bbi began by supplying plywood to the packaging industry but quickly realised there was an opportunity to expand the range. bbi now supplies product for a range of civil and commercial projects, from ply for acoustic dampening on a major roading development to appearance grade product to meet architects’ specifications for interior finishing. We distribute nationwide through building supply stores for the building industry, and we supply large industrial users such as the packaging industry directly.

In order to manage the considerable growth we’ve experienced over the last few years, we’ve employed the best people from within the building supplies industry, on both the retail and wholesale side, and now have over 100 years of combined experience within our team.


General Manager

Rowe looks after the purchasing of our product range, business marketing and oversees our sales team. Rowe has worked in the building supplies industry all his life, with a wealth of knowledge in the timber industry.


Sales and Marketing Manager

Martin looks after our Sales and Marketing department as well as our South Auckland and Central North Island customers. Martin has a background in sales, marketing, and branch management.


Operations Manager

David (Sarge) looks after our daily Operations. David has a background in Operations and Dispatch working with large logistics companies and manufacturers.


Sales Representative

Felice looks after our sales in the South Island. Flea, as most people know him, has been in the industry all is working life. He has worked in both the retail and wholesale sectors of the industry so has a great understanding of the market.


Sales Representative

Ross covers our customers based in the Auckland and Northland regions, with a particular focus on timber sales. Ross has extensive experience in the timber industry and is a wealth of knowledge.


Account Manager / Marketing Assistant

Tyla is our Lower North Island/Hawkes Bay Account Manager and also does a fair chunk of work in our Marketing Department. You could say Tyla has selling building products in the genes and is putting her heritage to good use.


Customer Service Representative

Graeme is part of our customer services team in bbi‘s Hastings office. Graeme specializes in pricing and quotations, and can be relied on to answer your queries promptly.


Christchurch Operations

Howie as we know him, looks after our operations in our Christchurch warehouse. He has a real eye for detail and loves making things happen.