About Us


Black Interiors was established in 2014, with a vision to building a market leading commercial fitout business with staff that understand customer needs and a balance sheet that provides confidence.

Black Interiors promotes a fun working environment delivering high quality projects, senior management are actively involved in all projects and acknowledge it’s an eclectic group of people with varying skill sets that enable the team to deliver results.

Organisational Structure

Based in Auckland, Black Interiors operates a flat organizational structure that provides employees the autonomy to get on with the job and a back of house to ensure there is support when needed. We believe in process, governance and compliance; matters we take very seriously. Customers can have confidence that we are a well-managed, well-governed organisation that represents a credible counter party.

Our Team


Steve Booten

Steve Bootten

Chairman

Steve has had a successful career with over 30 years’ experience in finance and management positions in large corporates in New Zealand and Australia. He has held directorships In New Zealand & Australia in companies spanning a range of industries including property development, property management, manufacturing and aviation. He is currently a director of Cavalier Corporation Ltd, Framecad Holdings Ltd and the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board, having previously held directorships with the Ferry Building Partnership, Kapiti Coast Airport Ltd, Magnum Corporation Australia Ltd, Robinhood Ltd and Tasman Building Products Ltd. Steve is an Associate Member of the New Zealand Society of Accountants (ACA), a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS), and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Corporate Managers, Secretaries and Administrators (FCIM), Member New Zealand Institute of Directors (MInstD) Member of New Zealand Trustees Association (MNZTA).


Dylan Hutt

Dylan Hutt

Managing Director

Dylan established Black Interiors in 2013 with a vision to offer a best-of-breed construction service to the interior fitout sector. With over 10 years’ company management experience in the fit-out sector, he oversees the office, quantity surveying and project delivery teams. He is well trusted in the industry and has delivered successfully for listed and unlisted clients including Heartland Bank, Robert Jones Holdings Limited, Meridian Energy and Airways’ Auckland office.

Dylan places high value on relationships and integrity, and operates with transparency, honesty and total commitment to good service. He works well with clients, designers, project managers and sub-trades to create quality workplaces where companies can thrive. His style is accommodating and personable with an ongoing focus on best practice, innovation and process improvement.


Edward Sundstrum

Edward Sundstrum

Director

Ed has worked in the property sector predominately in development for the last 12 years, in 2007 he spent 3 years working for a London based hedge fund managing assets in the Middle East, UK, HK and Continental Europe. Prior to 2007 Ed was a development manager at Multiplex NZ working on the design and delivery of the Deloitte Building, 80 Queen Street, Auckland.

Prior to arriving back in New Zealand in August 2014 he was based in Sydney for three years where he acted as a development manager for AMB Capital Partners. He has recently completed a portfolio rationalisation for the Ferry Building Partnership and is currently a director of the Graffiti Solutions group of companies. Ed holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University.


Marisa Lorigan

Client Relationship Director

Marisa is the first and ongoing point of contact for Black Interiors clients. Alongside the project manager, she stays in close contact throughout a project – from tender to completion – to ensure all needs and expectations are met. She is passionate about projects at the forefront of workplace design and construction, and plays a key role in business strategy and development for Black.

Along with a diploma in interior design and a certificate in construction management, Marisa has 12 years’ experience working in commercial interiors. This includes seven years in Sydney on large projects including PWC, BMW, Pullman Hotels, and the recent Sydney Opera House refurbishment.

Marisa is a dynamic leader who thrives on working face to face with clients and team members. A strong advocate for women in the construction industry, she is a member of NAWIC, Women in Property, and Women in Facilities Management.


Paul Yeung

Paul Yeung

Quantity Surveyor

Paul has worked in the construction industry for the past 15 years and is primarily responsible for both pre-contract works (Tendering, Budget Estimating) and post contract works (Contract administration, Variation costing, Progress claims etc). He works closely with our Project Manager’s to ensure scopes are correctly defined.

Some of the projects Paul has been involved in includes Forsyth Barr Office Fitout, Microsoft Office Fitout in Wellington, Nike HQ Fitout, AUT Building WE Refurbishment, ANZ Mount Eden and KPMG Tauranga.


David Devery

 

David Devery

Project Manager

David’s career, spanning thirteen years within the construction industry has resulted in a diversified skill set and project portfolio. His comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the construction industry has been developed through numerous roles and project requirements assuring a professional, timely, and budget conscious delivery.

Having successfully delivered projects to $10m+ across multiple market sectors in both head contractor and client side project management roles, David is well equipped to meet even the most complex of project briefs.


Brett Short

Brett Short

Site Manager

With more than 20 years experience in the New Zealand construction sector, in both client side and contractor Project and Site Management, including a number of high end apartments and commercial historic retro fits. Brett offers Black Interiors a calm and effective management style, producing agile teams with a strong emphasis on safe work practice. Brett believes in a collaborative addressing of any client, staff or supplier concerns from the pre start design/planning stage through to completion, handover and warranties.


Mario Koschir

Site Manager

Mario is a site manager for Black Interiors, responsible for the construction site including health and safety of all personnel, the programme and quality of all trade work. As a qualified builder with 17 years’ experience, he is competent at managing the complete list of sub-trades – from structural and HVAC to joinery and finishing. He liaises with designers, architects and engineers, and is expert in interpreting drawings and design intent to the team. Mario’s focus on detail ensures any workmanship defects are picked up early and resolved before handover. He maintains excellent site documentation and efficiently meets or exceeds the requirements of each project.


Mike Chitham

Mike Chitham

Site Manager

Mike has over a decade of site and project management experience as a production manager in the events and hospitality industry.

Having played central roles in the construction and execution of some of New Zealand’s largest events such as the Rugby and Cricket World Cups.

Now having turned his sights to commercial fit-outs for the last year, he’s relishing the new challenge.

As a result of this, Mike brings a unique approach and work ethic to interiors construction.


Kelly Kamp

Kelly Gallagher

Office Manager

Kelly has spent 16 years in team administration and client services, with most of that experience gained in property and construction companies. She has been the office manager at Black Interiors for over two years, working across every aspect of the business. On top of managing day-to-day operations, her responsibilities range from accounts, recruitment and event organisation to preparing tender submissions and board papers. She supports the site management team with project communications, taking information requests and ensuring timely replies.

With her attention to detail and efficiency, the office runs incredibly smoothly and the project teams are well supported. She works closely with the managing director to maintain the big picture for all projects, tenders and deadlines. A linchpin in the company culture, she has a warm and professional approach, working with all parties to reach company and client goals.