About Us


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, Queenstown and Canterbury.  The company has expanded to become the largest residential house builder in the Bay of Plenty and Whangarei, and is the second largest residential building company in New Zealand.

Matt and Peter are focussed on improving digital technology within the building industry, establishing systems and programmes that benefit everyone involved in the process of building a home. The transparency, efficiency and reporting these programmes bring means that the Classic Builders team can deliver a seamless building experience for every client.


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, Classic Life 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 Warranty offers you an assurance of quality, as well as the certainty we will stand by your home for years to come.


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 more affordable 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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