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Known as ‘the winterless north’ throughout the country Northland is renowned for its beautiful coastline and the richness of its early colonial history.


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.

Our Northland Managing Director

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Since 2018, Jacob Pille has been a key part of the Generation Homes team. In 2021 he became the owner and Managing Director of the Northland business. 

Leveraging his 20+ years of experience in the construction industry, Jacob brings both his practical and managerial skills to any project. From high-end architectural builds, to multi-home residential projects, Jacob has an eye for detail and a strong focus on accuracy and quality.

His career began in Kerikeri with a carpentry apprenticeship. Moving through the different roles as his career developed, he has been the Lead Hand, Foreman and Estimator, all of which provided him with a solid foundation to run a group home builder business. 

Jacob’s core strengths are running a team that looks for solutions and focuses on how to resolve any issues that arise in a timely manner while maintaining the quality that we expect in each build project. The team continually achieve our core promise to deliver the project within the agreed timeframe and at a fixed price.

Jacob and his family live in one of their key build markets – the stunning seaside community of One Tree Point. Here he enjoys all of the outdoor activities this region has to offer. Jacob is also an active member of the community and believes in giving back to the community that supports Generation Homes. One way he does this is by volunteering as a Senior Firefighter.

Building from Kerikeri to Mangawhai, under Jacob’s leadership, Generation Homes Northland has the ability to undertake a wide variety of projects from Design and Build, right through to multi-unit construction in the B2B space.