We are award-winning master builders serving Hawke's Bay and the wider Hastings region.

Based in Hawke’s Bay, our licensed master builders and building practitioners can build your new home.

Contact Steven Painter

021 929 414

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“Being an experienced builder definitely helps you understand the risks around key areas, and that’s important when you’re speaking to clients.”

Our People in

Hawke’s Bay

The highly accomplished trio combine a wealth of experience within the building industry and a long track record of working together and delivering outstanding results.

Steven Painter, Gerry Schumacher, and Tony Lafferty recently opened the Hawke's Bay franchise to meet the increasing demand for unique and exceptional builds in this popular region. Steven and Gerry also co-own Landmark’s Taupō franchise, while Tony is stepping into co-ownership from his role as Landmark Homes Taupo’s award-winning Construction Manager. Unlike bigger cities that are experiencing a shortage of available land, Hawke’s Bay has plenty of room for growth with several large subdivisions under development. So, if you’re thinking about building in Hawke’s Bay, take the first step and give the team a call today.

“Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful spot with so much to offer, stunning vistas, wineries, beaches, great shopping, lovely communities, and of course just a relaxed way of living.” says Gerry. Whoever bowls into their Hawke's Bay office can expect a smile, a happy vibe, and a positive experience. Looking for a builder in Hawke's Bay? Call Landmark Homes Hawke's Bay today!

Gerry Schumacher


027 289 8170

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Ask Gerry Schumacher about anything, and it's likely the answer will somehow come back to golf. Dream house? 'A house on a golf course.' Brilliant. Dream alternative career? 'Professional golfer.' Of course. Most likely at Landmark to do what? 'Organise a golf tournament.' Not that Gerry is your archetypal golf fanatic who can't think of anything else. Of all the houses Landmark has built, for example, his favourite is ... oh wait ... the show home in Kinloch on the Fairways. Scratch that. How about dream holiday? It doesn't involve golf actually — it's hiking to Everest Base Camp. In fact, his biggest inspiration is Sir Edmund Hilary's conquering of Everest in 1953. Gerry is also into yoga, and wouldn't mind attending a yoga retreat in Thailand. If there's one thing he enjoys as much as golf, it's hiking — because there's something about looking out over an amazing vista. Gerry shares ‘home’ with his wife Penny and three children.

Steven Painter


021 929 414

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Ten years ago, Steve Painter was banging in nails in Wharewaka, only recently self-employed and holding onto a dream he'd had for as long as he could remember: designing homes and building them. When he was very young Steve harboured a dream to fly — but he flies in a different way now, setting lofty goals and making sure he achieves them. It's no coincidence his mantra is: Build to be admired. You could say the same about the character of Steve, a family man and father of 'two epic girls'. The key to Steve's success is the value he puts on relationships. His dream client is a couple who understands the process, is thorough in their design, and who will meet onsite every three weeks to review progress and build and then continue the friendship. That speaks volumes about him. 'I enjoy helping others who want to be helped and put in the effort,' he says. All his clients would agree.
  • “Overall, it was a wonderful journey and we love our ‘Landmark’ Home.

    — Tracey and Patrick

  • “We are very happy with our new home and would certainly recommend Landmark to our friends.”

    — Lynne & Richard

  • “Our whole building experience was a delight!

    — C Dewes

  • “We are extremely pleased with the design and finish of our new home!

    — Steve and Nerolie Palleson

  • “The entire build was a fun and stress-free process for me…

    — Susan Neill

  • “It is a real pleasure to be able to recommend Landmark Homes. From our first contact with Landmark's New Home Consultant Angeleine - whose expertise and assistance sealed the deal for us... we were 'sold' - Landmark was just who we were looking for to build our home!
    In fact, what a great dedicated team they all make - from the Office staff - Mary, Construction assistant Alise; Tony the Construction Manager's attention to detail, right up to Gerry, one of the 'approachable' directors!
    This was the first home we had built - as we had always bought existing homes in the past and we found the whole experience 'worry-free'. Tony (Construction Manager) beavered.
    away to keep the build on track and as a result, we moved in on time and are thrilled with our new quality home. It is everything we need and more.
    Thank you, Landmark Homes we have really appreciated the great experience.”

    — Carol and Mike Pryce

  • “We would encourage people to really think about using Landmark Homes. They are flexible and highly capable builders of quality homes with good people on the tools and in the office and management team, they are responsive and transparent and good to work with. We would rate them very close to a full 5 out of 5.'”

    — Charles and Liz Bolt

  • “The finished house has lived up to our expectations and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Landmark Homes.”

    — Ian and Barbara

Tony Lafferty


027 567 7399

Willie Reynolds

New Home Consultant

027 839 0209

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New home consultant Willie Reynolds is no stranger to getting stuck into a task, elbows up, working up a sweat, and getting the job done. He grew up on the family farm in Hawkes Bay and is probably the only Landmark consultant — who admits it anyway — who shears sheep in his spare time. You might say Willie is down to earth. But don’t let the proverbial dirt under the fingernails fool you. Willie has spent his entire career building on the firm ground beneath his feet: 10 years in the construction industry in the South island, managing branches for PlaceMakers and a Frame & Truss plant. All of which came on the back of a law and commerce degree at Otago and property development of his own. Willie’s dream client is someone who’s prepared to invest in the client-consultant relationship, and you can see why — he brings a lifetime of experience to that relationship, with clear end goal of bringing about the client’s dream home in the best way possible. Which is why Willie is a perfect fit at Landmark — what you might call a pig in …. well, you know the rest.

Thinking of building your dream home in Hawke's Bay? Find out how the Landmark Hawke's Bay team can make your dream a reality!

If you’ve always dreamed of a home by the water, surrounded by natural wonders, you can’t go wrong building here. Landmark Homes Hawke's Bay are just the team to create your dream home. Tell us about your vision and we’ll start making the plan!

Custom Design and Build

Got a house design in mind? Or need some inspiration? Our Design and Build team can help you create your entire dream home from scratch!

Ready to Build Designs

Our award-winning designs are a great starting point for any new build. Choose from a fantastic range of plans or customise a design to suit you. See our most popular plans below.

Remove or Demolish and Rebuild

Want to keep your own site but build new? We’ll remove the existing dwelling and build your dream home on the same site.

House and Land Packages

We match sections with a house design that takes advantage of what the site has to offer. See our current House & Land Packages below.

Feasibility Assessment

Do you already have a site that you’d like to develop? We’ll help you discover the potential of your site and your options for development. We offer a free site evaluation report to see if your site is suitable for developing, building, or subdividing

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Take a look, and if nothing suits call us to discuss options

We match local sections with an architecturally-designed house design that takes advantage of what the site has to offer.