Business booms for Far North firm
Taking risks has paid off for Probuild Mangonui.
Husband and wife team Celina and Shane Yardley left their jobs at another construction company to follow their dream of starting their own building business.
Now two years down the track Probuild is consistently busy producing high quality homes for clients in the Far North.
Celina says it is the couple’s combined skills in the industry that make the difference.
Shane is a Licensed Building Practitioner and member of New Zealand Certified Builders.
Celina brings extensive experience in the administration side of the building business.
The company employs a team of six with Shane overseeing each build. Based in Doubtless Bay, Probuild has chosen to focus on Kaitaia and Doubtless Bay as well as surrounding areas.
It was another bold move after the company was in demand in Kerikeri completing a number of new homes there over the past two years.
Celina says the couple’s vision was always to service the Far North where they are based and the work is rolling in.
They have a build in Ahipara due to start later this year, another in the early stages of the design and consent process in the Coopers Beach Estate and one due to start soon at Butterfish Bay, Mangonui.
They are also building another new home in Coopers Beach and additions to a home in Rangiputa.
Probuild focuses on new home builds – from the client’s plan or through a design and build process.
The company is the only one in Doubtless Bay to offer the New Zealand Certified Builders range of Certified Plans, says Celina, marking a point of difference.
“The designs are really well thought out and make a great starting point or people can build the plans as-is. We can make any changes necessary to suit their needs,” she says.
The home at Ahipara the company is about to start building is based on the Fantail Certified Plan.
It is 190 square metres and comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen/living/dining area. Clad in brick it is situated on a coastal site in the Sandhills subdivision.
The majority of the company’s work is new home builds but Probuild also completes renovations and smaller projects.
The couple’s own family home acts as the company showhome to demonstrate to clients the high quality of the builds achieved, says Celina.
Their home is 165 square metres with three bedrooms and one bathrooms, an open living area with separate lounge and expansive deck.
It is clad in timber weatherboards. All work undertaken by Probuildcomes with the New Zealand Certified Builders 10 year Halo guarantee.
Probuild offers free quotations on all projects.
“Our approach to home building, renovations and alterations is one that strives to uphold an incredibly high standard of workmanship on all projects, with attention to detail.
Our goal was to build the business slowly but we reached our target within a few short months,” says Celina.
“Our goal now is to continue to build on our reputation, focusing on offering high quality homes clients in the Far North. We always try to exceed our customers’ expectations.”