about the turnkey homes team



Managing Director 

Justin is an award winning, trade-qualified builder and business operator with extensive experience in the building industry throughout New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Justin has developed his team to ensure everyone works to meet our clients’ varied requirements and expectations. Innovation and flexibility backed with experience and integrity are the cornerstones of Justin’s work ethos. Justin is responsible for Turnkey Homes strategic direction, high level financial management, developing business plans and overseeing all aspects of Turnkey's operation.  

chris thornton

Commercial Manager

Chris is responsible for delivering high quality procurement solutions and the best possible financial outputs for clients. Chris is a qualified Quantity Surveyor with a wealth of experience working in the construction industry in New Zealand. His extensive knowledge of quantity surveying and estimating practices within the residential and commercial market ensures that the commercial aspects of our current projects are managed with precision. Chris is responsible for take-offs and tenders, provides advice on project feasibility and potential alternative solutions; as well as all forms of cost control and project financial reporting.



Sales and Value Design Manager


Hayley’s extensive experience in construction and design teamed with her focus on communication and excellence in service ensures a seamless experience for our clients. Hayley’s interest in building started at a young age, where she studied Architectural Draughting, followed by a Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture.  Her passion for architecture and construction has lead her through a career in the building industry both in New Zealand and the UK, the last 16 years spent working in the residential design and building industry in Wanaka. Hayley is responsible for guiding Turnkey Homes clients through the design process and selections for their homes, and liaising with the commercial and construction departments to ensure that every client has the very best experience throughout their home build.



Construction Manager

With 35 years of residential building experience Rob is a qualified Wanaka builder who has spent 23 of those years building and project managing residential construction in Wanaka. Rob’s extensive local experience in architectural builds combined with industry knowledge gives him the skills to understand and appreciate the requirements of both contractor and client. Rob’s experience and passion for building are the key strengths he will bring with him in his role as Construction Manager for Turnkey Homes.



Lead Foreman

Nick has been a builder in Wanaka for 15 years, eight of them working for Turnkey Homes.  Originally from Wellington he was drawn to Wanaka by the outdoors and the lifestyle that Wanaka offers.

Nick enjoys the challenges that come with being a home builder, taking someone’s ideas and plans and creating a final product.

As Lead Foreman for Turnkey, Nick enjoys working with his team and passing on the knowledge that he has gained to them.



Administration Assistant

Jo has been living in Wanaka for the past 22 years, and brings her wealth of experience in accounts and administration to the Turnkey Homes team. She has an interest in interior design and landscaping and makes the most of the outdoor lifestyle Wanaka offers. 

Jo wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else in the world and says the best part of her role is seeing happy clients moving into their beautiful new Turnkey Homes in the town she loves.