Business South August 2022

38 | Queenstown: RBJ Ltd REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Client base built on quality homes Karen Phelps Queenstown building company RBJ is busy navigating the Covid era. A current snapshot of projects includes two extension projects to properties it had previously built, two luxury new homes and a high-end renovation. “It seems by accident or just a good business model, by sticking to the high end building sector of our industry we always stay busy,” says one of the company directors Paul Rogers. “We rarely dabble in projects such as spec building preferring to focus on building a great client base around quality residential homes and complex renovation projects.” Paul says that because RBJ clients expect the very best this affords RBJ the opportunity to work with the most premium materials, architects and contractors. He says the RBJ team is everything: “We have an amazing team of staff and subcontractors and surround ourselves with incredible people. They know what we expect and are really proactive; it’s a very collaborative approach.” The company’s success has allowed it to give numerous apprentices the opportunity to begin their careers in the construction industry. It’s a win-win as it means RBJ can train its builders to its exacting standards. Many apprentices have gone on to grow their skills and move through the ranks to become leading hands and others have chosen to go out on their own with the full support of RBJ. This means RBJ can confidently take on multiple build projects at a time, secure in the knowledge that its site managers understand its ethos and methodology from the ground up, says Paul. Evidence of the success of its approach was seen recently as a project in Arrowtown that the company worked on won the prestigious HOME magazine supreme Home of the Year award. orks & Excavation n Clearing ltural Work caping ࢒ Level Building Platforms ࢒ Locally Owned & Operated ࢒ Building Transporting ࢒ Otago-Southland Wide TREVOR JONES Contact TREVOR JONES | Phone: 021 381 913 | Email: to page 40