We’re driven, focused, and hungry for excellence. We’re also fun, caring and we have great banter.
Some of us work on site and some of us work behind the scenes, but whatever role we play in building your home,
we all believe in taking ownership and treating your project as if it were our own.
Managing Director | Senior Leadership Team Member
Daniel and wife Bronwyn established Urban Homes in 2004. Daniel is a trade-qualified, licensed carpenter who now uses his extensive building knowledge to manage the business and provide sales and design support. He also occasionally visits our building sites to provide quality assurance support for our project managers. In addition to being passionate about delivering an exceptional home, Daniel is committed to making sure your build process will be stress free, fun and enjoyable.x
Sales Manager | Senior Leadership Team Member
Craig has over 16 years’ experience in the new home design and build industry. He takes pride in being able to work alongside homeowners to understand their wishlists and concept ideas. This creates a collaborative team where Craig shares his design and product knowledge, combined with expert advice. Craig has a passion for enabling clients to make the very best decisions when planning their new home design, and thoroughly enjoys seeing their ideas turned into dream homes.x
Personal Assistant to Daniel Klinkenberg & Craig Geer | Senior Leadership Team Member
Lynn’s role is to support Daniel and Craig, allowing them time to focus on managing the business and supporting our clients. Lynn has worked in similar roles, mostly at a corporate level, and has always had a strong interest in the building industry having built three homes, most recently with Urban Homes in 2015. Lynn can, therefore, relate to our clients as they go through their build process, and supports Craig with enquiries, supplier visits and administration support.x
New Home Consultant
Although reasonably new to the building industry, Mike has already enjoyed selling a wide range of houses in the Waikato, from first homes through to luxury dream homes. His extensive sales experience includes selling luxury horse coaches in New Zealand and Australia, as well as 25 years in the liquor industry working in sales management roles for Lion Nathan, DB Breweries and Pernod Ricard Wines & Spirits. Mike is married to Alyssa and they have two daughters. Outside of work, Mike is a champion equestrian eventer who competes to the top level for New Zealand. He also keeps busy snow skiing, running, mountain biking, water sports and coaching his daughter’s hockey team.x
New Home Consultant | Culture Team Member
Olivia has a long-standing background in new home construction and interior design. Her strong attention to detail and extensive product knowledge are appreciated by all of her clients. Having designed and built many of her own homes, Olivia has the ability to understand individual client requirements and guide them through a design and build experience they would gladly repeat.x
New Home Consultant
With over 14 years’ experience in the home building industry, Aliesha understands it’s a big decision to build your dream home and knows the importance of getting it right.
Her background in the industry, while primarily sales, has seen her wear many hats, including planning, colour consultancy and project management.
With a passion to deliver a customer service that exceeds expectations, she loves nothing more than seeing people achieve their dream home.x
New Home Consultant
Sean has joined the Urban team as Sales Consultant. Sean has been in house sales and design since 2004 when he arrived in New Zealand from the UK with his wife and two sons. Sean and his family have built five different houses for themselves so Sean has a real understanding of the worries and concerns people may have when embarking on a building project. His experience allows Sean to offer great advice and guidance to those who are embarking on this exciting and rewarding journey.x
New Home Consultant
Tanya boasts over 30 years’ experience within the building industry –
firstly as an architectural drawing technician (both in NZ and the UK
during travels) before working in her own business as an architectural
designer for the past 20 years.
More recently, Tanya has mixed her design skills with colour consulting
to the building industry, helping many new home clients select both
exterior/interior finishes to their new home.
Tanya offers experienced guidance through all areas of decision making –
helping turn dreams into reality!
New Home Consultant
If there’s one thing that excites our new home consultant, Christine, it’s the journey she takes with her clients as they embark on building their very own masterpiece.
A Waikato girl, Christine has made the region her home and provides clients with friendly and supportive customer service as they set out to make a home in the Waikato too.
She knows that building a home isn’t a small decision to make, but clients can trust Christine to be with them every step of the way to make the build experience as seamless as possible.x
Urban Client Ambassador | Culture Team Member
Alison has been in the construction industry since the 90’s when she started working at Firth and discovered her love of concrete.
