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Prior to joining Sentinel Homes over 4 years ago, Steph spent most of her career in Human Resources, working in both corporate and consulting roles. Her passion for people, combined with her ‘obsession’ with residential architecture and design, is what motivated her to join Sentinel. Steph loves meeting new people and working with them to understand their motivations for building a new home. Steph’s role is to guide clients through the design, specification and pricing process and her clients appreciate her attention to detail and the time she invests to make sure they love their new home. Outside of work, Steph loves getting amongst nature, paddleboarding at the local beach or walking the Waitakere Ranges tracks. Her, and hubby Rod, love good food & wine and are avid animal lovers, with 2 adorable canine ‘babies’.
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Dennis project manages our Design and Build portfolio and has been in the industry for 25 years. As the son of a builder he was pretty much born with a hammer in his hand and dragged along to construction sites as a kid. Dennis holds a wealth of experience across the industry from building architectural homes, high rises and bridges, rebuilding damaged homes for insurance companies, and has spent the last 9 years in project management. Dennis loves working with clients on a home they have designed and seeing their excitement through the different stages of the build.
After hours you can find Dennis with his dog at the beach, surfing, fishing and enjoys a spot of karaoke after dark.
Jordan is one of our Junior Project Manager’s learning the ropes on our multi-unit developments. Jordan has spent 7 years in the construction industry gaining various skills and most recently plastering and installing Gib cove. He is thrilled to join the Sentinel family and enjoys learning new things on site and meeting new people.
Outside of work Jordan enjoys many hobbies including cooking, going to the gym, travelling, trading and investing.
Kelly supports our sales team to make sure things run smoothly, and ensure they have everything they need to guide our clients through the planning and design stage. Kelly has worked in customer service for over 10 years and loves supporting people to achieve great outcomes. Kelly’s favourite part of the job is learning something new every day through the variety of projects we build.
When Kelly isn’t running around after her two young sons, she enjoys spending her time outside at the beach along with collecting and propagating house plants.
Christie joined Sentinel Homes in 2016 and has a passion for making things simple and easy.
As our GM, Christie knows how important it is to have a great team who share the company's commitment to building quality homes for our clients and creating an environment where our teams can thrive and deliver amazing client outcomes.
Christie's key skills include planning, strategic decision making, implementation of process improvement programs along with knowledge of fiscal management, HR management, and residential construction regulations and health and safety. You can expect 100% transparency, honesty and integrity when working with Christie!
Outside of work Christie loves spending time with her family, making memories - going on road-trips around NZ (and abroad when we could still do that :)
She loves a good book or a good movie or 2 or 3 ..through to the early morning hours.
Belinda supports our construction team and keeps the cogs of the office moving smoothly every day. She is our office Mum and takes care of everyone walking through the door every day. Belinda recently joined our growing team and is loving the variety that comes with the construction industry as there is always something to learn.
After hours Belinda is a busy Granny to her three beautiful grandchildren. She loves spending time with family and friends and doing crafts in her spare time.
Damian has worked with Sentinel Homes for 12 years now and looks after all the accounts, ensuring our trade partners and staff are all paid on time. He loves to balance and tally the figures and has a keen eye to make sure we are staying on track and keeping a close eye on our project budgets.
When he isn’t balancing the books you can find Damian working in his vegetable garden and playing a game of badminton.
Ben has a passion for building and designing and his family has been involved in property development and construction. Ben grew up working on building sites as a teenager and his family is still involved in Construction projects overseas. After acquiring a property renovation franchise, Ben gained a Level 3 Carpentry and Construction Certificate, and brings a unique perspective on designing and building and can talk to the process of a build from the ground up.
In his spare time Ben is always working on a small online stockmarket investment app and enjoys a round of golf but his real passion lies in property and new builds.
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Jack has recently joined the family business as a Sales Cadet. He is keen to learn the ropes of the business whilst completing his BBS and Massey Uni. After qualifying for the Y12 business trip to both New York & London, he then was involved with the Young Enterprise Foundation (YES), where he & his team created an online service platform. These skills have created a solid platform for Jack to enter the world of business and expand his knowledge.
In his spare time, Jack loves playing football, hanging with his girlfriend or playing FIFA with his mates
Teige handles all preconstruction for subdivision clients (both house build and civil works) and is currently studying Quantity Surveying part time. Teige’s communication and account management skills have proved invaluable with all the moving parts of subdivision work. Teige loves working with Sentinel as there is something new to learn every day and enjoys working with a dedicated and industrious team.
