About Us

Magic Story

Evolution Builders was founded in 2001 by Craig Parker and Brent Varley. With a combined range of skills from Boat Building, Timber Joinery and Carpentry as well as already having run previous companies, they came together on a joint venture and realised they shared a common dream – To create an innovative construction company that not only provides exceptional quality but also has a genuine commitment to service, budget and timeframes.

The goal was to create a company that was capable of building the most challenging of designs with consideration to both form and function. And so the Evolution began.

Brent Varley

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Craig Parker

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Background

Why Us?

Evolution Builders is operated and run by two directors of which have 60 years combined experience in the industry. Both Brent and Craig have been problem solving and innovating new ways to build architectural homes and renovate the old villas and bungalows in Auckland over our careers, so in the unlikely event that we haven’t seen it before then we will work out the best way to do it.

We have specialized on Villa and Bungalow refurbishments and especially contempory extensions to these beautiful old homes, we have an in-depth understanding of what it takes to pull these projects together to create a fantastic result. Further to this we also build large architecturally designed new homes for some of Auckland’s top Architects.

Another one of our specialties is our ability to Project manage large projects, we have built great relationships with all our sub-contractors, so the make you building experience easy you can deal with just one project manager that takes care of quality, cost and timelines of the whole project.

We have an in-house accounts manager that tracks your project all the way through so the financials for every job are always easily assess able, You’ll be kept up to date on a weekly/monthly basis so you will know exactly where your hard earned dollars are being spent.

We also have fantastic onsite teams, from apprentices that we train up to become fully qualified carpenters and also a select few then become our site managers. All our guys have been trained by Brent and Craig and follow our own Evolution developed systems checklist so we keep a consistency to our products. Our company ethos is that if we look after our guys they in return will do a fantastic job. The career path for our young guys is a big focus of what we do and it is highly rewarding to see a school leaver go on to eventually become a site manager eventually running projects. All our tradesman hold certificates in carpentry and all our Site managers are licenced building practitioners.

Evolution Builders are business members with the Certified Builders Association, so not only will you receive our personal Rock Solid guarantee on our work but you can also purchase the 10 year Home first Guarantee for extra piece of mind. Through this affiliation we can also offer a range of great contracts designed to be up to date with the ever changing landscape we work in. They range from Full build fixed price contracts right through to small renovations on Cost reimbursement style contracts, All the contracts are easy to understand and can be filled out on line. Having these ready to go contracts takes all of the risk and stress out of the contractual side of your project.

After 15 years of trading Evolution Builders prides itself on not having left one single client unhappy with the product that we have supplied them, this reputation is something we have worked hard on achieving and we are continuing to improve and adapt our systems moving forward so it can continue. Happy clients are our number one goal!

Enjoyment as well as hard work is a big focus within our company, getting the right people doing what they are good at is key to enjoying what you do, we like to think that this philosophy flows on through the whole project so the process becomes as enjoyable for our clients as it can be.

Our Team

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Brent Varley

Company Director with over 30 years experience in the building industry.

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Craig Parker

Company Director with over 30 years experience in the building industry.

Katherine Parker

Administration and Accounts Manager

Katherine has over 15 years experience in office administration and runs the company like a well-oiled machine.  In her spare time Katherine enjoys sailing, gardening and fitness.

Thomas Halton

Thomas Halton

Project Co-ordinator

Thomas has been with Evolution since 2007 and is a qualified Carpenter and Licenced Building Practitioner. Thomas is our most experienced site manager and in his spare time enjoys firing up his BBQ while having a beer with his friends and family.

Nick Kelly

Site Manager

Nick joined Evolution in 2017 and holds a degree in Architecture and a certificate in Carpentry. Nick has a great eye for detail and brought 9 years of onsite experience with him to Evolution.

Carl Meyer

Site Manager

Carl has been with Evolution since 2012 and is a qualified Carpenter and Licenced Building Practitioner. He is a keen hunter, fisherman and enjoys spending time in the outdoors.

Matt Turner

Site Manager

Matt has been with Evolution since 2011 and is a qualified Carpenter and Licenced Building Practioner. Matt is a keen sportsman and in particular playing rugby at a competitive level.  Matt also enjoys traveling.

Shane Johnson

Site Manager

Shane joined Evolution in 2009 and holds a certificate in Carpentry. Shane is a highly skilled carpenter and in his spare time he enjoys travel, snowboarding and wakeboarding.

Andrew Stephens

Carpenter

Andrew joined Evolution in 2018.  When he’s not building, his interests are fishing, mountain biking and running – when he’s not at his children’s sports.

Harry Clark

Carpenter

Harry joined Evolution in 2018 and has been building since 2014. In his spare time Harry enjoys watching sports and is an avid horse racing fan.

Travis Heesch

Apprentice

Travis started with Evolution in 2018.  Travis has a background in plumbing and is currently studying level 4 carpentry as an apprentice at Evolution.  In his spare time he enjoys surfing and dirt bike riding.

Jack Smith

Apprentice

Jack started with Evolution in 2015 and shows great potential for the future. Jack enjoys spending his spare time fishing and the in the outdoors.

Robbie Anderson

Robbie Anderson

Apprentice

Robbie started with Evolution in 2016. Robbie was school prefect and 1st 15 captain.  He is a keen sportsman and in particular he enjoys playing rugby and gym workouts.

Rhys Gwilliam

Apprentice

Rhys started with Evolution in 2018. Rhys is passionate about travel and won a silver medal in the GKR Karate World Champtionships.  He also holds Level 4 National Certificates in Real Estate and Aviation.

Hayden McLeod-Crumpe

Apprentice

Hayden started with Evolution in 2018. Hayden enjoys spending his spare time racing at speedway, softball and rugby league.

Nick Posa

Apprentice

Nick started with Evolution in 2018 and is the newest member of the team.  In his spare time Nick enjoys the outdoors, gym and quality time with friends and family.