About Us

Meet The Team

BuildaPrice formed in 2016 Limited to reflect Alan McQuarters and Darren Wallbank forming a new company to complete both pricing and job tracking (back costing) software. Alan had BP pricing trading and Darren had started work on back costing and job tracking for the industry and it made sense to put the two bits of software together. Our directors come with a lot of industry background.

Darren Wallbank
MD BuildaPrice and BuildMaster

Darren had 25 years’ experience in the building materials market in executive positions at Fletchers (PlaceMakers) and Carter Holt Harvey. These positions included National IT Manager, Financial Controller, and operations manager for large companies in these groups.

This included working in the Australia, Canada and the U.S market to bring software products to those markets for CHH. Darren is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from Auckland University.

Alan McQuarters
Executive Director

Alan has 35 years experience in the building market originally as a project manager for Fletcher
Construction and then a number of years running his own quantity surveying business where he had his own team managing the estimating for a number of Carters, PlaceMakers, Mitre 10 and ITM stores.

Ben Payne
MD Builda Admin (Our Licensees who provide Mentoring)

A career in Sales Management working with international corporates Cryovac Sealed Air and Carter Holt Harvey both in NZ and Europe. Followed by senior Management positions with private company Damar Industries, responsible for Asia and Australia have given Ben an extensive experience in international sales and relationships. Whilst at CHH Wood Products he was responsible for the Key Merchant relationship for PlaceMakers, Bunnings and ITM, along with Carters.

Whilst at Damar Ben was responsible for the international franchise business Ecomist, with Franchise businesses in NZ, Australia, South Korea, Philippines, South Africa and Singapore. Ben completed his Post graduate diploma in Management with distinction, from Waikato University School of Management in 2015.

Darren Wallbank
MD BuildaPrice and BuildMaster

Darren had 25 years’ experience in the building materials market in executive positions at Fletchers (PlaceMakers) and Carter Holt Harvey. These positions included National IT Manager, Financial Controller, and operations manager for large companies in these groups.

This included working in the Australia, Canada and the U.S market to bring software products to those markets for CHH. Darren is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from Auckland University.

Alan McQuarters
Executive Director

Alan has 35 years experience in the building market originally as a project manager for Fletcher
Construction and then a number of years running his own quantity surveying business where he had his own team managing the estimating for a number of Carters, PlaceMakers and ITM stores.

Ben Payne
MD Builda Admin (Our Licensees who provide Mentoring)

A career in Sales Management working with international corporates Cryovac Sealed Air and Carter Holt Harvey both in NZ and Europe. Followed by senior Management positions with private company Damar Industries, responsible for Asia and Australia have given Ben an extensive experience in international sales and relationships. Whilst at CHH Wood Products he was responsible for the Key Merchant relationship for PlaceMakers, Bunnings and ITM, along with Carters.

Whilst at Damar Ben was responsible for the international franchise business Ecomist, with Franchise businesses in NZ, Australia, South Korea, Philippines, South Africa and Singapore. Ben completed his Post graduate diploma in Management with distinction, from Waikato University School of Management in 2015.

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