Meet The Management Team

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Zed Latinovic, Director

House construction has always been part of my life. I grew up watching my father building houses and early on declared my ambition to become a builder. At the age of 15, I joined the family construction business as an intern and never looked back.I learned this craft from old-school builders who knew how to do things precisely and perfectly. Now I combine this craftsman knowledge with modern techniques, so that I can offer Artbuild customers the best of both worlds.

Nena Latinovic Administration & Account Management

I keep the back office of Artbuild running smoothly. Like Zed, I have a love for home building and an appreciation for all styles of architecture. My background in business helps me to put customer needs ahead of everything. I understand that a construction company is only as good as its last project, so nobody is allowed to drop the ball – ever!

Recently I completed a national certificate in construction health and safety to ensure Artbuild’s home builders and sub-contractors stay safe on the job.

When I’m not at the office or on a building site, I love visiting car shows with Zed and taking long walks on the beach with pet dog Charli.

Erlick Salvio Rodrigues Chartered Accountant

I’m Artbuild’s number cruncher. My background as a business analyst helps Zed and Nena to make decisions that allow the company to grow and evolve.

My experience with accounting for the construction industry is considerable, so the books are always in good shape.

Beyond numbers, I enjoy music and walking.

From my hometown of Donji Milanovac in the former Yugoslavia, I took my career to Vicenza in Italy and then to New Zealand. I’ve always respected the beauty of historic buildings, but just as readily embrace the comforts and advancements that come with contemporary architecture. With my wife Nena, I established Artbuild Master Builders in 2015 after four years working as a registered builder in Auckland – two years with other building companies and two years as a sole trader. Right from the start, we were determined to go the extra mile for customers and put some ‘good news’ stories into a market that has been plagued with bad building experiences. In my own time, I love building and modifying cars. To celebrate our sunny new life in New Zealand, I built a beach buggy.