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Our Team

Building is a journey – so it’s important to like your teammates. 
This gives you insight into who we are and how we operate. But there’s no better way to see if you like the cut of our gib, (pun intended) than to meet in person. It won’t cost you anything but the time it takes to have a coffee on us!
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“You made a real effort to make people feel heard, seen and part of the process.” 

– P. Martin

Blue Summit Construction started in 2008, acting as labour only for group housing projects after the Christchurch earthquakes. Michael and the Blue Summit team quickly saw just how complicated the group housing build process was. Clients struggled to  speak with a project manager and often they were left completely out of the loop, feeling overwhelmed and stressed.

Seeing that for others, building –  a process which should be exciting and enjoyable was quite the opposite, became the turning point for Blue Summit. We left the group housing market and started working closely with clients delivering excellent service. 

This reasoning is evident in everything we do. We educate, empower and support people throughout their build. We raise the standard by putting you at the very centre of our process. That way we replace stress and uncertainty with clarity, confidence and enjoyment. The end result is more time for you to focus on the things you enjoy throughout the build and a beautiful home that makes you smile.

Michael Ingram

Blue Summit Director | 021 243 1299 | Michael@bluesummit.co.nz

Often mistaken for Bob the Builder, Michael now only wears his hardhat on site. He loves to spin a yarn and with over two decades in construction he’s got a story and a solution for everything building related. He’s always calm and collected, and can often be found biking, running or with a fishing rod in hand. 

Only one question remains – Can he fix it? Yes, Michael can!

Carolyne Streeter

 Multi Talented | Accounts and Admin Legend | Carolyne@bluesummit.co.nz

Carloyne manages our administration and accounts, ensuring all orders are made on time and compliance is adhered to.

For this reason she was surprised to hear that she was not this year’s favourite member of staff. She has since informed Miranda that brownies will not be covered as a business expense next year.

Jordan Mackenzie-Good

George FM Advocate | Nice Foreman | On-site Life Coach | Jmackenzie@bluesummit.co.nz

Jordan has been with Blue Summit for three years. His co-workers describe him as the ‘nice Foreman’.

He enjoys the creative side of building and how he has been encouraged to up-skill and grow at Blue Summit. A foreman with many hats, when he’s not hard at work he’s regretfully Oscars life coach and occasionally the on-site mechanic.

Cody Poumale

Rugby Player | Star Wars Fan | Self Proclaimed Hardest Worker | ZM Advocate

Cody enjoys working outside. His least favourite thing about the job is bad weather. He spends his weekends on the rugby fields and the occasional day at home with his unwanted cat, Billy.

His favourite thing about Blue Summit is Miranda – “especially when she brings brownies onsite.” 

Jacob Pickles

Rugby Sub | Mai FM Advocate | Influencer | Sky Diving Enthusiast | @03_Chippy

Pickles occasionally plays in the same rugby team as workmate and best bud, Cody.

He loves the different challenges building brings – unfortunately for him the daily challenge is almost always his work mates. Follow 03_Chippy for behind the scenes updates and the occasional dance number.

Oscar Purdie

 LIFE FM Advocate | On-site Animal Control | Achiever of Childhood Dream

Oscar favourite answer, no matter the question, is “ahh—hhh.” His favourite tool is a nail gun because, “Ahh-hhh, they make life easy.”

In his spare time he likes to hang out with Shawn, his family’s pet sheep, who maybe helped him with a few of these questions. “Baahh-ahhh”.

Miranda Knapton

Winner of the BSC Most Loved Team Member 2021 Award | Client Care | Special projects 

The Wendy to Michael’s Bob, Miranda assists with special projects at Blue Summit. She is your builds knowledge, enthusiasm and energy. She refused to comment on who her favourite team member is, but this year there are strong suspicions that it is in fact, Michael. 

Attention to detail is a core value we embrace. We put just as much effort into the small things, because we know it’s the details that make all the difference. We focus on quality, and work to get things right – so that you will love your new home now and into the future.

Reputation and integrity are everything. We do what we say we’re going to do. We take responsibility and we put your needs first. Our team are expert builders, as well as skilled and reliable communicators, who build relationships based on trust. Our reputation speaks for itself and has taken years to build. Project by project, working to raise the standard of the building industry.

We are your collaborators and supporters, guiding you through your build in partnership. We’ve created a unique client wrap process that takes the stress away. Our process puts you at the very centre of your build and is designed to give you clarity – pricing certainty, clear timelines and a defined project plan.

We know that for many people the process of building can be harrowing, uncertain, and stressful. But, to make your building project an enjoyable one, you need more than skill and expertise from your builder. Open communication, trust, reliability and helpfulness are just as important and are the foundation for happy partnerships. Building homes and creating smiles – from start to finish and for years to come.

Master Build Guarantee

Your home build or renovation is one of the biggest investments of your lifetime so it’s important to make sure you protect it well.

Recently, there have been a lot of changes in the building warranty market. The Master Build Guarantee ensures your home is protected for 10 years. It’s only the Master Build Guarantee that provides this product with this level of cover. The Master Build 10-Year Guarantee is well trusted and has protected more than 140,000 homes over the past 25 years. Whether your new build or renovation is big or small, the guarantee can be tailored to suit your needs.

Give yourself the peace of mind you deserve and make sure you ask your builder for a Master Build 10-Year Guarantee.

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Couple having a conversation in their newly renovated industrial chic kitchen.

Our Client Wrap Process

At Blue Summit, people matter. We know that building is an emotional process – full of hopes and dreams, and sometimes uncertainty.

To give you clarity about what’s to come we’ve created our client wrap process. Where we wrap our expertise, knowledge and care around your vision to achieve your dream build.

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Your Resource Toolbox

“The resources were so helpful – We knew where we were going right from the start.”