The complete renovation package for the busy homeowner and investor

On Time and On Budget
We are a one-stop-shop for all homeowners and
investors. We take the stress out of the renovation process with our full turn-key solution.
For homeowners
Sorting out your new house, or renovating your existing one, can be exciting and challenging at the same time. You need a
professional, experienced team to handle your precious asset.
Our mission is to provide you with a smooth renovation experience, with high-quality products. This gives you years of peace of mind at a very attractive price.
Here at The Renovation Team, we specialise in full do-ups, designer bathrooms and kitchens, property flow improvement, creating indoor-outdoor flow and upgrading the overall look and feel of your property.
You'll be amazed with the results and enjoy a fresh, warm home for you and your loved ones.
For investors
We are experts in converting homes by optimising space and adding bedrooms.
We re-design interior structures and reconfigure homes to create better flow and
improved practicality.
With our team of experts you can maximise the monetary potential in your property.
In other words? Create wealth.
On average, we add $194.000 in equity per project and on average our clients receive an extra $136 per week in rent.
As investors ourselves, we understand buy-and-hold strategies and how to help
reduce the costs involved in producing maximum rental returns.
Renovation for property sale
In todays challenging market, pre-sale renovation can mean the difference between a standard sale price and winning the auction hammer jackpot.
Most homeowners sell their property "as is" and miss the opportunity to maximise the resale potential. A rundown property is bought using logic and numbers. A beautiful. shiny property triggers buyer emotions which are far beyond logic and result in much higher prices.
Here at the Renovation Team, our founder James will work with you to build a cost effective renovation package to maximise your property sale potential and to trigger strong "buy" emotions.
More info on how we boost value
Why work with us
  • Fixed price and project duration
    We provide you with a detailed scope of work with a fixed price and a fixed duration. We deliver on time and on budget
  • Peace of mind
    We take care of everything from the moment we meet you until we deliver a finished and professionally cleaned beautiful home, all with great attention to customer satisfaction
  • A full team
    Our team of 54 people includes: builders, handymen, plumbers, electricians, painters, carpet masters, kitchen makers, landscape experts and professional cleaners. All Working together and communicating on one platform
  • Proven value
    Over $18.5 million in added equity value generated for our valued customers. On average, for every dollar our clients invest into their renovation project, the return on investment is $3.60 in equity
  • Consistent equity gain
    Our projects have yielded an average of $194,000 equity gain per client
  • Satisfied customers
    We have over 150 satisfied customers - check out our 5 star reviews on Google and Facebook
Some examples of our work
These were the kind words from Mr. Garth Barfoot (Retired Director of Barfoot & Thompson) after The Renovation Team rescued his driveway from complete ruin during the 2023 storm that hit Auckland.
Remuera Road, Testimonial - Chris & Amy
Alex & Vivian project testimony
Mrkusich family Testimonial for Golf road, Epsom project
Parnell villa major reconstruction project
Here is what our customers say about us
We make an enormous effort to make our customers happy and are proud that our reviews are 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • 5+ 🌟
    Professional, skilled, great communication, timely and efficient, while also affordable.
    This sounds too good to be true, but The Renovation Team are all of the above!
    I have recently bought my first home, on my own, hence I had to go for a ran down unit to be able to afford it.
    James and the Renovation team have made the horror looking scene look like a catalogue picture!
    Not only it looked modern and stylish, it looked spacious and practical.
    I could not express my gratitude enough!
    The job was executed perfectly, it was within the budget and advised time frame. James and the team are the only reason I was able to move in my home before the lockdown.
    I was kept up to date with the progress and consulted on every step of the way, the team has helped even on things that were not part of their job.
    For someone who knows little to none about DIY, it was stress-free, but engaging enough for me to be feel I have contributed and was in charge of the planning and decision making.
    The Renovation team have been a fairy-godmother to me in making my dream first home!

