Es­tilo’s golden wins

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

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.

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