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Your dedicated building team.


Family-owned & operated in Mapua.

BLAC are a family-owned and operated business, located in the heart of Mapua. We are a tight knit team, who are passionate not only about the beautiful homes we build, but also relationships that are built with our clients, work crew and community.

50+ Years Experience

Our team.

Jared Armstrong
General Manager

Jared Armstrong

Jared is a natural born leader, who leads the BLAC crew from the front.

Jared is a qualified builder who is on the tools for a good chunk of the working week, but he will also be found in the office, pricing new builds or ordering materials, ensuring the team is operating as efficiently as possible. Jared’s eye for quality is something all builders or business owners should aspire too and he follows numerous quality control measures that are industry leading.

Outside of running BLAC, Jared is a well respected member of our local community. He absolutely loves the outdoors and is right into fishing, hunting, dirtbikes and mountain biking. He’s the adrenalin junkie of the team and is known to get the team out of their comfort zones and make the most of what the Tasman region has to offer.

Jared is married to Eden (BLAC's social media and accounts chick) and they have 3 children, Ryder, Spencer and Elsie.

He's a natural born leader and he leads the BLAC crew from the front. You will love having Jared apart of your build, as he’s a respectful, quality driven and hardworking man that will do everything to ensure your build runs smoothly and your dream home becomes a reality.

Duncan Andrew
Operations Manager

Duncan Andrew

Duncan has over 15 years of experience in residential building.

Duncan is our operations manager here at BLAC.
He has over 15 years of experience in residential building, he is a qualified builder and has project managed 100s of builds, from apartments to architectural homes. Dunc is super passionate about the building industry and has a wealth of knowledge collected through his years of experience. He knows what to look for, before, during and after a build, so you can rest assured when building with us he's got it all sorted.

Duncan and his wife Alysha (BLAC's interior designer) and their 3 kids live in Mapua, they all love where they live and the amazing community Mapua is.

Outside of work, Dunc enjoys being involved in the local men's football and cricket teams and also coaches the local children's teams from time to time.

Duncan is just an all-around great guy, who loves family, community and work.

Sean Barrett
Construction Manager

Sean Barrett

Sean is a qualified and licensed builder of 30 plus years.

Sean, aka Shaz, is the "old school" get the job done, qualified and licensed builder, site supervisor extraordinaire. He’s been in the industry for over 30 years so he knows building like Richie McCaw knows rugby, he's basically our building oracle.

Shaz works hard, sets the bar high with the notion that quality is paramount. He’s a bloody good builder and is well known and respected among other Nelson builders.

Shaz is a leader on and off the site. He’s been married to Harley for 31 years and they have 5 children, Eden, Casey, Roby, Sienna and Moss.

Outside of work life he enjoys catching up with friends and family and having a yarn over a craft beer or two. He gets involved in his community and within his kids school and lends a hand where ever he can.

Shaz is the type of guy that always puts other people first . He’s a true gentlemen with strong family values. He cares, helps anyone in need, listens and ensures a quality job is always delivered for our clients.


Eden Armstrong

Eden is our social media and admin extraordinaire.

Eden spends half her time behind the scenes in her admin role ensuring the business is running smoothly.
The other half of her time she manages BLAC’s social media and website, keeping it all up to date with what’s going within the business and onsite.

Eden loves the connection to our clients, but also people and businesses outside of BLAC, that are brought about through our Instagram and Facebook pages. People are able to feel apart of the BLAC family and each of our projects as they watch the day to day progress unfold. This is something she has enjoyed and continues to enjoy developing.

Outside of BLAC work, Eden is a mumma to Ryder, Spencer and Elsie and loves catching up with family and friends. She also loves health and fitness and regularly attends f45 sessions.

Eden is passionate about the BLAC team and delivering the best possible service to our clients.

Alysha Andrew
Interior Designer

Alysha Andrew

Alysha is our resident interior design consultant and style guru.

Alysha is our resident interior design consultant and style guru with a diploma in interior design as well as over ten years experience in the industry. She also manages our BLACdesignstudio page on Instagram for all your design inspo.

She will help you throughout your new build and assist in the important design decisions. Having numerus experience in home building and renovating and with her own homes having been featured in home styling magazines, you can rest assured knowing she's on your team and helping bring your design dreams to life.

Having grown up in Tasman and now living in Mapua with her husband Duncan and three kids Mila-Rose, Nixon and Hunter, she absolutely love the region and the community she lives in.

She really takes pride in what she does for our clients here at BLAC, she listens and helps to bring your design ideas to life.

Harley Barrett
Health & Safety

Harley Barrett

Harley has just taken on the role of BLACs health and safety officer.

Harley has just taken on the role of BLACs health and safety officer, but she has always been the resident grandmumma bear to all the BLAC kiddies.

She is looking forward to getting stuck in to the crazy world of health and safety and she prides herself in her work and keeps us all happy and safe.

Outside of the BLAC crew, Harley is hugely involved within her and Poppa Shaz’s local community and will lend a hand wherever needed. She is an active board member of her children's (Roby, Sienna and Moss) school, she also serves on the PTA , manages the school library and works a day a week in the school office.

She has an extremely caring and compassionate heart and values people above all else.
Harley is a great support and asset to the BLAC crew and she will go the extra mile with whatever is needed during your BLAC build.

Our on site team

Meet BLAC’s dedicated in-house team of Nelson Tasman’s very best builders with a meticulous focus on building quality.