Canterbury building company Today Homes is looking forward to celebrating its 30th year building homes for families in the greater Christchurch region.

“Now that 2016 is well underway we are getting excited that next year will mark 30 years since we started Today Homes back in 1987”, company owner Graeme Sanders says.

Having survived the aftermath of the stock market crash in the 1980s and the effects of the global recession, Today Homes has seen lots of ups and downs in the local building industry.

“Obviously in the post-earthquake environment there has been a lot of building activity happening in the region over the past few years,” Graeme says.

“Many companies have understandably come into the region from outside or tried to expand rapidly to take advantage of the need for new housing to replace that which has been lost. However for us it is very much a case of business as usual and continuing what we have been doing since we started,” he says.

Graeme says that Today Homes has always had a “steady as she goes” approach.

“There is a temptation for companies to try and make hay while the sun shines, as it were. However I have always been very careful to avoid over-committing our team,” Graeme says.

“We have been very privileged to have been able to help so many Christchurch families to move on with their lives by building them new homes. Our aim is to build houses that will meet the needs of Cantabrians both now and in the future, and we intend to keep doing this for many years to come,” Graeme says.

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