Gerald Mellish decided to step up and make a change
About Evolve Homes
Gerald Mellish created the Evolve Homes concept because he has witnessed first hand the negative effects of the home building process and decided to step up and make a change. Gerald’s vision for Evolve Homes is to build homes that are created through lean construction, passive solar design and fitted with various green features to limit the negative impact on the environment. For the same price as a standard home you can have all the benefits of an eco-friendly sustainable home.
With over 30 years in the construction industry, Gerald has enjoyed the creativity and job satisfaction he got from seeing a project through from start to finish. Gerald Mellish is a Licensed Building Practitioner in both Site 1 and Carpentry. Gerald recently moved out of his comfort zone and stepped into the classroom and obtained his degree in Business Management with a Major in Project Management and a Diploma in Accounting.
Gerald is passionate about turning dreams into realities and making the eco-friendly lifestyle an affordable and obtainable one. In 2016, one of Gerald's eco-home prototypes was nominated for a New Zealand Innovation Council innovation award.
The nomination validates Gerald’s belief that people wanted homes built with the future in mind and thus Evolve Homes was born.
Hine ensures the smooth operation at Evolve Homes as our Office Manager. She is in charge of scheduling meetings and appointments, greeting visitors and providing general administrative support to our team. Hine also handles accounts payable and receivable as well as the day-to-day operation of Evolve Homes.
Our Project Administrator, Isaac, has been Gerald's right hand man for the past 6 years. He is responsible for coordinating project activities to ensure timeliness. He also provides administrative and logistical support including compliance, progress tracking and documentation.
“Gerald sent us regular reports by email and met us on site, on a regular basis. Gerald is a very approachable, professional person and cares about the people he is dealing with. Gerald is a real asset.”
—Jennifer and Steve Macann