Wilson – nocowboys.co.nz

February 2017

Great team, great job, good price. What more could we want? Highly recommended . It wasn’t a big job but everything about it was spot on.

Kevin – nocowboys.co.nz

February 2017

We had a small but urgent job which Aaron and his team had completed on tim and on budget. Very happy with their workmanship and plan on using their services again.

Paul Cunningham – nocowboys.co.nz

November 2016

Would highly recommend AMWBUILDERS could not do enough for us and workmanship is impeccable and pricing extremely good.

Maria – nocowboys.co.nz

November 2016

Delivered agreed contract . Went extra mile every step of the way . Aaron and the whole team were very professional . The team consists of experts in various fields and their outputs were excellent . My husband and I are very happy with the end results . I will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who may require a professional team of builders .

C Bass Custom Builders, Inc

January 27, 2008

Re: Reference Letter, Aaron Wickenden

To Whom It May Concern:

As a customer builder for more than 12 years, I have worked with few people who have the skills, attention to detail and leadership qualities that Aaron demonstrates.

I met Aaron on a job in Aspen, CO where he was a respected leader of his own crew, always demonstrating effective problem solving skills in an efficient manner.  Aaron was initially hired to frame the project, but it was quickly realized that his broad range of skills would be a tremendous asset throughout the completion of the project.  From meticulous framing to precisely hanging expensive paintings, Aaron revealed the qualities of a team player.

I have also had the pleasure of working with Aaron while we framed my personal residence in New York.  While working in the field side by side with Aaron, he consistently demonstrated his tremendous work ethic and his knowledge of efficient building methods.

Aaron would be a tremendous asset for any construction company.  From a high level carpenter to a project manager, Aaron has the capabilities to excel in all areas of the construction industry.

Without reservation I recommend Aaron to any construction company looking for a qualified and talented individual.


Craig P. Bass

Peter White

April 24, 1999

To Whom It May Concern

This letter is reference for Aaron Wickenden

Aaron was employed to build my family home on an underdeveloped 5 acre block in 1996.  The project was contracted to completion and speedily built in three and half months.

At first, I was apprehensive about the responsibility bestowed upon Aaron by the builder whom I subcontracted Aaron from.  However, this was quickly resolved as I observed Aaron get down and competently direct the entire project, which he did from the start with the help of two others.

From the outset, I was impressed by Aaron’s thorough workmanship, willingness to listen to my concerns and general work ethics.  I am more than happy with the finished product and have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this young man’s service.

He is punctual, reliable and an extremely good craftsman.

Peter White

Lucky Dog Construction

0225 Cherokee Lane

Carbondale, CO, 81623

To Whom It May Concern,

I began working with Aaron Wickenden approximately seven years ago.  He was the lead carpenter and I was the project superintendent on a 10,000 square foot custom home in Aspen, CO.  Aaron had been working on the project from the start was involved very closely with owner and architect from the ground breaking up to completion.  His knowledge and workmanship were an integral part of this project being successful.

At the end of this project, I was planning on building my own home and asked Aaron if he would be interested in working with me. He said yes.  Aaron was responsible for coordination with the architect, hiring of carpenters, onsite project management as well as working on the project.  Aaron did the foundation layout, built the footer frames and set the Styrofoam blocks for the walls.  He poured the concrete, completed all the framing, sheathing, weatherproofing, window and door installation, siding and trim, interior finishes and built two beautiful staircases.  Every day I admire his craftsmanship in my home.

When we completed my house Aaron and I decided to start a construction business called Lucky Dog Construction.  I handled the office while Aaron handled the hiring of employees and work production.  The company grew from 5 employees to 18 in the two years that Aaron and I were partners.  We performed work for many different contractors, one being Aspen Constructors.  Aspen Constructors quickly became aware of Aaron’s workmanship and on many occasions offered Aaron the opportunity to work for them.  Eventually Aaron thought it would be in the best interest of him and his family to move to a larger company so he did.  Though no longer partners, we have maintained our friendship and professional relationship.

I would highly recommend Aaron as a true craftsman.  His knowledge of construction is extensive and the pride he puts into every aspect of his job can be seen in the quality of his work.  Aaron has progressed to management of construction projects but has not lost the attention to production detail.  I think he is an amazing craftsman, honest business partner and a great friend.


Matthew Maun, Pres

Lucky Dog Construction, Inc

Don – nocowboys.co.nz

February 2017

An excellent job completed to a very high standard. Well organised with subcontractors being on site when required so progress was maintained. I am a retired architect with fifty years experience in all types of construction.