When not in the office or studying, Teige spends his time outdoors hiking or playing football and also enjoys a spot of gaming.
Kathy has worked in the industry for over 12 years in both real estate and as a New Build consultant here in New Zealand and overseas. Kathy absolutely loves the design stage and helping clients bring their ideas and vision to life. Her extensive knowledge has seen her thrive in the subdivision area of Sentinel Homes, helping dozens of Mums & Dads unlock the equity they were living in and create handsome portfolios for them and their families.
Outside of work Kathy enjoys spending time with her large family, hanging at the beach and working on her garden.
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Claire’s journey started as a client for Sentinel Homes when building her first home in 2016, she enjoyed the process so much she completed a Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) and then contacted North & West to see if they were looking to expand their team. Since 2018, Claire has worked on numerous projects taking clients through the pre-construction stage from sign up through to consent and moved into the Senior Quantity Surveyor position in 2021 where her focus is on our light commercial projects.
Outside of work Claire enjoys spending time with family and friends and whipping up delicious treats for her husband, Steve and daughter, Sienna in the kitchen of her recently completed second Sentinel Homes build.
Heather has recently joined our team after working as an Account Manager at Placemakers. She has been in the Construction Industry for 19 years, and loves being amongst it on site seeing the day to day. Heather is thrilled to have joined the team at Sentinel and can’t wait to learn the ropes and hand over the keys to her first project.
When Heather isn’t spending all her spare time supporting her children in their sporting commitments, she enjoys watching the V8’s, a good cold beer and will never pass up an opportunity to head out on the water for a spot of fishing.
Brock works across all of our site projects supporting the Project Managers and oversees our ever important maintenance program. He skills on the tools sees him as our ‘jack of all trades’ and is our go to for any last minute jobs that may come up. Brock enjoys supporting the team to achieve efficient quality results and loves the variety he encounters every day.
Outside of work Brock loves spending time outdoors and hanging out with his family and friends.
With a long history in business development, Leon loves using those skills to build great relationships across all facets of his business. He particular enjoys seeing concept plans come to life when he visits the finished product that was once just an idea on paper. He derives great satisfaction from a job well done.
Outside of work he loves surfing the beautiful beaches around Auckland and is known for his passion of coffee and sugar.
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Ben is a Project Manager on our multi-unit developments and has been Project Managing for 4 years now. Ben comes from a family of craftsmen and he naturally followed suit and completed his apprenticeship in Boat Building right after school. After a while he knew he wanted to be involved in the home construction industry somehow. Ben started working on high end housing and transitioned into medium density projects. Ben’s favourite part of the job is working closely with our team and the client to deliver the highest quality development and enjoys the challenge and learning that comes from each new project.
In his spare time Ben enjoys all sports, especially the NFL. He loves travelling and can’t wait for the world to get back to normal so he can take his wife and daughter on another world trip.
Olly is our Construction Manager and wears many hats both in the office and out on site supporting his staff and our trade partners. Olly is a professional problem solver and is responsible for everything in Construction. From training and managing our Project Management team, through to product and supplier procurement. He has worked in the Construction industry for 7 years and his favourite thing about working at Sentinel Homes is being part of a strong solutions focused team who work together to achieve great outcomes for our clients.
When the tools are down Olly enjoys playing Pokemon Go and spending time with his family and friends – and of course, his beloved dogs!
Rhiannon helps Design & Build Clients get from contract signing to approved Council consent. Rhiannon enjoys working with clients to ensure their plans and specifications are the perfect fit.
Outside of work she is the ring master of her travelling circus of two girls, two dogs and a cat. She enjoys organizing and reading, averaging 100 books a year!
Daniel is in his last year of a Bachelor of Property at the University of Auckland. He wanted to experience the practical side of the industry alongside his studies and see how projects develop and transform on site. Daniel enjoys the variety and challenges within construction and is looking forward to working alongside our expert construction team.
When Daniel isn’t busy studying and reading up about all things property, he enjoys exploring our beautiful coastline, freediving, and getting lost in a novel.
Don has been with Sentinel for over 10 years and has been in the construction industry for even longer, after some time driving big trucks around the North Island. Don’s construction knowledge is vast and he has worked on many projects in the industry. From residential homes, retirement villages, along with Kainga Ora and ACC renovation projects. Don juggles all things construction to ensure all our wonderful projects are getting ticked off in the right places and getting CCC issued on all our builds. Don’s favourite part of the job is working closely with all of our trades to achieve a fantastic finished result.
