Landmark Homes builders New Zealand

Whakatane Builders

07 308 4095

81 McAlister St, Whakatane

[email protected]

Meet the team

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Gerry Schumacher

Gerry was the Business Development Manager for Landmark Homes NZ for 4 years and in partnership with Steven, become a franchisee in 2014. He is an Accountant, (but don’t hold that against him!) as he also knows the importance of great personal customer service and keeping to the customer’s budget.

steven painter

Steven has a great history of building and remodelling beautiful homes for satisfied customers in the Taupo region. He has extensive knowledge of the building industry, being both a Master Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner. Steven’s focus is on excellent workmanship and always going the extra mile for customers.

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SAM WRIGHT - 027 625 6393

Sam is a qualified Draftsman and designer with 9 years experience designing beautiful homes. He has a great depth of knowledge to help with the planning of your home.

Sam is committed to clearly understanding his client’s vision, preferences, site and budget. With this in mind, Sam can craft a design that fits the clients demands and makes sure that it works for their unique needs!  For Sam, complete client satisfaction is paramount and being a Whakatane local he understands the importance of getting the most out of our fantastic sunshine hours and the views we have in our little piece of paradise.  Give Sam a call.

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ALAN BASIRE - 027 450 8997

After spending family holidays in Ohope Alan and family found it an easy decision to move to Whakatane. Alan enjoys every aspect of the Whakatane lifestyle, and has recently made the move to the country for his girls to have their horses at home.

Alan has a passion for building new homes, after being through the process twice already, he’s keen to assist others turn their dreams into reality.  Having more than two decades of experience in helping people into their own homes and making improvements to homes, Alan has made the move to Landmark Homes.


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JOHN FRETWELL - 021 242 2776

I started in the building trade in Wellington as an Adult apprenticeship in 1983, and became a trade qualified Carpenter & Licensed Building Practitioner.  I ran my own business in Wellington for 13 years before returning to Whakatane in 1996 to establish a building company in Whakatane and built everything from farm buildings, warehouses, shop fit outs to architectural homes.  I joined Registered Master builders in 1997 and was President of the Local association for 3 years and in supporting roles prior and after.  

I have won a total 18 House of the Year Awards over the years, with many Local Supreme and Gold Awards and a National title in 2006.

I have spent the last 6 years in Senior Project Management roles in Christchurch firstly helping with the earthquake repairs, then in Auckland as a Project Director for a Volume Building Company constructing prefabricated homes and then as a Construction Manager for a Design & Build Company.

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