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Founded in 2007 by Simon Collett, Milestone Homes Nelson Bays have always held the core values of quality and value for money at the forefront of everything they've done.
From humble beginnings working from a shared office space in Richmond they've grown into one of Nelson's preferred builders of new homes consistently building over 30 homes per year.
Regional Manager Adam Hills has been with the business since their inception, starting out as a New Home Consultant and learning all aspects of the business as well as the building industry. Over the years the team has grown but the core values of providing a quality product, value for money and a great experience for those building a home have remained.
If you go to the office you will see the staff vision proudly on display which is “A vibrant team of people who are committed to delivering quality & true value to all stakeholders.”
Hills is very proud of the progress Milestone Homes Nelson Bays has over the years. “It is a real privilege to have provided this many homes for local Nelsonians,” says Hills. “We are extremely fortunate to be able to contribute to the smart growth of the district with homes that will be loved by our locals for generations.”
Milestone Homes Nelson Bays pride themselves on providing not only a fantastic home but also a fantastic experience to all who choose to build with them. Communication through each stage from planning and pricing through to consent and then construction is of utmost priority to ensure everything runs smoothly.
The franchise has won a number of national awards including ‘Franchisee of the Year’ for 4 out of the last 5 years, as well as the Supreme Franchisee Award last year which is great recognition for the hard work that the team puts into everything that they do. In turn, the local team have built a strong reputation within the community, for both their smart designs & service and strong community involvement.
The franchise is a strong supporter of The Milestone Homes Top of The South Speedway as well as running their ‘Make a Difference’ Christmas appeal. They also staunch sponsors of local initiatives like ‘No Child Left Inside’, a non-profit business that works to increase children’s confidence to play outdoors.
The team look forward to meeting you either at their office - 8B Champion Road, Richmond - or at the stunning showhome located at 406 Hill Street, Richmond.
To whom this may concern,
This is a letter to recognise the outstanding work/support I received while building two homes with Milestone Homes Nelson.
I would like to personally thank Kim Lile for her continued support, professionalism throughout the process of the builds. If it wasn’t for Kim’s understanding, support and expertise I wouldn’t have built for the second time. Kim has outstanding talents in the areas of design and colour, I felt totally confident with Kim’s eye for colour in all areas of my home, from the inside to the exterior. Kim also helped me pick out curtains and match colours, which I am really pleased with. What really impressed me was the consistency in making sure I was happy with the results. Kim would go out of her way to show me other homes and change things around if I was unsure about something. I never felt rushed or that the questions I asked weren’t important, on the contrary, I was reassured that nothing was a problem and felt that I got the homes I wanted.
I would also like to personally thank Hamish Griffiths for his professionalism, support and expertise in the building industry. Hamish was always helpful and kept me up to date as much as possible. I felt very supported by Hamish throughout the build. Hamish was outstanding in the areas of time management and the house was completed within the expected timeframe. At the end of the process I completed a walk through with Hamish which was very exciting and I was extremely happy with the end result.
I would also like to thank Adam Hills for all of his support throughout both builds. Adam has an eye for design and things that I didn’t pick up on, he did. This meant that I was more than happy with the end results. With Adams expertise in design and money matters it made it affordable for me as a single person to build two beautiful homes in Nelson.
I would also like to personally thank the lovely Antoninette Bennett for all the phone calls I made during my build. It was so good to hear her friendly voice and know I was in good hands. I really appreciated all the updated and photos of my home during the building process. Antoninette you were a very important part of my build.
I would highly recommend Milestone Homes as one of the best companies to build with. Thank you all for allowing me to have a stress free build/s of two homes. Knowing that I have had two builds with such a great company I would happily build again in the near future. As a team of professionals, you guys are A++++++
Dear Kim and everyone else at Milestone
Thank you for our lovely home.
We are very pleased with our home and want to thank all of you for your input.
Love and God Bless
Graham & Avery Kay
Dear Simon and Adam,
I am writing to you both to thank you for making building our new home a simple and hassle free experience. You always hear about how building a new home is difficult and very stressful, there are always problems and you always go over budget. Well you guys certainly proved that this doesn't have to be the case.
I had a very strict budget when I decided to build and you assured me that this could be done. I was pleasantly surprised when you did actually achieve this. You were always straight up and honest with me. If there were any changes to be made you always informed me and let me decide if we wanted to change anything. You always gave me a solution when it was needed. I truly relied on your knowledge and trusted you both with your advice.
Your efficiency and professionalism was a great pleasure to deal with, everything was done with ease and nothing was a problem.
Once we had moved in, the follow up was also fantastic. As normal, in any new home there where a few little things that needed tweaking and they were done in no time and with no hassle.
