We are award-winning master builders with over 20 years of experience.

Based in Whakatāne, our licensed master builders can build your new home, whether you’re based in Whakatāne or the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Our team are experts in building beautiful homes by the water, lifestyle properties, and architectural house designs.

Contact Gerry Schumacher

027 289 8170

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"There's huge satisfaction in building a home and knowing you've completed something that's going to be around for a long time."


Thinking of building a new home in the area?

We have an impressive collection of truly stunning homes under our belt, and the skills and resources to turn your vision into reality. Tell us about your dream and we'll start making the plan!

Custom Design & 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, your budget, and your site. 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.

Visit our Show Home

2 Karanema Place, Piripai, Coastlands, Whakatāne

Get directions Call 027 450 8997 or 07 308 4095

Why choose Landmark Homes
Whakatāne & Eastern BOP for your next building project?
With 20 years of building experience, Landmark Homes Whakatāne is dedicated to providing a fantastic build journey for every single client. Whoever bowls into our office can expect a happy vibe, a smile and a positive experience. The entire team takes enormous pride in their work, and the best part of their jobs is creating something truly stunning together. We're proud of every house we've built and can't wait to hear about your dream!


Our team has been in the construction industry for a long time, and have the knowledge and experience to ensure your building journey is a smooth one. We believe a home built by Landmark Homes should last a lifetime. That’s why we have a rigorous quality control procedure to make sure our buildings stand the test of time.

Award Winning

Our homes have been recognised in the Master Builders House of the Year awards multiple times. When you build with us, you can be confident we will build to the highest quality.

First-Hand Knowledge

Our team has all built their own homes so they know the process from the inside out! As locals, we can advise you on how to work within council consents and advise you on what is possible for your build project.

Read client stories and testimonials, see photos of houses we have built, and get instant access to our latest news.

Our People in

Whakatāne & Eastern BOP

With 20 year so building under his belt, Landmark Homes franchise owner Steven Painter knows a thing or two about beautiful homes.
After running his own building company for several years, Steven and co-owner Gerry Schumacher teamed up to take on the Taupo-Rotorua-Whakatāne franchise.

Steven's logn years as a master builder and Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) have proven invaluable to running the franchise, particularly in such a large region.

"Being an experienced builder definitely helps you understand the risks around different areas, and that's important when you're speaking to clients,"he says. "I take them through the process, right from the design stage, and tell them what works." Co-owner Gerry is the customer service side of the franchise. An accountant and the former business development manager for Landmark Homes NZ, he's the expert on budgeting and planning. Looking for the best builder in Whakatāne or the Eastern Bay of Plenty? Call Landmark Homes Whakatāne 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.
  • “It is a real pleasure to be able to recommend Landmark Homes. From our first contact with Landmark's New Home Consultant Angeline - 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!”

    — Carol and Mike Pryce

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

    — Susan Neil

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

    — Steve and Nerolie

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

    — Ian and Barbara

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

    — Lynne and Ritchard

  • “Overall, it was a wonderful journey and we love our ‘Landmark’ Home.

    — Tracey and Patrick

  • “We are always proud to say we own a Landmark home, and don't hesitate to say what a great, loyal team you are!”

    — Ross and Leigh

Alan Basire

New Home Consultant

027 450 8997

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Alan Basire hasn't been with Landmark long — but it's long enough to know that his dream house is the Coleridge. And why wouldn't it be, when it represents some of the best design and build quality that New Zealand has to offer. Because that's also what Alan is about. When he says that his dream client is former prime minister John Key, it's not a political point he's making. 'I'm inspired by progress and the development of New Zealand,' Alan says. Much like the former PM. The Coleridge is a house any PM would be proud to live in too. Not that Alan is edging towards a career in parliament. In fact, his dream alternative job would be food critic — just not if it involves onboard dining. 'I'm the most likely Landmark person to get sea sick,' he jokes. But, whether it's as a new home consultant, food critic, or even PM, Alan's real priority is his family: his wife, three daughters and two dogs.

John Fretwell

Construction Manager

021 242 2776


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.