About Elite Build

Elite Build was founded by husband and wife team Matt and Sarah Tester in 2006.  Matt has over 20 years experience building residential and commercial properties.

Our Accreditation

Matt is a licensed building practitioner.

Our Team

Elite build employs a team of six reliable builders who help to provide the exceptional service and workmanship seen on projects.


"I built an investment property in Napier.  It was my first time building a new house, and with such a large investment of time and money, choosing the right builder was going to be critical.  Matt was great to work with and communication was good, so we always knew what was going on.  Problems and issues are bound to crop up on any job but with Matt they got dealt with at the outset and the job flowed.  He often gave that bit more to the project and took an active interest in it.  You cannot always get this with larger companies." 

Peter Slyfield 

'We employed Elite Build to build our first home in 2008.  The fact that we used Matt and his team to build our second home in 2011 and 3rd home in 2015 speaks volumes for itself.  After initially dealing with some of the larger building companies, we found Elite Build a breath of fresh air, not to mention cost effective.  Matt was very approachable and happy to explain the building process in laymen’s terms.  He was always receptive to our ideas and was willing to help us explore these.  Matt works well with his network of sub contractors to ensure they all produce quality work. We were always kept informed of progress and any issues as they occurred; these were always accompanied by suggested solutions.  Matt has built all of our homes to an exceptionally high standard of workmanship. His attention to detail is outstanding.  Matt was more than happy to follow up on any small issues that arose after completion, he really does stand by his work. We have a beautiful home and really appreciate how easy Matt and his team made the process for us. We highly recommend Elite Build to anyone considering building."  

Wayne and Prue Woolrich