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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Paula’s primary role is to support our sales team so they can focus on delivering the very best possible service to our clients. 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, scheduling appointments and responding to any customer queries. If for any reason your sales consultants cannot be reached, Paula will be happy to help.x
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
Caroline gained her BSc (Honours) from the University of Otago and is now completing her studies in Architectural Technology in the Waikato. Her role is to assist Joanna and the team with the house design and building consent process. Attention to detail, in-depth research and sustainable building practices are important factors for Caroline, and having recently built with Urban Homes, she understands the design and build processes from a client’s point of view.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 as an Architectural Technician.
Ben have 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
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. Iben also helps Alison manage the variation process.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
Alison helps ensure construction runs smoothly and on time by managing all of the post-contract selections and variations. She works with Paula Smith to ensure the final decisions are all locked in and ready for our construction team. Alison also provides price options for specific selections when requested and works closely with Iben to process these quickly. This will allow you to make informed decisions about your final home selections well before we require them. Before joining Urban, Alison spent 13 years in the concrete industry working for Firth.x
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
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
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
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
Taylor is a trade qualified builder who is passionate about the quality of workmanship being exceeded in all areas. He has been with Urban for over four years and is responsible for managing a team of builders. Taylor also works closely with our project managers to ensure build time frames are met. Outside of work, Taylor is a surf lifeguard and helps manage the Raglan Surf Club. He also enjoys playing music and the great outdoors.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
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