More than just a building company, we’re a close knit family that loves renos and is passionate about bringing your renovation plans to life. We’re big fans of positive collaborations and transparent communication with you, your architect, our core group of builders and subcontractors and everyone on the renovation project team.


Managing Director

Russell’s a force to be reckoned with. A team player and big picture thinker with a serious creative side, he’s been a builder since the age of 15. That’s a whole lot of renovation expertise that he’s more than keen to share with clients looking for exceptional results.

Now that he manages rather than builds, Russell’s day to day satisfaction comes from seeing his clients’ properties transformed into modern living spaces that meet their needs for today and the future.

A passionate advocate for training young builders, Russell currently has three enrolled apprenticeships and many former apprentices have gone through their training, started their own companies and now work in partnership with Licensed Renovations. Plus, the skill and training provided by our team has led to Master Builders Apprentice of the Year award wins. Read about our awards.

When he’s not at work, you can find Russell working on his bach in the Coromandel or out on the boat fishing. Talk to Russell now.

Nicole McGorry
Administration & Operations Manager

Quantity Surveyor

Armed with extensive building experience and meticulous attention to detail, Peter plays a key role in the success of Licensed Renovations’ renovation projects. A member of the NZ Institute of Quantity Surveyors and a Licensed Building Practitioner, Peter is the one who will put together your preliminary renovation budget.

Peter helps all our clients identify costs and save money in the early stages of their renovations project. He guides clients to make the right call early on, so every part of the renovations project is under control and forecasted. Out of work, Peter enjoys badminton and spending time with his wife and daughter.

General Manager


Love renovating? We’re expert builders and renovation specialists working throughout the Auckland area. With more than three decades in the trade, we’re passionate about project managing, building and transforming a diverse range of renovation projects with care. If you have the skills, are prepared to work hard, love people and customer service and are willing to learn, ask us now about apprenticeship and Licensed Building Practitioner opportunities coming up soon.

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