Just one year after becoming a registered master builder, Daniel Davies of Davies Construction Service in Te Awamutu took out two Silver Awards in the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2007 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Projects Awards.
The properties were in the $250,000-$350,000 and $350,000-$450,000 categories respectively.
Mr Davies has been in business for seven years, and employs eight staff. He came across to the RMBF from Certified Builders a year ago, and has been really impressed with the organisation’s professionalism, particularly the time taken by the Waikato Association to assess the quality of his workmanship.
“They came and spent half a day with me, looking at my building work to make sure I knew my stuff,” he says.
Quality workmanship is obviously at the top of his list of priorities. He takes pride in being able to call himself a registered master builder, and is rapt that the organisation takes an interest in him and his progress.
“The House of the Year competition is a big drawcard to being a registered master builder. We were really stoked with our awards — we didn’t expect that in our first year! The home owners were really happy too, and it was great to have them with us at the event. It was an awesome night and a good opportunity to catch up with other people in the industry.”
Mr Davies has also recently purchased a commercial building in Te Awamutu to operate from. This way he’ll be able to spend quality time discussing his clients’ needs before taking them to see show homes.
The advantages to Mr Davies being a registered master builder are already very clear to him. He’s looking forward to using the House of the Year quality marks to lend weight to his already successful business.
“I’ve got a couple of projects on the go at the moment that I’ve got lined up for next year’s awards.” And this time he’s eyeing gold!