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Alexander was founded by Ralph Alexander, who started the company in 1947 using an army gratuity he received on his return from World War II. Ralph had served as an infantryman in the Western Desert and had twice been made a Prisoner of War (he escaped both times).

Alexander - image 700x450 olden days team
Alexander - olden days team

RG & C Alexander Construction opened a joinery division in the shed beside the construction company in Dunlop Road, Onekawa, Napier in 1963.

Donald Alexander (no relation) started his apprenticeship there and worked his way up to become the manager and then purchased the joinery factory in 1984.

In 2012, DAJ Joinery became known as Alexander Joinery. Jason Collins, Andrew Sewell and Josh Cantwell are the team who oversee the team of qualified and talented Joiners who are again now incorporated within the Alexander team.

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