Our Team

Your building partner to realise your dreams.

Ensuring our clients are delighted with their new homes is our main driver and the reason we get up and go to work each morning.

The homes that we have been lucky enough to build for our clients have often been in difficult locations, and required intricate planning, forward-thinking and precise workmanship: the stuff our team of licensed building practitioners at Frontier Construction just loves to do.

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It is the people, the people, the people and our people are our biggest asset. We pride ourselves on our high quality of workmanship, customer service and we value our staff and reputation. Frontier Construction only builds with the best tradespeople, specialists and a handpicked team of licensed building practitioners and apprentices with a commitment to excellence. 

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Meet The Team

Darryn Patterson

Owner, LBP

After spending several years project managing, overseeing other licensed building practitioners and providing labour-only services for many complicated, architectural builds throughout Auckland and surrounding districts, Darryn Patterson founded Frontier Construction in 2008. 

The very first project Frontier Construction undertook won a Gold Award at the Master Builder’s House of the Year Awards.

A born and bred West Aucklander, Darryn is the first to tell you he is motivated by people telling him he can’t do something. That merely presents him with the challenge to find a way to do it, which is why he is so good at thinking outside the box.

Darryn started his building apprenticeship at age 17, before taking off on his big OE at 21. While travelling in Australia and North America, Darryn shore 1,000s of sheep, drove road trains, mustered, worked on cattle ranches and maintained waterholes with diggers and bulldozers. He then settled in Whangarei before moving back to Auckland a ‘married grown-up’ in 2011. Now the father of three, he loves family time, yet still manages to fit in mountain biking, a bit of hunting and maintaining 30 beehives in gardens around Massey.

Brennan Powers


Brennan joined Frontier Construction in July 2021 as a Builder and is Darryn’s right hand man, managing the team and site in Darryn’s absence.

Brennan trained as a Builder in NZ and finished his apprenticeship in 2012.  He has travelled extensively and worked as a Builder in the UK and Australia.

Brennan enjoys the physical and mental challenge of the job and everyday being different.  Being part of a team that work and get along together is important to him.

In his spare time you’ll find Brennan out on the water surfing and fishing.

Diane Dobson

Office Manager

Diane joined the company in 2023 and comes from an extensive background with-in the building industry, having working for both design/ architectural and construction companies.

The systems, processes and job management software she has implemented since coming to work with us have improved our business processes, allowing us to provide clearer quotes, keep accurate records, reduce paperwork and improve our administrative efficiencies overall. We’d be lost without her.

When she isn’t spending time with her family, potting about in the garden or baking up a storm in the kitchen, Diane is planning her next travel adventure.


Your building guarantee

Darryn Patterson will manage and oversee your whole building project from start to finish. It’s all about that personal touch that you just won’t get from large nationwide building companies. If we sound like the type of company you want to deliver your dream home, enquire today.

Hands-on licensed building practitioners

To discuss your plans or make an enquiry about renovating or building a new home, call Darryn on 021 636 551 or send an email. Talk to Frontier Construction today about what your home needs to come to life and then put them to work.

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