Rural Building Solutions Ltd is owned by Nigel and Ruth Hodges of Darfield. They started the business in 2007 with a vision of bringing corporate building quality to the rural sector.
Nigel had previously worked in the commercial building industry and was foreman on projects across Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland. He then looked at the rural building industry.
Nigel says he noticed the contrast between commercial and rural builds was significant, not just in scale but in quality and innovation. He decided to use his skills to provide a better level of service to rural areas of Canterbury.
Rural Building Solutions operates within the greater Canterbury region, taking in North Canterbury, including the Culverden Basin, and all of Central and Mid Canterbury. Recently RBS also has developed a strong presence in Kaikoura.
Nigel provides these areas with quality, innovative dairy sheds, effluent systems, feed pads and silage bunkers. All require significant concrete construction and, unusually in the rural sector, Nigel is a qualified structural concrete specialist.
Nigel says most of RBS's clients come from repeat business or referrals.
"Word of mouth is the best advertising you can get, and our reputation for quality is the result of us building every dairy shed as though it were a show shed."
"Most of our staff are older and wiser, and they understand about doing things right the first time. This gives our projects a better finish and is also more cost effective."
Integrity is also key to the way RBS does business. This runs right through the company from staff selection to pricing. For example, estimates are very comprehensive, unambiguous, and include all most likely requirements, rather than relying on add-ons or variations later on.
Nigel says the strong culture of RBS is 'We do what we say'.
"Our clients get a structurally sound, well managed, well priced project with a good quality finish."
Rural Building Solutions is a registered Master Builder company. For more information call Nigel Hodges on 0274 270 557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Directors Nigel & Ruth Hodges