Meet The Team

Both Mat and Caroline were born and raised in rural Waikato, New Zealand. Mat began his carpentry apprenticeship in Hamilton and once qualified started his own business in the Te Awamutu / Cambridge area. He took on many types of building projects from new home builds and renovations to school upgrades and light commercial work. After Caroline was offered a job in Auckland, they decided to make the most of the opportunity and made the move to central Auckland city.  Within a short time, Mat had re-established his business and formed a strong team of qualified builders. He enhanced his skill base by taking on projects like historical villa and bungalow restorations and the re-build of leaky homes, all while juggling confined work spaces, restricted site access and traffic!

While enjoying their life in the city, both Mat and Caroline couldn’t shake their affiliation to rural New Zealand and spent most of their free time back in the Waikato and Taupo region. Once children came along, they decided to move to Taupo and back to family and friends and enjoying the great outdoors!


Taupo renovations builderMat Staples

Over 25 years experience in the building industry Auckland renovations builder

Mat has extensive experience in the building industry, starting his career over 25 years ago and successfully running building companies in both rural New Zealand and the Auckland City region.


Trade Qualified Master Builder Member and Licensed Builders Practitioners

Not all builders meet the strict criteria to become a Registered Master Builder. It’s not enough to be just trade qualified. To be a member of The Master Builders Association and Licensed Builders Practitioners; building experience, trade or professional qualifications and practical management experience are assessed. Workmanship is inspected and previous clients are contacted, to ensure the applicant’s work is of a high standard and has satisfied clients’ expectations. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of financial responsibility with written references from their bank, public accountant and building material suppliers. Re-certification of members occurs regularly, with checks on financial viability and more importantly their workmanship.

Diligent, reliable and professional

With the extensive amount of experience in the building industry, Mat understands and knows the amount of stress and inconvenience builders can bring to you during the process of the job. Mat stands out from the pack with his straightforward “Make things happen QUICK!” approach.

Family, mountain biking and tramping somewhere in between

When Mat’s not busy working on his business and meeting with clients, he enjoys making the most of living in the Taupo region.  The family love to spend time mountain biking, snowboarding, and exploring the lake. Like any good kiwi, Mat has a strong affinity with the outdoors.


Taupo renovations building companyCaroline Staples

Caroline has been involved in the New Zealand Dairy industry for the past 20 years as a mechanical design engineer. Starting as an apprentice maintenance fitter for Fonterra’s Lichfield plant, she diversified through to the engineering design field and was employed by a company specialising in Dairy Plant and food manufacturing design. Since having two children she now works part-time as a contract engineer and helps Mat with some of the day-to-day office work.