About us

We are committed to the success of every job we do, and work with honesty and integrity. That is what sets us apart – we take the same interest and pride in your project as you do, we are reliable and every project will be completed to the highest standard.

Our goal is to ensure your project is completed exactly how you wish, with no compromises.

We believe that communication with the client and architect is the key to success in building a hassle free atmosphere. We project manage our sites and sub contractors with high expectations. Many of our clients are gained via word of mouth and we often have past clients return to us for new or additional projects.

We pride ourselves on satisfying customers and ensuring your project is a hassle free experience.

As a company we have achieved a portfolio of work that we are proud of. Our completed projects speak for themselves and our clients will testify to our workmanship and attention to detail.

Our Directors:

Jesse Dyson is a trade qualified carpenter with over 12 years’ experience in the building and construction industry.
In 2006 Jesse was awarded the Apprentice of the Year in the Wellington Regional Master Builders Competition.
Jesse has completed further study in Business Management and Construction Management and has previous experience in Commercial Construction Project Management.
His reliable and professional team brings more than 25 years’ experience to the building industry.


Hadleigh de Reus is a trade qualified and licensed building practitioner. He has more than 9 years valuable experience in light commercial, heritage-listed and high-end residential projects around New Zealand. Among other things, Hadleigh worked on a 4 million dollar heritage-listed family home renovation, and then a huge 900sqm home which won the Local House of the year competition in 2010.
Before moving to Wellington he also had the opportunity to work on a new 880sqm home in Queenstown. This was a fantastic time working with 100 year-old bridge beams as the central theme, and incorporating them into a traditional/contemporary dream home.
Hadleigh will bring broad experience, integrity and an eye for detail to your project.

Our Foremen:

Tim Fransen has been a trade qualified carpenter since 1997, carrying out his apprenticeship and working in Auckland initially and then coming back to the Wellington region. He has also spent the last 14 years doing landscape construction alongside building work. He has done both new builds as well as many varied alterations and renovations.

He enjoys project managing the job at hand to ensure the best outcome for each client individually. He is married to Rachel, they have four children and love spending time outdoors, whether fishing or hiking or just hanging out together.


I have been part of the building industry for 32 years and gained Trade Certificate at the end of my apprenticeship. I have worked in Africa and England and discovered many varied forms of building.

I am married with 2 children and sport is a big part of our lives. I enjoy getting out for a game of cricket and golf and of course the 19th hole.


My name is Makere Sciascia and I am currently employed as Foreman for DRD. I have been building for 14 years and have been with DRD past for 2 years.

My whānau is my strength and I enjoy spending time with them. I have two boys with my wife Sarah, aged 3 and 8. Hobbies include fishing scuba diving kapa haka and Ironmaori. Qualified LBP and CB.


Hey my name’s Mike but I’m known as Marty. Just living the childhood dream really always wanted to be a builder.. and been doing it since I left st pats stream college. Always delved in the fun architectural renovations, guess I find them alot more interesting than putting up shoe box spec homes. After doing my time learning the craft with Jack construction I went out on my own contracting for 3 years. 2 of which, for DRD builders where I fell rite at home and have now signed up on the books and enjoying the company’s enviroment. Spare time play rugby, Ride dirt bikes and mountain bike if there’s any time left.

Alterations & Additions | Kitchens & Bathrooms | Landscape Construction
Home Maintenance | Renovations & Restorations

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