The Relocatable House Company Team
We’d love to introduce you to our amazing team. Get to know everyone here.
Claire comes from a varied work background – being a Registered Nurse by trade and later completing a post graduate diploma in Marketing from Waikato University. She was fortunate enough to cut her marketing teeth at the iconic NZ juice company Charlie’s where she learned a lot about Marketing outside the square! Claire now works as part of the sales hub team, helping you get started with your house relocation project by pointing you in the right direction to your next best step. Outside of the office, Claire is a Mum to daughter Honor and writes children’s books about her crazy, beloved dog Brown Bear.
Richard grew up with parents who always had at least one renovating project on the go. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lincoln University, and has worked in the banking and construction finance industry for a number of years. This was where he gained vital financial and project management experience before leaving the corporate world to exercise his entrepreneurial spirit and create The Relocatable House Co. alongside his business partner and mum, Chrissey and wife Claire, making The Relocatable House Co. a truly family orientated business. Richard enjoys the variety of people he gets to work with and loves to see people achieving the ultimate Kiwi dream of owning their own home. When he is not working, Richard is kept busy with family, wife Claire, daughter Honor and beloved furry family member, Brown Bear the dog.
Chrissey loves renovating! Chrissey has been involved in selling, buying, renovating and consulting on property for the past 35 years. Combine this with a passion for helping people, and Chrissey is the perfect person to help you with your relocatable house goals. She has a strong desire to help empower others to create happiness and success in their own lives, too. With her attention to detail and having the most beneficial skill of knowing almost everything there is to know about Council requirements, she will help you achieve your house relocation goals; and what’s more, you’ll have fun working with her! Outside of the office, Chrissey is a busy Grandmother of 4 and loves to spend time with her husband Bill and her extended family.
Dave steers the ship at TRHCo as General Manager. Dave is the essence of a Kiwi DIY kind of guy, having spent the last nine years in a state of constant renovation of the home he shares with his wife Lisa – and previously their two children Luke and Georgia who have since grown up and flown the nest. He has a strong sales and marketing background. Prior to joining The Relocatable House Company he spent over seven years as the Business Development Manager for one of New Zealand’s leading new home building companies. Outside of work Dave is passionate about musical theatre (when he’s not building something around the house) and is also a keen and very patriotic follower of New Zealand sporting teams, especially the All Blacks, the Warriors and the Black Caps.
Brent is our very own King of Project Management. He spent the last two decades in project management and consulting in the wine industry. Improving processes and catching curve balls for our clients is what motivates him on a daily basis. While travelling the world he always enjoys the beautiful local wines with friends and family and has even gotten a little too friendly with a very dangerous snake. Luckily, he survived to tell the tale!
Craig is our Architectural Design Manager. With 16 years of design experience he knows what makes a great house. His passion for this industry comes from being able to stop houses from going to landfill and extending the life span of houses. There is no better ending to a family home than it getting relocated for a new family at a new site. Craig has two young sons whom he eagerly coaches every weekend and plays tennis with. Most recently he has started looking for a new site to relocate his next house. We can’t wait to see what he creates this time around!
Our Sales Team Leader works endlessly on training and communicating with the sales team. She knows the ins and outs of the relocation industry, after having completed multiple relocations herself. Kim is one of those people that just never stop. She is incredibly passionate about helping others achieve their relocation dreams and pull off the seemingly impossible. A fun fact about her crazy attitude: She once bought a piece of land and relocated a house onto it six days later! In the rare moments she is not pulling off incredible relocation stunts, she is coaching and cheering on her 4 kids at their sports games.
Steph is our sales admin superstar. She knows all our processes inside and out, knows which houses are about to come on the market and keeps our sales consultants in line. With 6 years as Vet nurse and 2 years in recruitment she is a true people person, caring for those around her. Working at TRHCo fulfils her desire to make this world a better place for future generations. She has a very active 1 year old that keeps her on her toes. Growing up in Whangamata and now living in the Bay of Plenty, she loves giving back to her community.
As Marketing Manager Felia has always been passionate about making a difference to others. She uses her knowledge of the digital and traditional advertising channels to make the TRHCo. marketing strategy to come to life. This work enables TRHCo. to increase their footprint to educate people about why the relocation industry is so important to our environment and NZ families. Outside of work Felia is a busy family housemaker with 5 kids and her biggest dream is relocating an old farmhouse and renovating it to make it the perfect family home.</p> <p>
Duncan is one of our architectural designers and is currently working towards becoming a registered architect. He grew up on a farm and left good ol’ New Zealand after completing his first degree. Eventually he saw the light and returned home to be involved in the exciting construction and architecture industry and completed his Masters. His drive stems from saving our environment one house at a time and creating new family homes. You might find him at the beach or trawling through old records in collector stores when he is not at the desk creating family homes.
Brent is one of our amazing Auckland Sales Consultants! He comes with 15 years of experience in sales in the machinery hire and roading industry. Brent has a wealth of knowledge about house relocation and property and feels at home with the TRHCo. values. If you need somebody who gets stuff done the man who has nearly had noise control called on him by his own partner because he was working through the night to get house renovations done, is probably the person you want on your job!
Myles is one of our sales consultants, coming into the industry with sales experience from all over the world. The relocation industry has always been one of interest to Myles, the machinery that can lift whole houses (especially on difficult sites) is the most fascinating to him. The transformation from looking old into bringing old Villas into their former glory makes Myles get out of bed in the morning. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to tow Bill Gates and his family around on an inflatable banana boat, definitely ask Myles!
Andrea is a go-getter Sales Consultant in the Waikato. She was the General Manager with a well-known Travel Retail Group for 16 years and after relocating her own house 2 years ago, she has decided that TRHCo. would be the perfect place to help others do the same. When not saving houses from landfill you will find her tending to her animals on their lifestyle farm and supporting the local club and school sport teams. She has even attempted rescuing her fluffy birman cat from a pack of bulls and learned a valuable life lesson in that situation: if you get on a paddock with bulls you better know how to climb trees!
Megan, our Senior Designer, is located in our Mount Maunganui office. 12 years as a residential designer and a year stint at council, she knows how to handle council consents, RFIs (requests for information) and finding the right person within the council bureaucracy maze. Megan has 3 girls and is passionate about creating better communities. TRHCo and her job give her the opportunity to support getting more families into affordable homes and saving houses from landfill. Megan is big on family, loves going to concerts and says the following about herself: “I am not a drug dealer, don’t let the dreadlocks fool you 😝”
Brown Bear the Dog is the beloved furry family member of Claire, Richard and Honor Hutchinson.He enjoys walks on the beach, eating bones, chasing rabbits and playing golf! There is never a dull moment in Brown Bear’s world where he is the star of his own children’s book – ‘An Adventure with Brown Bear the Dog.’ Everyone in the office is Brown Bear’s best friend when lunchtime rolls around, and after all the lunchtime excitement he can be found snoozing under a desk dreaming of the beach, chasing rabbits and playing golf. If you are ever in the office it is certain you will be met with a bit of fan-fare from Brown Bear! Let’s just say you’ll be subjected to a ‘lab test’! Boom! #dadjokes