Thank you so much guys, we love our new home and would thoroughly recommend building with Milestone Homes. Please don't hesitate to give my number out to anyone who would like to talk with one of your clients, I would be happy to help.
We would like to thank the team at Milestone for giving us 110% while we built with you. We have had nothing but friendly, efficient and professional service from all concerned. Would you please convey our thanks to them all, for making the building of our new home such a stress-free and rewarding experience. We are impressed and thrilled at the end result.
Thank you all!
Pat and Graeme Eden
Thanks for your letter regarding completion of our new home.
The staff we worked with were all positive and hard-working people. I would particular like you to pass on thanks to Kim and Hamish who were both particular considerate and helpful, and made the home building an enjoyable and stress free experience. Their professional approach and friendly manner made them great to work with. Thanks for the positive and stress free experience, and I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others.
Milestone Homes were top notch to deal with from start to finish. We would definitely use them again.
A & L Norrie
We looked at several building companies and their plans, but Milestone had a design which we liked and suited our section. After talking to their very helpful and friendly sales consultant we decided to build with Milestone. We found all their staff extremely helpful and they would always go the extra mile to answer our questions, whether it be day or night or in the weekends. During the construction period any questions or queries were again quickly answered and our minds put at rest. The most pleasing aspect for us was there where no problems at all with the house and it came in on exactly the quoted price and even finished a week early!
Bruce and Val Dewe
Debra Lithgow has been our Home Consultant for us recently with the planning of our new home, through Milestone Homes Nelson Bays Ltd. She was also our Home Consultant when we built our daughters home in 2015. Debra’s cheerful expertise and knowledge has been outstanding throughout the planning process of the build. Debra has been helpful and encouraging with any concerns and requests. She also has been consistent returning our calls and emails. It has been a pleasure working with Debra and highly recommend her to future clients.
Dirk and Ally Bier
When we first thought we might build another home we did what most might do, we visited all the Show Homes throughout Nelson-Marlborough and further afield for ideas and to research everything housing.
We already knew that the most important consideration would be the people behind the building companies and from the moment we met Kim at Milestone we knew that we were onto a winner. She is personality plus, full of knowledge and was just so great to deal with. It was probably on our second or third visit that she realised we were pretty serious and introduced us to ‘The Team’.
It was no surprise to learn that Manager Adam was in the same league and when we saw a plan that we could modify to include some of our ideas and the fact that Milestone went the extra distance to get us ‘on board’ the decision was made. Going with Milestone proved to be the right choice for us and our beautiful new home was delivered exactly on schedule and within budget. Much credit for this must go to Project Manager Hamish who also was a pleasure to deal with. His skills and knowledge are way beyond his years and his attention to detail was exemplary.
Thank you Milestone for a great result!
Alan and Jan
Dear Milestone Homes Team
You have completed our new home in January 2016.
Although the choice of building company was not really ours we were very pleased with Milestone Homes constructing our new house.
The process from the start was clearly explained to us by our consultant Debra Lithgow. She was very professional, efficient and a great communicator, always welcoming us warmly at Milestone show home.
All alterations from the original plan were done exactly as we wanted. From the consent to the completion the building process was seamless. Hamish Griffith the Construction Manager did a good job with all subsequent steps done as scheduled. His sub-contractors were tidy and always polite.
The completed house was immaculate.
We would recommend your company - Milestone Homes to anyone planning to build.
Kazimierz Ponikly and Krystyna Ponikla
Initially it was our acquaintance with and respect for Simon and Kylie that led us to the Milestone Showhome.
That got us inside the door but it was the quality of the show home and the friendly, knowledgeable efficiency of the Sales Consultant, Debra Lithgow, that gave us the confidence and trust to proceed with Milestone for our very first new home build.
We were thrilled that Debra and Adam Hills both listened to our needs and presented us with acceptable and satisfactory solutions (e.g the increasing of the size of the lounge/dining, inclusion of the show home kitchen and adaptation of the plans to incorporate office, clinic and front entrance areas).
The inclusion of numerous free and elective upgrades was very much appreciated and delivered us a home superior to what we had initially planned or expected.
The overall planning and build processes were handled very professionally by the Milestone Team.
Our Project Manager, Hamish Griffith, was exceptional! He was concise, clear and consistently delivered on time, enabling us to enjoy the ride.
We felt that Debra & Hamish were by our sides throughout the entire process.
Handover was an exciting time. The gifts and our Construction process Record Book and Photo Album have been a wonderful surprise and greatly appreciated as is our beautiful home, which we proudly show to our relatives, friends, associates (and anyone else who will listen!).
