Gary FowellWelcome to Gary Fowell Builders.

Gary Fowell has had 28 years experience in the building industry, being self employed for 22 years, and completing work ranging from residential new housing, Ministry of Education contract, to Commercial construction.

Gary Fowell Builders forms part of the GF Group, also incorporating Eastern Bay Truss and Prenail, and Whakatane Hiab Services.



Gary Fowell Builders has developed an excellent reputation for quality and reliability, our track record speaks for itself. We are aware of the necessity to complete our contracts in a timely manner to minimise disruption to the client, whilst maintaining the level of work and cost effectiveness of the project. To view a gallery of some of our recent projects click here.


Recent GF Builders Projects


We are proudly New Zealand owned and operated.We have a good relationship with all our subcontractors and predominantly use local contractors. We currently employ a total staff of 24, including 10 qualified builders, 3 apprentices, 3 labourers and 3 office staff. We operate our own Truss & Prenail plant, Eastern Bay Truss & Prenail Limited and have done so for the past 7 years which employs 3 staff. We also own Whakatane Hiab Services, employing 2 truck drivers, which complements both our other businesses with deliveries, and supplies storage containers and tarpaulins for hire


Whakatane Hiab & Eastern Bay Truss & Prenail


The GF Group OfficesFrom an Administrative point of view, our office staff are conversant with all current technology. Our office systems are computerised with updated programming. We regularly use email to communicate with clients and subcontractors and even our onsite staff. Computer and fax facilities are able to be made available onsite as required. Key personnel have laptops installed into their vehicles.


Let Gary Fowell Builders take care of your project - it's as important to us as it is to you. To discuss your requirements and to obtain a quote please contact us via this website or by calling us on (07) 307 0878.