About Richards Construction


We have been in business since 1979 when we began building in the Turakina and Marton area after Richard completed his apprenticeship and worked on quality buildings in Auckland’s eastern suburbs. In that time we have had a maximum staff of fourteen but now operate with three tradesmen and an apprentice. We prefer a hands-on approach with a small crew. This means that, as well as working alongside our team of tradesmen, we can also confidently leave them to manage their projects and make on-site decisions.


Since beginning Richards Construction Ltd, we have worked mainly in the Rangitikei area but have gone further afield heading south to Wellington and north to Taupo, Tauranga, Rotorua and Auckland to complete a wide variety of projects including a large rest home and a multi-storied office fit-out.


The company’s quality trademark has been stamped on many of Rangitikei’s gracious farm homesteads through alterations and renovations, while traditional and contemporary new homes have featured in the company’s building projects repertoire. Four of these projects have received Gold Reserve awards for the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition and one has gone on to win a National award in the category of Sustainable Houses under $500,000.


Living in a rural area means that projects are varied with the company constructing all types of farm buildings, doing local school work, renovating offices and refitting factories. The company has had a by-line which said “we build chook houses to churches” as it was building the local St Francis Catholic church at the same time as a large chook house. We get great satisfaction in working with repeat clients who come back to do additional projects. This means we got it right the first time and they are confident to begin further work with us


We have been entering the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition since it began and have amassed many awards. As well as the four Gold Reserves and three supreme awards for the Wanganui region, we have also received many gold, silvers, bronzes, lifestyle awards and people’s choice awards.


In the 35 years we have been in business, each year presents a unique perspective in the building industry. It’s one of the aspects that we love about the business.