We’re in the people business

Here at AB Lime we value the people who take care of our customers and our business on a day-to-day basis and put their best efforts into creating quality lime every day!

Our team is vital to the success of our business. From the guys out at the quarry to the ones in the field each is an important part of ensuring that AB Lime is supplying the best of the best for our clients.

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Steve Smith

General Manager

Steve was born and raised on a sheep and beef farm in Waikaka, Eastern Southland and has a passion for the Southland community. He has been General Manager of AB Lime for the past 12 years and instrumental in developing the people focused vision the company has in place.


Craig Owen Cooper

Operations Manager


Craig started with the company in 1994 as a mill hand sweeping the floors. He gained his B and then his A grade Quarry Manager Certificate of Competence and became quarry manager in 2012.  And yes he still sweeps the floor occasionally!


Chantelle Perry

Finance and Administration Manager

03 236 7577 ext. 2

Chantelle has been with AB Lime for over 6 years.

She is a qualified accountant and completed her final papers with the support of AB Lime during her employment. Together with her team of 5 support staff she is here to answer all your administration queries.

Current vacancies at AB Lime

Quarry Operator

AB Lime hasn’t got any roles currently but we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, motivated people to join our team so if a Quarry Operator position sounds like you, drop us an email: cowencooper@ablime.co.nz

Landfill Operator

Right now we are looking for Landfill Operators.

If you already have Landfill experience that's a definite bonus. But, for the right person with a positive attitude, we're willing to invest the time and training to get you up to speed to use our plant equipment and machines safely and effectively.

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Number of employees: 39

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