Don is a dedicated family man and spends his spare time road tripping with his wife, daughter and dog and likes to collect a thing or two. From hats through to rugby books and other memorabilia.
Greg has been with in the building game since forever and is our invaluable ‘go to’ person at Sentinel Homes. Greg is primarily responsible for pricing our jobs and works closely with our Sales Consultants to ensure clients selections are on point and within budget.
Outside of work Greg enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.
Maree has been in the new property industry in Auckland for over 14 years. She’s used her marketing and communication skills to build a team of experienced staff and trade partners who operate across both Design & Build and Subdivisional work
Her team have been winning GOLD at the House of the Year Awards since 2011 and are known for thoughtful design, superb workmanship and transparency of communication. Their referral base speaks volumes to the success they have enjoyed in building this family run company.
Outside of work, Maree loves the outdoors; especially the beach. Hiking, swimming, exploring – Maree is all about adventure.
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Greg is a Project Manager for our Clevercore projects operating in South Auckland. He has many years of project management experience.
His favourite part of the job is seeking efficiency in the build process. He also enjoys maintaining good relationships with both clients and subcontractors.
Greg is also a trained commercial pilot and a keen tennis player. His main interest these days is music and he has played drums for many bands for more than 35 years and is currently playing in selected tribute acts. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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!0800 456 321Email us
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!0800 456 321Email us
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.
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!0800 456 321Email us
Nate - owner and general manager, Nate is tasked with "steering the ship", He's a builder by trade, who still loves to get on the tools and is currently President of the Waikato branch of Registered Master Builders.Nate has worked in almost every role within the business which helps him lead the team and work with each department to ultimately deliver on the vision which is to create thriving environments for our people, our clients, and our community. Nate believes that by focusing on the development of the team, the team will be equipped to look after our customers and build partners, meaning that we can all do what we say we will do. Nates favourite parts of what he does are seeing our people grow and learn, and handover days are a real highlight. "Seeing whanau excited and proud to be moving into their new home is a real buzz that I could never get sick of!" Says Nate. Outside of work Nate is a family man who adores his two young daughters and beautiful wife, as well as enjoying the outdoors in the form of fishing, diving and travelling.
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Emerson has been in the building industry for 20+ years and this allows him to offer our clients an experienced and balanced input as part of their building project. Dealing with people is Emersons favourite part of his role and he believes in ensuring everything we do is centred around making the process as enjoyable as we can for our clients through proactive communication. Emersons role is about providing leadership and direction both to our design and build consultants and wider team to offer a level of service that not only provides our clients comfort, but exceeds their expectations. Emerson is always first to suggest a social outing and is known for how fun he is to be around - hence he's the party starter! Outside of work Emerson likes to hang out with family and friends, loves his footy, and can often be found riding around the river trails on his bike with his sons.
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Abbie has been with the Sentinel team for over 4 years and is an integral part of our sales team. Abbie's role is to guide our clients through the design, selections and pricing process and every client who deals with Abbie is well looked after, with the result being a beautifully designed and well thought out home. With every question answered along the way, it is no surprise that Abbie maintains strong relationships with all of our clients. Outside of work Abbie loves wining and dining with friends, spending time at the beach and she is currently building her own Sentinel home in coastal Raglan.
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Kirstie is our resident design-guru and everyone who meets her can feel how passionate she is about her job. Helping people is her favourite part and she's very good at design, but having a Dad and Husband who are builders means that she's very good with the finer details and processes of construction too. Outside of work you'll find Kirstie helping Harry on-site as they start building their own home or at the beach with her dog Jack, and catching up with friends.
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Renee supports her construction team and helps to keep things ticking along. Her favourite part of the role is dealing with our clients and she loves the friendly dynamic of our team. Renee has a keen interest in interior design and is looking to grow into doing more of the selections and colours process with our clients over time.Outside of work Renee loves to spend time with her young family (her kids Evie and Cooper are beautiful!), she keeps fit by running, loves to cook and is doing up her own home.
Stacey is the juggling master of the construction team ensuring all the boxes are ticked for our construction team to start building on site and supporting the project managers in their role throughout the construction process. Stacey is an ex Ambulance Officer having moved from her home town of Tokoroa to settle in Hamilton. Outside of work, Stace loves spending time with her gorgeous daughter Manaia and the rest of her family.
Ash started with us as Accounts Manager whilst completing her Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying). After some time in the Quantity Surveyor seat Ash has taken on the role of our Head of Delivery where she provides leadership and direction to the Construction & QS teams ensuring that jobs are financially and operationally managed throughout the process.Ash’s favourite part of the role is being able to contribute in a big way to the completion of beautiful family homes and the responsibility that comes with it.Outside of work Ash likes reading, gardening, going for bike rides and walks with the kids and her husband Daniel.
