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Mel ‘The Keyboard Warrior’ Riley

Project Manager

Mel’s ninja-like attention to detail and inexplicable love for undertaking enormously challenging and complex tasks coupled with a solid and proven background as site manager for New Zealand’s largest construction behemoth has made him an experienced and knowledgeable team leader. Mel has carried his years of hard-won experience working in the big leagues over to DC Builders where he is happiest leading clients and the team through every project and applying his expertise in Design, Planning and Project Management to ensure each build is carried out to perfection.

Somewhat of a nerd assassin, this self-confessed technology geek is equally as happy hammering away at his keyboard as he is pushing his limits in the latest triathlon, coaching rugby or attacking the mountains on bikes with his two kids Jayden and Logan and his much-loved wife Jasmine.


  • Trade Qualified Builder
  • LBP Registered Builder
  • National Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • ADNZ Member
  • National Diploma in Construction Management
  • 2 years working for Fletcher Construction as Site Supervisor: Jobs included a fit out for a 44-apartment building – as well as other high end commercial project including the new AUT campus in central Auckland.