Company Information

Straight Up Construction has been established for 12 years. In that time we have won a workman ship award and one of our houses won first place nationally in the Architectural awards.

Currently we employ 6 high quality staff members. Projects range from renovating a bathroom to building a 1.2 million dollar horse arena. The strength of our busniness is building quality, not quantity. Subbies are selected not only on price but on work quality. The bitterness of a bad job lingers a lot longer than the sweetness of a cheap price.

Company History 

Paul and Kim Riedel started Straight Up Construction twelve years ago.

Paul achieved trade certificate and advanced trade, then when on to study NZ Certificate in Architectural Draughting. Paul believes this gives him a great insight into the architectural finish of the building, not just the carpentry.

From the start quality was number one. To achieve this quality, reliably and conscientious staff were needed, over the years Paul has trained various apprentices, and employed qualified tradesman. (See Team)

Over that time Paul and Kim were also blessed with four wonderful children. Apart from the children, Paul says his next biggest achievement was that a house they built was awarded First Place in the New Zealand National Architectural awards.

When Building with Paul and his team, you are assured of them taking care of your contract from start to finish including the subcontractors and suppliers. This will give you peace of mind when building, and the confidence of achieving a fabulous home for the future. Paul says hardly anyone goes on to sell the houses he builds, as they are so well loved by the owners. When building a house, you need to be assured of achieving a fabulous home by building with Straight Up Construction the result is guaranteed.

Straight Up Construction is also involved in voluntary work through Habitat for Humanity. Assistance was given to complete 2 homes for families in Taupo. Three staff are heading to Samoa to help rebuild after the Tsunami in 2009.

Our Mission Statement

To see clients dreams of their house become a reality through our expertise and experience.


See clients through the building process in a low stress manner.
Select the best Sub Contractors and coordinate with them constantly to achieve high standards.
Select the best Materials available on the market.
Have employees who are well qualified, in a happy safe work environment.
See relationships with council inspectors as a positive part of the building process.
Provide a safe environment for all those entering the building site.



Tui Lodge Taupo

Ian and Frances Jenkins would like to thank Straight Up Construction and Staff for their excellen...

Ian and Frances Jenkins
Tui Lodge
Lake Taupo Christian School

Our last three major projects have been built by Straight Up Construction and we have been very p...

Kevin Short - Principal
Lake Taupo Christian School

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