About Us

TrueStyle Improvements was created because we felt there was a gap in the market. There were plenty of builders and landscapers, but not really anyone who was doing both.

At the time we had a small business, doing renovations, home maintenance, repairing and installing swimming pools.  We knew we had what it took to create a new business to take our expertise further.

To add to our qualifications Craig is a Licensed Building Practioner.

As the business has grown, our knowledge and expertise has expanded, along with our staff.

We now have a wonderful team of staff that have been with TrueStyle for a number of years now, and have over 20 years combined experience.  We are a team that over the years has developed into a kind of family unit.

Craig & Shona

Craig grew up in Galatea on a dairy farm, before moving to Te Awamutu to complete his secondary schooling.  Craig became trade qualified in the automotive industry, then moved forward into sales and management.

Craig is very practical and always has had a passion for creating and building.  Craig and Shona bought an old state house as their first home, and completely renovated it.  That was the first of four houses.  TrueStyle Improvements was formed as they felt there was a real gap in the market.  Craig and Shona felt there was builders or landscapers or pool builders, but not a company that could do it all.  TrueStyle Improvements is that company.

Craig has many other passions.  He has a real love of the great outdoors.  He often goes back to the Galatea foothills where he bow hunts.  He competes in barefoot waterskiing and squash, and has completed the Rotorua Marathon.  He also scuba dives and mountain bikes.

Shona grew up in Te Awamutu.  She and Craig lived in Hamilton for 5 years when first married, then moved back to Te Awamutu where they currently live now, just out of Te Awamutu.  They also have a property at Mangakino where they enjoy lots of family fun on the lake.

Shona and Craig have 3 adult children, with the eldest Liam working with them in the business. When Shona gets any free time she enjoys walking and gardening.  One of Shona’s big personal achievements has been completing the Oxfam 100km Trail Walk twice.

Happy Customers

Annie and I  would like to take this opportunity to thank you all  for taking on  the construction  of our swimming pool in  Ngahinapouri.

We love it!

Thanks Guys for an AWESOME job !

It has been  a pleasure  working with you. 

Phil and Annie Bradley-Ingle – Ngahinapouri

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you Craig for your fantastic job doing our concrete driveway.  The communication and customer service was exceptional including any follow up questions we had.  I would definitely use Craig and the team at Truestyle Improvements again and highly recommend them to anyone else wanting a professional job done. 

Rachel (Te Awamutu)

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