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We're a local Mt. Maunganui firm with a track record of high quality work.

Owners Dave and Carolynne Shaw established Shaw Builders Ltd back in 2002 and have made a serious commitment to support the local residential construction industry. The Company will continue to pursue it's vision of exceeding client expectations through excellence in award winning design and construction.

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There's a trend to build high value houses here and in Tauranga, the so-called million dollar homes, and we have built our share of them as well as many standard homes.

We work well with interior designers and customers who have good taste because we consistently achieve the best possible finishes. In fact, Dave is almost fanatic about being precise and very particular, and this is obvious in our completed homes. They are always excellently finished.

This attention to detail and Dave's insistence that his men and the subcontractors work to the highest standards is one reason why we hit quality so consistently. The Supreme Awards we won in 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2015 (The Five Supremes) show just how highly even other builders regard our work..


Shaw Builders is a business that treats and develops every person in their team as family, each team member is included in the decision-making, all are free to contribute their ideas, and everyone knows what is happening right across their project. Dave doesn't really need to, but he always puts the apron on, has a hammer in one hand and a phone in the other.

We're a capable, experienced, contented team and this is reflected in our work.

By running a team where each member is this good, and which is small enough so everyone can co-operate on all the details, we are able to keep all aspects of your job under control, stay in good communication with you, respond quickly to your questions, and guide the subcontractors properly.


It's one thing to have a team that functions like a well-oiled machine. It's another to manage subcontractors, who may only work with us once or twice over the years. On each of our jobs, Dave has an onsite meeting with the subcontractors before they begin, gives them written notes from the client, and as they work insists they produce to the proper standard. They always do. (Even if they have to return and do the work again.)

keeping in touch

When your home is finished, we're not.

We'll stay in touch with you for a couple of years, and every 12 months or so Dave will visit to check that things like decking, the roof, and flashings are all sound.


You want your home built to standards which will stand the test of time. And you want to work with a builder who keeps in touch and looks after you, even when the job is finished.

We are it. Pick up the phone and talk to us >

What our clients say

What our clients say...

"Having lived in a Shaw Builder's built home previous to embarking on building our own, we had no hesitation in asking them to construct our own. Dave and Carolynne have a wealth of knowlege and the reputation they have earned over the year's proved to be enhanced during all phase's of construction of our own home. Dave is a person who expects nothing but the best from his tradesmen and sub contractor's alike. Dave and Carolynne were always willing to offer advice to any detail that arose, and we are entirely happy with the end result, which is a home of which we are extremely proud. We would have absolutely no hesitation in reccomending Shaw Builder's to anyone considering embarking on their own building project.”

- Colin and Marianne Milne