The team’s expertise speaks for itself with experience across the following building types and key clients:

Insurance Work

Kennedy Builders are a preferred builder for several key insurance companies in New Zealand. We specialise in all aspects of insurance reinstatement works, including damage from fire and flood, malicious intent, and severe weather.

Emergency Response Works

Kennedy Builders team have worked tirelessly through some notable local weather events (e.g. the 2021 West Coast flooding, Nelson flooding in 2022 and the tornado that went through Nelson during 2023); our team prioritised client’s safety, immediately responding to those dwellings requiring urgent attention (i.e. with safety concerns).


Kennedy Builders has a team of qualified and apprentice builders, gibstoppers, painters and decorators. Our team can cater to a vast range of renovation works including extensions, bathrooms, kitchens, all living spaces, landscaping, re-cladding, and decks.

Earthquake Rebuilds

Kennedy Builders had a team of builders working in Christchurch to complete repairs and rebuilds after the catastrophic 2011 earthquakes, and likewise after the devastating Kaikoura earthquake in 2016. During this time of hardship for locals, we were so proud of our team for demonstrating compassion and empathy as we worked with those who were deeply affected by these disastrous events

Architectural Homes

Kennedy Builders offers total project management for any residential construction project – big or small. We work with you to create the space you have always imagined – and perhaps even offer some insights that could make your dream home even better. We have over 30 years’ experience in the building industry and we are here to create something special for you.

Commercial Builds & Renovations

Kennedy Builders team has a great eye for detail and works closely with clients to design and build inviting commercial properties. Whether you’re building new or wanting to upgrade, we’re here to help you out.

Ministry Of Education Upgrades

Kennedy Builders has previously worked for Ministry of Education in facilities renovations and upgrades at local schools. This work felt especially rewarding as we helped to create better learning spaces and resources for our next generation; something we’re so proud of.

Department Of Conservation Facilities

Kennedy Builders has been fortunate enough to work with the Department of Conservation in some exciting projects – namely the re-build of Anchorage Hut (a 34-bed hut located on the esteemed Abel Tasman Great Walk) and the Momorangi Bay Campground facilities in Queen Charlotte Sound. As lovers of the outdoors ourselves, it was such a privilege to contribute to our amazing facilities in our scenic backyard.

Residential Developments

In Kennedy Builders’ early years, the company was involved in the development of a residential subdivision in the Tasman region. This involved total project management over a long duration, and even included a team of civil construction specialists.

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