Haley looks after our accounts department to ensure that all of our build partners are paid on time as well as looking after the financial wellbeing of the business.Haley loves the flexibility of her role (especially having two young kids) and that we support her and give her every opportunity to grow. She believes that everyone wants and brings out the best in each person, and she loves that she has contact with every department and person in the business because of her role.Outside of work - Haley loves spending time with her family, fishing when she can get out, and having an occasional dance music night with her friends and a few wines!
Rowdy is a Project Manager and one of the qualified builders in the team. His favourite part of the job is looking at a finished product and being proud of it. Dealing with happy owners and getting to see the looks on their faces when they get the keys is extremely satisfying to Rowdy. Outside of work, Rowdy is a keen fisherman and golfer.
Nathan (Nate) is an ex-builder and has been in the building industry for 15 years. Nate his known for his cool, calm and collected manner and ability to take everything in his stride. His favourite part of the job is seeing the home completed but Nate also enjoys talking clients through the milestones of the build and watching progress week to week.Outside of work, Nate loves fishing, mountain biking, and hanging out with his son Noah.
Ryan was a professional gamer for 5 years, which allowed him to travel and live around the world. When he came back home to New Zealand, he decided to get into the construction industry as a Quantity Surveyor. He's currently completing a diploma in quantity surveying, while working as part of the team at Sentinel Homes. Outside of work Ryan enjoys spending time with his partner and family - outside doing things around the house, running and playing sports.
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Molly has been associated with Sentinel Waikato since it started in 2015 and has now properly joined the team as one of our Design and Build Consultants. Molly graduated Otago University with a Psychology degree and loves that her job allows her to interact with so many different people. Her favourite part of the job is working with clients in the exciting stage of designing their dream home, while also being a part of such an awesome team. Outside of work, Molly enjoys playing hockey, creating music, going out with her friends, and cuddles with her puppy Milo. She also has a passion for travel and has been lucky enough to have travelled extensively while being brought up in Scotland.
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Luke has 25 years of experience in the building industry under his belt – starting as a carpenter and then spending the last 10 years in Supervisory and PM positions. He struggles to pick his favourite part of the job as he has a real passion for all aspects of the construction process, but he does really
love handing over well-built, beautifully-finished homes.
Outside of work, Luke loves being in the outdoors – camping, boating, and fishing with his son Archie. You can also catch Luke tearing up the stage at one of his band’s gigs as he loves performing and writing music with his rock band.
Luke has 25 years of experience in the building industry under his belt - starting as a carpenter and then spending the last 10 years in Supervisory and PM positions. He struggles to pick his favourite part of the job as he has a real passion for all aspects of the construction process, but he does really love handing over well-built, beautifully-finished homes.Outside of work, Luke loves being in the outdoors - camping, boating, and fishing with his son Archie. You can also catch Luke tearing up the stage at one of his band's gigs as he loves performing and writing music with his rock band.
Rhys is our enthusiastic, friendly sales consultant. With 12 years of experience in sales within FMCG, Rhys‚Äô latest role was regional sales manager for the Apple Press, however his love for the construction industry has not been a recent discovery. Before Rhys got into FMCG, he completed a pre-trade certificate in carpentry at EIT in Hawkes Bay, so he's now done a full circle and joined us! Rhys' favourite part of the job is working with clients to build their dream home.Outside of work he loves sports and fitness, fishing - majority of the time in Raglan, and chilling with family and friends.
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Dave grew up in Paeroa and went to Thames High. He completed an apprenticeship in joinery before working as a team leader, building transportable homes for 5 years. He met his wife, Melissa, in a pub in Queenstown and moved to Germany with her where he worked as a plumber for 2 years before moving back to New Zealand together.His favourite part of the job is working closely with people to design, build, and deliver their dream home. Outside of work, Dave enjoys spending time with the family - which includes his two gorgeous kids, Lucas and baby Ivy - and friends, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.
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Nick spent two year studying full time in Wellington where he graduated with a Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying). He grew up in Raglan so he moved to Hamilton to be closer to home, friends and family, and to also buy a house and start a family. Before joining Sentinel, Nick worked for 7 months as a Junior QS for a subcontractor. His favourite part of the job is seeing a project go from plan to being built, and the collaboration of the team making it happen.Nick loves to play golf, go fishing, camping, and spending time with his fiancé when he's not at work.
