Our Company About Us


In 1997 Tauranga electrician Graham Hockly, and builder-business partner David Mansel formed Generation Homes.  Their partnership was forged on trust, an ethic of hard work, quality workmanship, integrity and providing value for money. Those ethics are still as strong within the company as they were in 1997, and are the bedrock to our success.

Those staunch values have earned us a reputation as a company to be trusted. Upholding that reputation is something every member of our team takes very seriously.

Today Generation Homes has grown to become one of New Zealand’s top 10 residential construction companies by volume.

We believe building doesn’t need to be a stressful, time-consuming exercise where costs keep mounting. To do that we have created and implemented simple, streamlined processes.

Building our company on such solid ethical foundations means we have lasted and flourished through tough times, and a Global Financial Crisis. We are in a strong financial position with a total turnover of more than $100 million last year.

We pay strict attention to quality control and negating price variations. We know our people – customers, joint venture partners, employees, suppliers and contractors – are our greatest asset.

We focus on listening, removing potential frustrations and exceeding expectations.

Every one of our customers enjoys the security of a fixed-price contract and can watch their new home being delivered according to an individually tailored building schedule.

Along the way they also have the opportunity to add their personal touch and get design advice from our experts - be it a vibrant splashback in the kitchen or designer wallpaper in the bedrooms.

After more than 20 years of continual refinement we believe Generation Homes still leads the competition in efficiency, quality and speed to market.

What sets Generation Homes apart

We listen to you and help you choose a home that is right for you and your family. We offer expert home design advice ranging from colour consultants, landscape gardeners and interior designers.

We have national supplier and contractor agreements underpinned by price and quality, and on-time delivery guarantees – we wont let you down.

Our thorough quality control reporting system operates throughout the building process so you know what is happening along the way.

Choose from a range of 200 architecturally designed plans– with no design fee.

A 100% fixed price guarantee.

A guranteed move-in date – achieved in 97% of builds.

We offer a 10-year Residential Build Guarantee.

A 12-month warranty on all building works.

A fully completed product with no hidden extras, including; landscaping, letterboxes, fencing and clothes line built into the cost.

A huge choice of finishing’s and other options.

Having won no fewer than eight Master Builder Awards for Quality, and with over 4000 homes sold, we know our processes work.