WHANAU AT THE HEART OF LUNIX HOMES
by The Waikato Story
04 Mar 2020

People before process is at the heart of a family-owned Te Awamutu residential design and build company, Lunix Homes.

Tau Haimona started Lunix Homes in 2016 and it is a true whanau effort with his sister Hinemoa and wife Felicity both working in the company.

Lunix has twelve staff, facilitating residential builds across the greater Waikato and Coromandel.

Using a trusted sub-contractor alliance, the company completed 30 residential builds per year since 2017, with the average house size being 200m2, and value $550,000, excluding land.

It has been a remarkable three of years of growth for Lunix Homes which was named as one of New Zealand’s 50 fastest growing businesses in the Deloitte Business Index for 2019.

Lunix was also a finalist in last year’s Waipa Business Awards in the categories of excellence in large business and employee of the year.

It won highly commended for large business excellence; and project manager, Rowdy McIntosh won employee of the year.

“Over the last 2 years we have placed a lot of focus on our people and processes, our team are really important to us. We have and will continue to work on providing a healthy, balanced work environment for our team encouraging opportunity for personal and career growth,” says Hinemoa.

In partnership with Waikato Tainui, Lunix Homes have recently completed and handed over two of the 50 houses set to be built within the Te Kaarearea development in Hamilton East.

Tau says being part of the Waikato Tainui initiative has been a great learning for the team. “We are truly proud to present a quality first home to Iwi members.”

The next project for Lunix Homes is a Te Awamutu development, at a time of substantial growth in Waipa.

“We have great working relationships with local developers, suppliers and the community and it is these relationships that have encouraged Lunix Homes’ growth.”

“I am truly thankful for the support we have and continue to receive,” says Tau.