About Readapted Builders

Residential Builders with a Difference

Readapted Builders is a leading building company based in Whakatane and servicing the Bay of Plenty that constructs and renovates residential houses our clients are proud to call home. Our industry journey began in 2008, and ever since, we’ve been committed to delivering quality results and customer-focused service.

With extensive experience in new builds, project management, and home renovations, we have the expertise to handle a wide range of building projects with precision and attention to detail. Our team’s craftsmanship and professionalism have earned us the trust of homeowners across the Bay of Plenty.

Our Vision

We aim to be the building company of choice for Bay of Plenty homeowners seeking excellent in construction.

Our Values

Honesty, integrity and transparency.

Our values drive every aspect of our work. This ensures that our clients experience a partnership built on trust and a commitment to open communication through every step of the building journey.

Our Approach

We believe in building with purpose, and that’s reflected in every project we undertake. Our designs are beautiful, functional spaces that stand the test of time.

Whether it’s a new builder or a renovation, we focus on optimising space and maximising value to create living and working environments that are designed around you.

Meet Your Whakatane Builder | Will Gudgin

I started my building apprenticeship after nine years in the hospitality industry.

While learning the trade, I was on the tools three days a week, studying two, and continued to work in the hospitality Industry on weekends. When the time was right, I moved into full-time construction work with a traditionally trained New Zealand qualified builder. They contracted to Fletcher Living building spec homes.

My three years of building with this company taught me the fundamentals of building good-quality homes in several developments around Auckland. From there, I moved into residential renovations and seismic strengthening before completing my apprenticeship back at Fletcher Living.

From there, I moved into high-end custom builds for a boutique developer on Auckland’s North Shore.

With experience in the bag and exposure to diverse projects, I understood how to guide a build from start to finish. Developing my project management skill set was the next logical step.

I oversaw the construction of a large commercial development specifically overseeing the construction of a road over a two-story car park, then moving into the architecturally designed, eight-story apartment block in in the same development at a prime Auckland location. I then moved onto site managing/project managing a small subdivision of ‘Homestar’ rated homes.

When given the opportunity to build a one-off, boutique country cottage outside Rotorua, I couldn’t resist.

That small taste of life in the Bay of Plenty was all it took. I loaded the tools in the back of the truck and headed south. Since making the move, I’ve focused on residential new builds, one-off custom builds, and home renovations. Including taking on a project that another building company had abandoned. This was an invaluable experience, I was able to bring my own team on board, solve a myriad of problems, and finish the house to an exceptional standard. The owners are now wonderfully supportive clients.

So, what does this all add up to? 

I realised that there is a gap in the building market where bespoke home builds, complex problem solving, and exceptional, transparent customer service are all met.

Readapted Builders was created to meet this gap. We are a small, client-focused company, perfectly positioned to enable Bay of Plenty families to build outstanding homes.