Excel Team

Locally owned and operated residential building company based in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Excel Builders are active members of the Registered Master Builders Association whose brand is recognised as the hallmark of quality giving you piece of mind you are dealing with a qualified experienced team who take pride in the quality of their workmanship.

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Travis Dench

Registered Master Builder
Licensed Building Practitioner

027 565 8073

Travis is the Director of Excel Builders Ltd. His attention to detail and high standard of workmanship will ensure every client receives a top notch job. Fourteen years experience in the building industry has equipped Travis with the knowledge and expertise to manage complex projects. Travis enjoys spending time with his young children in the weekend and working on doing up the family home.

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Tom Fraser


Tom has been with the Excel Builders Team for just over two years. Tom has always had a keen interest to ‘construct and build’ – following in his father’s footsteps. Tom has experience in the roofing industry – bringing a diverse range of technical skills to the Excel builders team. Outside of work Tom enjoys fishing and playing hockey.

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Hayden Connolly


Hayden started working with the Excel Builders team in 2017. Prior to starting up his building apprentice he worked for Higgins learning to operate large machinery. Hayden also has previous work experience helping his dad build and install kitchens. In his spare time he enjoys Jujitsu and spending time with his family.

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Leigh Anthony

Master Builder Life Member
Licensed Builder Practitioner

Leigh is a consultant with Excel Builders. He brings a wealth of experience and passion to the business of building. With over thirty-five years of experience Leigh is an in-valuable Mentor to the Excel Builders Team. In July 2017 Leigh received an honorable ‘Manawatu Master Builders Branch Life Membership Award’.

  • B. Deuchrass
    "Could not fault there work and professional attitude. Nothing a problem. Always on time and kept us up to date with progress. Estimates were very close to actual amounts charged. Left the house as they found it after completing work. We would thoroughly recommend and will use again if required."
    B. Deuchrass
  • R. Chappell
    "First time using Travis and Excel builders, from first initial quote meeting, follow up and during the building of our deck we found their professionalism very comforting, the attention to detail on the deck showed in the superb final end product which we were delighted with. Travis and his team will now be our first point of call for any building work in the future."
    R. Chappell
  • D. Visser
    "We found Excel professional and gave us a detailed quote. During the work they kept us up to date, and informed us of any issues along the way. Travis is great with detail - with his experience he was able to guide us through making important decisions that would affect the finished build. We are confident that our renovation has been to a standard that will last, and with the Master Builders guarantee we can be sure that Excel stands by the work they have done too."
    D. Visser
  • S. Godfrey
    “The experience we have had with EXCEL builders is exceptional, they deliver and work to the highest standard. They are trustworthy and I would have no hesitation in recommending them as a company.They have worked on three separate projects, both inside and out and I can honestly say they are our go to builders. They communicate throughout the project so you always know what is happening. They are knowledgeable and offer creative solutions. The friendly team are a pleasure to have in your home”.
    S. Godfrey
  • K. Sutherland
    "Excel Builders renovated our bathroom. They provided great advice on how to make the best use of space within the small area we had for our bathroom. They were very efficient in completing the job within budget and on time. We were really pleased with the attention to detail builder Travis Dench provided and overall we were extremely pleased with the end result."
    K. Sutherland
  • R. Wilson
    "We required a ranch slider and a deck off our master bedroom plus room for a spa pool. Thankfully for us we chose Travis and the Excel Builders team. They kept us well informed of progress and the job was completed within the time-frame stated. The highlight for us has been the deck, with friends making unsolicited comments on how good the deck looks. A very professional job. I would have no hesitation in recommending Excel Builders for your building job."
    R. Wilson
  • K. Moore
    "We are so pleased we chose Excel Builders to complete our home renovations. Travis was professional and provided us with good advice and suggestions to suit our home and budget. The work completed included alterations to our kitchen/dining, bedroom and a deck constructed off the lounge. We could not have been happier with the final result. The work was carried out in a timely manner, was of a high standard and stress free. I would definitely recommend Excel Builders and hope to use them again in the future."
    K. Moore
  • L. Drummond
    "I am extremely happy with the Job done by Excel Builders in regards to the renovation of my bathroom. Tradesman were very professional and kept me informed all the way through the job. A pleasure to have in my home. I would have no hesitation recommending Travis Dench and the Excel Builders team to anyone looking for a builder."
    L. Drummond