As a qualified builder himself Jo’s understanding of the trade is a huge advantage to his role as General Manager 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 endeavours 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 a regular local representative at national tournaments. One of her younger brothers is following suit on the golf course, and playing cricket, while the other is an age grade football representative.
Jo has been with David 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 General Manager. “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