About Us

Wellington Region's
Construction Experts

Epic Homes build properties that are planned and crafted to compliment how people live and work in their neighbourhood. Our company is made up of two experienced, passionate teams covering the Wellington and Hutt Valley areas.

Epic Homes Back Story

Epic Homes was officially founded in 2004 by Registered Master Builder Rodney Harkness, but its story started long before that.  It dates back to the mid 90s when Rodney, now Epic Homes Limited Director, first started on the tools. Having initially begun his professional career as a Cabinet Maker, Rodney created RH Builders before establishing Epic Homes Limited. 

This wealth of knowledge and experience has made him a leader in the Wellington building industry for more than 20 years and it’s no wonder the company has continued to grow.

Wellington Team

Epic Homes founder Rodney Harkness is managing director of the company’s Wellington branch. His extensive career in the building industry has enabled him to build an incredible number of homes in the Greater Wellington Region. That experience has honed his focus on building affordable, quality homes for everyday people.

Because that’s what it’s all about for him at the end of the day. So it’s no wonder that when he’s not working on his business you’ll find him most weekends either at the rugby or cricket grounds coaching or managing his two sons.

Hutt Valley Team

Shay and Sarah are a husband and wife team that manage the Hutt Valley branch for Epic Homes.

Seeing the region flourish by building beautiful new homes is something they’re passionate about given Shay was brought up locally in Stokes Valley, and Sarah from Upper Hutt. When they are not running the business, the duo enjoy spending time with their young family, and dog Dash. If you don’t catch them at Aro Bar at Brewtown then Sopranos in Petone (another family favourite) is a good second bet!

Epic Homes was the an obvious choice of partnership for them for a number of reasons. Shay has known Rodney for a number of years and of Epic Homes’ great reputation in the market (having seen both market downturns and building boom cycles). Partnering with that kind of experience within a building company and a business partner was an appealing opportunity. The combined knowledge, experience and varied skill sets has proved a formula for success.

They are filling the demand within Hutt Valley for small to medium sized sub-divisions and new builds completed by one reliable company.

Shay says the family business want clients to enjoy both their new home or property AND the whole building experience.

“We know that dealing with the council, surveyors, engineers, and architects can be very overwhelming.”

He says they take all that stress and worry away by managing the whole process under one roof, maintaining great communication throughout the build and, obviously, delivering a beautiful home or investment property that delivers on and exceeds all expectations.

“We do all the heavy lifting and organising so clients can simply enjoy what should be an exciting, fun experience.”

The epic way

Honesty, reliability and exceptional quality are the foundations this company is built on. We pride ourselves on ensuring efficiency and transparency throughout the entire build and delivering a first-rate product every time.

Meet the Crew