About us

Who is sentinel homes?

We’re an innovative homebuilding company designing affordable and premium mid-end homes. A consistent winner at New Zealand’s House of the Year awards and one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing housing companies.

Sentinel Homes credits its success to its outstanding customer service and dedication to quality workmanship. These values form the cornerstone of the Sentinel Homes brand and along with proprietary systems & software help differentiate it from its competitors.

The Global Financial Crisis beginning in 2008 was the catalyst for the launch of this dynamic company. Director Stuart Shutt had founded Investor Homes in 2004 which provided home build services for investors, developers and first-time homebuilders. The company quickly grew and began featuring annually at the Master Builders House of the Year Awards until, in 2008, the market changed with the onset of the GFC and investors could no longer secure finance for building projects. Stuart seized the opportunity to offer a home build service to those who could still afford to build, and Sentinel Homes was established. The company has grown exponentially since its inception in 2009.

Today Sentinel Homes has franchise locations throughout the Upper North Island with over 90 homes in construction at any one time with roughly the same amount in pre-construction. Sentinel has shown consistency in standards and across different price brackets by winning multiple gold reserve medals in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year awards each year entered.

Our Standards

Although gaining a reputation for innovative style and superb design, a distinguishing factor in the success of Sentinel Homes lies in its loyalty to exemplary building standards.

“It’s typical that volume-building companies don’t always achieve high standards – they don’t have time for details,” says Stuart. “Being volume-builders with excellent craftsmanship is our prerogative at Sentinel Homes.” Quality control during the build is imperative to delivering a Sentinel Homes house.

Stu & Margot ShuttStuart Shutt

Managing director

“Sentinel Homes is built on integrity, honesty and quality. We love to create beautiful spaces for families that help them be who they want to be, giving them a safe foundation to live, learn and grow.”

Stuart is the founder of Sentinel Homes and its sister company, Investor Homes, and is both university and trade-qualified. After finishing his degree, he completed a building apprenticeship before joining a well-known New Zealand building company.

Over several years, Stuart worked his way up through the organisation and ended up working for two further, successful New Zealand building companies, eventually managing one of them. During this time the idea began to form of providing a home build service which took the best of what these companies had to offer and making it available in one place. Sentinel Homes is now one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing building companies.

In his spare time, Stuart likes to head off to his family’s bach on the Coromandel Peninsula with his wife and three children and is involved in his local church.

 

Our Vision

“Be the best in the eyes of our homebuilders, communities and our people.”

Our Mission

“To provide the highest quality homes to our homebuilders and to be profitable in the process while maintaining excellence, respect and integrity in all aspects of our operations.”

 

PROUD SPONSORS
OF THE

parenting place

Not only do we love building family homes, we love seeing families thrive.

That’s why we partner with The Parenting Place, the New Zealand charity that’s making a real difference in the lives of parents and young people throughout New Zealand.

Watch Stuart Shutt, owner of Sentinel Homes explain how a home can actually draw a family closer together!

the next step...

The next step is to get in touch and arrange a free, no pressure meeting with one of our team.
Let’s meet! We can come and see you, or we could meet at our office.

We’d love to hear your ideas!

info@sentinelhomes.co.nz

 

 

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PROUD SPONSORS
OF THE

parenting place

Not only do we love building family homes, we love seeing families thrive.

That’s why we partner with The Parenting Place, the New Zealand charity that’s making a real difference in the lives of parents and young people throughout New Zealand.

Watch Stuart Shutt, owner of Sentinel Homes explain how a home can actually draw a family closer together!

PROUD SPONSORS
OF THE

parenting place

Not only do we love building family homes, we love seeing families thrive.

That’s why we partner with The Parenting Place, the New Zealand charity that’s making a real difference in the lives of parents and young people throughout New Zealand.

Watch Stuart Shutt, owner of Sentinel Homes explain how a home can actually draw a family closer together!