Holah Homes is an award-winning designer home construction company, and a 100% family owned and run business, based in Hamilton. Because we've been certified builders since 1962, you know you can trust us to build your new home to the very highest standards.
Holah Construction Ltd was first started by Clyde Holah in 1962, as both a commercial and home construction company. Ever since then, Holah Homes has been in Holah hands and the company is now in its third generation as a family business.
Today the company is proudly run by Clyde's grandsons: Phil, Grant and Marty Holah. Together they run the business with the same family values that Clyde founded the company on nearly five decades ago, and uphold Holah Homes' reputation as one of the leading certified builders in the Waikato.
There aren't many home construction companies that have been family-run for over 50 years. But Holah Homes is proud to be one of them. What's more, we've been a certified member of the New Zealand Master Builders since the company began in 1962, showing our continued commitment to the highest building standards.
When you want a home that's stylish, strong and built to last, you know you can trust Holah Homes to build it for you. Our commitment to the highest standards of design, materials, workmanship and customer service has been recognised many times in competition, with our homes winning numerous construction awards, including the coveted Master Builders awards.
Because you're an individual, the ideal home for you probably isn't one straight off a plan. That's why we listen to your needs, and design a new home for you that's as unique as you are. Whether that means an architecturally-designed custom build, an exclusive adaptation of one of our proven designs or you'd like us to build your home from another architect's plan, we can help make your dream home a reality.
In a climate of leaky home scandals and fly-by-night builders, it's good to know that your new home will be safe, secure and leak-free for many years to come. We stand by our products and our workmanship one hundred percent, which is why every new home we build comes with a 7-year Master Builders guarantee as standard.
With a history spanning nearly 50 years, we've built hundreds of new homes all over Hamilton and the Waikato. Our commitment to providing quality workmanship and service has earned a reputation as one of the best new home construction companies around. Just have a look at what some of our customers are saying about us.
Phil joined the company in 1995 and served his time on site with his father Alan, before heading overseas to further his experience as a qualified quantity surveyor and architectural designer in Europe. When he returned to Holah Homes, Phil brought with him a unique combination of the good building practice he learnt here in New Zealand, along with his overseas construction experience. He worked for the company as an estimator for 12 years before taking over the company from parents Alan and Beryl, along with his two brothers in 2008. Aside from his position as Managing Director, Phil also heads up the company's sales and design teams.
Grant joined Holah Homes Ltd in 1987 and worked alongside his father Alan, learning the Holah Homes' values of outstanding quality and customer service. Today, Grant is a company director, and remains in charge of project management. He also manages the company's apprentice training - an area he strongly feels is essential to the future of the company, and to the building industry as a whole.
From his base overseas, Marty manages the company's investments. Of course, that's when he's not pursuing his career as a professional rugby player. Marty began helping out in the family business as a labourer, and assisting his father and brothers with general site work. While his rugby career has taken him overseas, he is still very much part of the family business and enjoys getting back 'on-site' whenever he can.
Alan joined Holah Homes' parent company, Clyde Holah Ltd, after completing his builder's apprenticeship, and has been with the company ever since. Throughout his time in the building industry, Alan has been responsible for many housing, commercial and semi-commercial projects, so he has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer. In 2008, Alan and his wife Beryl handed the company onto their three sons, but he remains active in the company today as lead builder.
In 1980 Beryl Holah started working for Holah Homes as a bookkeeper. By 1983 she had begun working on site as well, wallpapering and painting new houses. Beryl began working in her current role as full time Accounts Manager in 2003, and, despite having taken a step back from the company in recent years to allow her sons to run the business, Beryl still works for Holah Homes as Account Manager, and is a valued member of the team.
Heading up the Holah Homes design team is Steve Jenkins, who has an illustrious career as both a joiner and designer behind him. Steve began working as a joiner’s apprentice in 1991, and proved himself an exceptional talent by winning both the 1992 and 1993 Apprentice of the Year competitions. He also won the Waikato Skills Olympic in 1995, and in 1996 started his own very successful joinery company
However, in 2005, Steve was ready for a change and decided to branch out into building, closely followed by a spell of further education with a NZ Diploma in Architectural Technologies (NZDAT) in 2008. He started working with Holah Homes in 2009 as a designer, and quickly progressed up the ranks to become Lead Designer. Steve continues to win awards for his work, including the Te Kopua Pap Kainga Design Award in 2010.