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About Us

We are an experienced and friendly team of builders and tradesmen, focussed on providing high quality and personalised services throughout all of our new home, renovation and recladding projects.

Business owner Craig Cogan works closely with clients to get to know them and their preferences, providing accurate timely quotes that are detailed and transparent - with no delays or surprises at the end. His extensive experience across the industry brings a wealth of value to the business and his team.

Craig Cogan

Founder and owner
  • Business owner
  • Business member of Certified Builders
  • S2 Licensed Building Practitioner BP105556
  • Extensive overseas & local experience
  • Interests include travel, golf, kayak fishing, kite surfing, hockey, rugby & most other sports.
  • An active property investor
  • Grew up in the Bream Bay Area

Craig is hands on with projects when needed, but is able to allow his experienced senior team to coordinate the day to day.

Any questions?

We would love to hear from you.

Showing support in the community

We are proud sponsors of One Tree Point School - our local Primary School whose Vision is "Empowering Learners who Care". This is a school with approximately 250 students ranging from years 1 - 6.

Our donations go towards helping with much needed funds that provide additional learning resources - this year the school is looking to replace over 100 IPADS which will become obsolete at the end of this year.

For every new home built by Cogan Custom Homes, a donation is made.

We are also proud sponsors of

  • Alzheimer's Northland
  • Bream Bay Youth Initiative
  • Certified Builders Charity Golf Tournament.
  • Waipu Golf Club
  • I Have A Dream

How we work with our clients

Real time communication

The sophisticated Cogan Custom Homes Build Communicator reduces the need for on site meetings and phone calls. It gives you a real time written record and full clarity in decision making. You know exactly when things are happening, and get a full visual record.

The best advice

Being locally born and bred, we assure you of the best advice on appropriate materials and systems to suit the specifically local weather conditions, or make the most of your land characteristics, for example flood catchments, roofing, cladding etc.

Competent people

From the very first contact with Cogan Custom Builder you are talking with a fully qualified builder and current Licensed Building Practitioner. This means you get to connect with builders who have first hand knowledge of the entire building process from start to finish. You are not simply dealing with a salesperson or a business owner/manager who cannot give you expert advice. Further, we think that using experienced sub contractors is important to an overall high quality job.

Assured delivery

Because we build solely in Northland and use only fully qualified, competent and local staff, you can have full confidence in the delivery of your project.

Detail quotes

Since we give you detailed quotes, you get to see where all costs are incurred. Should there be plan changes, our processes make these transparent to both of us.


Our reputation is important to us. Because we are involved as members and sponsors of local clubs and organisations and work to improve our local community, we go out of our way to ensure that you are totally satisfied with your purchase to such an extent that you will be able to speak well of us.

Invest in NZ’s future

Because we have some “future tradesmen” on our team working alongside our qualified and experienced tradespeople, we not only keep some build costs down but we help produce great future tradesmen for our country.


Our experience in building (including high EQ zones) ensures you get the certainty of attention to critical structural components for secure construction in all conditions. Moreover, our experience in managing renovations of large and valuable historically sensitive buildings, assures that your ideas and dreams will be translated into real effective solutions.

Low overheads

Our low overheads (no salespeople or franchise fees) mean that either we pass on savings, or you get to choose higher quality products or finishes.

Online client access

A new project is an exciting and important endeavor, and we want the process to be as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Whether you’re at home, at work, on the road, or on vacation, Cogan Custom homes puts information at your fingertips about your selections, upgrades, financial decisions, questions, documents, photos, and more for your build, renovation, or reclad.

Watch the demo video to see just a few of the ways our online client access keeps you in touch and well-informed during your building or renovation project.

If you’re a current client, you can login in via 'Client Access' at the top of this page.