Known as ‘the winterless north’ throughout the country Northland is renowned for its beautiful coastline, close relationship with the sea and the richness of its early colonial history.
Whangarei is nestled amongst naturally beautiful surrounds, and is Northland’s main city with a population of around 98,000. Northland has a diverse population of just over 166,000 and covers 13,940 square kilometres.
There are 149 schools in the Northland area, four hospitals and seven tertiary education institutions.
The Bay of Islands, Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga are all major tourism drawcards where people from all over the globe can be found basking in the sunshine almost all year round.
The world’s largest kauri tree Tane Mahuta, situated in the Waipoua forest is also a popular stopping point for many tourists and an emblem of spirituality for the Maori people of New Zealand.
Waitangi is famed as the historic setting where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori and European settlers in 1840 – effectively creating modern day New Zealand.
Northland’s great beauty and thriving economy will ensure the Northland Generation Homes team stays busy helping new customers into quality homes for many years to come.
Jacob Pille is proud to be a new Managing Director for Generation Homes Northland, building on his 20 years’ experience in the industry to now manage the business.
He got his first carpentry job when he left school with his now business partner David Skudder and has stepped up as part of the management development programme Generation Homes has in place to promote from within.
Jacob grew up in Kerikeri and now lives in Waipu with his family, where he serves his community as a volunteer Senior Firefighter.
He’s ambitious to double the number of homes Generation Homes Northland builds in a year and develop his people leadership and business skills, while benefitting from David’s mentoring.
“What I like about Generation Homes is that unlike any other building company, the values align with my personal integrity. The team walk the talk about the values and we’re truly building communities.
“We strive to deliver something that the customer desires but doesn’t believe until it happens – they can’t believe fixed price and on time is possible.”