About Us

Get to know the team at Tekton Builders

We’ve been building for over 20 years


At Tekton Builders, we’re more than just a construction company – we’re a team of passionate builders dedicated to bringing your vision to life. Founded by Jonn Ripo, our commitment to excellence is evident in every project we undertake. With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, including work in London and throughout New Zealand, Jonn brings unparalleled expertise and attention to detail to every job.

As a Pukehina local, Jonn has a deep understanding of the Western Bay Of Plenty district, ensuring that each project is seamlessly integrated into its surroundings.

Tekton Builders is proud to be approved members of NZ Certified Builders, providing our clients with the assurance that their project is in the hands of skilled professionals. With the added security of the comprehensive 10-year building guarantee, The Halo Guarantee, you can trust Tekton Builders to deliver exceptional results, every time.

Introducing the Tekton team…

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Jonn Ripo

Founder of Tekton Builders Ltd

Jonn’s attention to detail and finishing sets him apart. He has sound knowledge and expertise developed over 20 years, having worked in construction in London before settling back into the building industry in NZ.
Jonn is a Pukehina local and knows the Western Bay Of Plenty district well.
When he is not building he can be found spending time with his wife and two children or hunting and fishing.

Zac Kete

Introducing Zac Kete, our skilled builder who embarked on his journey with us as an apprentice in 2017. Originally from Taranaki, Zac and his partner Kristy now proudly call the Western Bay of Plenty home. In 2021, Zac achieved his qualification as a builder, a testament to his dedication and hardworking ethic. Beyond construction, Zac is about to embrace a new chapter as he awaits the arrival of his first child. His excellence in craftsmanship is matched only by his passion for fishing, a favorite pastime in his well-deserved spare moments. 

Jackson Anderson

Meet Jackson Anderson, the newest addition to the Tekton Builders team.
Jackson’s born and breed in Pukehina and has seamlessly transitioned from his school holiday stint to full-time employment. He’s enthusiastic and has a strong work ethic. When Jackson isn’t on the tools you’ll usually find him on a board in the waves.
Jackson’s dedication to mastering the trade aligns with Tekton’s commitment to craftsmanship. This one has a promising future in construction!


Why Choose Tekton Builders?


We are committed to your building project and will go to great lengths to achieve your dream.




We are committed to communication and value your input, we make effective communication a priority.



Tekton Builders always deliver on our promises and never compromise on integrity.



Tekton Builders are detail orientated and demand excellence in their workmanship.




We uphold the highest safety standards as set by Worksafe NZ.

Contact us for a consultation today!

Our friendly team is happy to chat about your project.
+64 21 222 4004

Contact us for a consultation today!

Our friendly team is happy to chat about your project.

 Tekton will get the job done right.

No matter the size of your project, our builders will deliver on time, on budget, with the highest standards.

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Hear what our clients have to say about us...

"Thrilled with the end result"

"Jonn Ripo and his team at Tekton Builders undertook a major renovation and extension of our home in rural Te Puke.  We were impressed with the quality of Jonn’s workmanship and his attention to detail. Communication was excellent throughout the project and Jonn was easy to work with and get along with.  His organisation of and liaison with contractors, subbies, architect etc ensured that the project ran as smoothly as possible. We are thrilled with the end result and have since used Tekton Builders on a few smaller projects."

- Maria and Bob Bayly, Te Puke.

"Extremely high level of workmanship"

"I engaged Jonn Ripo to project manage, remodel and renovate our kitchen, bathroom, and create an outdoor courtyard in Northcote Point, Auckland.  I engaged Jonn after he came highly recommended by a friend, and I was not disappointed; he worked efficiently, accurately, professionally and with an extremely high level of workmanship and communication, nothing seemed too difficult for him.  This was the first house I had renovated and Jonn provided me with much needed advice and ideas.  He has a very sound knowledge of design and structure, and the results were amazing.  Jonn has excellent contacts in the industry.  All of the other tradesmen we engaged on the project were through his recommendation, and they were as efficient and reliable as him.  I would not hesitate to use Jonn again, I just wish he would come back to Auckland so we could use him again!

- Abigail Denton, Auckland.

"Jonn’s attention to detail was impressive"

"We engaged Jonn Ripo of Tekton Builders to essentially rebuild our upstairs interior balcony. The job required unforeseen remedial work which Jonn completed to a high standard. He kept us informed throughout with regular communications, to ensure maximum efficiency. Jonn’s attention to detail was impressive and his calm approach belied the difficulties incurred, including working ‘around’ a cyclone!"

- Dave and Julie Cook, Matata.

"Jonn’s knowledge, attention to detail, and work ethic was exceptional"

"We hired Jonn to build our architecturally designed home in Whangaparaoa.  Jonn’s knowledge, attention to detail, and work ethic was exceptional.  His patience (during which was quite a stressful period for us) was very much appreciated.  He offered great advice in making our home more functional and never complained when there were last minute changes. I can’t thank Jonn enough for the beautiful home he built our family and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services."

- Kati Mackie, Auckland.

"completed on time and well within budget."

"I approached Jonn Ripo from Tekton Builders regarding some major renovation work prior to Christmas, asking that the work be carried out in my absence in January.
Understandably I had reservations about being away when the work was being done.  They proved unfounded.
Jonn and his crew did all that I had asked and more. I was regularly updated and the job was completed on time and well within budget.
I found Jonn’s approach personable, yet totally professional at all times and Tekton’s work without fault.
I would have no hesitation in most highly recommending Jonn Ripo and Tekton Builders.

- Zandra Fleming, Pukehina.

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+64 21 222 4004

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