Wellington born and bred, Craig officially began his building career in 1989 as an apprentice in our wonderful city. Now with over 30 years experience working on more than 900 houses, from altering workingman’s cottages to building multi-million dollar luxury new homes, his skills have delivered high-quality renovations and new builds all over Wellington, and in the UK.
Craig embraces the challenge of building better homes for New Zealanders – warm, healthy and energy-efficient should be a minimum. Being one of the first in Wellington to build his own SIP home, using Passive House principles (along with utilising solar panels), he truly walks the talk.
As a Certified Passive House Tradesperson, New Zealand Carpentry trade qualifications, and Licensed Building Practitioner registration in two disciplines (both Carpentry and Site Two) – you have independent confirmation that Craig is competent in co-ordinating and overseeing the most complex residential building projects. Under Craig’s guidance Bright Build has won five Registered Master Builder House of the Year Awards.
However, the real evidence of Craig’s expertise is to be found in his work and relationships with his clients. To read more about his building experience click here.
Jen grew up in Hawke’s Bay, and came to Wellington for University were she gained a BSc and a Masters in Management (Technology) with Distinction. Jen is a vocal advocate for raising New Zealand’s building standards and sustainability, and was voted in as the first female member of Wellington Registered Master Builder Executive.
From her thesis on remediating New Zealand’s contaminated sites through to Senior Marketing, Managerial and Executive corporate roles given Jen a wide knowledge of strategy, leadership, project management, sustainability and the importance of delighting your customers. Her goal is to provide the very best in high-performing homes and customer service across the entire Bright Build building experience.
In 2013 Jen and Craig joined forces to create Bright Build – representing a unique combination of their respective skills and expertise with the aim to lift the standard and sustainability of residential building in Wellington. To further her expertise Jen has studied and passed the Stage 1 Exam for Passive House Consultant, and is partway through her ATTMA qualification.
Adrian is an integral part of the Management team, and his leadership and building skills are a much valued asset to Bright Build. As Foreman, his focus on work ethic, quality and timeliness ensures a great result. Adrian is known for his high standards, and his apprentices are lucky to be taught by a skilled craftsmen.
One of the projects that Adrian is most proud involves one of Wellington’s icons – Park Road Post. Adrian has worked on a number of projects at Park Road, helping cement its place as an internationally renowned Post Production facility.
Adrian loves building – it’s his favourite past-time. When not on-site, you are likely to find Adrian renovating his own home.
Roger provides expertise across many areas of Bright Build’s business – contracts, human resources, commercial arrangements and financial advice.
Roger is an accountant and has been the commercial manager for a number of large companies in New Zealand. His breadth of experience spans many industries including: exporting meat works, a consultancy firm, innovative start ups and even a commercial building firm that specialised in bridge construction.
Having recently sold his business (employing 150 people), Bright Build is grateful to have Roger’s extensive experience and knowledge on board.
And don’t be fooled by the Accountant stereotype – Roger spent his formative years on the tennis circuit, travelling in a converted ambulance with his surfboard tied on top.
With a true eye for design, Deb is our expert graphic designer. Initially Deb’s love of art and design led to a degree in Arts, Art History and Classics at Victoria University, followed by further tertiary study in Graphic Design. Three years in London were spent saving (and then spending!) her earnings to experience first-hand the architecture and art-filled museums throughout Europe.
Deb’s life-long interest in architecture and interiors is a true asset to Bright Build. Expertise from roles such as a Digital Artist for Clemenger BBDO Advertising help Bright Build maintain and expand our brand across a variety of mediums. And an amazing ability to stage a room and instinctively know the best placement for furniture is highly valued by Bright Build and our clients.
Deb’s other passion is food, and her years in New York were spent as a designer and marketer for an esteemed New York high-society caterer. The culinary arts are still a big interest for Deb, with time spent researching foods and writing her food blog.