About Us


Proudly Southland owned and operated, Archer Construction was established in 1978 by Denis Archer.


Denis understood the importance of trust and fostering long term relationships, principles that continue to be the very foundation of the company today, nearly 40 years on. With  a strong presence in both residential and commercial construction, as well as being insulated panel experts, we take much pride in providing a range of services to our existing customers and to any new clients and believe that this relationship is paramount in any project we undertake.

Our vast experience allows us to be flexible in our approach, tailoring solutions that work for you the client, providing the right advice, guidance and communication as we work together.


Our People


Kerry Archer

Managing Director Archer Construction / Rapid Rooms

20150917_142122_259411367_resizedA carpenter by trade for 23 years before  moving into pricing and project management  in early 2001, Kerry took on an increasingly more substantial role in 2003 and since then has been at the helm of the business.  A hands on approach to daily operations means that Kerry has an involvement in all aspects of the business as well as developing future strategic direction and planning.

As past president of the Southland Branch of Registered Master Builders, Kerry has a keen interest in the building and construction industry at a national level and after taking on a role within the regional executive was invite to join a national working party guiding the Master Builders Organisation through a nationwide restructure.

Now a current director on the National Board of Registered Master Builders, he remains proud and passionate about construction in the South and all the on-going opportunities it has to offer.

Damian McKay

Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager

20150917_143657_64146087_resizedAlso a vastly experienced, qualified carpenter Damian has worked both in New Zealand and throughout the UK.  He moved from carpentry to Quantity Surveying in 2007 and is a member of NZIQS with experience in both residential and large commercial construction.

Damian leads the team at Archers when it comes to pricing and his many long-lasting work associations allow him to capitalise on the loyalty and superior quality of many of Southlands best suppliers and subcontractors.  This coupled with his strength in project management means  Damian’s experience and expertise in seeing a job through from pricing to completion is invaluable.

Matt McLaren

Designer/Project Manager

Joining Archer Construction in 2017 Matt has a diverse  background in sales, design and building, and brings a fresh approach to these areas.

Looking after much of our client liaison particularly within our Rapid Rooms Portable Building division,  Matt takes care of these projects from conception to completion.  He has a great strength and skill in offering clients unique building and design solutions to meet specific requirements.

Matt also takes care of any residential design concepts and contributes to the project management of our commercial projects.

Edited with Polarr Photo Editor
The Team At Archers