The DJB Team

The D James Builders team are always striving to improve. We actively encourage our senior staff to further their education through higher qualifications, and our junior builders are all working through their apprenticeships with the BCITO – New Zealand’s most recognised on-site construction industry training organisation.

Danny James


Danny started D James Builders in July 2007. He developed the company from a one-man-band taking care of residential maintenance contracts, into a full service project management and residential construction business. He completed his entire carpentry apprenticeship with Jason Williams at Waitoki Builders through BCITO, and has completed the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trades – Supervisor qualification in 2016.

Bennett McCallum

Bennett has been working with D James Builders since it was founded, after starting his building career in 2004. Bennett has worked his way up to 2IC and is currently site manager and main builder for a number of D James Builders projects.

Sam Armstrong

Qualified Builder

Sam joined the D James Builders team halfway through his apprenticeship in 2015. Since joining he has completed his trade certificate in carpentry with BCITO. In 2017 Sam entered the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year competition and took second place for the northern region.

Brandon Baird

Apprentice Builder

Brandon joined the team in 2016 and is currently working through his apprenticeship with BCITO.

Jack Marcel

Apprentice Builder
Jack recently joined the team after building for about three years. He started in sheet metal engineering but decided building would be a better career path. Jack is currently working through his apprenticesihp with D James Builders and BCITO.

Andy Cochrane

Apprentice Builder

Andy was originally a client of D James Builders. After a full renovation of his house, he decided to combine his passion for real estate with the expertise of the company and joined the team to embark on an apprenticeship with BCITO.

Come and work with the DJB team

We train keen apprentices and are always on the lookout for skilled, qualified builders in the Auckland North Shore area. If you’re interested in joining the DJB team, send us your CV.

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