Mike Stroud from Stroud Homes in Pukekohe knows the answer to what makes a successful new build. He has been building homes for over 16 years, ensuring every customer was given the very best level of service and in that time has seen plenty of shoddy operators come and go. Even in the current Covid climate where some builders are experiencing extended delays, Mike is confident in his process and his team and the company focus that the client is THE focus of everything that they do.
“Stroud is built around the customer. Everything is planned and carried out with the customer’s needs at the centre. Like everyone, COVID means we are having to adapt our processes, but it isn’t something that is causing us unnecessary issues,” says Mike.
Stroud Homes originated in Australia when the leading franchise of GJ Gardner James Stroud, struck out on his own, after successive knockbacks when he tried to improve the systems and homes within the existing franchise model. With close to 40 successful franchises throughout Australia and New Zealand the brand continues to grow from strength to strength, Mike Wilson is now entrenched in Pukekohe and is keen to help even more locals into their own dream homes.
“We offer a fully legit 20 week build guarantee. We are an efficient client centered company, we know that you are paying rent or interest on your build. We know that you want to plan ahead and expect your house to be built on time. To ensure this happens, we have highly experienced staff and contractors utilising highly efficient technology that schedules and streamlines each stage of your build. Watch out for the build times out there that are watered down and offer you no assurance about when your new home is going to be finished. Or who use the COVID situation to engineer potential delays.”
With Stroud Homes, you can either buy off the many plans they have available, over 100 in fact, or you can engage them to build a custom build just for you. They are all prepriced and come with up to 81 inclusions that take the guesswork out of building. Their plans range from the smaller, compact designs, perfect for newer housing estates, such as the Aria, Fantail and Kingfisher plans, through to the positively palatial Piha, Pohutakawa or even Rimu plans; (the Rimu comes with a granny flat!)
Once you have decided on a plan with Stroud Homes, the skilled team of contractors and project managers take over. Making sure you are kept up to date over the 20 week build guarantee timeframe with regular updates using videos calls and guided tours through the build every Friday.
There are a growing number of happy Stroud customer now in Pukekohe and each one has only the most positive things to say about the process, so much so that they all are happy to recommend the company to others looking to build and that says Mike is the biggest compliment that he could have.
“I love building and I love my job, but it wouldn’t be worth it if our customers had not had the best build experience with us. I’d invite anyone planning to build to come and see us down at our display centre and see the different in the process when the confidence is built in from the start!”
“Everything is planned and carried out with the customer’s needs at the centre. Like everyone, COVID means we are having to adapt our processes, but it isn’t something that is causing us unnecessary issues.”