Whakatane & Eastern BOP


Whakatane & Eastern BOP

Thinking of building your dream home in Whakatane or Eastern BOP? Find out how the Landmark Whakatane team can make your dream a reality!

If you’ve always dreamed of a home by the water, you can’t go wrong in Whakatane. And Landmark Homes are just the team to build your dream.

With 20 years of building under his belt, Landmark Homes franchise owner Steven Painter knows a thing or two about beautiful homes. Originally from Hawkes Bay, he went straight into a building apprenticeship after high school. He then moved to Taupo to build his parents’ home and never left (and his parents are still in that home!)

After running his own building company for several years, Steven and co-owner Gerry Schumacher teamed up to take on the Taupo-Rotorua-Whakatane franchise.

Steven takes enormous pride in his work. His long years as a Master Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) have proved invaluable to running the franchise, particularly in such a large region.
“Being an experienced builder definitely helps you understand the risks around key areas, and that’s important when you’re speaking to clients,” he says. “I take them through the process right from the design stage and tell them what works.”
The best part, he says, is in creating something truly stunning.

“There’s a huge satisfaction in building a home and knowing you’ve completed something that’s going to be around a long time. Ten years down the track I’ll be able to point out homes to my kids and say, hey, I built that!”
Co-owner Gerry is the customer service side of the franchise. As an accountant and the former Business Development Manager for Landmark Homes NZ, he’s the expert on budgeting and planning.

Whakatane is a fabulous place to build a home. As the ‘cultural hub’ of the Bay of Plenty, it boasts stunning scenery alongside natural wonders, local history and great shopping.

Whoever bowls into their Whakatane office can expect a smile, a happy vibe and a positive experience.

Looking for the best builder in Whakatane? Call Landmark Homes Whakatane today!


Find our showhome

11 Kotare Drive, Coastlands, Whakatane 3191
Sunday: 1pm – 3.30pm

"Being an experienced builder definitely helps you understand the risks around key areas, and that’s important when you’re speaking to clients."

Our Show Home

11 Kotare Dr, Whakatane

Open Hours:
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.

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.”