Who we are.

Built for Excellence
We are committed to delivering the best experiences and superior outcomes for our clients.

Our founder Hamish has been enhancing spaces for over 25 years. Our projects include residential renovations, new builds, architecturally designed homes, workplace and retail fitouts.

We are also a bit different. We take the time to listen and understand your project. We build strong relationships with our clients, designers and contractors, and together we work hard (really hard) to turn your vision into an even greater reality. This comes naturally to us.

 

Everyone has a reputation and we are quietly proud of ours. Our clients partner with us again and again, trusting us to deliver. Designers enjoy our collaborative approach and commitment to achieving their vision. Contractors know us for construction sites that are well organised, enabling them to do their best work, while Project Managers know we will get the job done with integrity and transparency.

Built team
Our team
Building excellence requires great people. Our team of craftsmen are highly skilled in Construction Delivery, Quantity Surveying and Carpentry.
Hamish
Hamish Donnithorne
Director
Hamish Donnithorne
Director
The definition of a craftsman, Hamish has worked in both NZ and the UK covering roles from carpenter, quantity surveyor, project and construction manager. Known for exceeding client expectations, you will find Hamish working closely with designers and clients to ensure quality. Hugely interested (and knowledgeable) in the industry, Hamish is always up for a chat.
Jonathan
Jonathan Dunne
Operations Manager
Jonathan Dunne
Operations Manager
11 years experience with light commercial and high end residential means Jonathan’s skill in delivering projects to scope and within timeframes has been tested and proven. Jonathan is committed to ensuring a project is enjoyable rather than stressful for clients. A carpenter and LBP, he is often found planning, tinkering and solving problems to ensure smooth delivery for his clients.
Steph
Stephanie McCallum
Business Manager
Stephanie McCallum
Business Manager
Steph’s background in finance means she has an innate ability to balance the numbers with the aesthetics of a project. Firmly focused on quality Steph has been involved in property for a over a decade with firsthand experience in renovations & new builds. Steph loves to see the initial concepts of a project transform into the finished product.
Sharon
Sharon Mitchell
Office Administrator
Sharon Mitchell
Office Administrator
Sharon ensures Built is as high performing in the office as it is on a construction site. A nurse in her previous career coupled with years of experience in financial and office management, she is exceptional at ensuring the smooth day to day operations of Built. She enjoys seeing initial concepts come to life and the premium finishing that Built delivers.
Dragos
Dragos Hutanu
Quantity Surveyor
Dragos Hutanu
Quantity Surveyor
As a Quantity Surveyor Dragos has worked across a wide range of projects in both NZ & Australia spanning both commercial and residential. His favourite milestone in a project is when a foundation is finished, not being as ‘visible’ as the rest of a project it’s often a forgotten milestone – but a lot goes into reaching this point. His success as a Quantity Surveyor is enhanced by his unique background enabling him to visualise the completed project, foresee hurdles and mitigate these.
Cynara
Cynara Firmo
Project Manager
Cynara Firmo
Project Manager
Having always been drawn to creating, designing, & making things happen the construction industry is a natural fit. She is passionate about creating spaces that increase efficiency & productivity & as Project Manager utilises her ability to communicate, engage and influence to ensure projects are delivered efficiently and on time. Cynara thrives of the planning process required for the complex jobs.
Callum
Callum George
Site Manager
Callum George
Site Manager
As qualified commercial pilot the fast-paced nature of the construction industry drew Callum in. He is the Site Manager for Built’s office projects & enjoys taking a blank canvas and transforming it into a fantastic working space. He finds the process of bringing so many different elements together to form a finished space satisfying. Callum brings strong interpersonal skills & a creative side that allows him to effectively manage sites and achieve that something special for clients.
Jacob
Jacob Walsh
Site Manager
Jacob Walsh
Site Manager
Jacob is a qualified builder with nearly a decade of experience in construction. His building experience is crucial to his success as a Site Manager, enabling him to apply this knowledge to projects, provide direction & ensure a cohesive finished result. Jacob looks after Built’s high end residential projects; he will likely be the first person you see every morning throughout the build. His building experience means he is always willing to jump on the tools to get the job done.
Cole
Cole Garrett
Site Manager
Cole Garrett
Site Manager
Cole developed an interest in the finer details of construction and honed a unique ability to critically think about projects. Starting his career at a consultancy, he was exposed to council requirements, contracts, & client relationships. Cole’s worksites are known for being well organised & he thrives on working through a problem to achieve a solution that is physically possible, time efficient and cost effective, ensuring clear communication along the way.
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William Kimber
Cadet Quantity Surveyor
William Kimber
Cadet Quantity Surveyor
Working as a builder and having exposure to the construction industry sparked William’s interest into Quantity Surveying which fits nicely with his enjoyment of working with numbers. Currently studying Construction Management, majoring in Quantity Surveying William is enjoying getting deeper into the realm of QS. He enjoys seeing a finished project come together and the knowledge that he could help make that happen.

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