Working with Hofmans Builders


New Home Build 2012

In 2012 we entered into a contract with Hofmans Builders to build a new dwelling for us at 76D Paynters Avenue in Strandon New Plymouth. Steve Hofmans was extremely helpful to us in regards to the design and detailing of our new house and his suggestions that we accepted from him have all turned out to be excellent choices.

During all stages of the build we were constantly kept up to date with the progress and this made us feel that we were part of the process. The actual build was of a very high standard and his staff proved to be excellent builders.

To receive a ‘GOLD AWARD’ at the Registered Masters Builders 2013 Awards ceremony was just reward for his excellence in workmanship, creativity, and innovation and would have no hesitation recommending Hofmans Builders.

Neville & Lyn Goldsworthy


New Architectural Home Built 2013-2014

We employed Hofmans Builders to project manage and build our architecturally designed house in 2013, completed in 2014. We found Steve was very personable and easy to work with, and we are very pleased with the standard and quality of the work. It wasn’t a straightforward build and Steve had to liaise with the architect and structural engineer in Auckland, and tradesmen who we employed to fit out aspects of the interior.

Prior to the build Steve spent a lot of time with us working out details and exploring many different options. He was easy to talk to and explained technical details clearly. As the build progressed Steve was always available to meet us on site and discuss any issues and questions. He actively listened to our ideas and came up with practical solutions.

Building a house is inherently stressful but also exciting and we very much appreciated having Steve guide us through it and ultimately create the home that we had dreamed about.


First time home house build.

Being first time house builders we were new to the whole build process. From the outset Steve’s approach was professional and thorough. A full schedule was provided as a quote, whereas other builders just provided us a piece of paper with a figure on it. This meant no surprises!

Steve was great in working with us during the design phase as a team to help us come up with the ideal design for our wants, needs and budget.

Once the build began, we found Steve and his team to be very approachable and regular updates via site meetings meant any issues could be dealt with immediately. Nothing seemed to be a ‘problem’.

A timeline was provided to us which outlined what decisions needed to be made by what stage and the move in date was to the schedule. Steve also has a very good relationship with the subcontractors he works with which helped get results quickly when needed.

We enjoyed the building process, love our new home and have no hesitation in recommending Hofmans Builders to anyone looking to build a quality home.

Phil and Tracey Morgan


Complete Internal Renovation 2014 – 2015

We have recently completed a renovation project, managed and rebuilt by Hofmans builders and we cannot recommend them highly enough.

From the quote process through to completion we found them professional and upfront, throughout this project we felt confident that our home would be completed to a high standard.

The team at Hofmans builders are great, you can tell that they take great care in selecting their staff as they were all great guys who were skilled at their trade and on a personal level were fantastic when dealing with our children including a very intense 2 year old.

Throughout our project we had time constraints due to the birth of a child and an illness and Hofmans builders went over and above what was expected to get our project completed on time and to budget.

We cannot recommend Steve, Susie and the team highly enough, and feel that anyone who chooses them to build their home through them would not be disappointed.

Joanie & Al Simmers


New Commercial Build 2009

The offices are an Ian Pritchard Architects design and Steve was personally involved in the design phase providing important input ensuring the building not only looked good but also worked well and was cost effective to build. Steve has a good eye for design and is prepared to voice his views if asked for. Thanks to Steve’s input, during the course of the project we modified a number of features that improved the overall product without adding any cost.

The quality of work was second to none. The entire team have excellent attention to detail and are not prepared to accept below standard workmanship from themselves or any subcontractor. Steve’s second in charge, Ants, has the same high standards as Steve. They are all very easy to work with and treat the customer like a customer. There was never a disagreement during the entire project.

This project from day one was under time pressure. Steve made the commitment to us that we could be in the office after the Christmas holidays, and we were. The office was built through the winter and there was not a single day that was missed due to weather or any other reason.

It was pleasure to have Steve and the team build our new office which we are very proud of. We have continued to use them for other work at Taranakipine and I have personally used Hofmans Builders for renovations in my own home.

If you would like to visit our office to inspect the work quality please feel free to contact me.

Tom Boon CEO – Taranakipine

What we’ve been working on

Some of our Taranaki building projects.