Owen established Drainways in 1976 after buying the company he had worked for since 1970. He soon established a reputation as an honest, friendly, and professional drain layer and machinery operator. Owen enjoys helping out wherever he can and his vast experience makes him the go-to source of wisdom and advice for everyone in the company.
Carlton started at the bottom and has developed his knowledge through hard work and hands-on application. He loves water reticulation projects and thrives under pressure. In 2020, we finally managed to prise him out of the trenches to take a leadership role in managing projects. His no-nonsense approach and problem-solving abilities have become invaluable to our clients and project teams.
Farnaz comes from Fiji and is a recent addition to the Drainways team. Faced with learning new systems, a heavy workload and working with multiple male personalities, she has stepped up to the challenge brilliantly and is proving herself as a more than capable right hand to Marianela.
Mark came straight to the family business after leaving school in 2001 and now wears many hats. As well as being MD, he is also responsible for HR and Finance. Mark leads from the front, lives by transparent principles and has instilled a commitment to quality workmanship throughout the company. His project experience has been a vital contributor to the success of Drainways.
Bevan started with Drainways in 2020 to manage a major retirement village project.
He brings an eye for detail and a wealth of experience gained over 13 years working in the civil construction industry. His logistical skills are invaluable in making sure our teams and machines are on site when they need to be. Bevan also doubles as a Project Manager when required.
Brendan has worked in the family business since leaving school in 1992. Having gained operational experience working at the coalface, he took over the management responsibility from Owen in 2001. As a director, he is now responsible for business development and is a keen advocate for the personal and professional development of the Drainways team.
John is the source of compliance and other information required throughout the life of a project. His role is to support the Project Managers with whatever they need to keep projects running smoothly - from H&S reporting and QA to ordering materials, as-built drawings and much more. John is very particular in what he does and can be depended on to provide information where and when it’s needed.
Jaydon has spent most of his career as a machine operator and site manager on Drainways projects. His practical and people skills combined with his on-the-job experience make him the ideal choice of Training Coordinator. Jaydon is charged with overseeing ongoing team training programmes across all areas of our business.
Happy, honest, and hardworking is how we would describe Marianela. Originally from Argentina, she started with Drainways in 2016 and has seen many changes during that time. Marianela is big on detail, relishes a challenge and is a stickler for meeting deadlines. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her young family.