Thank you so much Milestone Team for a wonderful journey!
We unreservedly recommend building with Milestone Nelson Bays
Jan & Peter Blackmore
A big thanks to Debra for the great service and help she gave us during building our new home.
I had never built before so her knowledge and friendly manner made the whole process go smoothly right from our initial purchase of the land to the final hand over of the keys. Not only did I get a beautiful new home but I have made a great friend in Debra.
I would definitely consider building again and would recommend Debra and the Team at Milestone Homes to others.
We would like to express our gratitude to the entire Milestone team who were involved in building our beautiful home.
We are absolutely delighted with our home and we can hardly believe how easy the Milestone team made it for us.
Even the last minute changes we made just wasn’t a problem to anybody.
The moment we walked into your show Home and were told ‘ what you see is what you get’ we were impressed and it is exactly what we received. No up grades are necessary for it’s all of great quality.
And the cherry on the top was Kim the colour consultant. Her talent of working with my retro taste, she blended it all into our brand new home.
We shall continue to recommend Milestone
Many kind regards
Jeff and Gerry Drummond
We decided to build with Milestone as they had a good range of designs that fitted with our lifestyle requirements and budget.
Their salesperson Debra, was very knowledgeable and provided us with many great suggestions to tailor our design, as well as providing friendly advice. Having never built in New Zealand before, it was with complete trust that we entered into a building programme whilst still living overseas.
The Milestone building team have a marvellous computer programme that they update as the building progresses which enabled us to see and follow the building construction. They kept to time and task and we are extremely happy in our lovely new home.
Wayne and Carole
Meet the Team
Having been with Milestone Homes since its inception in Nelson Adam is proud to have been a part of helping Milestone Homes grow to become one of Nelson’s preferred builders. From beginning his career as the sole New Home Consultant in 2007, the role has changed over the years with his focus switching to supporting the team of consultants and handling the day-to-day running of the business. Adam has a real passion for not only the building industry but also providing truly smart home options and helping to grow our amazing region. Although Milestone have experienced huge growth, they have ensured they stay true to their vision of delivering quality and true value to everyone connected with the business. Adam is most proud of their reputation for honesty and ensuring clients are looked after from their first contact to well beyond moving into their new home. He finds it very humbling to see what the business has achieved in a relatively short period of time and is thankful to the team for helping to make this happen.
Hamish completed his final college exam and one week later he found himself on a building site working for a well-respected local builder. At this early stage he had no idea what he was in for, or what opportunities the building industry had to offer. He quickly developed a passion for the building industry and was able to see which direction he wanted to head in, that being Project Management. So when an opening arose at Milestone Homes, he was more than excited to be able to put his skill set on the table, and take on the challenging role as Construction Manager. He is extremely proud of the 90+ house he has completed in his 3 years with Milestone Homes, along with 2 highly successful showhomes. Hamish is a qualified & awarded builder, and brings his excellent organisational skills to Milestone Homes. This gives him the ability to effectively communicate with you throughout your build, along with our Client Liaison, Antoinette. The relationships that Hamish maintains with his contractors is testament to the well-oiled machine he run’s. The feedback we get about our systems and processes from the trades people who work for multiple organisations is that we are second to none for delivering on time, and to an exceptional standard. Once you have dealt with our fantastic sales team, you can rest assured knowing your dedicated Construction Team will deliver a seamless, effective, and quality construction of your smarter new home.
NEW HOME CONSULTANT
Debra loves being a be part of the dynamic Milestone Team and to be able to help people realise their dream of building a new home. Debra has been both a Real Estate agent and a Property Manager for Ray White and this valuable experience gives her the skills to help you with the dream of owning your new home and/or investment property. She prides herself on providing a high level of customer service and listening carefully to my clients’ wants and needs. Debra enjoys ‘people and property’ and she looks forward to combining them both to help you build a smarter new home. She will present you with a plan to build your ideal home and will go the extra mile by helping you find the perfect section if required. If you are thinking of building a smarter, quality home, give her a call today, you will be one step closer to moving into your new home.
Sarah looks after the day to day general administration duties of Milestone Homes Nelson Bays. She grew up in Nelson and had the great fortune of watching it grow into the beautiful city that it is now. She has worked in a variety of administration roles and upon joining Milestone Homes has loved the opportunity that it has provided to give support to the team and its success. She is excited to be part of a great team and being involved in helping clients create their dream home.
