Patton Engineering

Our Mission

Founded in the early 1950’s by George Patton, the Patton Group of Companies is a long-established structural steel fabricator and mechanical engineering entity based in Whakatu, Hawkes Bay. We provide a comprehensive service that includes mechanical and structural detailing, fabrication, industrial coatings, site erection, mechanical project works, stainless, sheet metal engineering and machining.

Our aim is to achieve total customer satisfaction and compliance under all governing bodies – at a competitive cost. To ensure policies are successfully implemented, our staff are trained to identify customer needs and ensure that the correct procedures are followed to meet those requirements. Under this policy is our commitment to operating Patton Engineering Limited and Hawkes Bay Sandblasting under the disciplines and control of a Quality Assurance System that conforms to the requirements of the Construction Industry Quality Standard. As part of our commitment to our clientele, and our continued improvement, the Patton Group is the only company New Zealand-wide to be accredited not only with AS/NZS 3834 Category 3 but also with ISO 14001 and PCCP (Painting Contractors Certification Programme). All three distinctions are annually reviewed by third party accrediting bodies to maintain our programme of continued improvement and development.

Notwithstanding all our stated goals above, our first and primary objective at all times is in ensuring the Health and Safety of all of our staff, clients, and contractors at all levels and in all aspects of our business – not only within our fabrication and surface treatment facilities but also on site.

Health and Safety remain our number one priority in everything we do.

Mike and Gavin Patton: Managing Directors

Our People

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Mike Patton

Director and Structural Estimator.

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Johno Williams

Managing Director.

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Andrew Burn

Director and Workshop Manager.

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Mark Wharekawa

Engineering Programme Manager.


Dolorosa De la Rama

Quantity Surveyor.

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Chris Ward

Draftsman Extraordinaire and Design Guru.


Jamie Pakoti

Design Engineer.

Jamie signed up to Patton Engineering in 2015 straight out of high school. With limited structural engineering experience Jamie soon found his niche and was quickly producing fabricated steelwork beyond his experienced years and ahead of his peers. As part of Jamie’s apprenticeship he was exposed to a large variety of projects varying from cool stores, multi-storey buildings, shut-down maintenance repairs, seismic strengthening and mechanical to name but a few.

Jamie completed his National Certificate in Fabrication Steel Construction in 2018 and was honoured runner up in 2019 for the Apprentice of the Year. The aforementioned accolade along with Jamie’s enthusiasm and passion for higher honours saw him move to the design office before his apprenticeship was even completed. Jamie has now moved onto being a Structural Designer using multiple AutoCAD disciplines, GPR Surveying, 3D Pointclouds, all to create highly accurate 3D models and Fabrication drawings for the construction sector. Jamie leads the Company’s interests in 3D scanning, in particular for seismic strengthening, when he’s not at the gym pushing weights he can be seen regularly racing up and down the country in his Audi from Project to Project.


Jaun Le Roux

Design Engineer.

Born and raised in South Africa, Jaun joined Patton Engineering in January 2020 with the heart set goal of making Hawke’s Bay/New Zealand his family’s new home.

Jaun has a Mechanical Draughting Diploma which he completed in 2008 with +13 years’ experience in mechanical and structural design and drafting, which he has gained working primarily in the industrial, mining and metal sectors.

Competent in various AutoCAD packages combined with his experience and passion for engineering makes Jaun a valued member of the team.

Outside of work, Jaun is a family man and considers himself to be an enthusiast of multiple activities, his point of view being, he wants to enjoy everything life has to offer.

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Deanna Pender-Meyer

Administration and Accounts Manager.


Nigel Homburg

Project Engineer and Responsible Welding Co-Ordinator.

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Dave Blakey

Assistant Engineering Programme Manager.


Kathleen Anderson

Administration Assistant.

Kathleen was born & raised up in Highlands of Scotland. She came to NZ for a 6 month OE and met her partner and has now been here ever since. Kathleen started with Patton’s in December 2017 and her role includes reception, answering phones, invoicing, payroll, timesheets and is the smiling face to greet you on arrival at our offices.

She loves to keep fit and play netball in her spare time.

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Shane Adams

Quantity Surveyor.


Simon Appleby

Hawke’s Bay Sandblasting Manager.

Simon is a painter by trade and ran a successful painting company on Waiheke Island for over 25 years. The business specialised in high end residential work providing him invaluable experience in business management, project management and hands-on painting.

Simon moved to Hawkes Bay in 2016 with his wife and 2 kids.

In his spare time he enjoy fishing and watching his kids at their sports over the weekend. He was a volunteer fireman for 13 years which he loved and worked his way up to a Senior Fireman.


Chris (Narrow) Thompson

Structural Supervisor.