The Quality Home You Deserve.
Scott Carter - Director
I come from a family of seven children. Four of which are builders! Growing up in a large family taught me many skills, including negotiating, teamwork …..and eating fast, so I didn’t go hungry!
I grew up in Whangarei, and attended Kamo High School, where I met my wife-to-be, Lynlee! After high school, I started an apprenticeship as an auto mechanic with IC Motors, gaining my National Certificate in Automotive Engineering. This was a great job and taught me many skills including time management, problem-solving, working to extremely fine tolerances and customer relations. Being a mechanic was a job I was never really passionate about and my weekends were spent on various building projects around the home.
In 2004, I made the decision to follow my passion and dive into a new career path, starting an apprenticeship with a local building company, specialising in high-end architectural homes. I took to building like a duck to water and already having a trade behind me, the apprenticeship process was familiar and fulfilling. After qualifying, I was promoted to a foreman's role for the company until they decided to relocate to Auckland, at which time I decided to start my own company with a goal of producing high-quality homes that I could be proud to put my name to.
We have two kids Nathan and Joshua, a lifestyle block (or life-sentence block!) and we try to live as self-sufficiently as we can, running a few cattle, the odd sheep, pigs, chickens and a veggie garden. My Dad even runs a home-kill business on our property so we can process all our own meat without leaving the farm!
I have played football most of my life, most recently, playing for the Madhatters Football Club. I am also involved with the Marist Football Club, coaching my youngest son’s team, which gives me an excellent opportunity to help the next generation to develop new skills, and has helped me work on my communication and delivery skills too!!! It’s such a rewarding way to give back to the community. I also enjoy the outdoors, with hunting and fishing, water sports, and love to be with my family at the beach or camping at Kai Iwi Lakes. I really enjoy taking the family snowboarding (although my kids are now too fast for me to keep up with!!)
Our core values for the company are honesty and integrity which we build into our team culture through setting high expectations of our guys. I love to train new builders and try to have an apprentice coming up through the company at all times. This is so important, not just for the future of our company, but for the future of the construction industry as a whole. I have built many high-end architectural homes, often on challenging sites that require a high level of organisation and craftsmanship. Three of the homes I built for a local company won Gold awards at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year in 2014 and 2018 in the $1-2milion category. This is something I am incredibly proud of, and I desire to continue producing homes of the highest standard.
Since my wife and I have lived in Whangarei our whole lives we know and understand the environment, challenges and have great relationships with our local suppliers and subcontractors, choosing only the best to work with us. The most rewarding aspect of being in the building industry is making our clients dreams become a reality. This is the driving force behind what we do!
If you’re looking for a builder who can deliver the quality home you deserve, call us and book in a meeting to discuss your project.
Being Master Builders means that as a company we have had to pass the highest New Zealand building standards before we could offer you as our client the best Building Contracts and Guarantees available.
Before any soil is turned on your site, you will be insured.
Not only will you be insured, you'll be insured with New Zealand's best building insurance, The 10 Year Master Builders Guarantee. Enjoy having peace of mind knowing you have the best cover in place!
We take a lot of pride in our workmanship with quality control. We're here to build the Carter Homes brand into a high end, high quality new home build company.undefined
With Carter Homes, each client is held with the upmost respect. Every decision is made as a team. This ensures we give complete transparency throughout the build process and you have a front row seat to your build!
Here at Carter Homes we value your individual needs. You can start with one of our pre-designed plans, (which are 100% customisable) or design from scratch. Either way, your unique needs are welcomed.
Our team of expert builders are licensed to conduct high-quality construction. We're dedicated to keeping our knowledge and skills up to date, consistently undertaking training and learning the best methods to provide you with an amazing build!
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