Lydia & Krassi – nocowboys.co.nz

December 2016

AMW Builders are certainly outstanding professionals whose excellent work merits recognition. We can honestly say that from our first meeting with Aaron we were thoroughly impressed with his professionalism and integrity and the genuine interest that he showed in our project. Aaron and his team built our new house; the project was challenging and the site tight. However, Aaron was able to solve any problem, he is very knowledgeable and proactive. He and his team definitely exceeded our expectations. In the end our new home is more beautiful than we had dreamed. Thank you for a job well done! It is with genuine pleasure and satisfaction that we recommend AMW Builders.

Kim – nocowboys.co.nz

November 2016

Aaron and his crew, Carum plus others were excellent! They arrived when they said they were going to arrive, were always professional with attitude and craftsmanship. The projects were on time and on budget. Communication was excellent. We would definitely recommend AMW Builders. Phil and Kim Bratton

Andy – nocowboys.co.nz

November 2016

Fantastic service, Aaron is very knowledgable and helped guide us throughout our major house extension. Delivered a very good result and kept to budget. Very trustworthy and professional. Have used him again for further renovations and again he did a brilliant job. Highly recommended.

Aspen Constructions Inc

March 17, 2008

Dear Aaron:

The purpose of this letter is to compliment you on a job extremely well done and to provide you with a reference letter that you may use with prospective clients. To anyone considering hiring Aaron Wickenden, the following outlines my experience working with him.

Aaron was initially hired as a subcontractor of Aspen Constructors. Every aspect of his work was exceptional and met or exceeded our exacting standards. His excellent performance and consistent good judgement was impressive and ultimately lead to a position in our firm.

In the subsequent 2 ½ years Aaron continued to perform beyond the call of duty. He not only provided excellent solutions to daily problems but continually sought ways to make his product better.  The net result of his efforts was superior craftsmanship coupled with intelligent design.

Aaron was also a good leader.  He was well respected by his crew, subcontractors and the intire Aspen Constructors team.

Please feel free to contact me for any further information.


Michael L. Tanguay, President

Curson Construction

Bruce Curson
Curson Construction Ltd
21 Jubilee Ave


To Whom It May Concern,

I am the director of a small construction company specialising in residential construction.  We currently have works in progress in Kohimarama and Castor Bay, with new projects due to start in Tairua and Devonport within the next month.

Arron Wickenden has been the most senior member of our team since joining us in August 2008 and is currently responsible for a 9 month renovation in Kohimarama.  Aaron is a highly skilled and motivated tradesman, and will remain with Curson Construction as long as he chooses.


Bruce Curson

J.C Smith Building

J.C.Smith Building                                         PO BOX 101624
NSMC, Auckland

To Whom It May Concern

I have known Aaron for one year as my employee.  I have found his work of excellent quality.  He is in his final year of apprenticeship and his standard of work is well above what I would expect.  In fact I put him in charge of a job in Godley Lane, Albany for a trial and ended up letting him run the entire job including the supervision of a new labourer.   The clients rang me and commented on how helpful and approachable Aaron is and I would have to agree.  He has just sat his Trade Certificate exam and I foresee an excellent future in the Building Industry.

As his boss I find him reliable, honest and very eager to learn.

Yours Sincerely

JC Smith

 Kitchen Design Studio

Robin C. Weeter

3768 Hwy 82, Suite 201

Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601

To Whom It May Concern

This is a letter of recommendation regarding Aaron Wickenden.

I have known Aaron for approximately six (6) years.  I met Aaron on the Mike Tanguay Personal Home Project, I project for which I had been retained to furnish design cabinetry.  Aaron and I immediately gained professional respect for one another and have worked together on several projects since.

In the time that I have known Aaron I’ve become aware of many of his capabilities and talents.  In many instances I found that he may have been over qualified for the position he has held with Aspen Constructors Inc.  I sensed that Aaron has a vast knowledge of structural engineering in design, as well as in hands on carpentry applications.  I feel he may have been more instrumental in the design of the homes he constructed as a superintendent.

As a project superintendent his management skills were excellent and he seemed well respected by his crew, his superiors, his sub-contractors and he suppliers.  His work ethic was well above the norm in all respects.  It was not unusual to find Aaron still on the job site well after the work day preparing for the next day’s projects.

In construction it is important to keep the project on schedule regardless of delays in design, labor , weather, and product to mention a few.  Aaron’s ability to problem solve allowed for his projects to run on time and in the quality that was expected.

Kitchen Design Studios is regarded as the most prestigious cabinetry showroom in the area.  It would be my pleasure to have Aaron Wickenden representing my company in any respect, from installation, to sales, to management.

If you would like additional information about Aaron, you can telephone me at (970)384-0077

Aaron is missed and we wish him the very best.


Robin C.Weeter

President/ Owner

Kitchen Design Studio