Our Team

Master builder to intern, all of us are on a journey of excellence through continual improvement with a sincere dedication to our craft. We are visionaries, trendsetters, innovators, and changemakers….

Changemaker (n) – a person or organisation tenacious about the greater good. They use a deep-rooted sense of empathy for others, identify a specific problem or opportunity to tackle, and give themselves permission to do something about it. 

 

    Daniel Saunders – Smart, innovative, reflective, respectful, and dedicated to the greater good – these are the things that make Dan, and this business, unique. A Master Builder with 26 years’ experience in building, and 15 years as a company director, Dan knows the New Zealand building industry, and he brings his expertise and unique passion for excellence to every job. Never one to accept the ordinary, his vision and leadership have created countless beautiful, sustainable homes. Did we mention that he's also a 4th degree black belt in karate, and is a NZ national champion kickboxer? Dedication, hard work, focus are all part of a good days' work. 

     

    FOREMEN

    Kane Crossan - With over 16 years' experience and a focus on acrhitectural and hill builds, Kane is our head foreman and an exceptional leader of the team. He is well known in the Canterbury region for his quality craftsmanship and integrity. In his spare time, Kane is an instructor of Te Reo. 

    Graeme Furniss - Graeme is a foreman with 20 years' experience in building and architectural builds. His standard of quality and focus on client care make him an absolute gem to work with. We couldn't be happier to have such great experienced leaders on our team. 

     

    PROJECT MANAGER

    Richard Toomer - With over 15 years' experience as a carpenter, Richard brings careful attention to detail and strong work ethic to every job. Richard is also a personal trainer, and has a real talent for getting the best out of everyone.  Like Dan, Richard is a champion kickboxer and he is also a 5th degree muay thai instructor so hard work and dedication are a way of life. 

     

    CARPENTERS

    Matt Taukamo - With 11 years' experience as a builder, Matt qualified in 2012 and is a massive rugby league fan, it's his easy going attitude and teamwork that makes Matt a star player on our team. 

    Matt Sutherland – Matt has 6 years' building experience and qualified as a carpenter in 2016. Like Dan and Richard, Matt is also a champion kickboxer and recently won a silver medal for New Zealand at the World Kickboxing championships in Spain. His loyalty and commitment to excellence makes him a huge asset to our team.

     

    APPRENTICES

    Mat Ramsay - Mat is new to his carpentry apprenticeship, beginning in 2016. He's a bit of an outdoorsy guy so when he's not working on the job, he can usually be found on the golf course or out fishing. 

    Rene de Joux - Rene is our newest apprentice, but his work ethic is legendary and we see a very bright future ahead for him. Rene also is a kickboxer and now competes in powerlifting! There's a lot of drive and determination on the jobsite these days!

     

    BUSINESS OPERATIONS

    Kellie Allan – The Book Keeper/Number Cruncher – an accountant and mother; Kellie enjoys being a contract book keeper who balances a niche number of clients with the demands of her family life. She even took up the challenge of learning the piano when she turned 40!