Leonard Construction and Design is a boutique residential design and build company, delivering unique house extensions and renovations and bespoke new homes. Established in 2009, the company is led by husband-and-wife team, Adam (a third-generation carpenter) and Michelle (an Architectural Designer).
Together, Adam and Michelle create homes that suit the needs of clients, through an integrated, seamless and transparent process.
Quality is guaranteed: As you’d expect from custom home builders in Auckland, our work is guaranteed. Each unique home comes with the Halo Builders 10-year residential guarantee insurance, for complete peace of mind. This is New Zealand’s most comprehensive 10-year building guarantee, and is provided via the New Zealand Certified Builders Association (NZCB).
Meet the management team
Adam Leonard, Director & Project Manager
Adam Leonard is your key contact throughout the building process, organising and sometimes even swinging a hammer for your project.
Adam is a third-generation carpenter, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who were both well-respected builders. Adam takes real pride in his workmanship to maintain the Leonard family’s long-earned reputation in the building business.
Having been on building sites for the majority of his life with his father and then starting his own apprenticeship in 2002, Adam is deeply familiar with all aspects of residential construction.
Adam founded Leonard Construction in 2009 with the aim of being one of the best builders on Auckland’s North Shore, completing the best home renovations and the best new builds.
Adam is an excellent communicator, ensuring that clients are right up to speed with progress on site. He’s also a great problem solver and the ultimate perfectionist – he expects the very best workmanship from the Leonard Construction team as well as from sub-contractors.
“We couldn’t speak more highly of Adam – his standards of workmanship and highly professional approach and integrity are to be commended.”
Adam is a current Certified Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner.
Michelle Leonard, Architectural Design Team Leader
Michelle is creative but practical: she’ll ensure that your building project is as functional as it is beautiful.
During the design process, Michelle will find out exactly what you want and need from your project, so she can then translate what you need into “builder talk” for the construction team. And if you don’t already have plans drawn up, Michelle will create them for you.
Michelle’s experience in working with cutting-edge drafting software began in 2005, and she’s worked for some of NZ’s largest architectural firms. However, Michelle actually started drawing pretend house plans when she was just 8 years old – it’s what she does for fun as well as for work!
For you, this means she’s a real whizz at bringing your building ideas to life: as well as drawing up concept plans and final designs, she’ll also create 3D models so you can virtually walk through your new or remodelled space. This is a real asset for clients who find it hard to visualise plans.
“Thank you, Michelle, for your great work in planning and designing our extension: your consultations helped guide us in the right direction and you were also open to our suggestions, which was important to us. All the work you put into the Resource and Building Consents was appreciated and thank you for always being willing to explain the building terms and codes to us, it really was crucial for us to have a good understanding of these things especially being first time renovators. We are so very pleased with the final product, thank you!”
Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies as well as a National Diploma in Architectural Technology, is a Licensed Building Practitioner, and is a member of Architectural Designers New Zealand.