The Building Co. is a New Zealand owned company specialising in light commercial, residential construction and project management in the Auckland region. Our projects are predominantly small to large scale, medium to high-end developments. Our unique success is due, not only to, our building expertise, but to the integrity, transparency and trustworthiness we bring to every project.

When embarking on any project, having a builder who knows the process can save clients time and money. Given the complexities of building and compliance, it is imperative to hire a professionally run building company – like The Building Co. 



Our emphasis is on listening to our clients’ needs. Only then can we give the right advice to realise their vision. We understand that every project is different so we provide flexible options to manage budgets and time frames. Our proposals always include detailed cost schedules and timelines.

The best results are achieved when we are involved from the conceptual stages providing budgeting and methodology advice, working alongside the architect and client. Having a builder who has been familiar with a project from the beginning, results in many huge benefits – teamwork, good communication, no nasty surprises with budgets and deadlines, and a completed project that meets or exceeds expectations. 





Over the last decade we have effectively managed building projects, ranging from developing investment properties through to large high-end renovations and new builds. Our involvement can range from responsibility for major earthworks through to the finessed details completed to the highest standard.

The Building Co. includes experienced carpenters & decorators, site foremen and project managers/estimators. Our preferred subcontractors have worked with us for many years and are selected on their ability to maintain our rigorous quality standards.

We work with experienced designers and architects whom we are happy to recommend for your project depending on the requirements, or we can work with your own team of professionals.





Our highly professional approach to both the front and back ends of our projects has set us apart from the crowd. We are passionate about the work we deliver to our clients and conform to the highest professional standards:

•    The Building Co. is a member of The Certified Builders Association of New Zealand, whose members are all trade-qualified builders who adhere to strict guidelines for standards of workmanship and business practice. (

•    We offer a 10-year weather tightness guarantee and Home First Insurance from Built in New Zealand (




Kendal Read started The Building Co. just a year after qualifying as carpenter at the age of 19. Forming in 2006 with only two staff members The Building Co. soon expanded and have continued as head contractors since.

From an early age Kendal’s passion has always been in construction with an emphasis on systems and project management and of course achieving the highest results when it comes to the finest details.  Another major emphasis has always been on his clients and the relationships he builds with them and giving 110% to all elements of their homes or premises.

Kendal holds major strengths in the ability to communicate and a huge part of satisfaction he achieves from his working life is the ability to use the knowledge and skills he has developed over many years of experience to lead people through the process of construction.

With 20 years of experience Kendal has established the Building Co as one of the market leaders. His fundamental philosophy is that the Building Co is an effective corner stone in the collaboration of clients, designers, sub-contractors and suppliers.

When not working on his business, or helping his partner with her Catering business, Kendal enjoys time with his family and the new addition to it, his daughter Ivy. He also enjoys all things outdoors and can be found surfing, fishing, diving, or riding dirt bikes.