The team at Premium Homes is led by Kelly and Andrew, childhood friends turned business partners.
The Premium Homes team, made up of Quality Master Builders, Apprentices, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and experienced sales and admin staff, have the expertise and resources to cater for all size jobs no matter how big or complex.
Andrew Breward, director
Andrew is a Master Builder with over 30 years’ experience building state of the art projects. His experience has even reached international fame - building houses for Hugh Grant and Seal in the United Kingdom.
Andrew specialises in both residential and commercial builds and played a key role in achieving a 6 Green Star rating on a commercial build. Continuing to quantify the performance of his builds, Andrew has recently overseen a Premium Homes residential project that earned 8 stars.
Andrew is a family man, spending his spare time with his family, fishing, mountain biking, diving and playing squash.
Kelly Wood, director
Kelly has been in the building industry since 1987, initially as an electrician and then extensively in automated systems. He has a strong background in home development and business management. He's been developing houses since the 90's, and his experience is obvious in his stunning properties.
Looking after clients' needs is one of Kelly's top priorities - he loves giving advice on where clients should and shouldn’t invest their building budget. His goal is to create the best outcome for your home - with your budget and time frame in mind.
Kelly is a family man and his family values are evident when it comes to working with clients. In his spare time, Kelly enjoys his time with family, mountain biking and fishing.
Grant McSherry, sales consultant
Inspired by the process of designing his own home, Grant joined the building industry in 2012, where he has helped clients to design and build new homes to meet their individual requirements. Grant will often be one of the first people you'll come across at Premium Homes.
Outside of work Grant enjoys our environment, getting out and about in the hills with a camera. When he has the time and motivation, Grant paints in oils. He also enjoys listening to music and of course, spending time with Michelle and the Newfy dogs.
Dave Richards, project manager
Dave has a solid background in building and has worked on many prestigious architectural projects.
Dave joined the Premium Homes in 2015 and has led many interesting projects, including the regional win for Premium Homes in the 2021 Master Builders Awards. Even though Dave has accomplished much in his work he says the best part of his job is the people, both clients and workmates.
Outside of work, when not spending time with his wife Olivia and daughter Lily Dave enjoys hunting and fishing.
Steve Gyde, project manager
Building is a big passion for Steve, which explains his 25 years to date in the building industry.
Having transitioned from being on the tools to project management, Steve joined the team at Premium Homes in 2023 to further his career experience.
Outside of building Steve is a sports enthusiast playing softball, golf and darts. He also enjoys diving, car racing and rugby league. Steve likes to make the most of the outdoor environment during his time off too.
To wind down Steve enjoys good food along with a nice dram with family and friends as well as spending time with his three-year-old black Labrador.
Jamie Day, senior quantity surveyor
Jamie has been a quantity surveyor since 2015, with a focus on architectural new builds.
Outside of work, you'll probably find Jamie either on a ball court or cricket field as he enjoys playing and coaching basketball and cricket.
Jamie also likes to spend time with his two children, who are 12 and 11 and also into sports.
Kelvin Gao, quantity surveyor
Kelvin changed his career path from working within the Chinese manufacturing industry to becoming part of the New Zealand construction industry in 2017, and he joined Premium Homes in 2019 after gaining his NZ Diploma in Quantity Surveying. Kelvin’s longer-term goal is to become a building economist.
Beside expanding his knowledge of construction techniques, Kelvin enjoys the Kiwi culture. When he’s not spending time with his family Kelvin likes aerobic activities such as hiking, swimming and long-distance running.
Aiden Cheng, quantity surveyor
Aiden joined the building industry during 2011, while living in Taiwan.
On moving to NZ, he continued to pursue his passion through studying construction management and quantity surveying, where he earned diplomas from Ara in Christchurch.
In his own time, Aiden loves water sports, particularly surfing and diving.
Kathy Webb, office administrator
Kathy joined the company as Accounts Administrator in July 2017 to take care of Accounts Receivable / Payable, Payroll etc.
She lives in Clarkville, has 15 horses (gallopers) who are in various states of training, from 2 year olds through to retired racehorses.
Weekends see Kathy & her Sharpei dog (Ellie) down at the Waimak river along the many walking tracks.