Skills and Experience

I have an interest in designing spaces, homes and buildings.  It’s about making the most of the space you have.  I’ve transformed many kitchen and bathroom renovations just by using space that clients haven’t thought of using.  I have designed a number of homes from basic three bedroom homes to large multi-story properties.
Through my experience in the building industry I have learnt that success requires all the tradespeople to produce quality.  I know the capabilities of local tradespeople and have the background experience to help choose the right team for your project and budget.
Everyone wants to know what a project will cost – we all have budgets that we want to stick to.  My experience means I know what costs to expect – I’ve spent years estimating and costing projects.  I like to work with the tradespeople to ensure we can present the costs upfront – so you can make an informed decision.
From renovations, new homes and commercial buildings I have been involved in  managing building projects for the last 15 years.  Co-ordinating tradespeople and planning are core strengths of mine and I’m passionate about delivering successful projects. 

Professional building consultants and construction project managers 

We provide an all-inclusive range of services for clients to choose from to help with their building projects – from ensuring the best decisions to delivering the right outcomes. We take care of all aspects of building, while keeping clients in the loop all the way, allowing them to get on with their life or business.

The quest for the best

We’ve sought to provide clients with better designs, better prices, and the best in service – turning the building process into a rewarding experience as it is generally the biggest investment of our lives.

First-hand experience of the pitfalls and rewards

With nearly 20 years in the building industry I have experienced first-hand the stresses and frustrations of building jobs gone wrong, but also the huge satisfaction and enjoyment of projects gone to plan.

Born and bred in South Taranaki, my working career has been all about building.

Learning the trade in the 90’s with one of Taranaki’s leading construction companies, Arthur Brown Construction in Hawera, I worked all over the province on projects ranging from dairy factories, cowsheds, cool stores, sports halls, swimming pools through to architectural homes and property developments.

I was 19 and still an apprentice when I got to run my first big job as a project manager.

After moving to North Taranaki I started my own business, Collins Construction, when I was 23, and did so sucessfully for 13 years. Work included residential housing projects, design and build, renovations, office and shop fitouts, landscaping, and concrete works.

After that I decided to get off the tools and this is how Rite Consulting came about.

Qualifications and credentials

  • National Cert in Carpentry
  • NZQA – 17588 – Permit to work-User
  • NZQA – 25510, 3058 – Gas Testing
  • LBP – BP102621 Carpentry, Site 2
  • Platinum Business member of the certified builders association

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