T & K Services Limited has been in business for over 15 years in the Tauranga region.
T & K Services, for all your building needs. We can offer our clients a range of services.
Truan Pennell was born and raised in Tauranga and has over 25 years’ experience in the building industry, gaining qualifications first in joinery and then in carpentry.
Karla Pennell is the other half of this successful business. She is responsible for the day to day running of the office, health and safety, HR, marketing and accounts.
“Truan and Karla were introduced to us by mutual friends and we have used their services in a number of projects over many years that have really helped to improve the functionality and maximise the space – and enjoyment – of our home and garden.
Truan is not only a master craftsman, he is a creative, practical, solutions focused builder whose company we enjoy and whose professional expertise we value. Truan and Karla make up a hardworking and complementary team where communication is always clear and timely, the work is carefully planned and executed and the results are better than we could ever have imagined.
Next time we’d like them to build our whole house!”
“T & K Services (Truan, Karla and the team) did an amazing job on our renovation. As with any renovation we had a few issues come up but Truan explained them all to us clearly and gave us options and his opinion on what he thought best. Communication was spot on and we felt that T & K Services are very trust worthy and would have no hesitation in recommending them. If you want a job done properly and by the book T & K Services are the guys to do that!”
Barry and Rachael O’Neill
“The process of building our home with T & K was made simple and more enjoyable by the fact that Truan and Karla are passionate about working with their client and take time to build the client/builder relationship. Both are approachable and communicative; any problems or glitches were always dealt with professionalism and solved with clever and honest solutions. Their enthusiasm and dedication to the project was outstanding as is Truan’s attention to detail and craftsmanship. The building site was always orderly and tidy and the builders and contractors worked hard throughout and have much respect and enjoy working with Truan. This was our first experience of building a home, T & K certainly made it a smooth and enjoyable experience, we love our home and feel that Truan and Karla contributed so much to our dream home.”
Mike and Nic
“We were exceptionally fortunate to have T&K Services build our new home. Truans energy, enthusiasm and passion for his profession were the attributes that stood out for us when we first spoke to him. We found that approach to be absolutely genuine and authentic as we planned then progressed with the build.
We asked for a number of changes along the way. Rather than discourage us, Truan would do all he could to accommodate our requests especially when he believed it would enhance the finished product. He was an excellent communicator throughout the job, had great relationships with and respect from all of the subcontractors.
He has extremely high expectations around quality and he and his team seem to relish a challenge. They are very good problem solver’s and take immense pride in their work. They are perfectionists. For example we had so many comments about how straight the walls were from other tradespeople relying on a good job to enable them to carry out their part of the project.
Underlying all that, Truan has a great way of making an insurmountable problem seem possible with total openness and transparency (and a great sense of humour). He was always available to discuss even the most trivial matters. We felt very much included in all aspects of the build and there were no nasty surprises (apart from the ones we created ourselves).
Without exception we received high praise about T & K Services work from almost all of the trades that followed on with finishing touches.
Karla and Truan are a great team, helpful courteous and above all, patient. We highly recommend them to anybody seeking a quality build and a positive building experience.”
Graeme and Jennifer
“Truan and Karla are exceptional people. I cannot, I simple cannot recommend them highly enough. We knew they were good, having worked with them on very small projects previously, and we had the very good sense to wait until they were able to take on our job, and I am so grateful that we did. Their honesty and integrity, and craftsmanship, and sense of fun, and love for what they do, were all things that we enjoyed immensely, and I genuinely miss having the red van around these days. We’re just going to have to find another project!!”
Anne and Rick