Harris Builders is an award winning building company based in Nelson at the top of the South Island. Nelson is reputed to have the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, nestled in the sheltered waters of Tasman bay surrounded with mountains to the west, hills to the east with golden beaches and rivers meandering through it's valleys.
"We believe that our builds enhance our community both visually and aesthetically."
We are a small versatile building company, our predominant market is building architecturally designed houses at the top end of the market. Projects we engage range from commercial, alterations, renovations to shop fits. We have over 12 years experience in the Nelson region and a reputation for quality. We are a Registered Master Builder and licensed practitioneer.
Managing Director, John Harris is "hands on", as in he still swings a hammer. He's very much involved in the process right from the start. John first became involved in construction with a local earthworks company as a holiday job whilst home from his studies at university. He soon realised that he preferred working outdoors, a lifestyle that has shaped his life as a young man. A keen tramper, alpine climber and now enjoys the diversity of multisport and adventure racing. He has nurtured a culture amongst the staff for quality workmanship and attention to detail. We employ qualified carpenters and oversee the training of apprentices. We are a family business with John's wife Jo managing our home-based office.
"Let us take the stress out of building, we have the experience and expertise to manage your project"
Organising contracts, insurance and site management and providing a timeline we can do this for you. We prefer to align ourself with proven subcontractors who have the same drive for quality as we do. We want the build to be a stress-free process by managing our sites well, keep the channels of communication open and work together with our clients to achieve the desired result.