Calder Stewart Book Launch

Posted 27 Apr 2017

Calder Stewart paid homage to its 60-year legacy recently by launching a book which documents and celebrates its considerable achievements in the construction and development industries.

The book "Measure Twice, Cut Once" charts the story of two young apprentices and lifelong friends Lance Calder and Bruce Stewart who built the company up from its humble agricultural beginnings in Milton, Otago in 1955 to the national commercial and industrial heavyweight that it is today.

The book's author Clive Lind joined the Calder Stewart executive team on the national roadshow, which toured the main regional branches from Auckland to Dunedin at the end of March 2017. Attendees got to hear chapters read by the author himself, hearing about the company's origin building innovative, cost-effective and fast hay barns for farmers back in the wool boom of the 50s and 60s. Staff took home a complimentary copy as well as some other branded merchandise. Held at iconic civic venues and wineries up and down the country, the events saw staff down tools to enjoy mingling with colleagues from around the country. 

The highlight of the week was the Dunedin launch, held at the stunning Civic theatre and attended by over 200 staff and the main guests of honour the founder of the company Bruce Stewart and his wife Elsie. The event also provided a timely look towards the future when staff enjoyed an internal sneak peek of the new look for the Calder Stewart brand in 2017 as it expands operations and gets a firm footing in the North Island. The future is certainly bright for this company that continues to build on its considerable experience.