The Craftsmen are a professional and multi-award-winning residential building company based in Taupo.

Being Master Builders we guarantee our work, offer personal tailored services and will oversee your project from start to finish. We believe in making the build hassle-free, stress-free and pressure-free so you enjoy the process as well as the outstanding outcome.

We know your renovation or new build is often a once in a lifetime event for you - our aim is to make that the journey as enjoyable as the results are long lasting.


The Registered Master Builders awards we have won are a testament to the exceptional level of workmanship, creativity and innovation that our clients love us for. These awards are highly prestigious and confirm our commitment and the Registered Master Builders Association’s commitment to building excellence.


Our awards include:

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We take great pride in every one of our building projects.

We believe in creating relationships that stand the test of time as much as we believe in using materials and craftsmanship that stands the test of time!

We are committed to building excellence.

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  • When we started planning our forever house, we knew The Craftsmen were the perfect team to trust with our project.

    It was a complex and very detailed build that I’m sure at times pushed them to their limits, however being the professionals that they are, we never knew if they were feeling under any pressure.

    Rich leads from the front and his calm; organised style is reflected throughout the whole team’s attitude and love for their work. His patience meant we never felt under any pressure to make decisions quickly. 

    We are so thankful for The Craftsmen for turning our dream into a stunning reality. 

  • Rich and his team built our new home in Taupo.  From the moment we met Rich we knew we had a winner. Rich is a true gentleman with amazing patience and attention to detail. He has surrounded himself with a fantastic team who have been a pleasure to work with. Nothing was ever too much effort.  We would not hesitate to recommend The Craftsmen to any prospective clients.  You will get a quality home.

  • We are incredibly grateful too Rich and his talented team for building our amazingly crafted home. We have enjoyed every stage of the build. Any small challenges or problems were dealt with by Rich and his tradesmen quickly with no issues. Nothing was ever a problem.

    Their commitment to quality and the level of craftsmanship is outstanding and we coudl not be happier with the result. Rich’s ideas and innovative suggestions have all been implemented adding to the overall success of the project.

    We have absolute confidence in highly recommending The Craftsmen team for any building project. You will be, as we are, thrilled with the result.

  • Richard Stewart is a true craftsmen. Building a dream home can be a challenging experience but not with Rich and his team at The Craftsmen. Lynden and I enjoyed every moment of our 12-month build! From very early on we realised we could trust Rich to work through problems, innovate and adapt as the building progressed. The team built our beautiful home in Taupo with the greatest of care, attention to detail and craftsmanship well beyond what we expected.

    Lyndon and I would highly recommend Rich and his team.

  • We built our future home in Whanarua Bay while living in Austrailia. Rich gave us piece-of- mind by sending photos and keeping us up to date with issues. He made valuable suggestions to change aspects of the build respectfully and most were adopted. He was always very professional, showing concern and respect during some of the more difficult times. His patience is extraordinary and his attention to detail, excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend Rich and his team to prospective clients.

  • “Rich and his team are not your “run of the mill” builders.These men are craftsmen!

    Their attention to detail is incredible, their initiative and common sense refreshing, and the finished result really impressive.

    Nothing has been a “hassle” – any issues have been sorted with no stress involved!

    Having a small team who are completely immersed in one house at a time, makes for a smooth operation where everyone is on the same page.

    We have been so lucky to have Rich, Nigel, Tim, Mason and Logan creating our home and would enthusiastically endorse them without hesitation”.

  • “Throughout our entire building project there was never a cross word or a bad day with Richard – he made the whole experience a real pleasure. Rich & his team are true craftsmen who put a lot of effort into detail. One aspect of working with them that we thoroughly appreciated was their ability to come up with new & practical ideas to compliment the original design. We are absolutely thrilled with our home & cannot recommend Rich & his team highly enough”. 

  • “Richard’s and his team are very professional and they have the ability to make a project enjoyable! Every challenge is discussed and thoughtfully resolved. Richard has built our beach house which is four hours drive away – not being on-site meant that we had to have full trust in his decision making and work ethic.  We couldn’t be happier with the result”. 

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