Who we are
Founding director Paul Clarke and his wife Debbie established Landmark Homes in Tauranga almost 40 years ago.
After starting out with their own building company in the early ‘80s, the Clarkes began creating their own engineered designs. Their vision was to offer “something more exciting” than the average home: a home that made creative use of space but was also beautiful to live in.
It was clear that they had found a niche, so they built their first showhome and later launched their own brand: Landmark Homes. Landmark Homes are now renowned for their incredible quality, value for money, service, design and workmanship.
“With Landmark, it’s our job to help you to define and refine the house of your dreams. Our team journey with you through this process.”
Paul is a long standing member of the Registered Master Builders and has been on several industry-related committees, including Chairman of Master Build Services (Masterbuild Guarantee company), Chairman of the National Housing Committee, President of Tauranga Association Master Builders and Board Member of the Housing Industry Group. He has also held key roles in helping both builders and Territorial Authorities manage various changes to the New Zealand Building Act. Paul is a Life Member of the Tauranga Registered Master Builders Association.
Paul shares his wealth of knowledge with his franchisees, from initial pricing right through to the delivery of a new home.
Debbie is the visual side of Landmark Homes. With an interior design qualification and many years in a sales position in the Tauranga business, Debbie has created much of Landmark’s marketing material, including the Landmark Books, the design plan collections and ongoing new plan development. She continues to drive Landmark’s branding, training and support, as well as website development, maintenance and promotion.
From the beginning, Paul and Debbie understood the importance of great systems. After establishing the Landmark brand they worked hard to build systems and quality controls that utilised their suppliers in the best way possible. This has been the underpinning of Landmark’s success.
“The Landmark point of difference is not just in building a house to live in, but building a home of stunning quality that people feel proud to own…”
By November 2005, they had created a comprehensive procedure manual and an extensive compilation of their standard forms. The Clarkes then launched their national franchise with a goal of establishing at least 24 landmark franchises throughout New Zealand.
They then established national supply agreements with a number of major suppliers in New Zealand, securing the best possible buying power and support for Landmark franchisees. This included the renowned ‘Showhome Support Package’.
The impressive growth of Landmark’s franchisees is in large part thanks to the comprehensive formula established by Paul and Debbie. Their original systems have been fine-tuned over the years through feedback from their franchisees, and continue to improve as Landmark grows.
The Landmark point of difference is not just in building a house to live in, but building a home of stunning quality that people feel proud to own. Even today, Paul and Debbie continue to bump into clients whose homes they built many years ago, and find that they are still living in the same house. The feedback is always the same: “We love living in that house!”
Our National Team
Paul and Debbie offer many years of experience to both support and assist their franchisees to grow strong successful businesses. They are supported by their team at the National office in Tauranga:
A team of dedicated experts
As a team, we are committed to building a successful national housing company
that is both exciting and rewarding to be involved with.