Simpson Residential is a fast growing building company, dedicated to producing quality workmanship and giving a professional service.

The West Coast is a wild and rugged place and we love it! With over 14 years’ experience building on the Coast, we have survived all storms and scorching days and know what types of builds work best in our volatile conditions.

Being a local company, we know all too well the extremities the West Coast can throw at us. We know these harsh conditions well and have the knowledge and expertise to guide you in building the home of your dreams which will be suited to the Coastal environment. With currently 8 builders employed, we have over 70 years’ combined experience in many different areas of the building trade. Our team of professional builders are dedicated to producing quality workmanship.

Hokitika licensed building practitioner, Hayden Simpson founded the company in 2002 as H W Simpson Builders Ltd and eventually changed the company name to Simpson Residential Ltd, which reflects the direction the company is going in. Although Simpson Residential takes on many different projects, residential new builds and renovations are our passion.

Based in Hokitika we service Westland and the surrounding districts. Come and talk to one of our friendly team today.


Hayden Simpson collecting his award for winning Best Trades / Manufacturing / Primary Producer at this years West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards.

Simpson Residential also won the Work Place Heath and Safety Award for medium to small size business's, capping off a fantastic night for the company. 

Our Company Values

  • Positive, happy team environment
  • Open and honest communication with clients
  • Reliable and professional service
  • Encourage learning and nurture growth
  • Contributing to the community


"Very effective communication between the builder and the customer, high level of professionalism, smooth collaboration.”

Raul and Alina Ianchici - New Home Owners

Meet Hayden Simpson

I started life in the small, South Westland town of Hari Hari and on finishing school I successfully completed a 1 year pre trade course at the Tai Poutini Polytechnic. It was while completing the course that I found I had a keen interest in the building trade and was very fortunate to gain an apprenticeship with a local construction company who not only taught me lifelong building techniques but also important life skills like, how to be a team player, work ethic and respect.

Five years in Nelson allowed me to successfully learn the residential side of the building trade and I was signed off as a carpenter. It was during this period that I gained many building skills such as quality of workmanship, how to work successfully alongside sub-contractors and completing a job on time and on budget without sacrificing quality. With these skills I began thinking about starting my own business and along with my wife to be, built our first home.

On returning to the West Coast I started up H W Simpson Builders Ltd. This was an exciting time in my life where I again learned many new skills connected to owning my own company such as supply and labour, quantities and employment.  

In 2006 my wife and I decided to go on our OE to the UK and Europe. While overseas I worked in a variety of building trades, learning many new ways to approach different building situations. After extensive travelling, we returned to New Zealand in 2008 with a large appreciation for our home country and also my trade. I picked up where I left off with H W Simpson Builders Ltd but this time with new ideas and knowledge, coupled with the excitement and energy I have for creating quality work.

I have now expanded my business and changed my company name to Simpson Residential Ltd which is a reflection of the path I am taking my company along. I pride myself on producing quality workmanship to the highest of standards and expect this out of all of my builders and contractors. With each step in my journey I continue to learn new things and as the building industry changes, I make sure that Simpson Residential ltd keeps on top of all regulations and our skill sets up to date.

I am excited with the direction the company is headed in and look forward to the future with my wife and three boys.