About

History

Dysart Timbers Ltd was established in 1976 by Mr Dysart.  Mr Barry Sapwell bought into the company in 1984.  Following this in 1985 Dysart Manufacturing started up to compliment the building supplies store with premade frames and trusses.  Dysarts has been operating off the same premises since 1984.

Dysart Timbers joined the ITM Group in 2006, in a bid to bring customers better pricing and a wider “whole of house” product selection, and is now known as Dysart ITM.

In 2013 the company was passed on to Barry’s two children; David Sapwell and Carly Saunders, and son in law Adrian Saunders who now heads the company.  We are proud to be a family owned New Zealand company supporting the New Zealand building trade.

Team

MEET THE DYSART ITM TEAM

Here at Dysarts we highly value our staff, they are our strength.  Many of our staff have been with us for 10 years or more.  With this comes industry experience and knowledge that you cannot buy, a valuable tool for our customers.

With this level of staff retention, customers don’t have to get used to changing faces.  Dysarts provide that personal touch where staff know customer’s names.

ADRIAN SAUNDERS

Owner

Ph 021 685 781

Adrian joined the Dysart team in 1999 as a sales representative having previously worked at Benchmark. In 2008 he started up Dysart Timbers Drury ITM which was sold in 2013 so that he could focus his time at Dysart Glen Innes and spend more time with his young family. He enjoys fishing and skiing with the kids on his time off.

CARLY SAUNDERS

Owner/Marketing

Ph 021 814 429

Carly worked for the company on and off doing odd jobs while at school. After University completing a Bachelor of Business at Massey University she worked at Air New Zealand before joining the family business in 2005 as Rep Support. She has also worked in the Sales office and now organises the marketing and events for the company.

DAVID SAPWELL

Accounts Receivable/Owner

Ph 021 844 166

David has worked weekends for the family business since a young lad at university and joined the team full time in 2012. He started out in the yard so has a lot of practical experience and has a Bachelor of Business Degree from Massey University.

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NICK WELLS

Sales Representative

Ph 021 758 452

Nick joined the company way back in 1988 and has held varying roles within Dysarts. He is currently a sales representative within the company but his depth of experience and knowledge of the industry and the company is insurmountable. It is great to have such a loyal hard working member of Dysart ITM.

JAMIE FARQUHAR

Sales Representative

Ph 027 475 8356

Jamie joined the team on the 1st Nov 2018 and comes with 20years in the building supply industry – more recently with other ITMs. Initially he was involved the purchase & sale of imported and exotic timbers. He also had a couple of years experience as a project manager for a Kumeu based group home builder.

STANLEY YANG

Sales Representative

Ph 021 752 661

Stanley came to NZ in August 2014. He then joined the Dysart team in 2016. Stanley has worked at 3M, Siemens, Danfoss, Mitsubishi in sales roles over 11 years in Shanghai. Stanley is a great member of the Dysart team always happy and smiling. When he’s not at work he enjoys playing football, going to the movies and playing with his son.

ANDY

Sales Representative – Waiheke Island

Ph 021 278 8884

Previously being a builder Andy knows how a project flows and the demands of a job. He can help you with all your building supply needs. Andy lives and works on Waiheke so can pop on to site easily.

JEFFERY WANG

Sales Representative

PATTA LIMATAU

Hardware Manager

Ph 021 685 784

Patta started with Dysarts in 1992, employed in the precut for a 2 week job and hes been here ever since. In his time here he has had various roles. “We all have to work but if you can work somewhere you can laugh every day as well as call everyone a mate, that’s special.” “My greatest achievements are my 3 daughters, nothing else even comes close.”

My #1 Tip is an oldie but a goodie “Always measure twice, and cut once”

GARY TUREI

Despatch

Ph 021 744 166

Gary has worked at Dysart Timbers in varying roles since 1999 and now helps run our despatch. Gary has many years of knowledge and experience and is a valued member of the Dysart team.