  • Thank you James and the team for the fantastic, high quality job you completed on our renovation. Highly recommend!
    James completed a full renovation of four units as one project. The quality is very high, communication great, and we are very, very happy with the work and project. Our unit looks transformed, it is warm, bright and our renter is very happy with their family accommodation. If anyone is looking for a project manager who can take care of everything from start to finish.. James is you man! Ngā mihi James and the team.
  • Andrew Simich
    James you did such a incredible and professional job for us and we are grateful for all of your advice. Thanks for also helping provide such practical solutions to some of the challenges we faced along the way. We look forward to doing our next project with you.
  • Kelly Scott
    As a newbie at renovations, it was invaluable to use The Renovation Team for our first investment property. To know that everything was being taken care of, in a tried and true manner meant less stress. All of the unforseen issues were just non-issues. 
    Even though our renovation was over the Christmas close down, the project was completed on time. The quality was so high, if we could have moved in ourselves, we would have done!
Out customers reviews and feedback makes us go to work with a smile every day.
Meet our team
James Goren
Managing Director and project manager
Graduated as an industrial engineer from the University of Coventry, James began his career as a process and manufacturing engineer in large corporations.
James has been investing in property in Auckland since 2010 and has focused on buy and hold property, equity and value add.
Over the years, James has developed a very deep expertise in property renovation, building technology and process optimisation, with a focus on quality & cost optimisation for ensuring strong value add to property equity and cash flow.
James is a public speaker about property value add optimisation strategies and has motivated a very large amount of people to take action and secure a financial future for their families.
Sunvi Ahsan

Project manager

Graduated in 2006 as mechatronics engineer, worked in oil and gas, and geothermal power plants for 10 years before calling it quits in 2015 and took early retirement.

Currently focused working on his passion in the residential housing industry.

He has been investing since 2006 and has bought wide varieties of investment properties to add values by reconfiguring specs as well as new builds.

Has subject matter expertise on areas to invest, adding value and future growth potentials in Auckland. His knowledge is applied to get the most for our customers at Bayview to ensure solid steps for first home buyers and investors.

Watch James Goren - star on SKY TV channel 83
Sky Channel 83 TV - Home Owners - Full High-End Renovation Project
Sky Channel 83 TV - Adding Bedrooms to Create Value
Pam Shore
Project coordinator
Pam developed a personal interest in property improvement while managing the renovations of her previous homes.
She contracted the services of The Renovation Team while renovating her current house, and subsequently decided to join the Team as Project Coordinator.
She handles many of the daily tasks of working closely with our procurement partners, customers and tradies.
Pam utilises skills gained from her degree from The University of Auckland, including developing detailed project schedules to ensure that renovations run smoothly.
She ensures everything is efficiently communicated and coordinated, making the renovation process an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
Karin Horen

Sales Consultant

Raised in a family of developers, from her grandfather to her father Karin was fascinated by property from an early age.She took on architecture studies at the age of 21 and interior design. With a few projects under her sleeves, shifting to marketing and sales, karin always knew that one day she would be back into it.

Karin is a philanthropic, the Co-founder of the iconic fundraiser Paddle For Hope and a motivational speaker. She has been a Real Estate recruiter for the past two years and has been engaging with people in the industry on a daily basis. "She believed she could so she did " is her motivation. Karin is all about great service and carries a big smile.

Karin has a passion for people and loves seeing our customers happy, knowing they have turned their dream into reality.

Her job consists of sales and marketing support and communication with clients.

We use technology to carry out our projects with precision software which gives you transparency, frequent updates and peace of mind.
Our process
Having a detailed plan before starting the job will lead to a smooth and successful project
Step 1: Initial discussion
At this stage we will analyse your requirements and expectations and assess how we can assist you as well as define an estimated budget
Step 2: Detailed plan
After the budget estimation is accepted, we then draw up a detailed scope of work, with a fixed price and clear project duration.
Step 3: We get to work
This is where the magic happens based on the scope of work. During the project, the customer will be getting constant updates until completion
Step 4: Project completion
At the end of a stress free experience, you will be amazed when you walk into your newly renovated, sparkling clean property and celebrate your achievement with our signature bottle of champagne & chocolate.
Our Facebook page includes many case studies and examples of how to improve properties which you can see and be inspired by.
Contact James Goren Renovation Project Manager
+64 21 2305511
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