Meet the Deavoll Construction Team

Behind every great company is its people. Meet the friendly crew that make up Deavoll Construction Limited and the people that you’ll be dealing with on a day to day basis. We’re a sporty bunch. If we’re not on the building site you can find us up on the slopes, out on the bike trails, and in the outdoors. Or simply enjoying Queenstown life with our families.

sam deavoll qtSam Deavoll – Director / Site Foreman

Sam is the owner and founder of Deavoll Construction. A Queenstown ‘born and bred’ local, Sam meets new clients, completes initial consultations, does quality control, trouble shooting and oversees each project personally. As a fully qualified, Licensed Building Practitioner with over 10 years of building experience he has a genuine passion for building, and creating projects of high quality workmanship.

Prior to building, Sam was a professional snowboarder. He spent many years abroad following the snow. A stint in London as a mobile Handyman sparked his love for fixing and creating things, as did many years spent in his Father’s signwriting workshop before that, so when Hana and Sam returned to NZ in the mid 2000’s, Sam started his carpentry apprenticeship.
Sam enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, Bikram yoga and spending time with the family.

hana-deavoll-constuction-queenstownHana Deavoll – Director / Office

Hana is the co-owner and Director of Deavoll Construction. She is in charge of the day to day running of the business, and oversees accounts, marketing, project management and pricing. She also runs a building advice website Build me. and enjoys keeping up to date with interior and architecture trends as well as property investment and development.

Hana was also a professional snowboarder, and travelled extensively with Sam pre-children. Nowadays, she still enjoys snowboarding, as well as healthy eating, raising a young family, and travelling to Bali once a year with Sam and their 4 children.

Dave coulsonDave Coulson – Apprentice / Carpenter

Dave is a qualified carpenter that has been with Deavoll Construction for two years. He lives in Arrowtown with wife Sam and their 2 boys. In addition to building, Dave is a passionate mountain biker and was previously a bike mechanic and Macpac store manager.




rory sullivan legend nzRory Sullivan – Apprentice 

Rory is a qualified financial analyst who left the big smoke in Auckland for a more relaxed lifestyle in the Southern Lakes. While most of the time he is on site building, he also helps in the office, assisting with accounts, spreadsheets and pricing/backcosting. Rory’s spare time is taken up by snowboarding, surfing, squash, yoga, mini golf and travel with his partner Mary.




Angelo qtAngelo – Apprentice 

Angelo is a Queenstown local who is 1 year into his Apprenticeship with Deavoll Construction. When he is not on the building site he is out on the slopes or working on his fire poi skills. Angelo is passionate about health and wellness and also makes and sells festival entertainment products.




ShaneShane – Carpenter 

Shane is a qualified carpenter, LBP and has been building since 2007. His attention to detail is an asset to the team. He plays a wide variety of sports including football, rugby, tennis, squash, surfing and skateboarding. He is also passionate about snowboarding and wakeboarding.





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