Nate comes from a family of builders and started his building career as soon as he left school in Tokoroa. After completing his building apprenticeship, he progressed to Leading Hand and Foreman, then project management of high end residential builds in the Waikato, including homes that have won gold at House of the Year awards
Following on from this Nate worked for himself as a labour-only carpenter and Quantity Surveyor and it was during this time that he was able to identify what worked well between different companies and bring it all together in launching Sentinel Homes in the Waikato.
Nate likes giving back to the industry and is currently Vice-President of the Waikato Branch of Registered Master Builders and a mentor to young people in the career navigator program with the Graeme Dingle Foundation.
Family is key for Nate – he shares a beautiful daughter with his wife, and they have another on the way. Together they love sport and enjoy being out in the great outdoors
Originally a Waikato girl, Del has recently returned from 20 years living and working in Scotland where she was an executive director and business manager. She’s delighted to be back in NZ and is enjoying the new challenge with Sentinel Homes. She has a background in quality management, health and safety and environmental management. As a systems and processes person, her business management skills complement the technical skills of the rest of the team.
Having built her own home a couple of times and with an interest in interior design, Del understands the customer experience and is passionate about helping clients into their dream homes and making the experience an enjoyable one.
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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 always felt in control of the build, due to the open lines of communication.
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.
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
Sentinel were 100% transparent about the process. Their communication was excellent, they have a really great app that keeps you up-to-date.
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 Homes don’t cut any corners – they take care of your home for the long term.
We made a few changes, and it just was not a problem. We didn’t have to compromise.
We wanted someone we could trust and Hayden from Sentinel Homes, Wellington was very open and transparent right from the start.
From the minute we walked into the Sentinel Homes Waikato show home it was love at first sight.
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