I am originally from Alaska, where I completed a six year apprenticeship under the guidance of a master builder. As his sole apprentice, I received his undivided attention as he imparted his vast knowledge and skills to me via day to day hands on experience.

During these years, I learned how to build a house from the foundation to the roof, which included everything from framing, insulating and door and window installations to gib fixing, stopping and painting. I then moved on to learning the ins and outs of tiling, bench top construction, joinery and finish carpentry.

After completing my apprenticeship, I began my career as a self-employed builder, learning additional lessons that had less to do with building and more to do with running a reputable business. Organising a job so it runs smoothly from beginning until completion, maintaining reliable communication with clients, presenting honest and straightforward quotes and invoices in a timely fashion, keeping a tidy job site and ensuring everyone involved is satisfied with the finished product – these are the same business guidelines I brought with me to New Zealand when I shifted here fifteen years ago to be with my partner Mary.

Since then, I have completed hundreds of jobs around the Selwyn District and look forward to doing many more in the future. If you’re in need of a builder, please feel free to ring or email me at the numbers or address listed on the Contact Page
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Please note, as I work on my own, I do not take on new home builds, major renovations or additions. If you are in need of one of these, I suggest you contact a larger building firm.

                                       Serving the following areas:
Burnham • Halswell • Lincoln • Leeston • Motukarara • Prebbleton • Rolleston
                               South Bridge • Tai Tapu • West Melton