Lance Hutton is one such builder, and along with his partner, interior designer extraordinaire Jana and their team of professionals your dream build will be completed with no corners cut, no details left to chance, and a superior, professional finish from inside out.
Established in 2010, Hutton Builders was created by Lance Hutton who had a vision to combine his passion and love for creating quality homes and renovations with a desire to share his expertise and knowledge with others to deliver projects of the highest quality. Having honed his craft for over 18 years since leaving the local high school Lance fully understands and appreciates the importance of what people are asking him when they place their trust in him to create their dream home or renovation.
“People have their life savings tied up in their dream homes when they ask us to build them, they have saved all their lives to be where they are, the least we can do is to make sure they can go through the experience with no stress, no problems, and everything done right first time.”
Testimonials from clients show that Lance can do that time and time again and has successfully built a name for himself across the wider Auckland and Coromandel regions for top quality workmanship and service across a range of projects, from high end architectural builds, kitchens, small extensions, bathroom renovations, to decks, sheds and light commercial buildings.
“I can visualise what clients are wanting when they talk to us and when I look at their plans. Measurements and details all make sense to me, and I have the eye to be able to visually see the end product in my head when we are discussing what our clients are after which gives me the ability to meet and exceed client’s expectations.”
Whilst Lance looks after the ‘bones’ and the foundations of the projects, working and overseeing all aspects himself or ensuring a team member emulates his expectations, former Detective Jana works on the interiors, when she isn’t busy running after the couple’s two children Mila and George.
“I qualified as an interior designer while I was working as a Detective in the NZ Police. The time came when Lance needed me to step up and help out as his business grew and I realised that working alongside him was where I wanted to be, so I started to look after the clients in a project management role. Where he can achieve anything from a construction side for our clients, I manage the whole process, and can help them create interiors that fully integrate and suit their own styles.”
The working relationship works well and the two complement each other, further illustrating what they both see as a natural extension of their own roles as part of a family owned and operated business that turns clients into friends. Because they keep their client base small, they ensure that they stay across every part of every project keeping the quality levels consistent, the progress constant and can address any issues as they arise, although as Lance points out issues are few and far between.
“Not many builders are as involved in every part of the process of their build like we are, we are very much old school, we do our own profiles, our own footings, we create our own framing, cut our own Gib, we can do our own concreting. I believe it’s why we have very few issues because we are involved from the start right through to the end with either completing the work ourselves or closely managing our subtrades. It means we get things done right, the first time.”
Jana agrees and happily points out that many clients are taken with how clean, tidy and organised the lads are on the job and the care they take with their tools.
“we have had clients say how impressed they are when the lads turn up in smart uniforms, with their tools all placed in tidy, clean vehicles. We take a lot of pride in what we do. Clients trust us with creating their dream homes and we respect that. Treating them and their space and properties with upmost respect is important to us.”
It’s no wonder then, that the Hutton’s now refer to many of their clients as friends. They have been known to unpack furniture, pick up groceries, water the gardens, and that is all part of the service! Planning a new build or creating a renovation in an existing well-loved home is something that requires careful planning and consideration when choosing the right people to help you and who you choose to trust to develop that relationship with is critical.
Lance and Jana at Hutton Builders believe they have created the right mix to offer potential clients looking for that special builder to assist. They invite you to call them and discuss your requirements, because they believe probably like you, that quality should have no compromise.