Identifying a gap in the market for bespoke quality built architecturally designed homes, with a fully managed process led to the establishment of Wanaka’s award-winning construction company Turnkey Homes ten years ago.
Managing director Justin Carnie, who is a multiple award-winning builder, is the face of the company and heads a highly experienced team.
“ Sales and design manager Hayley Barbour has worked in the building industry across New Zealand and the UK since initially studying architectural draughting and completing a Bachelor of Design (Interior Design). Chris Thornton is our commercial manager and a fully qualified quantity surveyor bringing a wealth of experience from working in the construction industry in New Zealand and internationally. Construction manager Murray Hurley is a trade qualified builder with extensive experience in construction and project management. We also directly employ a large team of qualified carpenters and apprentices.”
Turnkey Homes has developed a reputation synonymous with quality and has grown a substantial business over the last decade.
“ We build in Wanaka and the wider Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes area and quality is our hallmark. Each home is tailored to how our clients and their families like to live and is specific to their site and importantly their budget,” says Justin. “ Hayley is expert in advising clients on what is achievable within their budget, timelines and site restraints.”
“We work with a wide range of architects and architectural designers and each designer is selected specific to our clients’ individual requirements and preferences. With all our carpenters directly employed we have full control over all processes resulting in high quality and superior finishes.”
He says creating beautiful homes that complement the Wanaka and Central Otago lifestyle and surroundings is the foundation of Turnkey Homes.
“ We are proud to be part of the Wanaka community. The market is definitely booming in New Zealand and we are seeing more subdivisions being released here to keep up with the demand to build. Helping clients find the perfect site is part of what we do but equally we work with people who have already worked through their plans with their own architect or designer and are ready for them to be competitively priced.”
“ It is important to us to achieve great results and deliver a home that has captured all of the homeowners’ requirements with a clear and transparent process throughout,” says Justin. “Our ideal clients are individuals and families who want an experience that surpasses expectations – resulting in a home that they truly love to live in.”