Take a look at what our clients are saying…

Shane Stone has been AA Insurance’s preferred builder since 2015 and during this period, we have found Shane and the team very professional and helpful. Their willingness to provide and discuss repair solutions and address issues for all types of insurance claims particularly during a weather event, has been invaluable to us and ensuring we provide the right outcomes for our customers.

Margaret Chow

Supplier Performance Manager, AA Insurance

We would strongly recommend anyone contemplating building their dream home to head directly to Shane Stone Builders. We were expecting the building journey to be a stressful experience but were pleasantly surprised that the whole process moved seamlessly from start to finish.

Throughout the project, the SSB team were adaptable, friendly and professional, with the key focus being the attention to detail. The site was run incredibly well, with Jonny and his team exceeding our expectations.

Our house build was completed on time and on budget! The end result is an amazing home with an exceptionally high standard of workmanship.

Damon & Karlene Wagstaff

My husband and I first met Shane Stone a few years ago when his company was building a fence at a property that we had just purchased. We got talking and our initial impressions were that he was a down to earth, honest, hardworking guy.

A few years down the track and we were looking at building our first home. We approached Shane to guide us through the process. We were nervous but right from the start we felt supported. Shane has an amazing team around him who are professional and take the time to ensure that nothing is too much trouble.

Communication was huge for us, and we were not let down. Every person in the team knew what was happening with our house, and if they didn’t, they found out and got back to us. We were really impressed with the planning and communication during our build.

From start to finish, Shane Stone Builders provided a building experience with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. We were engaged right throughout the building process and kept up to date with regular communication. The quality of work and attention to detail is outstanding, the smallest of details were never overlooked. Living on the job site, it was obvious that they take pride in their work. Shane has built an amazing culture in his staff where everyone has respect for the client, but also for each other as colleagues. Shane Stone Builders completed our beautiful home on time and within budget. We couldn’t be happier, our initial impressions of Shane were correct, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shane and his team to others.

Stu and Vanessa Duncan

Through 2022, we worked with Shane Stone Builders to complete a very extensive renovation project, seismically strengthening and converting an existing 1920’s masonry building into 6 modern apartments with a heritage flavour. We have worked almost continuously with SSB since 2019, when we completed a similar conversion of an extremely dilapidated timber two storey shop building dating from the late 1800’s into a gallery and three apartments. We are now nearing completion of the final buildings of the four, two adjoining brick shops needing seismic upgrade, total refurbishment and significant modernisation to be used as retail and hospitality businesses. All of these projects have
involved detailed consideration at all stages and many changes during the build. They involve complex structural and fire design provisions, acoustic and accessibility considerations, let alone weatherproofing and renovation of old
buildings to modern standards while retaining existing character and fixtures where possible.

Shane Stone Builders have a relatively large and highly skilled team. From Shane and the experienced administrators who partnered with us to ensure the contract and tendering process went smoothly, to the contracts management / overview and costing expertise, they are thorough, communicate well, and work as an efficient team.

With each of these complex project full of unknowns, SSB showed great maturity and professionalism during the site process, with a very knowledgeable foreman whose management skills, supported by an excellent builders and technical and administration, delivered us an excellent result on time and within budget.

Shane Stone Builders have shown their competence, professionalism and administrative support is commensurate to handle projects with a high degree of complexity and careful finishing requirements. We look forward to working with
them on future projects.

Elinor Harvey McDouall

Director, Drawingroom Architecture & Interiors

For the past four years I’ve been working as a Supplier Performance Manager for Suncorp NZ.

During this time, I have managed a diverse network of 50 builders across New Zealand, providing Vero customers exceptional building services through our Vero preferred supplier network.

A consistent, high-performing member of this network is Shane Stone Builders. Partnering collaboratively with Shane Stone Builders since 2012, Vero Insurance has been able to ensure our customers’ expectations are not only managed, but often exceeded by Shane and the team.

Recent audits of the Vero claims undertaken by Shane Stone Builders has revealed an excellent work ethic by the team. Customers have often experienced exceptional service with quality outcomes. Correspondence with all stakeholders involved in our projects is excellent. Timeframes are well communicated and the quality of work I have viewed is of the highest standard.

Given the quality of work being produced and the outstanding results achieved to date, I have now forward Shane Stone Builders a new agreement for the next 3 years to provide building services to Vero Insurance. After more than 10 years of supporting our Vero customers, we look forward to working closely with Shane and the team in future.

