Background

About Evolution Builders

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 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 especially 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.

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

In the 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

Brent Varley

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

Read Brent’s Bio

Craig Parker

Craig Parker

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

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Reasons to work with Evolution Builders

Background

Evolution Builders is operated and run by two directors who have 60 years 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 specialties 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 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. 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 up to become fully qualified carpenters, and a select few who then 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 a consistency to our building projects.

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 building site manager eventually 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 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 almost two decades 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 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
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

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

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.

Andrew Stephens

Andrew Stephens

Site Manager

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.

Damon
Damon Nield

Site Manager

Damo joined Evolution in 2021 after running his own business for several years, he is a keen motor cross enthusiast racing at a national level. He loves anything involving outdoor pursuits.

Robbie Anderson
Robbie Anderson

Carpenter

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

Hayden McLeod-Crump
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.

Matt Dowd
Matt Dowd

Apprentice

Matt orginally started with Evolution in 2015.  He has recently rejoined the team after taking time out to study towards a diploma in Construction Management.

Jun Park
Jun Park

Apprentice

Jun started with Evolution in 2019.  In his spare time when Jun isn’t helping out in his family restaurant he likes to play the electric guitar and keep fit at the gym.

Hayden McLeod-Crumpe
Hayden McLeod-Crumpe

Apprentice

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