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Equipment company hires new general manager

David Lee has been appointed general manager of Nationwide Equipment Ltd, the New Zealand distributors for Takeuchi excavators. Mr Lee, 43, has had more than 20 years’ industry experience with Ray Vincent Ltd and the Gough Group. His most recent position was as northern regional manager for Cable Price Ltd.  David sees his new role as strengthening the Takeuchi brand in the construction sector and continuing to build Nationwide Equipment Ltd. “There is a culture about the busin...
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National Gold Reserve Award Finalists announced

National Gold Reserve Finalists for the Registered Master Builders 2006 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards in association with PlaceMakers — to be held at a gala dinner in Auckland on October 28 — are: National Gold Reserve Finalists – House of the Year PlaceMakers Renovation Award up to $250,000 Alteration Specialists Limited, for a property in Palmerston North Gray Bros Residential Builders Limited, for a property in Dunedin Ian McCully Builders Limited...
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Moyle takes out Supreme Award second year running

Moyle takes out Supreme Award second year running

A minimalist design with stunning execution by Moyle Construction took top honours at this year’s Tauranga Registered Master Builders 2006 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers. 2006 is the second consecutive year Moyle Construction has won the PlaceMakers Supreme Award.  The other major award of the evening — the 2006 RMB Commercial Project of the Year — went to Hawkins Construction with its Kingsview Apartments entry. Tauranga RMBA president Wayne McIndoe s...
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100-year-old hall and grand brick home take top honours in the Bay

100-year-old hall and grand brick home take top honours in the Bay

The stunning renovation of Hawke’s Bay’s Woodford House school hall and a traditional, contemporary brick home received top honours at the Hawke’s Bay Registered Master Builders 2006 House of the Year and Commercial Project Awards in assoociation with PlaceMakers gala evening held at the War Memorial Centre in Napier recently.  Gordon Sanson of Homeworx Design & Build Ltd said the entire team was “rapt” to take away the PlaceMakers Supreme Award for their ...
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Managing the risk to your company’s reputation

A company’s reputation is its most enduring and lasting asset. Earning the consumer’s trust is one of the most important aspects of marketing for an organisation, and business-savvy builders know that a good reputation, via word of mouth, is its own form of advertising.  Registered Master Builders Federation chief executive Pieter Burghout says ensuring you act with due diligence around customer complaints and acting on them immediately is critical to best practice for your bus...
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Repairs — they’ll cost more in the long run

Repairs — they’ll cost more in the long run

Leaving a quick fi x job for another day can just lead to more problems, according to Master Build Services (MBS) Ltd manager Bruce Richardson. Many of the claims presented to Mr Richardson and his team at Master Build Services could have been easily prevented if simple repairs had been made when faults or damage were originally noticed.  Addressing problems as they arise is important, will save time and money, and prevent any bad feeling between builders and home owners in the long run. I...
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