Having moved to New Zealand from China over 20 years ago, Mei has made a home for herself here with her husband and three children. Since living here, Mei has dabbled in all things design and draughting. Her favourite part of the job is using her technical expertise to help more Kiwis build their dream homes. Outside of work, Mei enjoys finding new recipes to try out, watching Netflix (mainly comedies), and playing table tennis - but only non-competitively!
Eileen started her career with a Bachelor of Communications from Waikato University before moving into Premier banking overseas and Agricultural finance here in NZ.More recently Eileen has been running a commercial construction company with her husband Ryan where she has found a love for construction and building. Eileen’s clients are in good hands when she combines her knowledge of finance, construction and passion for interiors to bring our clients ideas to life. Eileen is currently in the process of building her dream home so is attune with the whole process directly. Outside of work Eileen enjoys adventures with her family and friends, great eats, and has a keen eye for fashion & design.
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Fresh out of school and only 16 years old, Tu is Sentinel Waikato's first apprentice builder. Although his family are originally from the south of the North Island, Tu was born and raised in Hamilton, attending Hamilton Boys High. He has 3 brothers and 1 sister, and likes to play rugby and go to the gym whenever he's not working. Tu's favourite part of being an apprentice for Sentinel is how much he's learnt and developed as a builder already. He also loves how welcoming and nice the team is and how they're always there to help when needed.
Noah has joined the team after having a year of experience in building with a focus on internal linings. He is keen to complete his building apprenticeship and also aspires to move into other areas in the industry in the future once he has enough experience.Outside of work, Noah enjoys spending time with his mates, live music, and when possible getting into the gym and throwing some tin!
Monique is the friendly face that welcomes everyone to our office. She looks after general administration in our office and provides support to every department. Monique loves to be creative which compliments the marketing side of the business, helping with the advertising and social media content. Monique studied teaching then lived in London and travelled for two years. Her favourite part of the job is helping people out and being part of such a driven, positive team who help push and challenge you to be the best version of yourself. Outside of work, Monique enjoys getting creative with her graphic design, going on nature walks, coffee with friends, and spending time with her family.
Fraser grew up in Cambridge and has 20 years of experience in the building industry under his belt. He started as a hammer hand in the UK for 3 years before returning to NZ to become qualified. Fraser has taken on multiple roles in the building industry, from carpenter, to foreman, and now project management. His favourite parts of the job are seeing the build take shape and clients' excitement throughout the process - especially around frames going up, and of course completion. Out of work, Fraser loves to hunt, fish, play golf, dive, chill at the beach and just spend time with his partner and two boys - especially on family holidays.
Parag comes from a Business Management background and has worked in higher management & leadership roles in the retail & hospitality industry for the past 14 years. Parags long held love for Architecture and infrastructure prompted him to pursue a career in the construction industry. This is why he is now working as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor while studying to obtain his Diploma in Quantity Surveying. Parags favourite part of the job is to be able to be part of the whole process, and to be able to say "I was part of this beautiful creation". Outside of work, Parag likes Landscape sketching, relaxing at the beach, trying new wine & food and hanging out with friends and family.
Nate and Jordon Alley have built and renovated their own homes and this is big factor that contributes to their belief - that well designed and built spaces enhance the lives of families. This is what they find really exciting every time they get to build new homes for their clients.
Nate is a Builder by trade, and has been building new homes for nearly 15 years, including multiple House of the Year Gold Award winning homes. Raised in Tokoroa in the south of Waikato, Nate moved to Hamilton as soon as he left school and got an apprenticeship with a reputable local builder who did high end architectural homes as well as commercial construction. From there, Nate moved through the ranks of Foreman & Project Manager to managing his own business. It was during this time that Nate was able to observe what worked well between various building businesses and bring the best parts together to form his own team as Sentinel Homes. Although not on the tools day-to-day anymore, Nate loves to put his tool belt on as much as possible because of his love of building.
Jordon is a primary school teacher at a local school and loves working with children and seeing them flourish. Prior to this she had a career in sport, where she played over 30 games for the Black Ferns 7s team and travelled all over the globe on the World Sevens Circuit. Jordy has a real interest in interior design and Nate loves how she can make a house feel like a home.
Together Nate & Jordy have 2 beautiful daughters that they adore, and will both tell you that being parents is “the best thing ever”. They love Hamilton and the Waikato region and are looking forward to raising their girls in NZs fastest growing city. They’d love to hear from you to discuss your building plans for you and your family.
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