About Us

Our History

Tom started the business in 1987. Prior to that he was a Master Builder and senior Foreman in a large Canterbury based building company. Tom has built the family business over the past 30 years where it is now recognised as one of Christchurch’s leading builders of quality residential homes and spec development projects. 

T F Gray Builders were heavily involved in providing earthquake repairs and helping in the Christchurch rebuild. While our focus has now returned to high end residential building, we remain 100% committed to our local community.

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Our team
What do people say about us?

Our Team

At Gray Builders, we have uncompromising quality and service standards and high expectations of our 'core team’ and 'supporting team' who work with us.  We guarantee all of our work to ensure total customer satisfaction.

Our management team now includes Tom, Faye and Al. Tom is Company Director, Faye is Administration Manager and Al is General Manager.

The management team have trained a number of apprentices and always believe in the importance of training to a standard of excellence that is founded upon quality workmanship, personal service and customer satisfaction. This has enabled T F Gray Builders to build a strong internal team supported by a range of top contractors and sub-contractors. These include:

  • Contract/Project Managers
  • Trade Qualified Carpenters
  • Health and Safety Co-ordinator
  • Administration Manager and Support
  • Registered and Licensed Architects and Designers
  • Registered Plumbers, Drainlayers and Gasfitters
  • Qualified Painters
  • Qualified Interior and Solid Plasterers
  • Qualified Wall and Floor Tilers
  • Registered Electricians
  • Registered Joiners
  • Flooring Retailers and Interior Designers

What do people say about us?

Gray Builders have been our builders since 2009.  We’ve been through house renovations, earthquakes, earthquake repairs, and some trivial issues that always take time to resolve.  Throughout that time Tom and his team have been kind, understanding and professional to the point of perfection.  Able to bring in subcontractors at reasonable rates, they are proud of the work they do and it shows in the final product.  Project managed by Tom has taken a lot of stress out of the difficulties that we had post 2011.  It’s been great working with them over the past years.  Thanks, Tom, Faye, Al and the team. 

Daveron Scaffolding have been supplying scaffold for Gray Builders since 2012,  A well organised company with great project managers and a management team to match. We have erected multiple scaffolds including residential new and existing builds, temporary roof scaffolds and commercial scaffolds. May our relationship last for many years to come. 

I would like to say that I am more than happy to be available for any future clients you may have that would like to speak to anyone about the workmanship of your company and team, and am very happy to allow them to come through my house and I would also show them the short video I have on my iPad of how the house looked beforehand. Thanks again to you and your team for a fantastic job!  

John and I would like to thank your team for the professional job, and wonderful support through this process.....THANK YOU!  

What do you like the most in dealing with T F Gray Builders?

  • Knowing what they want
  • Early involvement and open communication with the design team.
  • Family company - honest and respected.
  • Very good and clear communication
  • Great communication and very easy to work with
  • Their prompt response when information is needed. Such as sending through plans after they have been requested. 10/10
    Professionalism, integrity, honesty
  • Very friendly and easy to deal with

Thank you for the recent re-clad work on my home. The Palliside weather board finish looks fantastic.  At all times I found your business approachable and any concerns or questions I had were responded to quickly. All inspections required by the Christchurch City Council were done on time and in a tradesman like manner. I found the worksite was always tidy and uncluttered which was important due to a shared driveway. If difficulties arose your knowledge in the building trade was very much appreciated.

Overall a welcoming and friendly company to deal with and I would not hesitate to recommend Gray Builders to anyone taking on a building project.

On a personal note my Father and I really appreciated the working relationship through dealing with Council requirements, unforeseen leaks, borer and your assistance with finding an asbestos removal company -  all things that help bring the stress down on a building project. Thank you for the work done on my home. I wish your business well for the future.


Thank you so much for all your work on this job.  It’s going to change our lives!!  We are so happy with the results and you guys have been great to deal with.