Estilo’s golden wins
A positive spin and focus on hard work is paying off for an Aotea-based building company.
Estilo Homes won three golds and a category award in the Wellington and Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.
Director Simon Redshaw said it was a big boost for the company.
While the application process started in February, it was not until an awards ceremony at Te Papa on August 22 that Redshaw learnt Estilo had won.
He said it was recognition of a team effort.
‘‘It’s the icing on the cake,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s not just one person, it’s a lot of people who come together. They can be proud of the work they’ve done.’’
Estilo Homes was started five years ago.
Most of the homes it builds are in Aotea or Whitby.
Redshaw works and lives in Aotea, and he said working close to home had its benefits.
‘‘I’m proud to drive and see the houses, but also still wave at the people we’ve built for.’’
Redshaw said the company built eight to 12 homes a year.
The seven Gold Award winners from Wellington will now go into the national awards, to be announced in November.