He says the best thing about working at Dysart’s is the multicultural melting pot of people.

MAL AFAESE

Sales

Ph 09 521 3609

Left school in 1999 for a trade. Mal is a solid plasterer by trade, from 1999-2009. He started at Dysarts on the 17th of April 2009 in the yard. He has worked his way up to despatch coordinator.

Mal loves the water and any outdoor sports, and likes the Dysart team environment, “LOYAL!!!”

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GEOF PRESTON

Sales

Ph 09 521 3609

Geof has been part of Dysarts for the last 23 years and has a sound knowledge of the products and safety required in this business. He knows every pot hole in the yard after 20 odd years working in the yard and dry sheds.

Geof has moved in to the showroom to offer his insights to all who will listen.

BEN NG 

Sales Support

Ph 09 521 3609

Ben started in the building industry from 2008 working for the dark side till 2015 in varying roles from a yard man , telesales , despatch to a night shift team leader.

Then from 2015 – 2017 he was on the tools increasing his knowledge and putting it into practise. Joining Dysarts in 2017 as a yard man, moving to telesales , sales rep and now rep support.

JUDY GRAHAM

Office Manager

Ph 09 521 3609

Judy has worked at Dysart’s 20 years in total although on 2 occasions, the latest being for the last 8 years. “Obviously a good place to work, with great co-workers.” When not at work Judy enjoys running, reading, baking, handcrafts and heading to her bach. Also catching up with friends and family is high on the list.

ELSIE SMITH

Accounts payable

Ph 09 521 3609

Elsie is a very hardworking valued member of the Dysart Team. She has been with us since May 2017. Elsie is a pleasure to work with.

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JAMES HECKLER

Precut Manager

Ph 021 351 587

Having worked in the industry since 1977, James has worked at Dysart ITM for five years, in total his experience spans over 40 years. “I would have to say that perhaps I may be one of the longest standing precutters in the industry, not only am I am very passionate about about my job in managing staff I take utmost pride in producing the highest quality timber frames and trusses. What I enjoy about Dysart are the people who I work with starting from Owner/Management, the drafting and estimating team and right down to the guys on the floor. Great team and great company to work for!” Previous achievements include achieving my BCITO qualifications in frames and trusses (we were the first group to undertake the qualification). When not at Dysart James enjoys spending time on his lifestyle farm in Taranaki when he turns his eye to being a keen hunter.

JASON KEVEN

Manufacturing Supervisor

Jason started working at Dysarts in February 1990. Leaving for a short time before realising that he missed the place too much Jason returned and we just can’t keep him away. He has been in the industry for over 30 years. Jason got given the nickname Banga in 1992 at Dysarts and still goes by that name today.

Favourite thing about working at Dysart is the banter and the memories with current and past employees/customers

PHIL SHELLEY

Estimator

“I have worked in the building industry since first coming to New Zealand in 1988, and I have been with Dysart for 25 of those years. There is a great team spirit here, and I enjoy meeting and dealing with interesting people on a day to day basis. In my leisure time, I enjoy fishing, travelling, good food and good company!

JASON YOUNG

Estimator

“Kia Ora my name is Jason Young, for the last 5 years I have been an Estimator for DML. I first walked into the Dysart yard fresh out of school and looking for a job in January 1989. Since then I have worked in a variety of roles throughout the company. I have left a couple of times to take up other opportunities but have always felt drawn back into the Dysart environment. It’s the family feel of the place, a core of us have been around the scene for a good 20+ years, and some of the staff I have gone to school and grown up with in the local area, this helps build a culture you just can’t find anywhere else.
Recently I’ve taken up the sport of Triathlon, it’s something that has appeased my competitive side, I have been fortunate to complete two NZ Ironmen in Taupo, 2017 & 2018 and have decided to give 2021 a crack.”

ANDY HACKSHAW

Draughtsman

Andy has just joined the Dysart team this year. He is enjoying his time here and comes to us with many year experience working in and around manufacturing timber yards.

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