Testimonials Hallmark Homes NZ


We value the opportunity to share with you the thoughts of customers we’ve worked alongside in Canterbury

When we were looking to build our first house together, we decided that we wanted to build with a company that was a cut above the rest. A company that would build us something special, that stands out from the crowd. When visiting the show homes at Faringdon, Rolleston, we found very quickly that the Hallmark show home stood clearly above all the others we looked at. After having a great discussion about plans and options with Mark, we decided to sign up. The design phase was fantastic with some outstanding ideas from Mark. We never felt pressured into going “bigger and better” just for the sake of it. When the build commenced, we were kept thoroughly updated by the Project Manager Debbie and also the Site Manager Chris. There were minimal problems and any that did crop up were dealt with in an extremely prompt and timely manner. The speed of the build was outstanding, and never at the expense of quality. Ultimately, we got our dream house finished to a very high standard, to budget and early! We couldn’t be happier. Marie and I would highly recommend Hallmark Homes to anyone looking for something special and we will definitely be building with them again in the future.

Jeremy and Marie

After going to multiple show homes and being snubbed, we walked into a Hallmark show home. Mark greeted us and gave us the time of day. His ongoing support and knowledge made the whole process easy and exciting. He is a massive asset to Headstart Homes by Hallmark. We cant thank him and the rest of the team enough. We love our new home.


Choosing Hallmark Homes as our builder was the best move we made, the whole team certainly went the extra mile to make everything we wanted happen. The whole process from signing the contract through to handover couldn’t have been easier. The Hallmark Homes quality and finish is a million-dollar standard, we both couldn’t be happier. We don’t hesitate at in recommending Hallmark Homes. 

PS – Thanks again team, we are so happy with the final product.
Pete & Armie October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed working with the Hallmark team on the build of our new home.
The whole process from start to finish was an easy one for us.
The team were always enthusiastic and helpful at all project meetings, resulting in a perfect and beautiful house that we are so proud of.
The skill and attention to detail was always of a high standard, nothing was ever a problem to them.We would be happy to recommend Hallmark and their team.
If we ever decide to build again in the future, Mike Bonne and his team would be our first choice.

Yours Sincerely
Rod & Marylyn Frewen October 2018

Our experience with Hallmark Homes
A story with a happy ending.
The important qualities that we were seeking in a building company were:
Integrity of conduct and workmanship, Good communication, Flexibility.
The Hallmark team performed very well on all.
The job was a replacement insurance rebuild of our earthquake damaged house.


We needed assistance with costing a like-for-like rebuild of the existing house.
We also needed help with design and costing of a replacement house which fitted the limitations imposed by the insurers, the site, and our budget.
This proved to be a long process.
Mike and Jodi both had a very positive and helpful attitude and were particularly patient and thorough.
We could not have achieved such a satisfactory result without them.

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We wanted a high quality job.
We had been impressed by the attention to detail in their previous work.
They delivered exactly as we expected, and they promised.
On budget and on time!
The occasional problems and mistakes were dealt with promptly and professionally.

We needed flexibility.
We had previously managed our own building projects.
Signing a contract was a new experience for us.
We wanted to undertake some parts of the build process ourselves.
The Hallmark team was very obliging and easy to work in with on every part that we undertook between demolition and landscaping.
The Co-Construct system was user friendly and very helpful in providing easy and up to date access to all of our specifications and any variations agreed to. It also made it easy to keep a track of costs, especially with choices and variations.

The Hallmark team members were a pleasure to work with.
We are very pleased with the result.

Graham and Sally Nell December 2017

“We are delighted with the pro-active, quick and pragmatic approach you have taken to this matter. We are very happy with what you suggest, and again thank you for this.

Very much looking forward to the concrete being poured and the continuation of the build. We have been extremely happy with the way things are progressing and this reinforces in our minds how happy we are with the decision to use Hallmark Homes to build our home.

