30 Years and more than 1000 houses later, Tony and Melissa have built one of the most successful building companies in New Zealand.
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
From the day we opened our doors more than 30 years ago, we’ve had one goal: to build good solid kiwi homes that were affordable for every Kiwi to own. We’ve grown up a lot since Tony and Melissa Clark founded the business in 1986, but the heart of our company is still to help Kiwi’s build their dream homes.
After working in the building industry for several years, Tony had become frustrated with the lack of good leadership accompanied with poor systems and processes that often plague the building industry. As a builder, Tony regularly dealt with client issues, material problems and hold ups on house builds, all caused through a combination of bad management and poor systems and processes.
INNOVATING BUILDING IN NEW ZEALAND
Tony and Melissa saw a niche in the market to do things better and this kiwi spirit of innovation became the cornerstone of Summit Homes success. There’s nothing hard about building a house, and with well over 1000 houses built to date, we’ve honed our craft and processes own to a fine art.
Not only do we do it better, but we build quicker and to a higher standard than others. Part of the reason we can do this is the commitment we make to employee our own staff rather than using contractors. This means we can control the quality and building processes allowing us to build our houses in 12 weeks or less. We love surprising and delighting our clients and regularly are able to achieve what seems to be impossible.
OUR MISSION AND VISION
As a family owned business, we bring our values into everyday life with a shared passion and enthusiasm for our work, and for delivering excellence in build quality and customer service to you as you embark on your journey of new home ownership.
We believe every New Zealander should be able to afford a home and we’re doing everything we can to negotiate preferential rates and finding better supplies to keep the build costs down and because there are no franchise fee’s we can pass the savings directly onto the home owner.
From the first moment you step inside one of our show homes, to the day you move in and beyond, you’ll experience our superior customer service and highly experienced guidance. We employe high quality tradesmen, some of whom Tony has trained himself, as they understand the Summit way and processes. You can be confident you’ll be in good hands when you build with Summit Homes.