Now working at Urban Homes, Alison liaises with our clients post-contract through to consent approval ensuring all decisions are finalized and locked in. This enables the construction team to deliver a smooth building experience.x
Paula’s primary role is to support our sales team so they can focus on delivering the very best possible service to our clients, and is the company liaison for marketing.
Paula has held administration support roles in a variety of industries. She especially enjoys working in sales and marketing teams where she can liaise with clients and be a part of a diverse range of projects.
Paula’s duties include contract documentation and responding to customer queries. If for any reason your sales consultants cannot be reached, Paula will be happy to help.x
Architectural Designer | Senior Leadership Team Member
Joanna (Jo) is a Design 2 Licensed Building Practitioner, with over 17 years’ experience in the residential building industry in Hamilton.
She is responsible for the Design and Building Consent process at Urban Homes. Jo works alongside the entire Urban team to ensure every project runs smoothly, from design to the issuing of consents.
A perfectionist at heart, Jo treats every project with the care and respect she would give her own home.x
Urban gave Ben his first start in the construction industry as an apprentice builder back in 2007. From there he gained his National Diploma in Architectural Technology and has taken up a role with Urban as an Architectural Technician.
Ben has worked in various Waikato based companies, working on projects ranging from small residential homes to multi story commercial buildings.
With this experience Ben has developed a strong eye for detail and strives to produce innovative design solutions.x
Penny started at Urban Homes as an architectural technician to assist Joanna and the team with house designs and the building consent process.
Penny was a qualified architect in South Africa with approximately 14 years post. grad. experience abroad and has worked on projects ranging from residential, commercial, industrial and the retail building industry.
She has 2 years work experience in Hamilton, mainly in the residential building industry.
Penny sees each project as an opportunity to encapsulate the beauty of the built form.x
Senior Quantity Surveyor | Senior Leadership Team Member
Iben is our ‘numbers man’. Iben has been specialising as a design and build quantity surveyor for residential construction for the past 10 years.
He comes from a plumbing merchant background and has a post graduate diploma in Business Management from the University of Waikato.
As Urban’s Head Quantity Surveyor, Iben understands exactly what products are required to enable our construction team to produce the very best result on site.x
Deepak has recently completed his diploma in Quantity Surveying and is keen to establish a dynamic career in the building industry. As one of Urban’s quantity surveyors, Deepak works alongside Iben assisting with the whole estimation process, as well as helping Alison manage pre-contract variations. Deepak has a good technical acumen and knows exactly what materials and quantities are required for a job.x
Matt Gudmundsson is one of our quantity surveyors responsible for the pre-contract price requests and variations here at Urban Homes.
Matt has been in the construction industry for 10 years, which were spent in Auckland. When the traffic and the cost of living got too much for him, Matt moved to Hamilton where he studied a Diploma in Quantity Surveying at Wintec.
