Kevin & Chris Norris
Be Happy. Be Honest. Be Passionate. Those are the values governing the way Kevin and Chris Norris work with their clients and it leads to stunning homes and satisfied clients. Including their current team of six team staff, Stonewood Homes Tauranga boasts a combined 61 years of experience in the building industry. Kevin, a builder by trade and Chris, an interior specialist who is a New Home Consultant in the business, have operated Stonewood Homes Tauranga since 2007 and are firm fixtures within the local community.
Kevin and Chris have a strong commitment to making the building experience easier for their clients and to this end, they have key contact people in all facets of the building journey that their clients can contact throughout the build.
“We have a great team all working towards the same goal of building good quality homes to be proud of. Our awesome team and hardworking amazing subcontractors are here to help.”
- Chris Norris
The couple specialise in contract builds with a mix of standard plans and bespoke home designs. The business has won multiple Master Builders House of the Year awards, including two silvers for its show homes and a gold and silver for homes built for clients in the Tauranga region. They have built their own home many times so they know what a new home builder needs and how to manage the process stress free.
Stonewood Homes Tauranga services the following suburbs and surrounding areas:
*Gate Pa *Greerton *Hairini *Maungatapu *Merivale *Poike *Tauranga South *Welcome Bay *Bellevue *Bethlehem *Brookfield *Judea *Matua *Omanawa *Oropi *Otūmoeta *Tauriko *Arataki *Kairua *Matapihi *Mount Maunganui *Omanu *Waitao
Due to its natural attractions, mild climate and strong economy, Tauranga has grown to become New Zealand’s fifth-largest city.
It is a very popular lifestyle and tourism destination and features diverse scenery ranging from popular beaches, such as Mount Maunganui, harbour environments and lakes, to lush bush-clad mountains with waterfalls, such as the popular McLaren Falls. Outdoor activities are very popular in the region, including golf, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, surfing, fishing, diving, kayaking and kitesurfing. Tauranga has many outlying islands and reefs that make ideal for scuba divers and marine enthusiasts.
Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s main centres for business, international trade, culture, fashion and horticultural science. The Port of Tauranga is New Zealand’s largest port in terms of gross export tonnage.
Over the last few years the Tauranga economy has undergone a significant transformation, with an increase in businesses moving to the area, a rise in new start-up companies and strong job growth. Tauranga is well known for specialised manufacturing, primary sector automation technology, natural health products, boat building, IT and high-end food manufacturing.
The area is well serviced by educational facilities and Tauranga is home to the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership, which includes the The University of Waikato, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
Tauranga secondary schools include Tauranga Boys’ College, Tauranga Girls’ College, Otumoetai College, Bethlehem College, Aquinas College, Mount Maunganui College, Papamoa College, Te Wharekura o Mauao, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Kura Kōkiri, ACG Tauranga and a Rudolf Steiner School in Welcome Bay.
Tauranga residents have access to multiple shopping options, with a main shopping mall, Bayfair, in Mount Maunganui and Fraser Cove, Tauranga Crossing, Bethlehem Town Centre, Palm Beach Plaza, Fashion Island, Bayfair Shopping Centre, Bay Central and Greerton Village shopping centres spread throughout the region’s suburbs.
Tauranga residents and visitors alike have a wide choice of cultural attractions such as the Tauranga Art Gallery and the “Historic Village on 17th”, which recreates a historic setting with original and replica buildings from early Tauranga. Tauranga is home to the Classic Flyers Museum and the Gyrate Flying Club, where you can experience flying a modern gyroplane.
The National Jazz Festival takes place in Tauranga every Easter and other large events include the Tauranga Seafood Festival and the Tauranga Wine and Food Festival.
STONEWOOD HOMES TAURANGA – AWARDS
- Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2019 – Gold – New Homes $600k-$700k
- Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2018 (Southern Region) – Silver – Showhome Award/Silver – $550k to $700k Home Award
- Master Builders House of the Year Awards 2017 – Silver – Showhome Award