Our Story

At Thistle Building Company, we’re extremely proud of our Scottish heritage

Established in 2007 by husband and wife, Simon and Sophie, Thistle Building Company is the result of a combined passion for construction and entrepreneurship and a proud blend of both our Scottish and Kiwi heritage.

Simon’s background in construction traces back to his earliest project in Scotland – the restoration of a historic Scottish school built in 1894. This endeavour earned him the title of Scottish Building Apprentice of the Year in 1999.

Sophie’s affinity for business was inspired by her Scottish grandfather, who presented her with a cherished silver thistle pendant during her childhood. This pendant has since become our beloved logo.

Upon moving to New Zealand with their two young boys, Simon and Sophie seized the opportunity to establish Thistle Building Company.

Today, Thistle continues to flourish and is now acknowledged as one of the leading construction firms in the Wairarapa region.

If you’re ready to turn your dream home into a reality, get in touch with the team at Thistle Building Company.

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