About Red QS

Red QS is unlike any other Quantity Surveying company.

Our aim is to connect those who need our services with the best person for the job - and only when you need us.

We aren't looking to take on every pricing job you have.

We just want to support you through education, and be there during those times where you need help with a particular project.

Red QS is made up of contract Quantity Surveyors all over New Zealand.

Our Head Office is based in Christchurch, with our reach Australasia-wide.

With a diverse pool of skills, we have the right people available for any job, at the right time.

OUR QUANTITY SURVEYORS

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PIETER VAN ZYL

Senior QS

I’m Pieter, I live in Christchurch and immigrated from Cape Town, South Africa to New Zealand in 2013.

I graduated as a QS in South Africa in 1989 and have been in the Building Industry ever since.

I also owned and managed my own Painting Business in SA for 12 years, prior to immigrating to NZ. Since moving here I have been involved with all facets in the Building Industry including Earthquake Recovery Work, Commercial Fitout, Main Contractor, and freelance Qs practices.

I have obtained a Post Graduate in Dispute Resolution from Massey University and have been involved in Dispute Resolution cases for a couple of years mostly dealing with Labour issues, representing clients as Advocate and Mediation with the ERA.

 

I enjoy diving and playing golf and spend most of my spare time outdoors

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DAVID KENTELL

Senior QS

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CLARE BUSSEY

Senior QS

Im Clare, I am originally from the UK which is where I trained and worked as a QS prior to moving to New Zealand for work helping with the Christchurch rebuild. 

We have since moved to Central Otago where I live with my family.

 

We enjoy getting out hiking and skiing

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Paul Thompson

Senior QS

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DONG ZHANG

Senior QS

I am married with no children at this stage. I am living in Christchurch now.

 

Outside of work,  I like walking,  playing basketball, swimming and watching movie, and I also like doing volunteer work over the weekend, joining the activities organised by FGS Buddhist Temples, the Christchurch City Council and Keep New Zealand Beautiful.

 

In 2015 I came to RedQS from MWH Recovery Ltd. I love the building and construction finance industry and its colourful characters. I believe all of the projects I have worked on have been challenging, but I enjoy the challenges. Quantity surveying is all about people, an open communication with all the members of the project is important to deliver the project. That is why I like to be a QS.

Hi, my name is David and I’m originally from the UK, however I’ve been living and working in NZ for
over 20 years. I relocated for a better lifestyle and have not regretted it.
I live in Christchurch with my partner and daughter and I enjoy spending as much time as possible
with them.


I enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, running and windsurfing so Christchurch is the perfect place
to live with the estuary, beaches, Port Hills and mountains.


After graduating from University with a BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering I worked in the UK before
moving to NZ. Over the last twenty years I have worked for large and small construction companies
as an Estimator and Quantity Surveyor, pricing anything from multi-million dollar commercial

projects to small residential builds.


I have been with the RedQS team since 2019.

Email David

OUR TEAM

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PAUL WATSON

Sales & Operations Manager

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NICOLE MARTIN

Marketing Manager

Hi, I’m Paul and I’m the Sales & Operations Manager here at Red QS. I look after the day to day operation of the company and make sure that the QS team are meeting deadlines and that our clients are happy !
 

I love the construction sector as no two days are the same and there are always interesting characters to talk to. The industry has many challenges but is also very rewarding and I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.


Outside of work I have my hands full with three beautiful girls and a wonderful wife which certainly keeps me on my toes. I love anything to do with sports and try to keep as active as possible while enjoying everything that the wonderful city of Christchurch has to offer.

Hi! I'm Nicole and I am the Marketing Guru for Red Qs.

(Slightly self proclaimed there...)

You'll find me in behind the scenes, all over Red QS' socials, emails, websites and all in between. I've been in marketing for quite a number of years now and coming onboard with Red QS has definitely been a huge highlight for myself. 

I'm pretty up with the banter so look forward to getting a few replies on the socials. If you think there is anything we should be covering or wanting some marketing material from us - Give me a bell and I'd be keen to help.