Our Story

Height is an ambitious small business with big values.


Height was founded in 2013 by Warner and Liz Cowin. Warner is a Professional Chartered Civil Engineer and he had been a Senior Construction and Business Manager at companies in the UK and internationally, including Downer, Electricity de France and Metronet.

After years in the corporate sector, Warner was ready to branch out on his own - and he’d identified a niche: demand for independent project expertise in major construction projects and complex tender and procurement contracts.

Warner is strongly led by values, and these are deeply embedded in the company, for example, each weekly team meeting starts with a ‘values story.’

Our company is also driven by the pursuit of social and sustainable outcomes, as evidenced by the co-creation of the Sustainable Outcomes Toolkit with Auckland Council Healthy Waters. This was recognised as a finalist in the EY Procurement Excellence Awards 2019.

Height now has a pool of 15 highly-qualified staff whose backgrounds include engineering, project management, business development, communications and design. This breadth of talent from engineers to creatives is very important to Height’s unique way of working: providing a variety of skillsets and perspectives with which to tackle client problems.

For our clients this means total trust and no conflicts of interest. We never work for clients competing for the same work; nor would we ever support a client on a bid that we’ve designed the procurement process for.