After returning from the UK where Brendon had his own small company it soon became clear that Brendon not only had a passion for building but what he really wanted was to work for himself so he had control over the quality of work he was producing. After one year of contracting in New Zealand, it was then, in 2010, that Brendon formed Next Level Construct.
The forming of Next Level Construct was a challenging yet rewarding experience. Initially a lot of Next Level Constructs work was in the commercial space. This meant the team numbers grew significantly from a mere few up to 12-15. Busy they were, however Brendon felt he wasn’t getting the satisfaction he was looking for and missed the close working relationship with clients that he had whilst in the UK. Slowly through quality work and strong referrals Next Level Construct grew and transitioned into a full contract renovation and extension business for residential clients.
In 2014 Brendon took an unexpected call from Damo and Jo requesting him to be their builder on the TV3’s television series The Block. After some initial hesitation Brendon decided to take the plunge, to step out of his comfort zone and do something he never thought he would do. This was an amazing and challenging experience for Brendon and his team. The Block tested timelines, pushed boundaries and really had to open Brendon’s eyes to a new way of renovating and project management. Timelines and schedules have always been important to Brendon and the team at Next Level Construct so it was important that Brendon knew he had quality tradesmen that would go the extra mile to ensure Damo and Jo reached all the required deadlines each week. The Block tested and taught the Next Level Construct team many skills and gave them great memories. Damo and Jo were a fantastic couple to work for while the focus was always on delivering quality there were plenty of laughs along the way. The Block was definitely one of the most interesting building experience’s Next Level has been involved in.
Another stand out project for the company was an architectural new build that was completed in 2013 in Torbay. This was a challenging project due to the sloping site which had an overland flow path covering 40% of it. This meant they had to build 1 metre above the 100 year flood level. To stabilize the site, a specialist drilling rig had to be brought in, piles were drilled to 7.5m and filled with concrete where needed. A single level 3 bedroom home with skellon roof had a central stud height of 4.2m. Due the high stud large joinery was used and large areas of glass to maximise the views over the stream which resulted in a truly stunning and unique finish.
Our vision it to continue to grow and develop the business; to provide a high quality service that builds to assist our customers in reaching their own desires for their dream home. This will be pursued through abiding to our 4 core values and exceptional building practices and expertise.
An environment of Trust and Honesty that always encourages truthfulness and to let our performance speak for itself and admit our mistakes
Belief in ourselves and one another to pursue our mission and projects in accordance with our values
Integrity in all situations, whatever the pressures, wherever we may be and no matter the potential consequences
Respect for one another, this includes all parties involved with the completion of the construction process, our clients, our staff and our sub-contractors.
How we give back
Fielding Yellows Rugby Union Club
Brendon has been an avid member of Fielding Yellows since he first started playing there upon leaving school. As he no longer lives in the Manawatu it was important that he continued to support them. Brendon has been an active sponsor since 2012 and ensures he is present for any major events. To show thank you for his constant support Brendon was awarded the Sponsor of the Year Award for 2014.
Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
Next Level is a proud supporter of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust. The ARHT could be needed by Aucklanders for a number of reasons from medical evacuations, transfers between hospitals, casualty evacuations, accident emergencies and be there to assist with fire, search and rescue and police. They currently have 2 helicopters that service everyone in the greater Auckland region. They perform about 1000 missions each year and work 7 days a week 365 days a year so they are always there when ever they are needed.