As a qualified builder himself Jo’s understanding of the trade is a huge advantage to his role as Managing Director and part owner of Homes by Orange. His many years on the tools bring the right insight to the business decisions he makes on behalf of Orange’s customers.
His experience as an Orange customer himself, three times, is also top of mind, every day. “When you have been on the other side you fully understand the process, and so know what people rightly expect. Oh, and we’ve always had a great experience with Orange, just saying!”
A bit of an industry nerd, Jo also loves the job of keeping Orange ahead of product innovations and changes in industry regulations, so he attends regular seminars and reads a lot – all for the love of building!
Also constantly changing are his and wife Carla’s three children, whose sporting endeavors see their parents on the sidelines and walking the fairways around the country. It was Jo’s father who first introduced their talented daughter to golf at the Nelson Golf Club when she was young and now she is on a scholarship in Arizona. Her brothers are cricket mad, playing outdoor in the summer and indoor in the winter. Both are representative players in each code.
Jo has been at Orange since he and Carla returned from the UK in 2003. He says he has relished his journey from builder, to foreman, to project manager, to operations manager and then Managing Director & Owner. “We have never regretted leaving the UK to return to Nelson and work at Orange for a second. There is a real buzz here. I love our great team and the great homes we build every day.”
Contact Jo on:
03) 543 9002
021 394 364