Whakatane & Eastern BOP


Whakatane & Eastern BOP

Franchisees Steven Painter and Gerry Schumacher are the directors of Grand Homes & Designs Ltd t/a Landmark Homes Taupo, Rotorua, Whakatane.

Steven is well known for building and remodeling beautiful homes for satisfied customers in Taupo. He has extensive knowledge of the building industry and is both a Master Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner. Steven’s key focus is on excellent workmanship and always going the extra mile for customers.

Gerry was previously the Business Development Manager for Landmark Homes NZ in Tauranga and together with Steven formed the Taupo, Rotorua, Whakatane franchise in 2014. He is an Accountant, (but don’t hold that against him!) as he knows the importance of great personal customer service and keeping to the customer’s budget.

Steven and Gerry can be contacted on their mobiles and both welcome the opportunity to meet and assist with your new home project.

If you are looking for quality designers and builders in Whakatane, Ohope and wider Eastern Bay of Plenty, then contact Landmark Homes.


Find our showhome

11 Kotare Drive, Coastlands, Whakatane 3191
Saturday & Sunday’s: 1pm – 3.30pm

Our Show Home

11 Kotare Dr, Whakatane

Open Hours:
Saturday to Sunday: 1pm – 3.30pm

Our People at Whakatane & Eastern Bay of Plenty

Gerry Schumacher


027 289 8170

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Ask Gerry Schumacher about anything, and it's likely the answer will somehow come back to golf. Dream house? 'A house on a golf course.' Brilliant. Dream alternative career? 'Professional golfer.' Of course. Most likely at Landmark to do what? 'Organise a golf tournament.' Not that Gerry is your archetypal golf fanatic who can't think of anything else. Of all the houses Landmark has built, for example, his favourite is ... oh wait ... the show home in Kinloch on the Fairways. Scratch that. How about dream holiday? It doesn't involve golf actually — it's hiking to Everest Base Camp. In fact, his biggest inspiration is Sir Edmund Hilary's conquering of Everest in 1953. Gerry is also into yoga, and wouldn't mind attending a yoga retreat in Thailand. If there's one thing he enjoys as much as golf, it's hiking — because there's something about looking out over an amazing vista. Gerry shares ‘home’ with his wife Penny and three children.

Steven Painter


021 929 414

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Ten years ago, Steve Painter was banging in nails in Wharewaka, only recently self-employed and holding onto a dream he'd had for as long as he could remember: designing homes and building them. When he was very young Steve harboured a dream to fly — but he flies in a different way now, setting lofty goals and making sure he achieves them. It's no coincidence his mantra is: Build to be admired. You could say the same about the character of Steve, a family man and father of 'two epic girls'. The key to Steve's success is the value he puts on relationships. His dream client is a couple who understands the process, is thorough in their design, and who will meet onsite every three weeks to review progress and build and then continue the friendship. That speaks volumes about him. 'I enjoy helping others who want to be helped and put in the effort,' he says. All his clients would agree.

Sam Wright

New Home Consultant

027 625 6393

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There's really no such thing as a 'salesman' in the Landmark family, because our consultants have such a broad range of professional experiences that they bring to the role and that set them apart when they're helping clients build their dream home. No one epitomises this more than Sam Wright, who before joining Landmark in 2015 worked as a draftsman and designer in an architectural company. That's the inside knowledge he brings to every client relationship. When we asked Sam what inspires him the most, his response was typical: everything! 'Architecture, furniture, fashion — it is all design.' Don't think it's all meekness and mildness with Sam though. There's a very competitive spirit hidden under that calm exterior, which is why one of his favourite things is playing squash. When he's not into design or competing though, Sam loves ... bacon. Yep, that's right. The gold standard! And his favourite type of coffee? 'One that's brought to me in bed.'

Alan Basire

New Home Consultant

027 450 8997

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Alan Basire hasn't been with Landmark long — but it's long enough to know that his dream house is the Coleridge. And why wouldn't it be, when it represents some of the best design and build quality that New Zealand has to offer. Because that's also what Alan is about. When he says that his dream client is former prime minister John Key, it's not a political point he's making. 'I'm inspired by progress and the development of New Zealand,' Alan says. Much like the former PM. The Coleridge is a house any PM would be proud to live in too. Not that Alan is edging towards a career in parliament. In fact, his dream alternative job would be food critic — just not if it involves onboard dining. 'I'm the most likely Landmark person to get sea sick,' he jokes. But, whether it's as a new home consultant, food critic, or even PM, Alan's real priority is his family: his wife, three daughters and two dogs.

House & Land Packages in Whakatane & Eastern Bay of Plenty

Homes Built by Whakatane & Eastern Bay of Plenty

  • Carol and Mike Pryce say ...

    “It is a real pleasure to be able to recommend Landmark Homes. From our first contact with Landmark's New Home Consultant Angeline - whose expertise and assistance sealed the deal for us... we were 'sold' - Landmark was just who we were looking for to build our home! In fact, what a great dedicated team they all make - from the Office staff - Mary, Construction assistant Alise; Tony the Construction Manager's attention to detail, right up to Gerry, one of the 'approachable' directors!”

  • Susan Neil says ...

    “The entire build was a fun and stress-free process for me...”

  • Carol and Mike Pryce say ...

    “This was the first home we had built - as we had always bought existing homes in the past and we found the whole experience 'worry-free'. Tony (Construction Manager) beavered away to keep the build on track and as a result we moved in on time and are thrilled with our new quality home. It is everything we need and more. Thank you, Landmark Homes we have really appreciated the great experience.”

  • Steve and Nerolie say ...

    “We are extremely pleased with the design and finish of our new home!”

  • Ian and Barbara say ...

    “The finished house has lived up to our expectations and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Landmark Homes.”

  • Lynne and Ritchard say ...

    “We are very happy with our new home and would certainly recommend Landmark to our friends.”

  • Tracey and Patrick say ...

    “Overall, it was a wonderful journey and we love our ‘Landmark’ Home.”