Press Release for Immediate Release
2nd September 2013 10am
Stonewood Homes Announce National Awards for 2013
Brent Mettrick – Managing Director of Stonewood Homes–announced the winners of the Stonewood Franchise Awards at the
company’s annual Franchise Conference in Queenstown recently.
Leading the way, the Timaru team of Amy and Nigel Hollamby and Chris Karton took out the company’s Supreme Franchise of
the Year award for the second year in a row. The Timaru franchise also won several other major awards including Highest
Sales Volume to Budget, Highest Sales Revenue to Budget, and Highest Market Share by Local Authority.
Close on their heels were the East Auckland franchise, who won North Island Franchise of the Year for the second year in
Showhomes have always been a very important part of the Stonewood experience, so not surprisingly this category was once
again hotly contested, with Wellington winning North Island Showhome of the year and Marlborough taking out both
Southland Island Showhome of the Year and the National Showhome award.
Both the Marlborough and Wellington showhomes have since gone on to win both Gold and Category Awards in their local
Masterbuilders House of the Year.
Other major awards went to Tauranga for Most Improved Franchise, Dunedin who took out Retail Centre of the Year, and
Wellington who won Brand Builder of the Year.
Stonewood Homes began in Christchurch in 1987, and have grown to become one of New Zealand’s leading homebuilding
companies, with franchises and showhomes throughout New Zealand.
The company has won its share of awards and accolades along the way, and is currently the only home building company to
make the prestigious New River list of the Top 50 Green Companies in New Zealand, coming in at a remarkable second on
the list. They are also the only New Zealand home building company to sponsor and be involved in the creation of the
Homestar energy rating system.
For more information about the company visit, www.stonewood.co.nz