Our People.

OUR EXPERTISE. YOUR PEACE OF MIND.

Our expertise. Your peace of mind

We do things differently. Better.

We create amazing Webflow templates for creative people all around the world and help brands stand out.

We serve a sophisticated and specialized clientele and are the preeminent choice in boutique builders in Queenstown. To achieve this level of service, we’ve brought together the most passionate and committed team of building specialists in the industry.

DCD was born from one man's pure enthusiasm for building energy efficient, healthy and beautiful homes.
That genuine, hands-on devotion remains, and our team has grown. Many of the people on our team have been with us from the start. This continuity and loyalty – and our team’s commitment to exceptional service and quality – is at the heart of the success of our business. We trust our people; you will too.

Integrity without exception. Craftsmanship without compromise.

MEET OUR talenTed TEAM

Dennis Dowling

Founder & Managing Director

Dennis' first job in construction was at the tender age of 16. By the time he turned 26, he was running commercial projects with over 220 persons on-site on any given day.

His leadership and management skills have seen him spend nearly his entire time in construction doing technical projects, that were either challenging in their complexity or timing, working in six countries and two States. Working in jungles building roads, through to adding a 26th floor to a building in Los Angeles - his experience and knowledge is vast. It’s Dennis' strong belief in honesty and communication, and this breadth of experience which eventually led to the opportunity to work as an Expert Witness in New Zealand.

While his career has taken him to many different roles in the construction industry, he has never lost the passion to make every project better when he has finished with it, than where it started.

Every single touch point in a project influences its success.

Dennis' mantra emanates the driving force behind DCD; we build warm, solid, enduring homes, that have just as much care taken to put together what you can’t see, as the parts that you can appreciate.

Kiwi Suzannah

General Manager

Suzannah has thrived in the business world, at one time overseeing over a billion dollars worth of contracts, and coordinating Series B investment funding, and asset investment with Microsoft.
In Queenstown, Suzannah has found the balance between family, work satisfaction and personal time. New to construction, Suzannah has an oversite role in DCD ensuring that we hold ourselves to account for the standards we espouse. Suzannah is part of every home handover, her keen eye for detail being called upon to ensure nothing is missed from being the best it can be for your home.

John Evenett

Commercial Manager

With 40 years of experience, John is the money man. He is highly experienced in all aspects of construction and has comprehensive industry know-how having worked for Councils and private organisations in both the commercial and luxury home market. John has contributed to the success of multiple large construction projects and has delivered outstanding results most recently for the oil and gas organisation he worked for in Australia, performing cost management on projects exceeding $1b.

John is skilled in using his broad range of project experience to ensure our DCD homes are completed on time and on budget.

Erin

Project Administrator

Responsible for much of the detailed selection process, Erin coordinates between clients, interior designers and interior fit-out suppliers to ensure the right product, selection and finish arrives on site, on time. Working closely alongside both Dennis & John, Erin is involved in every new home build right from the start, until the final Code of Compliance application is completed.

Paul

Senior Foreman - New Homes

One of the longest serving members of the DCD team, Paul has played an integral part in the construction of the award-winning homes for DCD. He brings his extensive hands-on knowledge, skill and expertise to DCD. A great team leader, it is Paul's calm demeanour under pressure that ensures our projects are completed on time, to the DCD high standards of quality of workmanship. Paul is a qualified carpenter and Licensed Building Practitioner.

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Paul

Foreman - New Homes

Paul’s background in cabinetry and joinery has made him a perfect fit for DCD. He is calm under pressure and enjoys technical projects. Paul is a qualified carpenter and Licensed Building Practitioner.

Jesse

Foreman – Renovations & New Homes

Jesse has a sharp eye for detail and enjoys building to a high standard. His customer centric leadership approach suits our renovation team, where he has shown great capacity for running multiple projects concurrently. Jesse is a qualified carpenter and Licensed Building Practitioner.

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Luke

Foreman - New Homes

Luke is exacting, methodical and detail oriented - the perfect mix for ensuring adherence to DCD's high standards of construction, quality and workmanship. Luke is a qualified carpenter and Licensed Building Practitioner.

Jarryd

Senior Carpenter

Jarryd represents much of what the DCD team aspires to. He is efficient, with an excellent work ethic and work rate. Always up for a good time, Jarryd works hard and is a key member of our team. Jarryd is the senior member of our carpentry and apprentice team.

Jarryd

Senior Carpenter

Jarryd represents much of what the DCD team aspires to. He is efficient, with an excellent work ethic and work rate. Always up for a good time, Jarryd works hard and is a key member of our team. Jarryd is the senior member of our carpentry and apprentice team.

Who We Are

Director & Management Team

We create amazing Webflow templates for creative people all around the world and help brands stand out.

Dennis Dowling
Managing Director
John Evenett
Director Finance
Erin Meek
Project Manager
Angela ???
Office Manager

The Meadows

Designed by Mason & Wales, this well-appointed home will provide comfort and sanctuary to the retired homeowners, who chose to build on an adjoining property to their adult children, whose home DCD completed the previous year.

Dalefield Homestead

Inspired by the homesteads of old, this picturesque Queenstown home is not only architecturally respectful of its past, but behind the facade is an energy-efficient home boasting Central Otago’s highest airtightness rating.

Quail Rise

This contemporary holiday home in Quail Rise has family at its heart. With large indoor and outdoor living spaces, four bedrooms and three bathrooms it’s designed to accommodate 16 guests.

Dalefield - Retirement Haven

As you age, you feel the cold more acutely, and so we focused on creating an incredibly warm home.

Quail Rise

The brief to this project was simple: build a practical, inviting home that could grow with the family. Attention to detail and smart design in key areas transform this functional family home into a personalized, engaging dwelling.

Dalefield - An Entertainers Delight

Concrete, steel, timber and stone combine to create a stunning home, which takes full advantage of the views in this expansive home. A true entertainers delight.

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