Richard Coudret builder, RAW Building

We recently had the pleasure of working with Wendy Sherlock and Richard Coudret from RAW Building. They are a team of Registered Master Builders based right here in Queenstown. We moved our business up one floor and our new offices needed some renovations, so we called the team at RAW Building. They jumped on the project and we love the new office. We appreciate the quality of work and the professionalism displayed in getting the job done fast. Thank you RAW Building!

Keeping things simple

RAW Building is a family-owned business managed by partners Richard And Wendy. They started the business over 10 years ago, and using the initials in their names came up with the business name RAW Building: simple! As the name suggests, they like to keep things simple and they deliver the highest quality workmanship, no matter what the job.

Richard has two decades of building experience; he is a Master Builder who, alongside his team, enjoys working on a variety of projects. They build architecturally designed homes, and undertake home renovations, extensions and a mix of commercial and residential work. In July 2016, RAW Building won Silver in the Southern Region ‘Future-Proof Building New Home $500,000 – $650,000’ Master Builders ‘House of the Year’ competition in their first and, to date, only entry. The RAW team tackle these high-level new builds but they also enjoy transforming spaces with home renovations and the challenge of home extensions.

Wendy manages the business and marketing behind the scenes. She says, “We enjoyed the chance to work alongside McClean & Co in the recent reno. They have been so involved in our business, it was great to work alongside them in their business.” Working in the communications industry, Wendy attributes their business success to the personal touch. Clients work directly with Richard to discuss changes and map out the projects from end to end. RAW Building are a small dynamic team who love what they do.

Balancing business and personal goals

Wendy and Richard have worked with Lindsay to develop a thriving business over the last 10 years. Wendy says, “Lindsay is easy to talk to; we discuss higher level goals for the business and he always takes into account our personal goals and plans. He gives us advice and guidance in our business and encourages us to slow down and find a balance between work and fun. We also work with Thijs in the day-to-day management of our accounts. He has been great at getting us on Xero and Receipt Bank, which has saved us an enormous amount of time and hours on book work. He is there to help whenever we have questions.”

Here at McClean and Co we have enjoyed working with Wendy and Richard in their business. They have also had some fun recently working in our business. The build meant we got to know each other’s businesses that little bit more. We love our new bright, open plan office – thanks RAW Building for your help.