Jennian extending reach in Canty
Jennian Homes has been a strong brand in the Christchurch area for over 20 years.
With the recent addition of two new company directors, its reach in Canterbury is about to be extended from Kaikoura right through to the Rakaia.
Proudly Canterbury born and bred, Dwayne Prendergast and Paul Jenkins have injected significant business, project management and hands on building experience to the Jennian Homes Canterbury team.
“It’s probably a unique situation with two of the directors working in the business,” says Dwayne.
“As General Manager I’ll head the sales team, and focus on getting the Jennian brand and buzz back out to the community.
“Paul’s the project manager. He’s the guy driving around on site, meeting and working with clients.”
The brand has been heavily engaged in the Canterbury rebuild post quake for the last few
years, building on average a hundred homes a year.
Prendergast says it’s now time to reestablish the brands retail presence.
“The timing’s now right to better utilise the resources available to the Jennian brand, refocus on the retail side of our business and engage directly with the public to build quality bespoke homes that people want to live in.”
Being part of the wider community is a key focus for Jennian Homes Canterbury, who will shorty operate from its brand new base in Sockburn.
With showhomes in Kaiapoi and Wigram Skies, construction is about to start on showhomes in Rangiora and Rolleston, offering customers an inspirational shop front and personalised home building experience.
“It’s very much back to basics and understanding the needs of the greater community when building houses, just as Jennian has always done,” says Dwayne.
Jennian Homes Canterbury’s personalised touch starts with the sales consultants who work hard putting the client at the centre of the sales journey.
Using standard plans as a starting point, an essential part of the Jennian ethos is to identify each customer’s unique living requirements and design a bespoke home matching the customer’s lifestyle.
That personalised experience does not stop when the sales contract has been signed, says Dwayne.
“We want to make sure their journey is a good one,” he says.
“It’s a tough process building a house.
You make close to 400 decisions on the way through and we try to provide a very personal and supportive experience for our customers,” he explains.
“Paul and I have a real investment in making sure that the customer experience is a good one. The buck stops with us.”
Leveraging from a good team of loyal builders and sub contractors, along with supply partners with the very best of products, Jennian Homes Canterbury is able to deliver a personalised bespoke experience at very competitive pricingExciting times lie ahead for the Jennian Homes Canterbury with retail sales quickly increasing in momentum since early 2017.
“Our real focus is client involvement, client communication and quality of product through our suppliers and trades,” says Dwayne.
“We don’t want to be the biggest players in the rgion– but we do want to be the best in the region.”