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SENTINEL HOMES

Bay of Plenty

Sales staff are fully vaxxed

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120 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga

Postal Address

PO Box 15 604 Tauranga 3140

Design & Build

It's important to us that your new home fits your family and lifestyle.

That's why we won't pressure you into choosing a standard, pre-built plan. Many of our clients use our library of ideas simply as a spring board to create their own floor plan and style that really suits them.

Whichever way you'd like to design your home, our expert team is here to help. Get in touch today!

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Steph Field

021 747 140

Ben Castelo

022 512 5535

Subdivision

Ready to maximise your land?

Many properties (even smaller ones!) in Auckland are now zoned for subdivision and infill housing.

Build a rental, townhouses, or stand alone homes. There are so many possibilities. Call us today and find out what's possible at your place, you could be surprised!

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Communication & Pricing

We strive for crystal clear communication and transparent pricing, so you are always in the know.

We've always known that above all, our clients want great communication, and no surprises when it comes to pricing.

Our team uses proven systems and processes to make sure you are always in-the-know, and our pricing and specification documents ensure you know exactly what you are getting, right down to the colour of the door handle, before you sign the build contract.

Find out more about our pricing here, or how we use The Sentinel App to communicate with you throughout the build.

Leon

van de Water

027 870 4522

Kathy Sullivan

021 087 15417

Knockdown & Rebuild

Love where you live, but want a new home?

With land shortages in Auckland, many of our clients are choosing to knockdown an existing home, and build a new one in its place.

This is a fantastic way to keep your address, but live in a brand new home, that really fits your family.

We'll make it easy by managing the entire process for you. Give us a call, and let's have a chat today!

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Meet the local team

Todd Wakerley

General Manager
AKA
Coastguard Volunteer

Todd has been working in the business since 2015. He’s been onsite as the company’s project manager, working with clients to make sure every box is ticked, and seeing our team go home safe every day. He's recently taken over from co-owner Tony O’Brien to become General Manager, Todd brings that on-the-ground experience to the role. He has some big ideas for how he can deliver more to the business and to his clients.

027 699 9013

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Tony O'Brien

Director
AKA
Golf Enthusiast

Tony has been in the residential building industry in the Bay of Plenty for over 30 years. He's built a team of experienced staff and subcontractors who really know their stuff.

With many Master Build House of the Year Awards, Tony’s drive for quality and design is well proven.

Outside of work, Tony loves to spend time with family, and on the golf course.

027 699 9015

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Nick Dredge

New Home Consultant
AKA
Martial Arts Instructor

With a builder for a Dad, Nick practically grew up on a building site! It was only logical that he would end up in the industry. Nick has been working as a New Home Consultant with us since 2018 and has recently stepped up to fill the role of sales manager. His passion for design and sound practical knowledge helps his clients create unique and special outcomes for their new homes.

When not helping clients build houses, he keeps himself busy training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu National champions!

021 933 113

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Shane Raymond

New Home Consultant
AKA
Art Collector

For years Shane has had an interest in design and how the things we surround ourselves effect the way we live. Which is why Shane takes the trust in helping his clients build their special home very seriously.

Shane is always humbled when clients entrust their life savings and their passion and ideas with him and the journey they will have together.

Outside of work Shane likes to collect art works and loves finding unusual objects to go in his already crowded home. Travel has taken Shane to many interesting places and be able to meet so many different people and hope one day soon that will happen again.

027 570 0908

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Paula Toner

Sales Consultant
AKA
V8 Petrol Head

Paula has always had a strong passion within the building industry, her Dad was a builder for many years so she became very familiar with the housing trend and how it's evolved over the years. Paula has an eye for detail in design & takes a lot of pride in building strong customer relationships with her clients working closely alongside them throughout their building journey, always keeping her clients well informed and updated is top priority.

