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Greg Thompson

Director, TBB Legal, 2022

I was introduced to Rod in 2020 by a business colleague who had utilised his building expertise in both New Zealand and Fiji. I had purchased a 200 m2 apartment in Metropolis that my wife and I wanted fully renovated to a very high standard. Despite the objections from my project manager I decided to engage Rod on an open book charge up basis rather than fixed price contract. That decision was wholly vindicated with the quality and experience Rod bought to a c$1.2m project. He is a perfectionist and regularly proposed solutions or changes which our experienced interior designer had overlooked or could not be apparent other than on the job.

Rod worked long hours on a difficult renovation co-ordinating all sub-trades and delivered the quality we are proud to display today.

When we decided to gut and fully renovate our beach house at Whangamata in 2021 we knew Rod was the only person for the job. He moved there for 6 months and manoeuvred his way through Covid lockdowns and material shortages to honour his promise that we would be in by Xmas. Again, the quality and finishes were astonishing in a c$1m project- all family and friends could not believe the transformation and we are very proud to show off the product of Rod’s expertise on what was a more challenging assignment than even the apartment refurbishment.

I could not recommend Rod Percival more highly to anyone with a building project no matter how challenging. I would be more than happy to provide a verbal back up of this very strong endorsement.

Sonjia Wood

In January 1998, my partner and I invested in a fabulous section in Whitianga, with the aim of building a special holiday spot for visitors to this gorgeous part of NZ. After more than a year searching the entire Coromandel (and further a field) for a builder with that “X-Factor”, we stumbled across Rod and his team only a few minutes drive from our section.

They say that first impressions last, and this has certainly been the case with Rod and his very capable team. Having never been involved in a building project before,we were understandably somewhat nervous and a little wary after hearing several horror stories from colleagues and friends. Being based in Wellington did not ease our concerns – we needed someone we could trust. Well, it became very apparent from the start that we had really fallen on our feet with Rod and Co.

Rod’s ability to pull together a team of handpicked and talented professionals to produce a quality result is second to none. We were kept updated and informed of progress on a regular basis through e-mailed digital photographs and phone calls. Rod’s team worked around the clock to complete the job beofre Xmas 99, whilst maintaining the very high standards demanded by their extraordinarily fussy boss. The house was completed within a month from the start of building (not quite a record – but close!)

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rod and his team to anyone embarking on a building project. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are sure you will too.

J & S Evans

Sheila and I wish to express our appreciation and thanks for the stupendous job you and your team have done in creating our new home.

As first-time builders we were very green behind the ears regarding the intricacies and complexities of building a house but your patience and expert knowledge made the process a painless one for us.

Your ability to solve design problems and come up with innovative ideas was great.

We especially appreciated the time you and the boys were happy to give us, going over in detail progress to date and keeping us informed of any problems encountered and rectification taken. That you kept us actively involved in the process made us feel a part of the team.

Your meticulous attention to detail at all times has produced a quality home we are truly proud of.

We will have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anyone who is looking to build a home, be it small, medium or large, simple or complex because we know you will tackle it with the same enthusiasm and dedication that you have done for us. You are a perfectionist and as such take great pride in your work.

Leigh and Gwen Hopper

In late 2003 we contracted Rod Percival to undertake the construction of an architecturally designed waterfront holiday home within the Whitianga Waterways development. The stone and weather board dwelling had several interesting design features that presented some construction challenges.

We are pleased to provide a testimonial to Rod and his team. The standard of finish in particular is equal to the highest we have experienced in our capacity as property developers. The dwelling was entered in the annual Registered Master Builders 2005 House of the Year Awards for its category and achieved a National Gold Reserve Award placing it amongst the best builds in the country. This is clearly a reflection of Rod Percival performance emanating from their desire to deliver a quality product.

Our Whitianga holiday home continues to raise glowing remarks from all who visit.

Dr Marcus Stone

In my capacity as a recent client of Rod Percival it is my pleasure to confirm that Rod Percival and his team of experienced workers have completed our new beach house project with extraordinary efficiency workmanship and attention to detail.

Rod Percival is a man of unparalleled integrity and ability. I would have absolutely no hesitation recommending him for any construction project and welcome any enquiries to substantiate these comments.