About Us

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Alec Jones and Fred Cooper pictured outside their first job building a sawmill house in the Chaslands in 1948

Jones and Cooper Builders Ltd is a construction company that has been based in Gore since 1948, when it was founded by Alec Jones and Fred Cooper after their return from the war. During their tenure they built a number of landmark residential and commercial buildings in Southland. In 1995 the business was bought by the current owners, Fred's son Peter Cooper and his wife Lee Anne. Peter trained as an apprentice and then worked as a foremen else where before taking over in 1989.

Our Philosophy

The company has achieved repeat and referral business over the years because of customer satisfaction in all areas, especially attention to detail and maintaining a strong service minded philosophy.

 “You can never afford to be complacent especially in a competitive market.  We are always striving to maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relationships with our customers, suppliers, sub contractors and professional associates, which we believe is the key to a successful project.”
Peter Cooper

High Standards and Versatility important factors in Successful Project Management

To achieve the high standards that Jones and Cooper Builders pride themselves on they employ 15 permanent skilled tradesmen most of whom have been with the company for more than 10 years. While Peter takes care of most planning and off site project management,  Neil Bone,  John Henry and Barry Norman do on site project management.  The company also has a broad range of specialist skills inhouse which allows them to deliver all aspects of building from heavy duty commercial work down to fine interior finishing.  They have the versatility and experience to undertake a wide range of projects from industrial construction, rural buildings through to top quality residential work with a portfolio that is extensive and varied in all sectors.

Being a Well Resourced Company makes the Difference

They are a well resourced company with a highly experienced team that is focused on delivering projects to the highest standard. They offer consistency with sub-contractors to ensure quality finishes are maintained on all work undertaken and also work with you and your architect in the design of your special project. They travel all around Southland to work on projects including Wanaka, Te Anau and even into remote areas to build DOC huts. The team apply the same professional on-site management, quality control and health and safety practises to all work they undertake.  

Industry Awards

Jones and Cooper Builders commercial and residential projects have been recognized over the years by gaining top honours in the Registered Master Builders Awards in many categories, which reflects standards they acheive as well as the pride they take in what they do. Jones and Cooper Builders believe it is important to be members of the Master Builders Association because of the advantages it gives their clients as well as recently becoming a Licensed Building Practitioner which just confirms their committment to excellence even more.

Agents for Well Known National Construction Brands
Jones and Cooper Builders are also agents for well known New Zealand construction brands:

  • Kiwispan Steel Frame Buildings
  • Skyline Garages an Gottages
  • Nulook Aluminium Windows and Doors ( Independently Managed )
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Contact Peter Cooper to discuss your project- Phone 03 2084794 or Email

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