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Bay Homes was founded by local Bream Bay builders Dave McCully and Adam Bowden. We specialise

in all types of residential new builds, renovations and extensions in the wider Bream Bay area including One Tree Point, Ruakaka, Waipu, Langs Beach, Mangawhai and Whangarei.

No matter the size or scope of your project, we are committed to providing a professional, customised service that gives you as the homeowner the freedom and flexibility to complete your project, just how you want it.


As a small, family run company with no large overheads, sales team or franchise fees to cover we are 
competitively priced and you also get the added bonus of working directly with the builders that are building your home.

Meet the Team

Dave McCully

Co-founder Bay Homes

Dave is lucky enough to have grown up in Northland and over his 17 years in the industry has been a part of the significant changes to the local building landscape.

He started his apprenticeship with a local company while still at school and qualified in Carpentry in 2007. He has since been involved in a variety of projects in the Bream Bay area from small scale renovations to architectural canal front homes at Marsden Cove.

After several years contracting Dave decided to start his journey in business and joined forces with Adam to create Bay Homes, inspired by the bay we call home.

The opportunity to work outdoors, see a project take shape and deliver a quality home are the key motivators for Dave’s passion for the building trade.

Dave spends most of his spare time with his young family. You will otherwise find him enjoying what this spectacular area has to offer; fishing, diving or hunting.

Adam Bowden

Co-founder Bay Homes

Adam has extensive experience in the industry having built in New Zealand, Australia and Abu Dhabi. This experience encompasses all types of building work, from small and large commercial jobs, to residential homes, high end architectural renovations and even an interior fit out of a luxury super yacht.


He has always enjoyed residential construction the most and finds seeing the enjoyment and satisfaction of happy customers at the end of a project very rewarding.


When working with Adam you can be assured the job will be done right. There is no cutting corners, he is all about providing a high quality job for the whole build, not just the bits that you can see.


Adam, originally from Kamo, moved to Ruakaka with his wife Deborah in 2014 and they have since built their first home together and had two sons. Living a short stroll to Ruakaka Beach, Adam loves all that the area has to offer. In his spare time he most enjoys getting out on the water fishing or diving but also plays squash and is partial to a round of golf.


Kathy McCully and Deborah Bowden


Bay Homes is a family run business and Dave and Adam’s other halves, Kathy and Deborah, make a great team working together on all things administration. Both qualified secondary school teachers, Kathy and Deborah have taken a step back from teaching to work in the business.

Get the ball rolling and get in touch with us for a free consultation and quote.  

Our Gallery


Click on the gallery images below to view some of our work.

Builders of custom, quality homes in the area we love.
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