Looking to develop her skill set, Ursula began her own Interior Design Company on the Northshore for a period of 15 years, but the attraction to the building industry remained, evidenced by Ursula completing several build projects at the same time.
In 2016 Ursula, in conjunction with her husband Brent, set up Sentinel Homes North Rodney, a boutique operation aimed at assisting and guiding their client base to design and build family homes in the Rodney and Kaipara area. With a hand-picked team, their territory is from Puhoi to Waipu, with focus on Warkworth/Matakana/Omaha/Point Wells areas, and have demonstrated time and again the understanding of clients' needs and wants.
Ursula's background has ideally positioned her to continue in this vein. She has refined the business and can boast highly respected, industry experienced staff to work with her. Communication and experience are keys to the philosophy Ursula brings to the equation: empathy and understanding is pivotal in guiding and supporting their clients. It is a very hands on experience when you deal with Ursula and her team.
The concept of client care is best illustrated in the "Start to Finish" ethos and has resulted in clients becoming friends, such is the relationship that is developed. Building and designing a home is an expensive undertaking and it is critical that understanding their clients dreams and hopes is the overarching principle that Ursula and her team follow.
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The Sentinel Homes team were all great, each offering a different set of skills and providing ideas about different ways of doing things.
We made a few changes, and it just was not a problem. We didn’t have to compromise.
We always felt in control of the build, due to the open lines of communication.
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.
Sentinel were 100% transparent about the process. Their communication was excellent, they have a really great app that keeps you up-to-date.
Sentinel Homes don’t cut any corners – they take care of your home for the long term.
We wanted someone we could trust and Hayden from Sentinel Homes, Wellington was very open and transparent right from the start.
The Sentinel app makes building your own home so easy. I’ve already shown it to many of my friends and family.
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.
From the minute we walked into the Sentinel Homes Waikato show home it was love at first sight.
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
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