Our Team

Character Builders’ work has always been a team effort, combining the drive and enthusiasm of one, with the attention to detail and finishing skill of the other to achieve great results and a wake of happy customers.

The Character Team

At Character Builders, we have a strong focus on personal relationships, and over the years this has provided us with a solid core of long term staff and a strong internal culture of reliability and common purpose.

We train our own apprentices and look to develop our own leaders from within, thereby continuing to build on this foundation of trust and expertise.

Inevitably these ‘character’ based values have resulted in long term relationships with both our customers and our Sub-trades and Suppliers.

In building, no two jobs are really the same, and where a single management structure might result in stress and inefficiency, Character Builders’ team structure means the Project Management can be shared depending on the skills and experience required, allowing us to process a significant amount of work and operate in areas of strength and capability across a wide range of job types and scale.

Guy Gillespie

Managing Director
29 years married to Jo, with two young adult sons.
Experienced, 25 year qualified carpenter and LBP
Solutions person, problem solver and innovator.
Passionate about historic NZ architecture, bit also visionary and proactive in the pursuit of solutions to future proof construction.

Steven Armstrong

Operations Manager
With many years experience in management and a number of years “on the tools“ and 20 years of competing at national and international level in various sports. Steven is detailed, focused and driven. He will ensure the administration side of your project will run smoothly from the start to finish. He overseas the general operation of the business, documentation, and Health & Safety process and monitoring client relations.

Dan Gillespie

Sales Manager
With a number of years of sales and marketing experience under his belt, Dan's youthful approach to business keeps our wheels turning. Dan is the front of house guy - creating leads, meeting potential clients, running the website and social media and following up with home inspections.