Background

About Evolution Builders Auckland

Building beautiful homes since 2001

Evolution Builders Magic Story

Evolution Builders was founded in 2001 by Craig Parker and Brent Varley. With a combined range of building skills from Boat Building, Timber Joinery and Carpentry, as well as already having run previous building companies, they came together on a joint venture and realised they shared a common dream – To create an innovative building company that provides exceptional quality alongside a genuine commitment to service, budget and timeframes.

Over 20 years ago, the goal was to create a home building company capable of building the most challenging of home designs with consideration to both form and function. Today, Evolution Builders are Award Winning specialists in Villa and Bungalow renovation and refurbishments and are exceptionally skilled in creating contemporary extensions to these beautiful old homes. We have an in-depth understanding of what it takes to pull home renovation projects together, to create a fantastic result. We also build large architecturally designed new homes for some of Auckland’s top Architects.

Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2021 – Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Region

In the Master Builders Association Regional House of the Year Awards, Evolution Builders swept four awards, including the Supreme Award, New Home over $2 million Gold Award, Regional Category Award and the Craftsmanship Excellence Award for our work on the Eastern Beach House.

The Registered Master Builders House of the Year celebrates and acknowledges the achievements of RMBH members. These highly prestigious awards confirm the Registered Master Builders Association’s commitment to building excellence, which aligns with Evolution Builders Excellence Guarantee.

Meet the Directors of Evolution Builders

Brent Varley - Master Builder Auckland

Brent Varley

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

Read Brent’s Bio

Craig Parker - Master Builder Auckland

Craig Parker

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

Read Craig’s Bio

Reasons to work with Evolution Builders

Background

Evolution Builders is operated and run by two directors with 60 years of combined experience in the building 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, we will work out the very best way to do it.

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

We have an in-house accounts manager that tracks your building project all the way through, so the financials for every job are always easily accessible. In addition, 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 have fantastic onsite building teams, from apprentices that we train to fully qualified carpenters and a select few who become our site managers. All our builders have been trained by Brent and Craig and follow our own Evolution-developed systems checklist, so we keep consistency in our building projects.

Our company ethos is that if we look after our guys, they will do a fantastic job in return. 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 eventually become a building site manager running projects. All our tradesmen hold certificates in carpentry, and all our Site managers are Licensed Building Practitioners.

Evolution Builders are business members of the Registered Master Builders Association, so not only will you receive our personal Rock Solid Guarantee on our building work, but you can also purchase the 10-year Home First Guarantee for an 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 online. Having these ready-to-go contracts takes all of the risk and stress out of the contractual side of your project.

After almost two decades of trading, Evolution Builders prides itself on not leaving one client unhappy with the product we have supplied them. We have worked hard on achieving this reputation and 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 building project so the process becomes as enjoyable for our clients as it can be.

The Evolution Builders Team

Katherine Parker
Katherine Parker

Administration and Accounts Manager

Katherine has been running the office administration since Evolution formed in 2001 and she runs the business accounts like a well-oiled machine.  In her spare time Katherine enjoys sailing, gardening and fitness.

Thomas Halton Building Project Manager
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.

Matt Turner
Matt Turner

Site Manager, Licensed Building Practitioner, Carpenter

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.

Jack Smith
Jack Smith

Site Manager, Carpenter

Jack joined Evolution in 2015 and enjoys spending his spare time fishing and in the outdoors.

Hayden Crumpe
Hayden McLeod-Crumpe

Site Manager, Carpenter

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

Jaydon
Jayden Morrison

Apprentice

Jayden started with Evolution in 2021 and is always out there doing stuff in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He loves a weekend project to keep him busy, he is clearly an active relaxer who chills out while cutting the lawns on a Sunday.

Mark Watkinson
Mark Watkinson

Apprentice

Mark joined Evo in 2021 and is actively involved in surf lifesaving at Mangawhai Heads and enjoys spending time with mates in his spare time.

Madoc Lawson
Madoc Lawson

Apprentice

Madoc started with Evolution in 2021 and in his spare time he enjoys surfing and doing stuff outdoors with his mates.