Meet our team
Rod has extensive experience lifting residential, commercial, and heavy multi-story structures. His insistence on delivering perfection has given House Lifters a reputation for providing uniquely engineered solutions on the most challenging of projects and sites. Driven to offer the most precise, timely, and cost-effective results possible, Rod invests in advanced technology and has travelled to the Netherlands for additional training with the world’s largest hydraulic specialists.
Stu Moore is a highly experienced Licensed Building Practitioner and Platinum Certified Builder. His knowledge, skillset, and experience were instrumental to House Lifters becoming the only New Zealand company to provide an end to end lifting service. Following a career in residential and commercial construction projects, including the Christchurch International Airport, Stu partnered with Rod Moore to form House Lifters in response to the Canterbury earthquakes.
Wei provides strategic advice in marketing development, construction management and engineering consultancies. His work spans technical engineering, and business development – building relationships with key customers and local governments. Wei’s career in construction management and infrastructure development has included the sign-off of over 20 large-scale construction and infrastructure projects.
Educated with a BSc, ME (Civil), CEng (UK), MICE, CPEng (NZ), RIPNZ, and IntPEng, Barry Knowles matches his extensive training with considerable experience. Following the Canterbury earthquakes, Barry joined the House Lifters team where he designs lifting equipment and approves lift and slide setups. He also applies his skillset to the provision of jacking equipment for heavy structures and supervises lifts to ensure success.
After a successful career applying her BTchLn to shape New Zealand’s young minds, Malina joined the House Lifters team in 2016. Excited to tackle a new challenge, she has learnt the lifting and levelling industry from the ground up. Malina contributes significantly to the back-office management of the business. Her commitment and drive are integral to the continued success and growth of House Lifters.
A heavy construction specialist, George has coordinated crane activity and supervised concrete panel placement for many large-scale construction projects across Canterbury. Equally proficient in foundation excavation and construction, George contributes a wealth of experience to the House Lifters team. George oversees high lifts, sliding, re-levelling, and underpinning. He strives for perfection and sets exceptional standards for his team – a team that he regards as the industry’s best.
Javier Ruiz Saz
Javier combines a PGDip in Construction Project Management and a BAS with extensive experience in the construction industry and a background in Quantity Surveying and Project Management. He has project managed large scale hotel renovations and residential builds across Europe. Javier brings innovative problem-solving to House Lifters. He ensures projects are completed to a high standard, on time, and within budget while regularly updating all parties.
With a BSc in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, Rufino was a civil engineer in the Philippines before relocating to New Zealand. Rufino is experienced in providing technical assistance to architects and primary contractors, job site inspections, cost estimates, and the tendering of bids. He’s a hardworking, committed House Lifters team member who specializes in South Island quantity surveying and material cost estimation.
With a BEng and Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance, Ying has 12 years high-performance experience as a sales manager at Vallourec S.A. Ying contributes cross-functional experience in business development and corporate finance management to the House Lifters team. Her broad skillset in the management of sales and finance supports House Lifters to maintain its position as the leading New Zealand property solutions company.
Mojde relocated to Christchurch in 2015 to study for a GradDip in Accounting to support her BAcc. She then gained experience at several firms including PKF Goldsmith Fox and McKellar McCallum & Co before joining the House Lifters team. Mojde’s energetic and self-motivated work ethic keeps the House Lifters office buzzing. She also oversees the financial accounts to ensure the back end of every job runs smoothly.
"Rod and his team were absolutely fantastic on our tricky house-lift which required trying to level the house while minimising remedial work on renovated areas. The scoping stage was very very thorough and the team were the only lifters who actually came and did a full house level measure as part of the quoting process. During the work Rod and the team were very open to feedback and really took the time to listen to our feedback and leave no stone unturned to address all items. The team were pretty patient with our needs and especially towards the end when there was some easing of doors etc. needed to complete the job and meet our high expectation bar 🙂 I would HIGHLY recommend the team based on my experience - you will not be disappointed!"
Dr. Wei Zhang
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