Colin Gregg was destined to become a builder from the day he was born. He follows his father Bruce and grandfather George, continuing the family's proud tradition of master craftsmanship in South Island homes.
George Gregg founded the home building company in Christchurch in 1935. “I can remember from an early age that all I wanted to do was follow in their footsteps and become a Master Builder,” he says. “Even when I started my apprenticeship with my father, who learnt the trade from my grandfather, things were very different.
“Then, we did almost everything from roofing to spouting to kitchens. Now, one person does the batts, someone else does the gibbing, and you’ll have another contractor in stopping, someone doing the spouting and someone else doing the roofing. How we work has changed so much over the years.”
What hasn’t changed in the Gregg family however, is a passion for construction and a deep seated knowledge of the industry that has been passed down the generations for close to a century.