The company has grown from small beginnings in the mid-1950s.
At that time, David Roache’s father, having sold out his interests in a timber sawmill, set up a small business in Foxton making and marketing concrete fence posts, strainers and concrete tanks.
In 1971, David and his wife Pauline bought the business and registered it as a limited liability company under the name of Roache’s Concrete Products Limited. Under David’s expertise, the company continued to grow.
The company continues to be a family business. David’s son Dean has been involved for thirty years, and his son-in-law Kurt who has twenty years of service both specialize as top of the range Site Managers. David’s sister Frances handles the complex office administration. Dean’s son Jacob has now joined the team making it the fourth generation of the Roache family name being involved in the business.
In 1994, the company expanded to the extent that new premises were needed urgently. A new site on State Highway 1 at Foxton was acquired. This address had more room for further expansion and David utilised this space immediately by installing an overhead gantry crane.
The new site was a cornerstone in the Roache plan to expand into bigger and more complex concrete products for the lower North Island rural industry.
David says, “The company has enjoyed a good relationship with the rural sector, based on quality products, competitive pricing and personal service.” These are the founding principles of the company and are a testament to the continued repeat business that Roaches Concrete Products Ltd receives, with some clients having Roaches build their cowsheds through three generations on family owned farms.
Roache’s Concrete Products Limited built their first rotary cowshed for Murray & Ruth Johnston of Danniverke in 1972. In 1999 that 16 bail shed was upgraded to a 40 bail.
Over the years quality and craftmanship have never faulted. Top quality is something you will hear from all the previous customers who have no hesitation in returning to this company for future upgrades or innovative design and building expertise.
Meet the Team
The current team are are all big burly blokes used putting down foundations, lifting walls, running pipe work and putting on the roof.