Bruce Gregg started his apprenticeship with his father at age 15, building a house on Yaldhurst Road. Bruce’s speciality became woolsheds as he took over the business, and he completed jobs as far away as the Chatham Islands and rural New South Wales, Australia. He became known as one of the most competent tradesmen in this part of the world.
Following the familial footsteps, Colin Gregg also began his apprenticeship with Bruce, his father as a young teenager. He learned everything from Bruce, including how to arrive at a homestead to cut and mill trees in the morning, and have them made into timber framing by that same afternoon.
Today, Colin has built upon his family’s history and now owns and runs two businesses from Christchurch: A rural building specialist firm FarmBuild, incepted in 2011, and an architectural housing company, Gregg Builders.
Patrick McCarthy went into business with Colin in 2011, and is now Managing Director of FarmBuild South, which covers all of Central Otago and the Southland area. Patrick has worked with the Gregg family since 2000 in various roles, including lead foreman, and his long-standing dedication to the business has been key in its growth.
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