Outside of work Paula loves her motorsport, with Bathurst being one of her yearly favourite events to watch with family & friends, Paula really loves her Holdens and has a strong following of her most favourable drivers Greg Murphy, Jamie Whincup and Shane Van Gisbergen. Classic cars is also another passion of Paula’s having previously owned two Mustangs, the Beach Hop is also another all-time favourite yearly event that she loves to attend.

021 837 007

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Nicky Whiu

Pre-Construction Administrator
AKA
Undersea Explorer

Nicky supports the sales team with contract administration, looks after pre-construction process and provides health and safety advice to the team.

Her favourite part is working with clients to ensure selections and colours are ticked off ready for the construction team.

Outside of work Nicky loves spending time with her two daughters and husband diving our beautiful oceans in the bay!

027 699 9021

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Jean-Pierre Le Roux

Quantity Surveyor
AKA
Tauranga Triathlete

JP is our head QS and has gained a lot of experience in the residential/commercial market which he brought over with him when he joined the Sentinel Homes BOP team. He has gained his quantity surveying degree in South Africa and has 5 years of QS experience now.

JP is responsible for costing/estimating and accurate pricing on all our jobs, doing all the clients selections/variation to their needs and ensuring our clients get the best value for money.

JP’s favourite part of being a QS is working on the financial side of the project throughout the built and getting it done within budget.

Outside of work JP is a qualified scuba instructor, loves the outdoors, camping, playing golf, participating in triathlons/races and exploring NZ with his beautiful wife.

Sandra Leslie

Accounts
AKA
Readaholic

Sandra is our go to girl for accounts and ensures all payments are made as agreed.  Sandra enjoys being part of the team in Tauranga.  Outside of work she enjoys walking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Tania Parnwell

Pre-construction Support
AKA
Master Chef

Tania is a member of the pre-construction team providing administration support. With a background as a CAD operator she is passionate about architecture and design. She enjoys helping clients work through their specs and selections part of the building process. Outside of work Tania is a foodie who enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, entertaining family and friends and traveling.

Simon Barker

Project manager
AKA

Simon recently joined Sentinel homes as a project manager. He is the former owner of an engineering business and has extensive experience in customer focused roles.  Simon enjoys the construction process and the intricate detail of design and build and the best part, handing over the keys to a beautifully finished high quality home.

Originally from England, Simon has lived in the Bay of Plenty for over 20 years. Outside of work Simon loves to travel and has explored numerous corners of the world. He has been heavily involved in Coastguard as both a volunteer skipper and unit leadership. Simon has played golf since his school days and still enjoys getting out on the course when the opportunities arise.

Shaun Kingi

Project Manager
AKA

Shaun has been working in the construction industry from a very young age. Starting off in manufacturing of frames and trusses, to bricklayer by trade, to a LBP.  Shaun has a range of knowledge and skills he brings to the table with 8 years of project management experience.  Planning, good communication with the a strong team delivers results.  His favourite part of the job is watching the milestones being met and being proud to hand over a dream home to happy clients.  

Shaun has a young family and is a keen car enthusiast in his spare time. You can usually catch him down Papamoa beach surf casting or out in the harbour fishing!

Tony O'Brien

owner

owners

of sentinel homes

Bay of Plenty

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Todd Wakerley

General Manager

027 699 9013

Bay of Plenty

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Tony O'Brien

Director

027 699 9015

Nick Dredge

New Home Consultant

021 933 113

Shane Raymond

New Home Consultant

027 570 0908

Paula Toner

Sales Consultant

021 837 007

Nicky Whiu

Pre-Construction Administrator

027 699 9021

Jean-Pierre Le Roux

Quantity Surveyor

Sandra Leslie

Accounts

Tania Parnwell

Pre-construction Support

Simon Barker

Project manager

Shaun Kingi

Project Manager

client testimonials!

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
Hamilton

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

Megan & Glen Ellis
Warkworth

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

John & Viv Burnett
Auckland

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

Thomas & Caitlin Weston
Stanmore Bay

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
Whangaparoa

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
Waikato

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