In a small town reputation is everything and Ringrose Construction is proud to have developed an excellent name in Ruawai since it was started in 2013.
It helps that owner Cole Ringrose is a local born and bred and his family has lived in the area for even longer. It was when Cole and wife Alana wanted to return to live in Ruawai that Cole started building in the area.
The reputation of Ringrose Construction quickly grew and, coupled with the building boom, saw the business take off. It now employs ﬁve staff.
Cole grew up on a farm in Ruawai and completed his building apprenticeship in Whangarei where he worked on a range of residential and commercial projects.
He says it was this experience, particularly in the commercial ﬁeld, that have given him strong project management skills and the ability to run both large and small jobs.
Cole, who has now been building for around 15 years, is a Licensed Building Practitioner and member of New Zealand Certiﬁed Builders.
Ringrose Construction can complete a variety of projects including new home builds, renovations, alterations, smaller jobs such as decks and fences, house maintenance and repairs and farm projects.
Cole’s skills in concrete work have seen the company build driveways, shed ﬂoors, cow yards and feed pads.
Because Ringrose Construction can complete so many different types of jobs it gives clients one point of contact no matter what building work they may require, says Cole.
For example Ringrose Construction has just built a 2000sqm concrete feed pad and a 300sqm implement shed.
At present Ringrose Construction is working on a 160sqm home at Bayleys Beach comprising three bedrooms, two bathrooms and double garage. The contemporary style home is clad in Linea weatherboard and stacked bond blocks.
The company is about to start its ﬁrst commercial project – a 400sqm ofﬁce block for Kaipara Kumara. When he gets time Cole is also working on his own home being built on the family farm.
A traditional style home with timber weatherboards and rimu ﬂoors, the house is 330 square metres and has four bedrooms, three toilets, two bathrooms, two lounges and a three bay garage.
Cole project manages the multiple jobs the company often has underway as well as being on the tools. He says this gives great control over project quality and timing.
He is assisted by his team of three qualiﬁed builders, an apprentice and a labourer. As all have come from different areas of the building industry – new homes, renovations and maintenance – they all bring unique skillsets to projects, says Cole.
Alana takes on the important administration role in the business leaving Cole free to focus on building.
“I just have to worry about swinging a hammer and she does everything else,” says Cole crediting Alana’s role in the business as a key factor in the company’s success. As work is busy Cole says he is pretty happy with how things are progressing.
“It would be good to just keep things ticking along as they are and keeping everyone in work.
With people moving here from Auckland to retire and the farms in the area as well as some local businesses there is plenty going on.”
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