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advertiser info: franchise business opportunity

industry home and building investment $120,000-$150,000 number in NZ 7 and globally 7 FANZ member no
contact Bronwyn Bindon telephone email

advertiser info

industry home and building email phone
FANZ member no
investment from $120,000-$150,000
number in NZ 7
number globally 7
contact Bronwyn Bindon

Wanted - Business persons with entrepreneurial flair and ambition. A Compass Homes franchise gives you all the advantages of owning your own business, being your own boss, but still getting all the support you need in all aspects to help you run and grow your business.

find out more

Complete the form below to receive more detailed information from Compass Homes. We will not share your information with any other third party.

the opportunity

Compass Homes has an introduction to a business opportunity within the NZ building industry that is:

  1. unique
  2. innovative
  3. rewarding

and is quite unlike anything else that you may have considered in the past.

Compass Homes is a Group home volume building company and is looking to expand nationwide, but we have some unique points of differences that makes a franchise with Compass Homes more appealing.

how we started

Compass Homes started in Hamilton 14 years ago. It was created by Garry Shuttleworth who believed there was a market opportunity for a Building Company to specialise in the lower end of the market where price was a driving factor but where quality was paramount.

He, with his then business partner John Jarvis, set about by value engineering the way a house is designed and built and refining the specifications they were able to extract significant cost from the build process without compromising quality, style, the quality of our specifications and/or appearance. They started by standardising many aspects of the build process by eliminated redundancy and value engineered all our plans. The result they were able to reduce the price of a house by around $150 per m2.
This legacy has continued.

Compass Homes entered the market with a considerable price advantage in fact Compass Homes became a great success. From a modest show home built in Thomas Road, Hamilton, Compass Homes, in its first year of operation built 31 houses. We obviously got the price right, our specification range was appealing and our designs were sought after. We then went on to build over the next five years another 230 houses and we now attract builds from all price ranges.

The name COMPASS HOMES came from our desire to recognise the role the sun plays in our lives and how we enjoy the outdoors. How best could we improve the design of our homes to use the sun.
We recognised that the points of the compass play an important part in positioning of the house. Thus the four points of the compass have played a significant part in developing our plans. Every plan that we designed takes into consideration the entrance to the section and the sun to ensure we maximise the outdoor living space. Regardless of the section chosen and the proximity of the section to the road and driveway, we can design a plan that will suit any section -facing North, South, East, or West.

The celestial reading of the skies, the stars, the heavens and the sun means that all our plans are named after a star or a feature in the night Sky.

rewarding and profitable

Owning a housing company can be very profitable and rewarding. One of our franchises will build 18 houses this year and as at 31 January 2019 their turnover was $7.5 million and their profit was $785,000. That is a return - better than 10%. At the end of the financial year their profit should be in excess of $850,000. And that profit is after directors salaries and bonuses. We are looking for partners to join the group as a franchisee. You will get a huge amount of support, networking opportunities, business mentoring and much more.

skills and training

The ideal candidate would be a trade qualified carpenter with many years of residential building experience, a financial controller (accountant) and a top salesman all rolled into one.  But regretfully that person does not exist.

But we will settle for one of those skills.  We will provide the support and business mentoring to bridge and enhance the skills and experience that the candidate is lacking.

But if we have a preference it is a good business person who has some financial understanding but particularly has a very strong sales background.   The business can always employ the residential building expertise and whilst the business can employ a salesperson, to have effective salespeople needs to be driven by a person who understands the sales process and the nuances required.

Compass Homes prides itself on the expertise we can offer including:

  1. Business Mentoring
  2. Sales Training
  3. Business Management and Financial Planning
  4. Health and Safety Management Systems
  5. Construction Management Systems
  6. Customer Retention Programs
  7. Pricing and Estimating Systems
  8. Networking with other franchisees

areas available

Northland (Kaitaia, Bay of Islands KeriKeri),

Whangarei, (Hukerenui to Waipu)

Hibiscus Coast (Brynderwyn to Warkworth)

North Shore (Orewa to Northcote)

Rodney (West Auckland to Helensville

Thames Valley/Coromandel

Eastern BOP (Whakatane -  Rotorua)

East Coast

Hawke’s Bay

Wairarapa (Featherstone, Masterton to Eketahuna)

Blenheim / Marlborough

Nelson Bays

Mid/South Canterbury


North Otago

West Coast

find out more

Complete the form below to receive more detailed information from Compass Homes. We will not share your information with any other third party.



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