Hans Ellehuus Builders subcontracts selected builders and labourers, depending on the size of the project to undertake. All subcontractors are qualified builders or Certified Builders with over ten years experience, that have gone through our lengthy professional selection process. Most of our builders are LBP.
Wendy grew up on a hill farm in Whitianga. She travelled for a few years and then worked on farms using England as a base. She returned to NZ and trained as a registered nurse at Tauranga Hospital. Her love of sailing took her offshore to the Pacific twice, where she met Hans just after the America's Cup in Fremantle, Australia.
Hans and Wendy sailed across the Indian Ocean on an American-owned Farr 55ft sloop and then after travelling in Africa, Hans returned to Norway to build and Wendy worked on a Cotswold farm and continued with her nursing.
Wendy helped deliver a 70ft sloop from Chicago to Spain and then they decided to settle down and come and live in NZ in 1988. Wendy resumed nursing but stopped working when she had their first child in 1994.
She trained as a Playcentre early childhood teacher and progressed to the level where she had to lead the teacher training. She sadly left Playcentre when her kids started school, but true to her nature she became heavily involved with their school. Her daughter shared her love of horses and so she became involved in Pony Club.
Wendy is responsible for the administration of Hans Ellehuus Builders - she keeps track of all the projects and is the person who will be keeping you up to date with how your project is progressing.
New Zealand Certified Builders Association(NZCB)
Admission to this professional body requires either:
- Advanced trade certificate or
- Due completion of apprenticeship time and 10 years experience.
Note - this is the only professional body which insists on this, whereas this is not required to become a Licensed Building Practitioner.