The Bay of Plenty is a high growth area because of the quality of life it offers. The large curving bay of golden sand beaches measuring 259 kilometres was first named by Captain James Cook while circumnavigating New Zealand in 1769. He dubbed it The Bay of Plenty after noticing the abundant food supplies at many Māori villages there, in stark contrast to the earlier observations he had made in other areas.
Tauranga is the the Bay of Plenty's largest city with an estimated 128,000 residents in 2014. The Port of Tauranga at Mt Maunganui is New Zealand’s largest port. Pristine beaches spread eastward from Mt Maunganui to Papamoa, Maketu, Pukehina and Pikowai and through onto Ōpōtiki in the eastern Bay of Plenty.
Tauranga was the birth place of Generation Homes in 1997, and the company has been instrumental in the early development of Papamoa in particular.
Tauranga is served by its own hospital, has hundreds of schools in the area and four tertiary education institutes – including a campus of the University of Waikato.
Papamoa has undergone huge growth in recent years, along with areas north of Tauranga such as Omokoroa, which should ensure that the Bay of Plenty Generation Homes team are kept busy helping new customers into quality houses for many years to come.
Ōpōtiki is only 40mins from Whakatane and is surrounded by beautiful surf beaches with easy access to the East Cape and Gisborne. There has been significant development in Ōpōtiki recently with the new harbour development and the construction of Whakatōhea mussel factory.
Like many of our Managing directors Lyndon has a long history in the building industry. Lyndon spent 15 years as a builder and owned and managed Skyline Buildings and Garages for four years before becoming the first Generation Homes Managing Director in 2008.
Since then, Lyndon has overseen phenomenal growth in his home patch.
To do this has required a huge combination of energy, practicality and nous. He has funnelled all of his prior life and business experience into this task. Prior to joining the building industry he was a dairy farm manager who achieved a nationally recognised top 10 per cent production figure for his farm.
Lyndon is a family man and proud Bay of Plenty resident who has integrity, honesty and practicality – vital qualities that represent Generation Homes.