The Birchfield family from Greymouth felt they had hit the jackpot as they drove home in a brand new Toyota Prius worth $62,000, thanks to Lockwood.
When the Birchfields signed on to build a Lockwood home last November they went into the draw to win Toyota’s environmentally-friendly Prius vehicle with a state-of-the-art hybrid system.
The Birchfield family were flown to Rotorua to be presented with their prize at Lockwood’s head office, and drove back to Greymouth in time to see their new Lockwood two-bedroom cottage foundations being laid.
“It has been a whirlwind of a month!” Mrs Birchfield says. “We’ve really been looking forward to getting our Lockwood home under way with the great team at Lockwood Greymouth, and couldn’t believe it when we were told we were the winners of the new Toyota Prius!
“Then, to be flown up to Rotorua and hosted by the team to collect our prize has been the icing on the cake!”
Lockwood chief executive Bryce Heard says Lockwood has had so many great partners involved with this initiative, which started with the company’s expo last November to raise money for the Life Education Trust.
“We are very grateful to Rotorua Toyota, ITM, James Hardie, Lighting Direct, Nalco, Metal Craft Roofing, Verda, Tasman Pink Batts and National Glass,” Mr Heard says.
“We’re committed to providing our customers with great quality homes and, as part of our business philosophy, we aim to exceed expectations.
“It is wonderful to see satisfied customers, and it was great to be able to present the keys to the new Toyota Prius to the Birchfields.”