Our Story

Initially incorporated in 2013 by Jimmy Nicol, Modbox has become an established name in Central Otago and Queenstown with over 50 completed builds and happy clients as at the close of 2020.  

Modbox is now under new management and has had a name change to Modbox Queenstown Limited. Since joining the business in 2015, Joe Daly has played a key role in developing the company, and as the new owner looks to continue to offer excellent service, affordability, sustainability, and timely construction schedules to our clients.

Our mission remains the same, enabling all Kiwis, to get their very own, affordable, and sustainable dream home. Offering solutions to both first-home builders through to high-end residential construction projects. 

With a keen eye on pushing our construction methodologies toward a greener, sustainable and passive approach we strive to create strong, durable, energy efficient buildings with smart space-saving designs.

At Modbox Homes, we take great pride in our excellent workmanship, competitive fees, and our ability to deliver outstanding results. Since our founding, we’ve worked hard toward building and maintaining a stellar reputation as a leading Queenstown contractor.

The goal for our standard Modbox designs is to free you (our clients) from unnecessary design challenges and to focus on tried and tested designs and elements that we know to work for the market. 

Whilst we love our panel system and it can have huge benefits, we realize that this does not suit every section or application and is subject to our client's specific needs. Therefore, Modbox Homes also build using traditional and the latest construction methodologies. 


Our online management system allows us to seamlessly work with both local clients and those based abroad through real-time updates to schedules, payment terms, documentation, and selections.

More affordable, more efficient, more innovative.

We love working with people who share our ideas, and that there can always be a better way to do things. We always go to great lengths to builds homes our clients can be proud of.

Modbox designs are based on a modular

construction system - which makes designing your home a more flexible and affordable process.


Start with one and later add another - as your budget allows.


The solid panel walls are natural, strong,

and efficient to build.

We have developed a comprehensive Modular Building Program that streamlines the quoting and build process.

Apply to join our 2020 build season now. Be one of the lucky few to build your new home or addition better, faster, stronger.


Enjoy all the benefits of living in one of the most incredible locations in the world in a home equipped for the future lifestyle you want.