Meet Shanan Millar

How it all began…

Born in Auckland and grew up with an exciting adventure-filled childhood that I am eternally grateful for. Coming from a background of a hard working family provided lifelong values that have proved invaluable to this day such as responsibility, respect, honesty and good work ethic

Why the building industry?

I’ve always had a passion with anything hands on, and if you ask anyone I am a perfectionist when it comes to workmanship; which lead to my first apprenticeship (Glass and Glazing) but from there I decided that I needed more challenges and inspiration.   After careful consideration and another four years of studying and learning on the job I completed my second apprenticeship in Carpentry.

Qual-Built Projects was born…

In 2005 Qual-Built Projects was born and I have never looked back. Building is very satisfying as no two projects are ever the same. Each client has their own needs and personalised requirements they wish to achieve and every projects has its unique challenges to overcome.

My time out from work sees me blowing the cobwebs out with my mates on our off-road motorbikes, chasing the big one out on the boat fishing or bashing around in gumboots on our farm in Hunua. There are never ending chores here!


Shanan Millar
Owner and Managing Director

Accreditations and Achievements

  • Trade Certificate Qualified in Carpentry and Glazing
  • Licensed Building Practitioner
  • Certified Builders Member
  • Qual-Built Projects celebrates 10 years in business in 2015

Michelle Millar
Chief of Operations/Accounts

Meet Michelle Millar

Taking a break from my career and being a full time Mum to our young son has given me the chance to help and support Shanan with the business aspects of the company. It’s a bit of a juggling act some days but very rewarding to hear how pleased and satisfied our clients are with their new home or renovation. In our business, I apply my professionalism and experience to ensure that the internal processes at Qual-Built Projects are of a standard that our clients, suppliers and employees deserve and expect. Continuous improvement is part of my job description to ensure the best possible service is delivered both on and offsite.

Building Team

All of our building team are trade qualified or well on their way to being there. We need a consistent high level of workmanship to provide what our clients demand. We have combined experience of well over 70 years giving you tried and tested peace of mind your project is in the right hands.



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