about downey designer homes

Downey Designer Homes was established by Jeff and Andrea Downey in 1995.

The business is a division of the Downey Group, a significant player in commercial and residential construction throughout the broader Waikato region.

With an in-house team that has more than 200 years’ collective experience you could say we know building. We have highly skilled, professional builders, project managers and onsite supervisors to see your project to completion. We also have a team of loyal and trusted sub-contractors, whose work we stand behind.

Happy home owners are what drive us at Downey. We are passionate about building quality homes and creating beautiful environments for people to relax in and be proud of.

The Downey Difference




our team


Kim Rutz

Sales Consultant

Mob: 021 567 005



Donna McNabb

Sales Consultant

Mob: 021 371 347


pat burke

Pat Burke

General Manager

Mob: 027 477 1679


“My passion is working with people who are excited about creating their very own new home. This starts from site selection, and carries on through plan choice or custom design and into specification and identifying those little wow items that individualise each home.

It’s really satisfying seeing our clients work through this process to an amazing end result. Best of all is watching their excitement build through the construction phase and onto move
in day.

I really believe building a new home is a fun and rewarding achievement for every Downey client.

When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, pottering in my veggie garden, cooking up a storm or chilling with a
good book.”

“Born and bred in the Waikato, and after travelling the world I will always call Hamilton home. Having worked in the construction industry for over 20 years, my passion for the industry is only getting stronger.

Being as comfortable in a cowshed, behind a hammer, relaxing on a beach or in a cocktail bar means you can trust me to guide you through the process of designing and building your home and have confidence that together we will achieve the style you want.

For me, a home should be both functional and beautiful, and enhanced by using the correct products for your family’s needs.

I look forward to being able to help guide you through your journey to achieve a home that you will love to live in.”

the downey group of companies




Downey wins Gold and National Gold reserve awards for 2017 Masterbuild House of the Year Awards