0800 456 321



Our Process

5% Deposit


Why Us



Visit Us

120 Eleventh Avenue

Postal Address

PO Box 15 604 Tauranga 3140

Tony O'Brien



of sentinel homes


Tony O’Brien might be the newest Sentinel Homes franchisee, but he’s far from being a newbie!

His experience in the building industry stretches back three decades – and the most recent 14 years have been spent helping people design and build their dream homes in the Bay of Plenty.

His background in project management means his tools are more about planning and spreadsheets than hammer and nails. So, when the opportunity came up to join the Sentinel Homes team, he jumped at it.

“We’re really excited by it. The management system is great – the tools they have mean we can do our jobs better and offer an even better service to clients.”

The work he’ll be doing under the Sentinel Homes banner is exactly what he’s been doing for 14 years, but with “more bells and whistles.”

“Where we see it, it’s like upgrading a car. It does the same thing, but just better, and with more bells and whistles. It means we can give customers better service and it gives our team access to better tools and nicer plans. That makes the customer experience so much better. Sentinel Homes makes it all a lot easier to keep the clients totally updated, with more systems to guide them through each stage.”

He also likes that Sentinel Homes shares his values for excellent work, client care and long-term planning.

“We’ve run a strong company and we get good referral business, so a lot of what we do is aligned with what they do, just with a bit more icing on the cake,” he explains.

“I really like their ethos and model and I like where they’re planning to go in the future – it’s all good solid stuff.”

Tony spends his weekends caravanning with his wife Janice, relaxing on the beach or hitting golf balls around. He also has one of his grandkids living nearby, who he says keeps him busy. He says he’s looking forward to serving the BOP market he knows so well by combining the great systems from Sentinel Homes with his proven track record.

Need Land?

View More

Get great ideas at a sentinel show home this weekend

Contact us today!

Tony O'Brien

Managing Director

027 699 9015

Shane Raymond

New Home Consultant

027 570 0908

Nick Dredge

New Home Consultant

021 933 113

client testimonials!

From the minute we walked into the Sentinel Homes Waikato show home it was love at first sight.

Kevin & Marcia Hinton

Sentinel were 100% transparent about the process. Their communication was excellent, they have a really great app that keeps you up-to-date.

Louise Petrie

The Sentinel Homes team were all great, each offering a different set of skills and providing ideas about different ways of doing things.

Amanda Coombe
Western Bay of Plenty

The Sentinel app makes building your own home so easy. I’ve already shown it to many of my friends and family.

Cory & Tania Brown

We wanted someone we could trust and Hayden from Sentinel Homes, Wellington was very open and transparent right from the start.

Alan Mumford
Upper Hutt

We always felt in control of the build, due to the open lines of communication.

Thomas & Caitlin Weston
Stanmore Bay

Each morning when we woke up, we could go in to the Sentinel app and check the latest uploaded photos of the work on site

Kevan & Michelle Stewart

We made a few changes, and it just was not a problem. We didn’t have to compromise.

Megan & Glen Ellis

Sentinel Homes don’t cut any corners – they take care of your home for the long term.

John & Viv Burnett

All the pricing was really transparent and the build came in right on budget, we’d definitely build with them again. We absolutely love this house.

Wendy & Dale Williams

All the way through, communication was excellent and the Sentinel Homes crew were like our mates! The house was built on time and bang on budget – we couldn’t have asked for better.

Kevin & Angie Mounsey

what's next?

Let’s get together for a free, no-pressure meeting with one of our team, at your place or ours.

We can't wait to hear your ideas!

Call 0800 456 321