About Us


Proud to be local - Adan and Kelly Larsen are born and bred in Taranaki.  We enjoy what Taranaki has to offer, it is a priviledge to be apart of the local Stratford community, where we like to support local businesses, schools and community events.

Adan has been involved in the building industry since 2002 and along with wife Kelly established  Adan Larsen Builders in 2004.  We have worked on many projects in many areas of Taranaki including renovations, new homes, small commercial and farm buildings. 

We pride ourselves to deliver quality service and workmanship.  You can expect to recieve value for money, regular communication, a flexible approach to your project and we will focus on your needs.

Adan Larsen Builders are proud to be trade qualified members of New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB).   To be a member of NZCB you need to have a recognised industry trade qualification as a mininum requirement.  As a member of NZCB we are able to offer our clients the Halo 10 year residential guarantee insurance.  It is the most comprehensive 10 year building guarantee and provides many benefits to the property owner. Please request a brochure for more information on the Halo guarantee.

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we now provide 32 architecturally designed plans, for more information click the Certified Plans tab




We were honoured to receive Highly Commended for Trades Excellence in the 2017 TSB Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. We had tough competition in our category and are very happy our efforts have been recognised. Judges looked at every aspect of business including financial performance, health and safety, planning, marketing, communication and how the business fits into the community


"I was surprised that we were nominated, so to win was just incredible," says Adan Larsen of Adan Larsen Builders, winner of the Romeo Award sponsored by the Stratford Press for the Best Non-Retail Service Business.

Adan, who has run Adan Larsen Builders for 10 years, says "we try to do the best we can every day and it is so great to be recognised for that".

Adan says he and his team of eight local staff really enjoy what they do. "We all get huge satisfaction helping people achieve their dreams because building a house can be a huge step for people."

He and his team pride themselves on quality of workmanship and being punctual, "we are absolutely loyal to our word".

Adan says much of the success of the business can be attributed to his wife Kelly. "Kelly is a huge part of what we do, she handles all the administrative side of the business, we couldn't do what we do without her." He also acknowledges his staff, "they have always been so loyal to the company".


Eight hours - a standard work day, a decent night's sleep and for one apprentice it was the time taken to build a wooden playhouse as part of the ITAB Apprentice of the Year competition.

Tom Ferguson was one of only two competitors to complete the project at the regional ITAB Apprentice of the Year competition in Palmerston North.

"It was a huge task. Some of the competitors only got half way through. I finished with only five minutes to spare"

Tom was placed second in the 2016 regional competition and headed to Wellington to compete in the national competition as part of the Certified Builders national conference.


Expect more

With Adan Larsen Builders you can expect:

  • Exceptional quality workmanship
  • Value for money
  • A flexible approach
  • A focus on your needs
  • Regular communication
  • A home that is built to last
  • The best preparation work around
  • One of the most trade qualified teams in the local area.

Quality workmanship

Directors Adan and Kelly Larsen have developed a company ethos of exceptional quality workmanship that has been their teams’ driving force over the years and the quality of home they construct goes from strength to strength.

Adan’s pledge

"At Adan Larsen Builders we will always deliver, through exceptional quality workmanship, effective communication and value for money”

Quality service

We pride ourselves on keeping open lines of communication with clients at all times. Your needs may change during the construction process, we will always work to accommodate these charges where possible. Our team is committed to staying ahead of the curve in attaining new qualifications, as we see builder certification as crucial to lifting the quality of building in the market.