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About Us

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Kiwi-owned and operated, the success story behind Classic Builders began over twenty years ago.  This was when Peter Cooney and Matt Lagerberg saw a need in the market for quality, value-for-money homes, delivered within a pre-agreed time frame and at a fixed price.

Founded in the Bay of Plenty, Classic Builders has grown to include the Waikato, Northland, Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown.  The company has expanded to become the largest residential house builder in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato, and is the fifth largest residential building company in New Zealand.  We build almost 700 homes a year.  This growth is phenomenal, as Peter and Matt personally oversee every region, choosing to avoid the franchise model of home building, which inevitably adds additional costs to a customer’s home build.

Matt and Peter also wanted to grow digital technology within the building industry, for the benefit of customers.  Today, as leaders in building technology, they implement a highly functional computer system that supports the building process.  In turn, this means client services run seamlessly from beginning to end of a home build.

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As the company has grown Peter and Matt’s roles have evolved.  Peter now takes a more strategic role in the development of the Classic Group. The Classic Group consists of Classic Builders, CBC Construction, Classic Developments and Classic Technology Solutions.  Peter advocates for customers through his role in the Development Working Party for the Bay of Plenty Region, as well as working with the Affordable Housing Community in New Zealand. 

Matt is a qualified Joiner and Project Manager and as co-director he oversees all aspects of the business. Matt personally ensures that your home is constructed using quality products to the highest workmanship.  The Classic Builders 10-year Guarantee offers you an assurance of quality, as well as the certainty we will stand by your home for the years ahead.

But really… it’s all about you!

Building a home should be life changing and choosing the right builder is crucial in making this change a good one.  We take all the stress out of the process; our builders and designers are the best in the industry.  The majority of our home building is a direct result of customer referrals, which is a testament to our excellent customer service.

With a portfolio of over 150 house plans available, ranging from $100,000 homes to multi-million dollar residencies, we believe we offer a wide range of options and have a great team of people to help walk you through the building process.  Our teams have local building experience and knowledge, and they work together with you to design and build a home that suits your needs, and your lifestyle.  Come and visit one of our show homes.  We’d love to meet you!

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