Graeme began his career over 45 years ago as a surveyor for the Ministry of Works and Development, at which time he too studied for his New Zealand Certificate and Bachelor of Engineering.
From here Graeme progressed his career to become the Area Manager for Brian Perry Ltd Tauranga which led to a short stay in Australia from where Graeme started his own company Lee Constructors.
Through many successful projects and increased growth, Lee Constructors made the move to merge in with Grasshopper Properties in the mid 1980’s. Grasshopper Properties went on to successfully develop a large number of subdivisions within the Tauranga and Hamilton area, culminating with ”The Lakes” at Tauriko in Tauranga.
Graemes career has since gone on to be a part of establishing a number of land development, construction and quarry companies within the Waikato. Companies such as Spartan Construction, Phoenix Civil, Northgate Properties, Hinuera Natural Stone and also most recently—Kotare Properties.