Homes tailor-made for the client
It is the focus that Peter Ray Homes puts on the customer that sets the company apart, says company general manager John Baugh.
“It’s not just about building a house, we really want to take the time to get to know our customers – their wants and needs and how they want to live in their house. This means we can tailor and personalise the house to suit them. Because of this we enjoy very high referral rates,” he says.
Based in Christchurch, Peter Ray Homes has been building new homes for customers since 1990.
With more than 25 years of construction expertise, customers experience quality craftsmanship, personalised service and complete flexibility when they choose to build with Peter Ray Homes, says John.
The company offers a range of plans but in truth most projects are unique due to the high levels of personal customisation the company offers.
Peter Ray Homes also has its own in-house design team, which offers a great deal of experience meaning even customers wanting to build high end architecturally designed homes are happy to choose Peter Ray Homes, knowing they will get the best design expertise and quality without the price tag that can come from involving an architect for the plans, says John.
This means Peter Ray Homes builds at all price points from family homes to larger executive homes.
“The plans give people a starting point in terms of specifications and price. We can then make any changes they like to deliver their ideal home,” he explains.
It’s easy for building companies to claim to focus on quality but the proof is in the end result.
Peter Ray Homes has consistently won accolades in the Master Builders House of the Year competitions.
In 2016 the company took out gold in the new homes $500,000-$650,000 category and silver in new homes $300,000-$400,000 for the Canterbury region.
John partially puts this success down to the company’s long serving trusted team of contractors and suppliers, some of which have worked with Peter Ray Homes for well over a decade.
“This enables us to offer consistency of quality and service. We back this up with only using quality trusted brands when it comes to the products we build with. This all ensures good backup and support at every stage of the customer’s project and beyond,” he says.
The company has been actively building in a number of subdivisions around Christchurch including Wigram Skies, where it has been building since the sub-division opened in 2010.
John says that Peter Ray Homes has a long standing partnership with Ngai Tahu having been a preferred builder on a number of Ngai Tahu Property developments such as Tumara Park in Burwood, Linden Grove in Middleton and Prestons subdivision.
Peter Ray Homes can either build on a section if a client has purchased already or can assist them with finding a suitable site for their build.
“We’ve enjoyed working in this subdivision as Ngai Tahu really do a quality product.
“The subdivision has had plenty of growth over the years with subsequent stages released and it’s in a good location with easy access to the city,” says John.
The company is also turning its attentions to the new Ngai Tahu Property subdivision at Riccarton Racecourse.
The subdivision will include some 800 homes on the 33ha site and Peter Ray Homes will be looking to build a showhome there once the sections are available.
Peter Ray Homes also has show homes at Prestons subdivision and Faringdon in Rolleston.
Two new show homes are underway as the next stage of the Faringdon subdivision as Rolleston rolls out.
Peter Ray Homes employs around 20 people in Christchurch and also has branches in Blenheim and Nelson.
John says the company’s tag line ‘made for you by us’ signifies the personalisation and broad choice the company offers to their customers when it comes to their new home.