74 | BUILDING House of The Year Awards: Peter Ray Homes - Christchurch No secret behind award-winning success Kim Newth to page 76 Winning a Registered Masters Builders House of the Year award once or twice is success enough for some companies and then there are those like Peter Ray Homes who win awards year after year. With branches in Christchurch, Blenheim and Nelson, this Registered Master Builder is one of the South Island’s best. I asked Peter Ray Homes’ General Manager John Baugh what the secret is to consistently winning multiple awards. Peter Ray Homes has been picking them up ever since they started back in 1990. “A lot of it is down to being a design and build company so each house is designed by our in house designers to suit each customer. We put in the attention to detail when designing each house – we’re not just replicating house after house. Our niche in the market is for the second, third or fourth home builder. “We have a very experienced sales team and some of our staff have been with us for 15 or 20 years and really know what they are doing. “Best of all, we have experienced teams of trades that work on all our jobs and everyone understands our expectations around the level of product and finish that we want to achieve.” Peter Ray Homes attracts many repeat customers, who love the experience of building with such a professional team. “In fact, one customer has built seven homes with us over the years!” In the 2021 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards, Peter Ray Homes once again proved its pedigree, winning Gold for a Canterbury home that also made the top 100 homes nationally. As well, the team was awarded Silver in Canterbury’s GIB Show Home category. “Awards like this are industry recognition for all the hard work put in by all our team from our office staff to our designers and builders who put out a top quality product.” Peter Ray’s 2021 Top 100 home was built in the sought after lifestyle location of Lincoln’s Barton Fields that boasts large sections and beautiful reserves. “We were approached by the clients after they bought a section there. “Tim and Eve talked through with our consultant what they wanted to do; we started with a base concept plan and built it up from there.” The House of the Year judges found much to admire about this 265sqm four-bedroom home, including the elegant gable rooflines, crisp plaster cladding, feature schist and vertical cedar that deliver instant street appeal. Contact us by calling 03 375 0700 email@example.com or firstchch.co.nz Get in touch to find out why we’re Peter Ray Homes Christchurch’s trusted supplier of Aluminium, Thermally Broken & Klima uPVC joinery.