The new home building industry is exciting and I’m thrilled to be part of it. After a background in secretarial work, I then moved into working at a building compliance company for a couple of years. Before commencing with Milestone Homes, I had previously spent the last 10 years working in the financial services industry. Over time I built up a strong desire to get back into the building industry as it is an area I have always loved, and when an opening at Milestone arose, I was excited to take up the challenge of Client Liaison. As Client Liaison I will be working closely with Hamish, our dedicated Construction Manager, to ensure we keep you fully informed and as up to date as possible on the exciting progress of your build. I look forward to working with you and helping you through the build of your smarter new home.
New Home Consultant
Mark is a “people person”, respectful with a real desire to do the right thing and deliver what the client expects and more. And with over 10 years in the Real Estate industry in markets good and bad, he understands the importance of listening and customer service. From the very first initial contact all the way to completion of your dream home and beyond, be-it your very first venture into building or as a seasoned investor, Mark is there to help, inform, guide and re-assure you through the entire process. He loves meeting new people and helping them achieve their dreams and looks forward to working with you in the future.
New Home Consultant
James has been involved in various aspects of the construction trades since starting out as a labourer in his teens. Since then he has worked in landscaping, building, playgrounds and flooring. Being a keen renovator James has eye for detail and a firm understanding of the building process from start to finish. Whether you’re embarking on your first building project, looking to craft your family home or are a veteran investor James is here to guide you through the process. He loves nothing more than finding solutions to a tricky problem and has the skills and vision to make the journey enjoyable and will be there when you’re ready to do it over again. When James isn’t helping people build smarter new homes you’ll probably find him tramping around our beautiful National Parks working off our regions fabulous wines and food.
Milestone Homes Franchise Of The Year
Milestone Homes Director Richard Carver presents Milestone Homes Nelson Bays Managing Director Simon Collett with the Franchisee of the Year Trophy.
2007 to 2014 - Franchise of the Year (8 years running)
Milestone Homes New Home Consultant Of The Year
Milestone Homes Director Richard Carver presents Adam Hills with the New Home Consultant of the year Trophy.
2014 - New Homes Consultant of the year - finalist with Debra Lithgow
2012 - New Homes Consultant of the year
2011 - New Homes Consultant of the year
2010 - New Homes Consultant of the year
2009 - New Homes Consultant of the year
2008 - New Homes Consultant of the year
Milestone Homes New Home Consultant Of The Year
Congratulations to Kim Lile
2015 - New Home Consultant of the year
Out & About
Milestone Homes helps boost pupils' health.
Nelson Mail 23/03/2015
One man's passion for sports is helping 2000 children in the Nelson region become more confident with physical activity and playing. For the past year, dad Matt Watson has been working to get children in the region comfortable with the basics of physical activity. He started No Child Left Inside in February last year at Richmond School. Since then, the not-for-profit programme has grown, picking up sponsors and other sports enthusiasts to help run the classes. They now visit 13 schools in the region and they are about to start working at Salisbury Girls' School. The programme goes into each school one day a week, for a day. Classes are based around teaching children the fundamentals of co-ordination and physical activity so they can play outdoors with confidence. Watson said the past year had been "incredible" and the programme was working to build ability and confidence in the students. Richmond School had collated data to show the changes before and after Watson ran his programme. "The kids accelerated with their learning capabilities. Kids who had a really low level created an understanding of play and games. Those at a high level increased as well. More kids understand team games and leadership roles inside of games." There were clear changes on a daily basis as well, he said.
"You get the feedback, the acknowledgment from the kids, that they understand when they can thrown and catch, and kick a ball. The joy it brings to kids where that's not natural for them. It's amazing." He wanted the fundamental movement skills to be a part of the pupils' everyday lives. "It's everyday fundamental movement skills, it's most important they are picking up those skills and don't forget it." Watson said they focused on positive reinforcement, giving stickers and water bottles to the children who improved the most. "Not to the kids who are really sporty, to those kids that generally, if they are going outside and taking part in PE, it's a big thing for them. So when they do well, to acknowledge that is pretty cool." Watson is teaming with sponsors to also focus on healthy eating and lifestyles. Energie Fruit had donated 8000 apples to be given out through the year. He is looking at how to incorporate nutrition in the programme and has been asking schools for feedback on this idea. Richmond School teacher Jo Stevens said the programme had helped the children's co-ordination and confidence. "It gives them more enthusiasm to get out there and do things." She said the students looked forward to the weekly classes. Nelson-based adventure racer Nathan Fa'avae is also involved as a director of the programme. "I think it's a fantastic programme getting kids outside promoting health and sport and physical activity. "It is a great thing for the region." No Child Left Inside is at Mapua, Upper Moutere, Tasman, Mahana, Appleby, Ranzau, Hope, Richmond, Henley, Stoke, Nayland, Enner Glynn and Nelson Central primary schools.