Hi I'm Richard.  Welcome to our website, I hope it has been informative and hope it helps you in your search to choose a builder.  The following will help you to get to know a bit about us.  Right from a kid I knew I wanted to be a builder!! In fact I was actually nicknamed "The little Supervisor"  as a 4 year old, by the builders who were building in our street.  When I was 10, I won a competition for my age group for designing the "Keith Hay Homes Home of the Future".  Complete with Hydro slide and glass roof.  After four years of getting top in woodwork at Rangitoto College, I started a building apprenticeship on the North Shore of Auckland.  During these four and a half years we worked on residential homes, light commercial and multiunit developments.   I quickly embraced the challenge and by the age of 20 I was foreman.  At the start of the year 2000, on completing my time,  I wanted to get out of the city and move to Whitianga.  The place I considered home and where my family had been since the late 1800s.  I then worked for nine years with local business Rod Percival Builders, well known for building award-winning homes.  The last four years I was a foreman and together with my team, we were acknowledged with many Master Builders awards for the quality of our work and level of craftsmanship.  With a year and a half gap in the middle of this period, I worked in London as a foreman for a High-end Property Developer, renovating homes and "mansion apartments" in the Kensington, Clapham and Wandsworth areas.  

In 2009, together with my wife, two year old and 3 week old daughters, we took the plunge and started HAMR Home.  Fourteen years later, another daughter (whos now 11) and up to eight workers, we have proven ourselves to be top quality, award winning builders, with a raft of very happy clients.  Building truly is my passion and I love my job - but when I do take time out I enjoy spending it with my family and of course doing what Whitianga is known best for ...... boating and fishing!!