Why highmark

At Highmark Homes, customer satisfaction is absolutely paramount.
Why Choose Highmark Homes


A new home is likely to be the largest investment you will make in your lifetime, so it is vital to deal with a house building company you can trust, and which can be relied upon to deliver exactly what you’ve paid for – and on time. That’s exactly what you get with Highmark Homes!

At Highmark Homes, customer satisfaction is absolutely paramount.

Highmark Homes has a long-standing reputation for excellent design, construction work and great communication with our clients.

Through our nationwide teams Highmark Homes has constructed thousands of homes throughout New Zealand.

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Building kiwi homes for over 50 years

The Highmark Homes story begins with Bob Hunt who began building in Tauranga in the 1960s. Through his company he built over 5,000 homes and has more than 50 years of experience in residential construction, marketing and business in the building industry.

Bob began his first building company immediately after finishing his apprenticeship in 1968 which led into transportable homes through the central North Island along with low-cost affordable homes constructed in the Bay of Plenty and then extending throughout the North Island.

This led on to subdivision developments in the 1980s through to spec homes along with many smaller developments in the 1990s. At this time Bob saw a niche in the market for kitset homes, which builders and DIYers could build themselves. In the late 1990s Ryan (Bob’s son) was back in Tauranga from travelling and building overseas and built the first kitset show home.

From 2000 the company pursued this opportunity until this market became saturated and together with legislation amendments and the economy, changes were required.

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In 2008 Highmark adapted to the changing market and business environment by modifying our business model and returning to our roots of building homes from start to completion.

The vision, when Highmark Homes was founded, was of homes that were affordable but of a high quality.  Highmark Homes clients range from families through to developers and from small projects through to large homes.  In general starting from pre-designed standard plans from our brochure or website, developed and tailored to our client’s individual needs.

It has taken a fair bit of sweat and a whole lot of hard work to get to where we are today.  We are 100% New Zealand family owned and operated company with our head office located in Mount Maunganui.  We are an innovative company that thrives on delivering on time, quality building work within a client’s budget. We’re proud of our successes and we want to build on them and share them with a team of like-minded Licensees to market and construct Highmark Homes throughout New Zealand.

In 2022 Bob retired from Highmark Homes to take on other projects with Ryan now leading Highmark Homes as Managing Director.

Ryan Hunt,
Managing Director, Highmark Homes


All Highmark Homes licence holders are experienced builders.


At Highmark Homes we understand that price is extremely important, which is why we offer a fixed price contract. Once the design is completed and the price clearly established, our quote is fixed. While Highmark Homes specialises in family homes and top value for money, we construct everything from small dwellings through to luxury houses.


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