Our Story

Williams Corporation was founded by Matthew William Horncastle and Blair William Chappell in 2012. The duo were friends growing up. However, they only started a business together because of an efficient connection and mindset that created high business productivity.

They previously owned, managed and closed several businesses prior to starting Williams Corporation. Their portfolio includes contract building, temporary fencing, waste management, solar panels, composite decking, etc. before they found their niche in property development.

Before After

Changing neighbourhoods with our vision

We have a vision to build better cities, and a more liveable country. We produce high-quality homes in existing suburbs, close to environments where people can live, work and play, perfect for homeowners and investors alike. With such a clear vision and purpose, we are quickly becoming one of the largest residential developers in New Zealand, with over 1,000 new homes to be delivered 2022.

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Our Values

Williams Corporation now trades in the infill development space buying old homes that require redevelopment and replacing them with high-quality townhouses. We are strongly driven by the values that we were founded on by Matthew & Blair. We will always conduct our business and property developments in a way that delivers on our vision of building a more liveable country. That means we are committed to:

  • Innovation & Design

    To push boundaries, not accept the status quo, improve housing development processes and producing homes that will stand the test of time.

  • Leadership

    To be leaders in our industry through high-quality developments and the sharing of our knowledge to better both our cities and those that play in them.

  • Trust

    To build trust through a wholehearted commitment to our vision and the service we provide to our customers and those we interact with.

  • Community

    To support the communities we build our developments in and enable our customers to live work and play doing things they love!

Building beautiful developments that incorporate innovation & design

We buy old homes that require redevelopment and replace them with beautiful high-quality townhouses. We know you’ll want a property that is going to stand the test of time, which is why innovative design and quality are paramount in our properties. Only the best products go into the construction, all from well-known reputable suppliers you can trust. When coupled with central city locations, your Williams Corporation property will be a valuable asset in years to come.

Our Why

We will develop our cities with beautiful homes that are affordable to buy, affordable to live in and affordable to maintain.

Everyone that works towards it can buy the property they live in and property for investment, creating affordable homes for others. We want these people to become wealthy for themselves, their families and their communities. Our homes will be located where we can live work and play, creating happier and healthier communities that can focus on doing the things they love. Through stopping the sprawl of our population we can protect our natural environment and have it grow even better than we could imagine.

This all starts with the homes we create together.


Matthew Horncastle

Managing Director

Matthew Horncastle has come from a strong property family where everybody was in real estate, including his father Bill Horncastle. Bill owned one of the largest housing companies in New Zealand.

E: matthew@williamscorporation.co.nz
M: +64 27 711 0356

Blair Chappell

Managing Director

Blair Chappell has also come from a family with a background in property, with his father Grant Chappell owning part of a large real estate office.

E: blair@williamscorporation.co.nz
M: +64 27 205 3118

Our relationships with contractors and customers are built on trust

Our relationships with contractors and customers are built on trust. Only through trust will we be able to achieve our vision of building a more liveable city. That means we do the little things well for both contractors and customers. Like only using large reputable suppliers, paying all our contractor invoices on time each month, or setting up our homes with internet services so you can simply move in and start living! We also happily share our knowledge on property investment, through our expert property consultants and our popular Podcast “The Williams Project

This approach is making us one of the largest and most trusted property developers in New Zealand.

We are passionate about the communities where we build our developments

Part of our vision to build a more liveable city is to enable our communities to thrive. So we are passionate about the communities we build our developments in and love to do our bit to support them. Whether it’s donations, environmental responsibility, or giving our time, we aim to enrich the communities we build in, and the lives of those that live there.

Everything you need to know

Thinking about investing in property but you’re not sure where to start? As one of New Zealand’s largest new home builders, we have learnt a few things about investment dos and don’ts, and we want to share this knowledge with you.

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