course. Rex holds a Site Safe Supervisor Gold Card.

Eric Gieseg


Eric manages the pricing of contracts. His role also involves liaising with clients and sub-contractors to ensure communication between all parties.

Building Capabilities

Paul Gray

Site Foreman

Paul completed his apprenticeship in Carpentry in 1979. Since then he has gained a broad range of knowledge and valuable experience in the industry which he brought with him to Henderson Construction when he joined our team in February 2010.

Roger Morton

Site Foreman

Roger is a Licensed Building Practitioner, and returned to Henderson Construction in September 2016 after 33 years. Roger brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge after a lifetime of working in the construction industry. Paul and Roger take pride in supervising their teams well in order to complete their contracts in a timely manner. They manage the contract and Health and Safety as well as training apprentices throughout their apprenticeship in Carpentry.

Fili Tagicakibau

Leading Hand

Fili was employed as an Apprentice Carpenter in 2007. After completing his apprenticeship, and through the wealth of experience he has gained, Fili is now assisting in supervising contracts.

Painting Capabilities


Bernard Zyskowski

Painting Foreman

Bernard joined the team at Henderson Construction Ltd in 1988 and has worked over 35 years in the painting industry. He is a Producer Statement Author for PS3 - Construction Waterproofing Membrances; B2 - Durability; and E2 - External Moisture. Bernard is trained in Equus Coatings, CAP Intumescent Coatings and Firetherm Coatings for structural steel. He supervises contracts and liaises with clients. His knowledge and experience is invaluable.