Steve Ross

Steve Ross

Company Director
LBP: BP103630


Steve Ross is the owner of SJR Builders Ltd. Steve employs a total of 18 staff, being made up of an Office Manager, five site foreman, trade qualified builders and apprentices in various stages of their training.

At any given time the company can have 10 projects under construction and it is realistic for an architectural home to take anywhere between 10 to 18 months for completion.

It is our preference to be involved with the Architect and Client very early on in the process before the plans are finalised. If we have input early on we are able to help out with advice on better construction methods and practices. This often results in more cost effective projects as well as a higher standard of finish.

Along with the close relationship Steve has with the Architects he finds the friendships that develop with clients very rewarding. Communication is something that is easily taken for granted but SJR Builders Ltd recognise the value of keeping everyone in the loop with clear lines of communication established very early on in the projects. You need to be clear and precise, never assume anything.

Along with running a very busy and successful construction company Steve is involved in a number of voluntary roles. SJR Builders Ltd is one of the longest serving Registered Master Builder Members in the Waikato and recently received a certificate recognising 25 years of membership, Steve continues to take an active role in supporting the local branch. Steve has worked on the Executive for many years and along with being President has held the chairman positions for sub-committees. Steve is also very involved with the Apprentice of the Year competition both as a local judge and in more recent years has taken up the role of support with the National Competition, in particular around the practical element involved.

Having a number of apprentices employed Steve values the investment he makes in the future betterment of the Construction Industry. Seeing a young person leave school, develop and mature during the course of their apprenticeship and come out at the end as a talented competent tradesperson is rewarding.