Meet the Team

Creating your New Home doesn’t need to be difficult, and it certainly doesn’t need to be stressful! We want you to have an exceptional result and an incredible journey.

Meet the Team

Creating your New Home doesn’t need to be difficult, and it certainly doesn’t need to be stressful! We want you to have an exceptional result and an incredible journey.

Management & Office Staff

Owner/MD

Brent Chatterton

I started Chatterton Builders in 1998 after a few years in the farming sector and then re training in construction.

I started Chatterton Builders in 1998 after a few years in the farming sector and then re training in construction. The team has since grown and we have successfully become leaders in high performing homes and SIPs construction, something I am very proud of.
Another highlight for me was the opportunity to spend eight years on the Board for New Zealand Certified Builders, two of them as Chairman. Contributing to raising the standard and integrity of the residential construction sector and providing better support for our builder members has been very rewarding.
I enjoy the relationships developed along a building journey and the ability to deliver to our clients their dream home. I also enjoy the technical aspects of the job. I hold the international passive house tradesperson qualification, and I am also qualified to undertake air tightness testing with a blower door. You can never stop learning.
Outside of work three kids makes for a busy weekend! I enjoy coaching kids sport, mountain biking and boating with our family.

Client Liaison, Marketing

Claire Chatterton

In 2000 I travelled to NZ on a sabbatical and never went home, starting again from one backpack.

In 2000 I travelled to NZ on a sabbatical and never went home, starting again from one backpack. I never expected to end up in construction but the ‘Coast to Coast’ sealed my fate when I met Brent! I enjoy working with clients from all backgrounds with their own stories to tell. Its our job to assist them achieve the dream they have worked so hard for. That is the best part of this job.
Outside of work and supporting our kids with their multitude of sport, I make the most of New Zealand trail running, biking, boating and surf lifesaving with family & friends.
Project Manager

Graham Courtney

I grew up in Blenheim where I learnt building from my Father who had a timber joinery business and also built houses.

I grew up in Blenheim where I learnt building from my Father who had a timber joinery business and also built houses. In my twenties I spent 7 years in America building (and snowboarding) my way from Vermont to Utah. I returned back to New Zealand where I was a self employed builder in Wellington. I then moved to Christchurch after the earthquakes and became a project manager. I am now enjoying being part of a team building energy efficient and passive homes.
I live on a lifestyle block in North Canterbury with my wife and two young boys. When not working on the block we can be found out surfing, mountain biking and snowboarding.
Office Administrator

Karen Evans

I’m Karen Evans, I have spent a very enjoyable 7 years as the Office Administrator at Chatterton Builders.

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I’m Karen Evans, I have spent a very enjoyable 7 years as the Office Administrator at Chatterton Builders. I work at our offices in Rangiora, an area I have lived in all my life. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and when I’m not tramping, I enjoy water and snow skiing and gardening.

Our Building Team (Builders & Apprentices)

Foreman/Qualified Builder

Ciaran McRory

I am originally from Ireland and have 17 years building experience. I hold the City & Guilds qualification and have recently gained the International Passive House Tradesperson Certificate.

I am originally from Ireland and have 17 years building experience. I hold the City & Guilds qualification and have recently gained the International Passive House Tradesperson Certificate. I enjoy new building challenges, meeting client expectations and happy clients. Outside of work I enjoy soccer, snooker, camping and fishing.
Foreman/Qualified Builder

Stu Laurie

Hi, my name is Stu and I have been building for 37 years as a qualified builder. Building allows me to meet people, work outdoors and helps keep me fit.

Hi, my name is Stu and I have been building for 37 years as a qualified builder. Building allows me to meet people, work outdoors and helps keep me fit. I enjoy the ‘great outdoors’ so past times include high country fishing, golf, gardening and walking the dog.
Qualified Builder

Andy Walton

My name is Andrew. After working 25 years in retail and sales I decided for a change. Now I am a fully qualified carpenter working for Chatterton Builders.

My name is Andrew. After working 25 years in retail and sales I decided for a change. Now I am a fully qualified carpenter working for Chatterton Builders. My only regret is that I didn’t do this earlier.

My interests are camping, hunting, mountain biking and computers.

Foreman/Qualified Builder

Mark Johnstone

Hi, I’m Mark. Originating from the deep south of N.Z, so yes, I do roll my R’s, I grew up on a farm just outside of Invercargill.

Hi, I’m Mark. Originating from the deep south of N.Z, so yes, I do roll my R’s, I grew up on a farm just outside of Invercargill. Building huts in the bush was a favourite pastime of mine so it was inevitable that I would pursue a career in the building industry.
Working at Chatterton Builders has been an amazing opportunity for me to begin and complete my building apprenticeship, become an LBP and progress in the roll of Foreman.
Qualified Builder

Michael Brebonaria

I have 17 years building experience with the last 7 years in New Zealand for Chatterton Builders. I am originally from the Phillipines and am proudly now an NZ Trade Certified Carpenter.

I have 17 years building experience with the last 7 years in New Zealand for Chatterton Builders. I am originally from the Phillipines and am proudly now an NZ Trade Certified Carpenter. I enjoy building work and working for Chatterton Builders.
I like basketball and biking, and love spending time with my young family.
Qualified Builder

Liam

I enjoy working with the people at Chatterton Builders and like company work ethics. I have 6 years’ experience as a trade certified carpenter, more recently here at Chatterton Builders.

I enjoy working with the people at Chatterton Builders and like company work ethics. I have 6 years’ experience as a trade certified carpenter, more recently here at Chatterton Builders.

I come from Canterbury and I would describe myself as an adrenalin junky who enjoys cliff jumping and making YouTube videos with my friends.

Qualified Builder

Tony Wilson

I am a trade certified builder with 35 years of building experience. I enjoy being part of the Chatterton Builders building team due to the variety of work and the atmosphere of the company.

I am a trade certified builder with 35 years of building experience. I enjoy being part of the Chatterton Builders building team due to the variety of work and the atmosphere of the company. A bit more about me, I enjoy watching my kids grow and develop, and I am a lover of the outdoors and regularly go hunting.
Qualified Builder

Matt Grant

Hi, my name is Matt and I am a qualified builder. I have been working for Chatterton builders for 4 years.

Hi, my name is Matt and I am a qualified builder. I have been working for Chatterton builders for 4 years. I started my apprenticeship through this company and have been lucky enough to work on architectural builds including stick frame and passive homes. My hobbies include going to the gym and keeping fit. I enjoy playing tennis and AFL through the summer and rugby in the winter.
Apprentice Builder

Blake

My name is Blake and I have been building for 2 1/2 years. I am currently an Apprentice. I enjoy building, the physical side of the job and its visually rewarding.

My name is Blake and I have been building for 2 1/2 years. I am currently an Apprentice. I enjoy building, the physical side of the job and its visually rewarding. I am originally from Blenheim and go skateboarding and play basketball in my spare time.