At Ohlson & Whitelaw, we are proud of both the work we deliver and the lasting relationships we have formed with our clients. These relationships are partially thanks to the open and honest flow of communication we have with each client. We believe in taking the time to listen to the client in order to deliver the best result. At Ohlson & Whitelaw, Craig Ohlson takes a personal role in every project. It is Craig who is the point of contact for every project at the company, so you can rest assured that there will be no buck-passing or communication issues. The solid relationships we have with all of our customers have been built on mutual trust and respect.
Our clients appreciate our versatility. In a perfect world, we would like to be involved in a project from its conception through to its completion. However, we are flexible enough to work with them on build-only projects or to join them at any point in the process.
Due to the team’s extensive experience in the construction industry, Ohlson & Whitelaw has developed relationships with a number of industry professionals. We offer our clients access to these industry professionals and their expertise.
We have taken a number of steps to ensure that we are not the average construction company.
We have a proven track record of excellence in the field. Not satisfied with a simple trade qualification, we have taken the necessary steps and been assessed and been granted the right to be Registered Master Builders. Our clients have the benefit of knowing that their building work is being handled by a builder who has the skills and experience needed and employs qualified and experienced tradesmen. Additionally, they benefit from the 10 Year Master Build Guarantee on all our residential work.

Client Testimonials

At Ohlson & Whitelaw, we are proud of both the work we deliver and the lasting relationships we have formed with our clients. Here are a few words from some of our past clients.

Scott Thomson

“Amazing, very professional team.
We have recently completed two executive residences in Whitianga and used Ohlson and Whitelaw to carry out the construction.
We found Craig and his team extremely professional with amazing attention to detail.
Craig and Kelly came up with many suggestions to enhance the properties and went out of their way to incorporate changes throughout the construction phase.
The finished outcome has exceeded our expectations. We are so delighted with their work, they are building two more houses for us.
I would have no hesitation in providing a verbal reference or allowing prospective clients to view the workmanship in our houses.”

D & D Cockburn

“Craig Ohlson of Ohlson & Whitelaw constructed a house for us. Right from the start, we found Craig to be very professional and knowledgeable in the building process.
As a result of using Ohlson & Whitelaw, we have an extremely well-built home with quality workmanship, which is clear to see. We couldn’t be happier.
Craig always ensured we were well-informed and was always very approachable with any questions we had.
We feel we have an exceptional home built to the highest possible standard and would not hesitate in recommending Ohlson & Whitelaw Ltd for future developments.”

K. Shaw

“I am pleased to offer this reference for Ohlson & Whitelaw Builders. I employed them for my house renovation.
The work involved stripping the exterior cladding, demolition of part of the building. The house has been added on, with new decks, roof, lounge, windows, interior and exterior claddings and linings, bathrooms and kitchen alterations.
The work was very involved, and a lot of thought had to be put in by the builders, as the designer had given limited detail.
Craig and his team proved to be very professional. Their workmanship is to a very high standard. They worked with me and my partner to make everything run smoothly and offered good constructive ideas along the way.
The comments we have had from many, many people is amazing. The house is now a total transformation, and people don’t believe it is the same house.
I would not hesitate to use these guys again any time in the future. Any prospective client is welcome to view my house, their workmanship in my house, or feel free to contact me.”

Mr & Mrs McKenzie

We found Craig excellent to deal with and built our home to excellence and high standards. His workmanship and care to detail was exemplary.
We fully recommend Craig to any persons wanting a home built by him.
I have been associated with Builders and Associated Trades for 45 years and have not come by anyone better.”

S. Parr

“I would like to thank you for the professional and friendly manner in which you acted while building the house for me.
Right from the initial stages of viewing the site, you and your team were helpful and clear in the steps.
The house was built to the time schedule, and contract price agreed. The process was smooth, and the service you provided in the months after the house had been built was excellent as well.
Your team and subcontractors were also great to work with, giving advice and listening to my requirements.
The site on completion was left tidy and clean, which was a huge benefit.
I have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to other people requiring your services.”

D. Shuker

“I found Craig Ohlson’s work very professional, and the house was constructed in a relatively short time frame.
The end result was a well-built house free of any problems.
I would not hesitate in recommending Craig to anyone.”

Sue and Mark Bedford

We were fortunate to work with Craig and his team on several construction projects and highly recommend his professionalism, building skills and positive approach, to anyone who wants a superior job done.
Nothing was too much trouble for Craig. Our projects were completed to an excellent standard in the timeframe promised and he was always open to suggestion and improvement on our design and build.
Both Craig and his wife Kelly were always very personable and approachable and together overcame any challenges promptly and efficiently.
We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who is considering building and we would not consider using any other company for our next building project. They are our number one choice!
Thanks to the team for a job well done!

Our Clients

Due to the variety of projects we’ve worked on, from renovations to building side-by-side homes from the ground up, we can offer a high-quality service that reflects our unique perspective and experience. We are proud of every project we have completed and have formed lasting relationships built on mutual trust with our clients.