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New Zealand Multi Award Winning Master Craftsman Builder
Earthquake Damage Analyst for EQC Christchurch
Building Consultant-Project Manager Hands on Construction


Brief  History

I was the First Registered Master Builder in New Zealand to win FIVE different National Categories in the Registered Master Builders House Of The Year Competition.

My origin stems from Marton, a town in the Rangitikei region of the lower North Island, New Zealand. It was in Marton during the 1970’s that I took over the running of the family company, Percival & Sons Limited after having completed my apprenticeship. Along with my younger brother Chris we worked together with our father Patrick and developed a reputation for outstanding quality and exceptional attention to detail – Qualities that are still the backbone and philosophy for me today.

I moved to Whitianga and built on a small scale with two to three staff members for a number of years. However as my reputation for quality, service and innovation grew amongst Architects and Clients I expanded and with more recognition from House of the Year I gained awareness Nationwide.

In addition, continual growth in Whitianga’s Town Centre resulted in me applying my knowledge and expertise to several light commercial buildings and my first fully equipped waterfront restaurant, On the Rocks. I then Co-Designed and built The Fireplace Restaurant on the waterfront.

The late 1990’s spelt phenomenal growth for the Coromandel region and subsequently the building industry. Capitalising on the rapid development of Matarangi Beach Estate – a lifestyle resort 30 kilometres north of Whitianga, I engaged in several high profile, architectural projects including a Francis Clarke designed home for Dr Marcus and Sheree Stone of Auckland. Completed in 1998, I entered the home along with three others into the Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. The home launched me into the industry spotlight, taking first place in it’s category as well as the coveted Supreme Award for the Auckland/Northern Region. In September of that year, this outstanding project won first place for Category 5 at the New Zealand House of the Year Awards. Rod Percival became an industry household name throughout the country, since then I have won a total of Forty Eight Awards including National Supreme Winner overall in 2002. I went on winning and was the First Builder in New Zealand to win FIVE NATIONAL CATEGORIES IN THE HOUSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS!!!

2010 brought about life changes that led me to Christchurch as a House and Land Damage Analyst/Estimator for the Earthquake Commission, I worked until December 2011 then headed to Europe to further my knowledge in Sustainability and Design for 12 months. In January 2013 once back in NZ I contracted my services to Mainland Claims Ltd in Christchurch who had a large team inspecting Earthquake Land Damage and providing estimations. After the Land Assessments were completed, I was selected to join the Multi-Unit Building Team assessing, measuring and recording damage on a Mudmap and finalising reports.

I am open to Project Manage New House Builds anywhere in NZ. My partner and I are fully mobile.

Career Work & Project Experience:

Designed and built houses
Built over 130 New Houses from 60m2 to 600m2
Built two 150 seat Restaurants including the design of one, On the Rocks & The Fireplace in Whitianga
Built New Shops plus fit-outs
Fit-out for a Twin Cinema Complex
Alterations & additions to many different styles of houses
Re-piling of houses and Commercial Buildings
Built an Olympic sized swimming pool & associated complex
Designed & Built the Largest Woolshed in the North Island (8 Stand)
Built Workshops & Garages
Free hand Concrete screeding of floors. Concrete paths-kerbing-silo bases-driveways
Stone paving-Kitchen fit-outs- Recycled Parquet flooring & pot belly stove install in (Italy)
Stone walling-renovations & internal reframe & line out construction in (France)
Large stone paving project in (Italy)
Large Pergola/carport & maintenance & painting in Redondo (Portugal)
Apartment repaint & bathroom fitout in Tavira, (Portugal)
Maintenance & painting to apartment in (London)
Deconstruction of house joinery & fittings ready for new fitout (Austria)
Joinery-Kitchen fit-outs-Roofing-Spouting
Insurance contract work
Fencing – Stables – Cattle-yards – Woolsheds-Haybarns
Repairs & maintenance
Eight months commercial
Loads of TG&V Flooring-Tiling-Painting

Areas I Have Worked

Bay of Plenty-Papamoa Beach

Marton-Wanganui-Palmerston North




Matarangi Beach-Hot Water Beach

Hahei Beach-Cooks Beach-Simpsons Beach

Onemana Beach-Otama Beach

Opito Beach-Kuaotunu Beach

Whangapoua Beach-Langs Beach

Herald Island-Kerikeri-Auckland.

Portugal, France, Spain, Italy,

London, Austria-Vomo Island Fiji.

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