Andy has almost 50 years in the construction industry having served a carpentry joinery apprenticeship with the NZ Army. Upon leaving the Army in 1986 he went into labour only contracting, building cottages and houses and holiday units a NZ housing company. He then took on a Site Foreman role building the then biggest dairy factory in the southern hemisphere. On coming to Australia Andy has worked his way up to become a Site Manager with some large Companies such as Hansen Yuncken, Australand and Multiplex in Sydney. On moving to WA Andy has built the Geraldton Trade Training Center, The new Esperance Primary School and the John XXIII college music and drama center.