Meet the Team

Martin ThompsonMartin Thompson – Managing Director / Owner
Martin established LMA Timber back in 2018. Having worked in the building industry for the last 6 years, (following 12 years in the UK working with people suffering from personal injuries) Martin experienced first-hand substantial waste being incurred on building sites. It was this desire to find a more sustainable/reclaimed solution to help reduce the impact on landfills that LMA Timber was born. 
Martin is a loyal family man, supporting the community where possible and is proud to be involved with local projects such as the Save The Jetty over in Governors Bay amongst many other council projects/initiatives.

Don Reed – Director
Don is an experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history in the Building and Fuel industry.  As the Caldwell Group CEO and a Director of LMA Timber LTD, Don is a proven Business Management Leader, specialising in retail/trade multi-channel business. He has a strong understanding of key business drivers and strong people management skills as well as a passion for utilising sustainable products in the building industry where possible.

Keith Caldwell – Owner
Keith has been associated with the building industry for over 40 years. Starting as an apprentice builder Keith has successfully moved into the supply of building materials and frame & truss manufacturing since 1985. During this time Keith and his son Daniel have established the Dyers Road ITM, VIP Frames & Truss and other related building industry businesses.  
Always looking ahead Keith saw potential in becoming a partner in LMA Timbers, distributing sustainable and recycled Australian Hardwoods throughout New Zealand.

Shannon Read – Retail / Trade Sales Manager
Shannon comes from a sales / retail background and has worked in the hardware industry for over 12 years. With sales being her passion she also prides herself on building great relationships with customers and is genuinely interested in your project whether it be big or small. Shannon loves the outdoors and is planning on completing a great walk every year. Originally from Dunedin, Shannon is new to Christchurch and is enjoying exploring a new city. Shannon is based at our showroom on Dyers Road and is looking forward to meeting you all.

Fliss Rhodes – Head of Operations and Logistics
Fliss has an extensive background in administration and office support having always worked in a customer-facing industry. Previously compared to a swiss army knife, Fliss has many strings to her bow and is a well-respected member of our team. Fliss prides herself in the way she communicates with all our customers and no doubt you will get to meet her when you pop into our showroom.

Damon SayersDamon Sayer – Architectural Product Consultant
Damon has a wealth of knowledge in the timber industry which dates back to his father also owning a timber mill.
Damon travels throughout New Zealand providing the client, builder, architects with information, details and samples of our extensive timber product range.

Karrisa – Architectural Product Consultant
Karissa has just joined the team back in October 2019. She works alongside Damon also providing our clients, builders, architects with information/details/samples on our extensive timber product range.


With an impressive history of signature projects, Kennedy’s timbers are in high demand across the commercial and residential building industry. In fact, they are the leading supplier of premier Australian recycled and eco-sustainable timbers.

You’ll see from the sheer scale and calibre of construction projects they have been involved in, why Kennedy’s are regarded as one of Australia’s key specifiers and leading suppliers of reclaimed and sustainable timbers.

Kennedy’s expertise, capability and quality is why LMA Timber can deliver outstanding hardwood timber products in partnership with Kennedys Timbers to our customers throughout New Zealand.