Winning duo


Husband and wife duo Mark and Ali Metzger of Metzger Builders Ltd (MBL) were over the moon when their home took out the Nulook Builder’s Own Home category in the Registered Master Builders 2009 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers.

It was the second national win for MBL, which also took out an award in the National 2008 House of the Year.
“The home we built in 2008 provided us with an opportunity to test a range of new and innovative products,” Mr Metzger says.
Mark and Ali believe an important part of their business is maintaining good relationships with their clients.

“We regularly invite our clients up to our place for a cup of coffee and to see some of the things we have done in our own home. It is also reassuring for them to see the type of quality they can expect from MBL,” he says.
“Having a husband and wife team also adds to our offering. Not only do we pride ourselves on quality builds and place high importance on client relationships, we have the advantage of working with our clients from the luxury of our own home.”

Mr Metzger started Metzger Builders Ltd in 1996, and believes the company’s main point of difference is its holistic offering.
“We have been through the building process ourselves and know all the anxieties home owners face. Having won two national awards, I guess you could say we have lived and breathed what our clients are going through.”

Mr Metzger says the company’s goal for the next year was to raise awareness that top quality doesn’t have to mean paying top dollar.
“People have a perception that quality comes at a cost, but MBL is extremely competitive. Winning awards should be looked at as an indication of value for money, not that you are unaffordable,” he says. 

Metzger Builders Ltd has also won two awards in the Canterbury Registered Master Builders 2010 House of the Year.
“Once you have won a national award the challenge is to maintain the standard — it is hard to get to the top but it’s even harder to stay there,” Mr Metzger says.

To view some of the Metzger Building Ltd’s award-winning homes,