The Relocatable House Company Team
We’d love to introduce you to our amazing team. Get to know everyone here.
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. With her attention to detail, 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.
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. Richard loves to see people achieving the ultimate Kiwi dream of owning their own home.
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 project manages various marketing projects and loves to help people get started with their house relocation project by pointing them in the right direction. Outside of the office, Claire is a Mum to daughter Honor and writes children’s books about her crazy, beloved dog Brown Bear.
Sonja is our fierce financial manager for the Hutchinson group. Originally from Germany, her and her husband now reside in the sunny Bay of plenty. Sonja’s husband is a boat builder by trade and they have spent many days sailing on the ocean. Sonja has a passion for breeding border terriers and is mother to little Tweed her most beloved terrier. Sonja’s other passion is numbers and keeping a tight reign on the spending habits of her colleagues.
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!
Steve is our go to 'Operational Guru'. Steve has his finger on the pulse with all our relocation projects. He has been in the construction industry since 1998 in NZ and in the UK since 2006. From 2006 Steve has had his hand in Account Management, Sales and National Management Roles so he really does know it all! Steve is happily married with 3 children, who reside in beautiful Papamoa. If Steve is not caught up on the job he will either be on the rugby field, tennis court or golf course.
Steph is our sales admin superstar and Sales Hub Team leader. 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 The Relocatable House Co. fulfills her desire to make this world a better place for future generations. She has a very active 2 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.
Sharyn has come home to Tauranga after spending 6 years of being corrupted in the metropolis corporate world of Auckland! Having built a couple of houses, she’s super excited and passionate about working with the amazing team at The Relocatable House Co and creating homes for Kiwi’s. Sharyn lives by the motto ‘A day without laughter, is a day wasted.’
Matt has joined the team here having been a project manager for a house relocation company in Christchurch. Matt is originally from the UK, and has been living in New Zealand for the past 3 years. Matt is quite the adventurer and has hiked to Base Camp at Mt Everest so literally no mountain is too big for Matt to climb!
Justin has a a varied background and has worked in a wide variety of industries. Growing up in Taihape he first went into the army at age 17 and moved into the police force at 22, in 2008 he became a Architectural Designer. Justin has been involved in the house relocation industry since 2005 when a friend starting moving houses into Ohakune. Justin has done relocation's, renovations, managed an earthworks company and brought up three beautiful daughters. He now resides in Te Puke with his wife, youngest daughter and their two dogs Beau and Charlie.
Isaac's passion for property stems from his upbringing, assisting his parents with property development. Isaac has a Bachelor of Laws degree and B.A degree from the University of Auckland, double majoring in politics & international relations and criminology. Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in 2018, Isaac enjoys volunteering with the Community Law Centre. Isaac is the secretary and co-founder of The Civics Education Trust of New Zealand, aimed at increasing public knowledge and interest in civics, increasing democratic discourse and activities. Isaac comes from a diverse background and has a keen interest in assisting clients in realising their property ambitions.
Carol was born and raised in Brazil, where she met her kiwi husband Kerry while completing her degree in Business Communication. Her passion for working with people began when she started her own English as a second language (ESL) business and had the privilege to help many people learn a language that has always had a special place in her heart. Two kids and ten years later, she moved to New Zealand & became a proud citizen. Being a retail manager for years gave Carol the experience and knowledge to successfully deal with culturally diverse customers. Therefore, Carol is highly motivated to help our clients realise their propriety ambitions. If you’re considering embarking on a house relocation journey, just call our sales hub, and Carol will be more than happy to help.
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!
Glenn’s life long passion for property started from a young age watching, learning and helping his parents renovate, develop and add value to their homes and investments portfolio throughout his childhood. Having worked for many years as a real estate agent, property investor and serial renovator Glenn brings a wealth of industry knowledge and “know how” to his role. The property bug runs deep, he loves nothing more than to help others achieve their relocation goals
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!
Born and raised in Mount Maunganui, Sandra is a local through and through! She moved to Auckland and became and Graphic Designer & owned her own graphic design firm. Returning home to raise her family she has spent many years renovating and developing a large property portfolio and completed two relocation projects, she now resides in McLaren Falls on a lifestyle block with her family and an array of pets. Sandra has a strong sales background and has worked with a diverse range of people from all walks of life, which benefits her ability to help find people that best home that works for their needs.
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 😝”
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.
Born and raised in West Auckland, Chris an Ex boat-builder, and went on to do Marine Engineering, then started his architecture career at Maunkau Institute of Technology MIT as a Design Technician, then moving into working for The Relocatable House Co, as a Designer. Chris enjoy's music, he plays the drums and Bass guitar in two bands, enjoys playing around with Cars and Boats and anything mechanical. Chris has built a few houses , and his wife says he's pretty handy around the house when it comes to fixing things. Chris and his wife have been married for 19 years look and look forward to celebrating 19 more.
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