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Get acquainted with our team and understand how we work and proceed towards success.

Our story

Juffermans Surveyors Ltd (JSL) was founded in 2002 by Allen Juffermans.  Since its inception, JSL has played a significant role in shaping the land development and construction sectors in Taranaki.

JSL has a team of experienced surveyors, planners, and engineers who cover all aspects of development engineering, resource management, construction setout and monitoring, and simple back-yard subdivisions. JSL are quality focused, friendly and approachable. The in-house quality assurance systems and manuals ensure quality is maintained, and our clients are kept informed every step of the way.

Meet the team

Allen Juffermans

Founder and CEO

Allen is a graduate with a bachelor of Surveying from Otago University from 1997.

After training and registering as a surveyor in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and East Cape, he returned to Taranaki  in 2000.

In 2002, he started working from his kitchen table in Onaero, with the intention of just doing enough work to be comfortable.

In 2004, the property boom happened, and things became busy forcing Allen to employ staff to help him.

20 years later, Allen has a team of 12 surveyors, planners, engineers, landscape architects, and admin at the regional office in Stratford or the New Plymouth District Office.

Outside of work, Allen is kept happy and busy by his wife, Martha Dravitzki, their son Falcon and his 2 daughters Alana and Alex

Allen is a Trustee of the Rotokare Scenic Reserve, a wildlife sancuary inland of Eltham, which he and the family love spending their time helping out, or just enjoying being with the birds and trees, and catching the occasional Kiwi.

Keeping on his conservation bent, Allen has been on the Taranaki/Whanganui Conservation Board for 3 years, and is going for his second term of 3 years in 2022.

Mark Laurence

Hawera Manager

Mark has 14 years’ experience in surveying, planning, design and land development and was awarded the National Diploma of Surveying in 2017.

Mark has worked on major projects such as Transmission Gully and The Victoria Tunnel upgrades in Wellington and has worked on other large scale projects in Taranaki and Manawatu.

With JSL Mark has enjoyed getting out in the field to carry our a large number of rural subdivisions and has been able to apply his skills to a great number of different projects around Taranaki.

Mark enjoys being active and playing sports such as tennis, golf and mountain biking and is a member of the Okaiawa Tennis Club. He also keeps himself busy with his young family.

Stephen Lumb

New Plymouth Manager

Stephen is a registered surveyor, who brings a wealth of experience to JSL from 30yrs of professional practice, gained locally (Queenstown, Dunedin, Taranaki), and internationally (Middle East, PNG, SE Asia and Australia).

That experience traverses all facets of development including rural and urban subdivision design, build and execution, engineering/metrology, control, and hydrographic surveys.

With experience in roles from Graduate Surveyor through to Chief Executive officer, Stephen has an exceptional understanding of the dynamics and technical expertise needed within a team to complete workscopes of varying scale.

Working for international companies such as Chevron, Fugro and Woodside has enabled Stephen to tap into a network of international expertise and work with cutting-edge technology some of which has been deployed locally on various projects.

Stephen enjoys using ingenuity and technology to provide cost-effective and pragmatic solutions for clients.

Outside of work Stephen spends much of his spare time surfing the Taranaki coastline or fishing out of Cape Egmont or Waitara when the weather allows.

David Bowman

Senior Survey Quality Manager

David graduated with a Certificate in Survey Draughting in 1989.  Whilst studying, he started his working career in 1982 at a private survey firm in Dunedin as a Survey Technician.  In 1985, he moved to what was then Lands and Survey (now called Land Information NZ (LINZ)) specialising in Assessing Surveyors’ work that are submitted to LINZ.  After 22 years working at LINZ, he eventually moved back to private survey companies in Dunedin and Invercargill.

Since March 2022, David has now worked for JSL in the New Plymouth office as a Senior Survey Quality Manager and Survey Technician, bringing a vast amount of Cadastral Surveying experience, Quality Assurance and Survey Technician experience.  In fact, 38 years experience and counting!!  So if there’s anything Cadastral related, he’ll probably know the answer.

In his spare time, you’ll see David enjoying a competitive round of golf, going for hikes, reading and researching small house designs.


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