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Homegrown Kiwi Building Company Appoints First CEO

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22 April 2013

Homegrown Kiwi Building Company Appoints First CEO In Light Of Auckland Building Surge

Jalcon Homes, Auckland’s only substantial 100% family-owned and operated design and build company, has today announced the appointment of its first CEO, Bruce McKinnon.

Mr McKinnon has joined the Kiwi company as it positions itself for substantial growth, with multiple housing projects in the works including Hobsonville Point, Long Bay and Pine Harbour where sales have continued to sit above industry norms.

Mr McKinnon joins the business from Fire Security Services where he was CEO for nearly two years. Prior to this he was CEO of Biolab for 11 years; Australasia’s largest supplier of laboratory equipment and consumable products.

Lindsay Aitken, founder of Jalcon Homes, says he saw the need for a seasoned marketing and sales expert like Mr McKinnon to take the helm of the operational side of business and prepare the Kiwi company for Auckland’s growing demand for quality, affordable homes.

“My wife Julie and I founded the company in 1993, and today, we have eight family members involved in the business. Built on a solid foundation of family values, business has been great, even during the unpredictable GFC.

“This year we decided to bring a CEO on board to lead the operational decisions, so I can focus on land acquisition, business development and government relations. The timing is key, as we have seen a significant increase in demand for quality housing in the last twelve months, especially in the multiple housing sector,” says Mr Aitken.

Mr McKinnon says he is thrilled to join such an authentic Kiwi company that puts quality and homebuyer needs first.

“Jalcon Homes ticks all of the boxes for me. It’s a company with strong family values, a unique standpoint that Kiwis can relate to, with a focus on the customer. Every Jalcon home comes with a 15 Year Active Weather Tightness Warranty and 10 Year Master Builder’s Guarantee, which is so important when it comes to building homes in the Auckland region,” says Mr McKinnon.

Mr McKinnon says that whilst the multiple housing sector is a major focus for Jalcon Homes in the future, the design and build business where the focus is on individual customer needs will remain at the core of their business.

“John Key has said that around 13,000 new homes will need to be built every year to meet the pace of growth in Auckland. That’s why residential housing communities like Hobsonville Point are becoming so desirable,” says Mr McKinnon.

Jalcon Homes’ dedication to top quality design, workmanship and finish has been recognised by six House of Year awards in 2012 including three golds (including gold for the James Hardie Show Home Category and Category 7 ($450,000 - $600,000)), two silvers and one bronze for their various homes.

Jalcon Homes has four show homes available for viewing at St Johns, Karaka Lakes, Hobsonville Point and Millwater, Silverdale.

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