Matt fits right in to the Urban Homes team with his interest in sport and furniture making. Welcome to the team Matt!x
Office Manager | Senior Leadership Team Member
Paula is the friendly face behind the front desk. She manages all our accounts and works with Paula Smith to keep our office running smoothly. Paula sends out all of our invoices and is happy to assist you with any admin-related queries during your build.x
Lisa comes from an executive administration background, most recently as administrator in the International Office at Cambridge High School. Lisa joined Urban Homes to assist Paula Musty with the processing of accounts, paying wages and various other administration duties to assist the team.x
Emma’s role as receptionist is front-of-house for the team. Emma has held administration roles in a variety of industries and more recently running her own small business. Emma joins our administration team supporting Paula and Lisa. She will be the friendly face to greet you at reception and the friendly voice on the phone to direct your call.x
Project Manager | Senior Leadership Team Member
Darryn is a trade-qualified licensed carpenter with a keen eye for detail. As Project Manager, Darryn will be your first point of call once your project gets underway on site. He will keep you well informed of progress and make sure your home is built to the highest possible standard, within a timely manner. Darryn takes pride in his commitment to great communication, quality and integrity, and will treat your new home build as his very own masterpiece.x
Project Manager | Senior Leadership Team Member | Culture Team Member
Mark has been with Urban since 2010. As Project Manager, Mark will ensure your build runs smoothly and will be your first point of call once your project has started. Mark is a trade-qualified licensed carpenter with strong attention to detail. He will make sure your home is built to the highest possible standard and will keep you well informed of progress.x
Grant joined Urban Homes as Project Manager in 2017 and brings over 25 years’ experience within the building industry. Grant will ensure your build runs smoothly and will be your first point of call once your project has started. Grant is a trade-qualified carpenter with a keen eye for detail. He will make sure your home is built to the highest possible standard and will keep you well informed of progress.x
Project Manager | Culture Team Member
Jordan has been a trade-qualified builder for 10 years and is responsible for managing a team of builders. His dedication to the job and attention to detail ensures his work is always finished to the highest possible standard.x
With over 38 years in supervisory roles, including health and safety, Swanee has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to anything requiring handy work or maintenance. He is responsible for a wide variety of jobs, including the installation of site signs, on-site health and safety, remedial work and site cleanliness. Swanee describes himself as `old school’ and is proud of his ‘can-do’ attitude. If a job needs doing, Swanee will happily do what it takes to get it done.x
Kelvin was introduced to the building industry as a 17-year-old electrical apprentice. It wasn’t long before the lure of technology took him into the dairy industry, with its automation and control systems. A desk job eventually became Kelvin’s reality, so he is pleased to be back on the tools again, especially working with a team of dedicated professionals committed to producing a high-quality finish on every job.x
Brad started at Urban in 2017 as a qualified builder.
Brad really enjoys the professionalism at Urban and liaising with our contractors the Urban team.
Outside work Brad loves anything rugby, touch, and rugby!!!x
Mils has worked for Urban Homes for four years after returning to NZ from Australia. He became a trade qualified builder in 2018 and is responsible for running a small construction team out on our sites.
When Mils is not at work he enjoys being in the water, ether surfing or wake boarding.x
Vinny began his Urban journey as an apprentice builder. He took out the 2017 Master Builders National Apprentice of the Year and for doing so he got to drive around in a brand-new Ford Ranger for a year. Vinny also became a qualified builder in the same year.
Aside from embracing his role out on site, Vinny loves renovating his own home, taking time out for fishing and enjoys team sports.x
Nik started with Urban in 2018 as a qualified builder. He fits in well with his hard work ethic and drive to get things done, and he loves the Urban family culture.
Outside of work Nik enjoys anything hands-on like DIY/renovations, as well as his passion of playing football for one of the local teams in Hamilton.x
Josh started working at Urban Homes in 2016 as an apprentice builder.
He really enjoys working alongside and learning skills from our trade-qualified builders.x
Daniel started working for Urban in 2016 as an apprentice.
He loves the crew he works with and the culture at Urban Homes in general.
While Daniel is not working hard on site or doing his study, he enjoys being a surf/skate/snowboard kind of guy!!x
Mike started working for Urban Homes in 2017 as an apprentice builder.
Mike enjoys Urban’s great culture and feels it is a great company to learn from as an apprentice.
Outside of work, Mike enjoys rugby and farming.x
TC started with Urban in 2018 as an apprentice carpenter. He loves being part of the team focusing on a high-end finish and keeping the Urban culture running within the walls of a new build.
High attention to detail, innovative thinking and customer care is TC’s top priority as he works towards his carpenters qualification.
Away from the tools, TC likes to keep himself in good shape, spending time with his family and friends, and getting to know new people.x
Jonny joined the Urban team in 2018 as a 3rd-year adult apprentice.
He has experience in the industry in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, being involved in a range of different projects.
Before becoming an apprentice, Jonny was working as a physical education teacher in Auckland.x
We are lucky to have Haydn join our team as a 3rd-year apprentice.
Hayden loves the Urban team culture and how easy everyone is to get along with, both on site and while enjoying the competitiveness at the Urban social sport events.
Haydn appreciates good music and his friends, so when he is not at work you may find him attending music events, playing football and hanging out with his mates.x