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Founding director Paul Clarke and his wife Debbie established Landmark Homes in Tauranga almost 45 years ago.

In that time they have built a reputation for honesty and quality in everything they do.

After starting out with their own building company in the late ‘70s, the Clarkes began creating their own engineered designs. Their vision was to offer “something more exciting” than the average home: a home that made creative use of space but was also beautiful to live in.

It was clear that they had found a niche, so they built their first showhome and later launched their own brand: Landmark Homes. Landmark Homes are now renowned for their incredible quality, value for money, service, design and workmanship.

“With Landmark, it’s our job to help you to define and refine the house of your dreams. Our team journey with you through this process.”

Paul is a long standing member of the Registered Master Builders and has been on several industry-related committees, including Chairman of Master Build Services (Masterbuild Guarantee company), Chairman of the National Housing Committee, President of Tauranga Association Master Builders and Board Member of the Housing Industry Group. He has also held key roles in helping both builders and Territorial Authorities manage various changes to the New Zealand Building Act. Paul is a Life Member of the Tauranga Registered Master Builders Association.

Paul shares his wealth of knowledge with his franchisees, from initial pricing right through to the delivery of a new home.

Debbie is the visual side of Landmark Homes. With an interior design qualification and many years in a sales position in the Tauranga business, Debbie has created much of Landmark’s marketing material, including the Landmark Books, the design plan collections and ongoing new plan development. She continues to drive Landmark’s branding, training and support, as well as website development, maintenance and promotion.

From the beginning, Paul and Debbie understood the importance of great systems. After establishing the Landmark brand they worked hard to build systems and quality controls that utilised their suppliers in the best way possible. This has been the underpinning of Landmark’s success.

“The Landmark point of difference is not just in building a house to live in, but building a home of stunning quality that people feel proud to own…”

By November 2005, they had created a comprehensive procedure manual and an extensive compilation of their standard forms. The Clarkes then launched their national franchise with a goal of establishing at least 24 Landmark franchises throughout New Zealand.

They then established national supply agreements with a number of major suppliers in New Zealand, securing the best possible buying power and support for Landmark franchisees. This included the renowned ‘Showhome Support Package’.

The impressive growth of Landmark’s franchisees is in large part thanks to the comprehensive formula established by Paul and Debbie. Their original systems have been fine-tuned over the years through feedback from their franchisees, and continue to improve as Landmark grows.

The Landmark point of difference is not just in building a house to live in, but building a home of stunning quality that people feel proud to own. Even today, Paul and Debbie continue to bump into clients whose homes they built many years ago and find that they are still living in the same house. The feedback is always the same: “We love living in that house!”

Our National Team


Paul and Debbie offer many years of experience to both support and assist their franchisees to grow strong successful businesses. They are supported by their team at the National office in Tauranga:

Gary Woodhouse


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In crazy times it pays to have a leader who doesn’t take himself too seriously. And while that’s true on the golf course, where Gary loves the game, it’s also true in life. You might say Landmark’s new Chief Executive has his priorities in order — which is quite the gift in a constantly changing and sometimes challenging industry. Life, for Gary, is about family (a wife and two adult boys and a very special dog, Cooper, who enjoys the same things Gary does). It’s also about enjoying what the outdoors offers — the sun, the beach and the ocean (Gary’s dream career is cruise boat captain!) Life is also about helping people achieve their dreams, particularly around the home. Before heading up Landmark, Gary was NZ General Manager of Operations for PlaceMakers. He knows how integral the home is to a healthy and happy family life. His own dream home is one that overlooks the water and has space for entertaining friends as they watch the sun go down together. What inspires Gary the most are stories of people who put adversity behind them to achieve great things.

Jeneva Snodgrass

Marketing Manager

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Jeneva Snodgrass doesn’t need to be told what it’s like to experience the thrill of owning a new home — she’s only recently experienced it for herself, along with her fiancé Cameron. Fresh from London, where she was the Marketing Manager for a company specialising in networking conferences for the green energy sector, Jeneva has managed to snag the perfect first home — with a water view in a town where she was hoping to live. But even though Jeneva’s settled in a home of her own (and in the perfect job!), it’s doubtful she will lose the travel bug any time soon. If she wasn’t in marketing, Jeneva says, she would be a travel vlogger. It’s that love of travel and life that makes Jeneva the perfect fit for Landmark — a company that draws inspiration from a big world of great design ideas. At the end of the day though, it’s still the simple things Jeneva loves — going out and making memories, eating yum food, and spending quality time with family.

Deane Pervan

National Commercial Manager - Construction

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It speaks volumes about Landmark’s National Construction Manager, Deane Pervan, that his dream alternative career is coaching an NBA team — even though he isn’t the biggest basketball fan. “It’s more about the athletes and getting the best out of them as individuals, then combining that talent into a dominating team performance,” Deane explains. Now transfer Deane’s words to the construction team at Landmark...because the effect is the same. Every winning team needs a great coach, whether it’s the next NBA champions or the team building a family’s perfect home. The journey is about inspiring individuals to pull off something truly spectacular, together. For Deane, the ultimate house is yet to cross his desk — not because he hasn’t seen some great houses, but because he’s hungry to keep pushing and to see what more is to come. And by the sound of things, that trait runs in the family. When asked about what thing most makes him proud, Deane says: “Not a thing … most definitely my son. He inspires me with his focus and work ethic towards achieving his goals and aspirations.”

Shelley Begg

Administration Manager

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We think it's a good thing when our employees have rich and exciting lives out of the office — and that's certainly the case for Shelley Begg, who loves nothing more (apart from hubby Darryl) than her wake surfboard. And that's because she loves nothing more than spending hours on the water, water-skiing, wake-boarding and wake-surfing. If she wasn't Landmark's Administration Manager, that's where she'd be, all day every day. No surprise then that Shelley's dream home is also on the waterfront — either at the beach or the lakeside. It's where she draws her inspiration — that and her sister Tracey, who is a pilot for an international airline after a long slog to get to the top in a man's world. That pretty well describes Shelley too: fiercely determined in everything she does — especially on the water. 'It is the epitome of our life outside work,' she says. 'Fun, laid back, spending time with friends, and doing stuff.' Sounds ideal.
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