Vero continue to support this well-established partnership and I therefore highly recommend Shane Stone Builders for any work that they can undertake in the Manawatu area.

Nicholas Tranter

Vero Insurance New Zealand Ltd

Here at Bartley Property Investments, Shane Stone Builders are without fail our first point of contact when we are looking to carry out any upgrades, maintenance or repairs. The work is always carried out to an impeccable standard and in a timely manner.

Over the years, we have had Shane Stone Builders onsite for many projects and the team are always pleasant to host. As we are landlord to a wide variety of tenants, some of whom operate multiple forklifts and other machinery at any given time, it is vital that contractors display mature, safe workmanship and are compliant with the tenant’s policies at all times. This is undoubtedly embedded into the team, as they are fantastic to have onsite.

Work is always completed within a reasonable timeframe, and throughout the process the team always display clear, regular communication and provide relevant updates.

Shane Stone Builders have provided a fantastic service over the years and will continue to be our go to for any building/construction work required. I would recommend their services to anyone, without hesitation.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like to discuss this recommendation further.

Brendon Bartley

Managing Director, Bartley Group Holdings / Bartley Property Investments

The teams friendly and professional approach towards our students and staff is to be highly commended.

SSB Team including Subcontractors took every opportunity to be flexible onsite during construction, taking into consideration the teaching and student movement that was going on around them.

The weekly updates were great for keeping the board up to date on what was happening. They always left the work site clean and tidy at the end of each day. Staff and students have really appreciated the end results to their upgraded classrooms and toilets.

We look forward to having your team of builders on site again sometime.

James Davidson

Principal, Patea School

Our Company has had considerable involvement with Shane Stone Builders since 2010 as Project Managers and Consultant for the supervision and project management of maintenance and new works at various schools’ in Wanganui, Waimarino, Taranaki, Manawatu and surrounding districts.

We have on many occasions used the professional services of Shane Stone Builders for building contracts at schools’ in the Taranaki, Wanganui, Waimarino & Manawatu regions. These contracts have ranged in size from minor emergency maintenance works through to large building extensions, alterations and new additions.


  • Ruapehu College – Refurbishment to Blocks A & B. Project Value $605,411.42.
  • Hunterville Consolidated School – Roofing & Hall Windows. Project Value $523,443.97.
  • Whanganui Girls’ College – Block C Refurbishment. Project Value $574,411.74.
  • Rutherford Junior High School – Block 9 Alterations & Refurbishment. Project Value $743,257.40.
  • Patea Area School – Roofing to Various Blocks. Project Value $434,096.50.

The School projects Shane Stone Builders have been involved with were all won on tender (By way of direct source to multiple contractors or by open tender advertised via GETs), and in all cases at very competitive prices.

All work, without exception, has been completed to a good tradesman like manner. We have always found Shane and his staff to be conscientious and reliable. They establish a good ‘working relationship’ with clients / consultants/ and other tradespersons.

The workmanship has been to a high quality and standard. Shane’s administration and communication is first class. We have no hesitation in recommending Shane Stone Builders to any other prospective School or clients.

If you require any further testament to their work standard please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Melanie Ford

Property Services Manager, Education Services

As soon as we met Shane the team at Shane Stone Builders, they outlined the new build process and their open book approach, we knew that using SSB to build our home was definitely the right choice. Not only are they a slick team, but are a friendly one who want to get everything done right and make sure you are happy with the progress at each step. Communication was key, especially being remote for the first part of the build, and we couldn’t have asked for better. They instill confidence, and the process couldn’t have been easier. Top sub-contractors, the SSB crew always available for a chat, they welcome you to be a part of the process, and the build was on time and on budget to boot. We would have no hesitation in using SSB again.
Baker-Stark House

I have been working with Shane Stone Builders for over three years and am about to begin my third major project with them. Working with them has been a pleasure. They have been organised, prompt, flexible and honest. They produce high quality work for which they should be proud.

I find they work great as a team and are always productive. I have had no problems or concerns with their work or work ethic and would highly recommend them for any building or construction project.

Hadleigh Reid

We selected Shane Stone Builders for our new family dwelling, and can personally attest to the quality, care, and attention to detail of the whole project – right through from day one of engaging, through to hand-over.

We enjoyed the collaboration and would like to recommend them to anyone who is considering them to build or alter your family home. These projects are never easy, and kudos for the patience they showed through some anxious times! #gohardSSB

Rick and Bonnie Anderson