Tony & Anne June 2017

I am a very happy customer of Hallmark Holmes. From the very beginning I have been included in the decision making process and have been kept abreast of the process. One of the things that I really appreciated was access to a website that provided all the information related to the rebuild including photo’s, variations, costs etc and progress. The team have been fantastic; easy to communicate with and willing to provide information, and solutions where needed. I have to admit that going into this project I was very anxious, simply because I was on my own and had never been part of build before. However, there was really no need to worry, Hallmark were in control and keeping me informed allowed me to rest easy. A BIG thank you to Mike, Debbie and Mat (who were the faces I saw) and to the others working behind the scenes. I thoroughly recommend your service! AND best of all the house looks fantastic

Deborah Bremner January 2017

Thank you Mike and Jodi for all the help you gave to us in the pre building stage. Looking back now, the whole post quake time was all very stressful for us, you guided us in the right direction. Thankyou

Shirley & Kevin December 2016

I’m pleased to say that there are no maintenance issues and I am very happy in my new home. Please pass on my appreciation to the Mike and the team at Hallmark.

Gerry Van Maanen October 2016

Mike went out of his way to explain procedures involved in the various alterations that were going to be made. We found him easy to talk with and very accommodating of any fine-tuning of our plans which we proposed from time to time.

We have often commented to others how smoothly the whole repair process has been for us, and much of the credit for this must go to Mike and his team at Hallmark. We highly recommend this company and are most grateful for the wonderful job that they have done.

Murray and Steph Johnson July 2016

“It didn’t matter how often or what I commented on, Hallmark sorted it out every time without question. It meant a lot to me to know they were behind the product regardless of which subbie was on the job”

Sheri Gatehouse July 2016

“We love to live in our Hallmark home. You and your team guided us with planning our rebuild, to follow the basic design of the previous damaged house, and you suggested improvements like better foundations, insulation, cladding, roofing and equipment, to make it as future-proof as possible.

We were able to move back in on time, as planned. There were inevitably various small adjustments to be made over a period. Debbie and your team always handled these with patience and prompt action. We are grateful to you all for your support.

We are delighted with the result and would fully recommend Hallmark Homes.

Margaret and David Duckworth July 2016

“We’d like to thank Mike and the Team at Hallmark Homes for the rebuild of our new home at Seamount Tce.
We could not have asked for a better builder and feel it’s right up with any show home in Canterbury.
We have received a most wonderful Gift Picnic Basket at the handover of our Seamount Tce property.
We are happy with our new home and the quality finish. Thank you once again Hallmark Homes”

Paul and Effie June 2016

“Thank you so much to Hallmark for building us our dream home. We had our own plan and layout ideas and when we saw their show home we were so impressed as it suited our lifestyle perfectly. With a few changes we now have a lovely home that is beautiful and suits our needs as a family.

We’ve had a wonderful experience right through from our plans, project management to move in day. Mike Bonne, Deb Stewart and the team were great to work with and made the building process a lot easier. Would definitely use Hallmark Homes again in the future.
It was a great experience working with Hallmark Homes”

– Deb and Mark Billington –

“Thanks for the support & advice. One of the better building companies in Canterbury with honesty and no agenda! Thanks Lance for your help”

– Gina and Phil DeNicolo –

“Mike, Esther, Chris and the team at Hallmark Homes always treated us, our ideas and wishes with respect. They helped and guided us through the building process, incorporating our vision and desires.

We now have a home of the highest standard, of unique design and exceptional finish.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Hallmark Homes to anyone thinking of building a new home.”

– Cassandra and Daniel Scott –

“We are thrilled with our new home built by Hallmark Homes. They made the experience stress free. Helpfull advice was given every step of the way.

We are now the proud owners of a high quality and well built low maintenance home. We selected our plan from their wide range of plans and were happy to modify to our needs”.

Roger & Betty Kytola

“We know for certain that we would love to build our home with Hallmark when the time comes. You have been great to deal with and we look forward to the day when we can get back in touch to progress with our plans. We would like to thank you for all of your help and for taking the time to listen to our story and ideas and hope to speak to you again in the near future”

Kathryn and Chris Methven

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