“Waikato’s lifestyle building specialists”

New Image Homes

Established: 2008

Location: Hamilton

Website: https://www.newimagehomes.co.nz/

Regions covered: Waikato

Business mission: To bring quality homes to life smoothly and professionally.

Established in 2008, New Image Homes builds fine quality homes throughout the Waikato.

Owner Adam Ballinger started his apprenticeship at 16 years of age, and went on to work with some of the top names across the region.

Adam soon realised there was a place in the market for a company owned and run by builders specialising in quality and personal service.

As he built his business the quality of his work and his professionalism proved him right and he soon found himself needing to step back and run his increasingly successful business.

Eight and a half years later, Adam is proud to employ 11 permanent staff including three apprentices.

It’s owned and operated by a qualified builder with a passion for quality and getting it right.

Everyone, including Janine in the office, has long experience in the industry.

This expertise and experience allows them to guarantee the final build cost, so customers can relax and enjoy the build of their dream home without any nasty surprises.

And he uses his own independent suppliers to ensure he only gets the best. Companies like Thomson’s ITM, Certified Builder, and Hazardco.

Starting the company in the middle of a recession was a tough call, but the quality of their work and the way they worked with customers saw them through the early years when others around them floundered.

But as the business grew Adam saw his next challenge – learning how to run the business rather than working in it. “Most builders work all day on site with a hammer. That’s what I love but I learnt to step back and look at the big picture and run my business professionally.”

So Adam found himself a business coach and stepped back from the hammer.

“He taught me to step back and run my business and then taught me the skills I needed.”

They work hard to include customers all along the way and they understand that this can be a stressful process – it’s their goal to make it enjoyable instead.

Some recent testimonials praise everyone on the team:

“Adam’s guidance across the project was invaluable…It was lovely to work with someone with demonstrated integrity and commitment to the client and the project.”
- Crystal, Project Manager, Hamilton Dental Centre

“…high quality workmanship, cooperation and attention to detail…I would highly recommend New Image Homes and we will be using them if we decide to do another project in the future.” – F & S Landon, 2013

“The house was built to the highest standard and we love it! I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending New Image Homes to anyone who wants an honest, professional, building team who can produce a high quality home within the budget set, and on time.” – Annette Rutledge

Adam and his team train three apprentices. For Adam it’s about giving back to the industry that supported him as a school leaver.

He keeps his staff safe and contracts HazardCo to help maintain on-site safety.

Adam supports a number of charity golf events raising funds for worthy causes like Cancer Research and local schools.