Apprentice #3: Matty Ludvigson from Fairfield Construction

Publish Date
Monday, 31 May 2021, 10:40AM

Meet Marlborough Apprentice #3, Matty Ludvigson from Fairfield Construction!

After leaving Marlborough Boys College with NCEA level 3, Matty knew that he wanted to do something practical, outdoorsy and work alongside others. He worked as a labourer for a few months until he took up scaffolding.

Carrying around heavy metal was a great opportunity to show his physical body strength he has worked hard for in the gym. However, he soon needed something a little more challenging, not heavier. When he was approached on the rugby field to give carpentry a go, he took the opportunity to show that he has more than just some good guns but also enthusiasm, eagerness to learn and always a fantastic smile.

Now, Matthew's goal is to one day build his own family home.

Why did you get into your industry?

Matty has more energy than a can of V, so taking on a career path that offers physical work was a no brainer. With his outgoing personality and team spirit, the construction industry seemed a great fit.

How long have you been in your industry?

Since leaving school, around 2 years ago

Highlights of working in your industry?

Working together in a team, being physical and working outside, problem-solving and being creative, and most important: Enjoying what we are doing.

About Fairfield Construction:

Fairfield has been building homes in Marlborough for over 30 years.

Our journey began in 1988 as a small family-owned company, called John Thompson Builders. In 2021 we decided that it was time to rebrand our identity to Fairfield Construction. We are dedicated to going beyond building as provided in the architectural plans. The Fairfield team is invested in finding methods and products to improve the quality of all our builds by offering sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to make each build last for many years with less impact on our environment.

But the boys alone could not build these incredible houses by themselves. Only with the support of their whānau and by working closely together with our clients, architects and subcontractors, we can deliver an outstanding product and make the building experience one to enjoy.

We take pride in all our projects, ranging from high-end residential builds, renovations and light commercial work. We are big enough to get the job done but small enough to care.


Join us at Moa Brewery Cellar Door on Friday June 11th from 3:30PM and watch Matty compete in a variety of challenges for the title of Marlborough Apprentice and the $1,000 prize money, plus an NZME advertising package for his business! 

Thanks to NMIT - Kick-start your career as an apprentice with NMIT!