why build with us

we are
straight up

You don’t brand your company Straight Up if you aren’t prepared to front up and deliver the goods.

From the first meeting to the day we sign off compliance (and beyond), our promise is you’ll experience honesty, integrity and a straight answer all the way.

Based in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Straight Up Builders are led by a team of energetic, hardworking and dependable builders that take their dedication to building quality homes and integrate a culture of good ethics, people and craftsmanship.

Owner and expert builder Garret Jones is a trusted foreman but not a front man.  Garret fosters a great culture and a passion for sound construction with his team.  Empowering the crew with

industry skills and experience, you can have the conviction and confidence in them to build your dream home.

Onsite, they work hard but when its tools down, the fun-loving crew can be found bonding over a BBQ or competing for the prized title of catch of the day on a team fishing trip.

We understand that for many people, building their dream home can be stressful.  It also can be extremely rewarding.  Straight Up Builders are here to guide you through the process, celebrating the highlights and minimising the stress that is within our control.

You don’t brand your company Straight Up if you aren’t prepared to front up and deliver the goods.

From the first meeting to the day we sign off compliance (and beyond), our promise is you’ll experience honesty, integrity and a straight answer all the way.

Based in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Straight Up Builders are led by a team of energetic, hardworking and dependable builders that take their dedication to building quality homes and integrate a culture of good ethics, people and craftsmanship.

Owner and expert builder Garret Jones is a trusted foreman but not a front man.  Garret fosters a great culture and a passion for sound construction with his team.  Empowering the crew with industry skills and experience, you can have the conviction and confidence in them to build your dream home.

Onsite, they work hard but when its tools down, the fun-loving crew can be found bonding over a BBQ or competing for the prized title of catch of the day on a team fishing trip.

We understand that for many people, building their dream home can be stressful.  It also can be extremely rewarding.  Straight Up Builders are here to guide you through the process, celebrating the highlights and minimising the stress that is within our control.

Expert Builder

Straight up pillars
of practice

Take a look beyond our toolbox at our five pillars of practice and what will make your build with Straight Up unique :

Firm Foundations

Building homes in the Bay of Plenty with honest and trust since 2012 has enabled us to establish a proven and solid reputation

Good Bricks and Mortar

We safeguard your build with detailed planning, a methodical approach together with efficient and effective systems and procedures.  This framework is an important aspect in managing your build timeline and compliance requirements.

Good acoustics and a well-functioning thermostat

Providing consistent and sound advice are ethics that you can rely on.  Our strong relationships with industry partners, suppliers and specialists play a vital role in your build.  From the practical to the whimsical, from technology to design, we engage with the right expertise to complement your project.

Weather tight financial planning

Nobody wants a leaky home but you also don’t want a leaky budget. Comprehensive financial planning will greatly increase your chances of a successful and less stressful build.

A realiable roof for years to come

With the future in mind our guarantee provides security and protection long after your build is complete.

it's what we stand by

Guarantee

No hidden costs

Benefit from our detailed 102 point budget checklist which supports you with a reliable and accurate financial plan for your build.  We guarantee that the price we quote is the price you pay.  Our quote is for the entire job with no hidden extras unless you make changes to the plans or specifications.

Quality control

With you on your journey is an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) overseeing the work carried out on your project.  In addition, we have 287 quality control measures in place which ensure that every aspect of your project is completed to the highest standard.

Concrete rates and margins

Once you have signed a contract with us we guarantee our rates and margins will stay the same throughout the duration of your project.

Extended maintenance check

Unlike the usual 31 day maintenance check, we offer a specialised 45 day check.

certified builders 10-year home first builders guarantee

On top of our own personal guarantees, we can apply for a Certified Builders 10 year Home First Builders Guarantee.

Christopher Ryan
Christopher Ryan
2023-12-12
Straight up builders are exactly what their name says, Straight up! With multiple unforeseen challenges coming up through our renovation, Garret, Dave and their team were able to deliver when it mattered most. Dave’s project management was impeccable, they went out of their way to find the best prices for materials, and when time critical stages of the build required a big team, they delivered. Beyond that, they are just a great bunch of trustworthy professionals. We have already recommended them to a couple of friends who are building soon, and if we had to do it all again, they would be our first call. Thanks especially to Dave and Dyls, love your work!
Jocelyn Crowley
Jocelyn Crowley
2023-11-20
I used Straight Up Builders to do a renovation of my home. They have been very professional the whole time and always very considerate and honest. There was great communication throughout the whole job. I felt they went beyond 'just a job' and worked out solutions to fixing up my problems for me. They finished on the date they said it would be, which is very impressive. I would definitely highly recommend this team to work for you. Thanks Garret, Dave, Sharon, Dylan and the team at Straight Up Builders.
Jody Beattie
Jody Beattie
2023-10-24
Well what can we say, what an epic team of builders. They are incredible on price, professionalism, clean up and skill! A+++ Thank you so much for an amazing job installing our new double glazed windows. Beattie family
Ben Toner
Ben Toner
2023-03-23
We had a great experience with Garret and Dave who undertook our rennovations in mid 2022, the work included all windows and doors replaced, bathrooms and kitchen fully stripped out and replaced. The work was done on time and to the expected cost. Their team of builders and subtrades were always friendly, respectful and helpful. We also had our deck rennovated by them prior to all this work and they were the only guys that were able to complete it in our requried timeframes. Straight Up listen to your needs and will work with you to achieve an awesome result. Thanks Garret, Dave and Sharon!
Hannah Sweeney Toner
Hannah Sweeney Toner
2023-03-17
We worked with Straight Up on our house reno and can’t recommend them enough. Great guys and high quality end result!
Brian Robertson
Brian Robertson
2023-02-22
The Straightup team were great to work with. Came when they said they would, did a good job and were very responsive and helpful. Could not have asked for a better bunch of builders and tradies. Garret and Dave were superb. Can highly recommend!
Rachel Cleverly
Rachel Cleverly
2023-02-16
Such an awesome group of guys! Always smiling and producing amazing build quality. Highly recommend and would definitely use them again.
Jo
Jo
2023-02-12
Straight Up Builders delivered an incredible home for us. Their attention to our brief, consideration for our budget and generally being a very professional, Straight Up company to work with meant we can enjoy our beautiful home with its high quality finish. Highly recommend them for their integrity, quality and delivering a pretty tricky project in good time. We now have life long friends.
Kim Hedges
Kim Hedges
2023-02-08
We had a vision of the home we wanted to build and Straight Up Builders more than exceeded our expectations. Our home is stunning and the whole build process was made better working with such an incredible team. Garrett, Dave, Sharon and the entire team are all amazing. The level of support & guidance throughout made stressful moments manageable. Nothing is too much for them and everything is possible. We could not recommend them enough.
Elizabeth Webb
Elizabeth Webb
2023-02-06
We recently had a large-scale renovation completed by Straight up Builders, and we are beyond thrilled with the results. Our 1970s 2-story house has been transformed into a modern, warm and quiet home that we love, and we get many positive comments from visitors and passers-by. We trusted Dave and his team to do the work, which made the building process easy, and stress-free. Everything was completed to a high standard, and we'd certainly work with them again in the future for any building work.