Allan Austen
Managing Director

Allan was born with a hammer in his hand and his Builder father instilled from a very early age the old school craftsmanship of yesteryear which has been carried on.

This has followed Allan the whole way through, true to his word, true fixed prices and quality second to none.

Ascension Homes is the brainchild of Allan and instils that good old fashioned service through every facet of the business, it’s a family business with good old fashioned family values.

Multi award winning through Master Builders himself, Allan is regularly shoulder tapped as a House of the year judge as he is more than aware what a ‘quality ‘ product is.

Michael Blackwood
General Manager & New Home Consultant

Michael comes from a solid Retail Management background of 25 years to a New Home Consultant for the past 10+ years advising in all aspects of the market from 80sqm through to 1200 sqm, single or multi level, residential or Rural, you will always get honest and up front service from start until finish and beyond.

Michael accepted our General Managers role back in October ‘15, and while still totally available to create your new home dream with you, he also oversee’s the running of our business on a day to day basis.

Lee Austen
Business Manager

Being fully involved in the Building Business for the past 15+ years Lee, has worked along her husband Allan to grow Ascension Homes to the quality company it is today.

Lee has a dual role in the company and also acts as our Colour Consultant and works with each client to guide their colour dreams into a well finished home that they love to live in.

Her favourite colour is Lime Green but as the true (highly regarded) professional, it’s about you not her.

Always approachable, her bright cherry demeanour lights up every room, she looks forward to meeting with you.

Patrick Warwick
Quantity Surveyor

Patrick Joined the Ascension Homes team in January 2016 and relocated from Christchurch to Auckland to do so.

Armed with a Bachelor of Construction Management (CM/CE) and experience as a Quantity Surveyor for a Bulk Housing company in Christchurch who undertook post-earthquake rebuilds, Patrick has taken to his role as a Quantity Surveyor for Ascension like a Duck to water.

First to arrive and last to leave, a steadfast dedication to deliver your contract price is Patricks personal mission statement

Rachel Spencer
Office Manager

Rachel initially came to the Ascension Family as a customer , after witnessing first-hand the quality of the build and the good old fashioned service it was an easy decision to leave her role as a PA of a high profile accounting firm in Auckland to take up a similar position 3 mins drive from home

Rachel Looks after the day to day running of our office and is the main office point of contact for our clients as the build progresses

Debra Dunbier
Accounts Administrator

Debra joined the team several months back and is a perfect fit, coming from the Hotel Industry originally she is well versed in excellent customer service and proves it on a daily basis.

Debra looks after the back office procedures, subcontractor liaison re pricing and backing up our very busy QS.

Star Potgieter
Office Administrator

Star is one of 2 team members that have built with Ascension Homes before joining the team.

Star started initially with us a Sales Person and was very well received by our clients, due to several things Star decided Sales wasn’t really for her and left us to take up an office based role, when we had the right opening become available within our team again that suited her she was eager to re-join.

The smiling face behind reception and the cheery voice that greets all incoming phone calls is truly our Star

Jono Richards
Project Manager

Jono, one of our Project Managers, started with Ascension in March 2016 whilst looking for a change in role but wanting to stay in the construction industry.

Jono is a Trade BCITO Qualified Builder who has been in the trade for 10 Years + with broad experience in new residential builds, renovations, extensions and commercial building work.

Jono is committed to delivering our builds on time and to the highest quality as he oversees all of the contractors on site!

Merv Kurth
Project Manager

Merv is the most recent addition to the Ascension Homes team. His background in the Building & Construction Industry spans over 17 years. Initially as a Trade Builder, leading to Project Management (Light Commercial) & then Internal Door Manufacturing. Merv has extensive experience with On-Site Health & Safety Protocols.

Merv is very passionate about Customer Satisfaction & believes the key to its success is by the demonstration of “good communication skills” throughout Build Projects.

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For plans or house and land packages contact us on

0800 111 696

sales@ascensionhomes.co.nz