Testimonials and Awards

Testimonials and Awards

Fitzgerald Construction is an award-winning Master Builder Certified contractor in Nelson, New Zealand. Over the past 20 years, we have gained unmatched experience in planning, designing and building properties and renovations of all types. See what some of our past clients have said about the quality of the work and service they experienced.


"An on-time project built during a difficult winter period by such an accommodating band of dedicated craftsmen led by Willie Fletcher, not only kept an immaculate site, good humoured workplace, but also coped with a large band of volunteers crawling all over the site at times! .... the end result - a building we are extremely proud of and an asset for the community of Golden Bay."

- Ann Jones, Secretary, Abbeyfield Golden Bay Incorporated
"We realise that it was not easy to carry out a building contract and at the same time ensure the terminal remained operational. The tenants and users of the terminal have appreciated the way the work was organised to minimise disruption to normal activities."

- Ian Kearney, Chairman, Nelson Airport Limited
"The decision on who to build our latest home was very easy. At no surprise Fitzgerald Construction Ltd then built us an award winning home! In terms of project management, FCL kept us closely informed on progress and involved us with decision making at appropriate times. We have total faith in their workmanship."

- Mark, Kim, Alexandra and Reuben Lile
Latest home build by fitzgerald construction ltd
Fitzgerald construction staff will provide you quality results
"Fitzgerald Construction staff are innovative and provide quality results that fully comply with the building act and legislation. Fitzgerald Construction is also well equipped with appropriate plant and equipment and are cost conscious for the client."

- Tony Greep, Facilities Team Manager, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
"They have provided us with complete services from design , full cost analysis, and sub contractor co-ordination, as well as onsite supervision to ensure accuracy and a high level of workmanship through their qualified friendly staff. We will continue to use Stephen and his company in future projects without hesitation."

- Mike Ower, Fitness Corporation (NZ) Ltd
Fitzgerald construction staff will give you complete services from design

Awards and Recognition

The Regional 2010 Master Builder Awards resulted in Fitzgerald Construction Ltd picking up an award in the Commercial section.
In 2008 Stephen Fitzgerald was nominated for the New Zealand Institute of Building Awards for his role in the Cityfitness Nelson project. Click here to find out how he did.
Fitzgerald Construction Ltd is a member of the NZ Master Builders Federation. Each year Registered Master Builders from the Nelson region enter their workmanship in the Registered Masters Builders House of the Year Awards. These awards recognise excellence of workmanship, construction practices, quality and innovation. The receipt of an award in this prestigious event, that includes commercial building categories, is a goal that every professional builder aspires to. This recognition is testament to our team of tradesmen and trusted subcontractors that we use on a regular basis. 


2009 House of the Year and Commercial Awards 
Renovation Award Under $250,000
Category Winner & Silver Award
Owner: Paul & Karen German
1901 two-storeyed character villa extension that included a new kitchen, bathroom and indoor/outdoor flow. Skylights and bi-folding doors have brought natural light to living spaces. Retaining existing internal doors, floors and timber moldings ensured the retention of a traditional feel.
Villa extension with a new bathroom
Exterior finish of linea, stucco and coloursteel
2004 House of the Year and Commercial Awards 
Category 5 - New Homes $250,000-$400,000
Category Winner & Silver Award
GIB Living Solutions Award
Owner: Mark & Kim Lile
250 m² family home, 2 stories; Exterior finish of linea, stucco and coloursteel; Large office over double garage.


2010 House of the Year and Commercial Awards
Retail and Business Project Award
Silver Award
Waimea House
New Office and Storage Building
Constructing this building to meet our client's needs was made
simpler by the fact that the client (being an architect) designed
the building himself using the Green Start building rating system
to incorporate sustainable features but also retain a commercial
feel and appearance. This has in turn produced an amazing result
with a very open plan concept that produces a light and bright
work environment.
New commercial office building
Office redevelopment
2009 House of the Year and Commercial Awards
Retail and Business Project Award
Silver Award
Fulton Hogan
Office Redevelopment
The brief for this project was to retain as much of the existing building, whilst modernizing it with the extension. All internal non-bracing walls are moveable with carpet underneath to aid any future alterations. The end result is a highly functional admin block that looks like it was built as one.
2004 House of the Year and Commercial Awards
Category 12 - Commercial Award under $2 million
Bronze Award
Birchwood School
Administration Block
264 m² new Administration building; Offices and Reception area; Exterior finish of hardies and brick.
Designed by Peter Orlorenshaw Architects
Administration block
Exterior finished in stucco and stone masonry
2005 House of the Year and Commercial Awards
Category 12 - Commercial Award under $2 million
Category Winner & Silver Award
Shoreline Cafe' - Kaiteriteri Beach
380 m² Cafe'/Bar and Takeaway Outlet; Exterior finished in stucco and stone masonry.

NZIOB Awards

2008 NZIOB Awards for Excellence
Category - Projects under $5 Million
Nelson Cityfitness - Quarantine Road, Nelson
2746 m² purpose built health and fitness centre. To reach the finals of these awards is a real credit to Stephen. The demands of the extremely tight time schedule on this project made managing this project very challenging. Stephen and his team excelled in every aspect.
Nelson Cityfitness , Quarantine Road, Nelson
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