Builders auto Ladbrook house

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. 


Craig & Caroline Ladbrook,
Acacia Bay, Taupo

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”. 


Heather & John Dickie, Taupo

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.


Rosie and Stuart McLeod, Wharewaka, Taupo

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.


Lynden Over & Christine Robb, Ngauruhoe St, Taupo

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.


Vicki Rosser and Steven Cotterell, East Cape

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.


Martin & Nickie Dickie, Whanarua Bay, East Cape

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.


Fiona & Graeme Ricketts, Taupo

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”.


Sally & Jock Stuart, Taupo