About us

Our story

Founded by Tom Nailard, George Hercus and Charles Blair, TGC Homes is a Dunedin based property developer that specialises in providing housing solutions to a city where the Council estimates there is demand within the urban area for 1500 additional homes right now, growing to 4400 homes by 2030.

Through innovation and design we are able to provide high quality, affordable townhouses in locations throughout Dunedin that are close to amenities, education and work opportunities.

TGC Homes delivers solutions across a wide range of markets including social housing, first home buyers and  investor stock, and highend townhousing for retirees and downsizers. We are proud of every development we have built and continue to focus on building the right home, in the right location, at the right price. We look forward to making your property aspirations a reality.

Meet the team


Tom Nailard
Tom is the director in charge of all Project and Design Management.  Tom is a qualified carpenter whose experience ranges from swinging hammers to managing commercial construction projects. Tom lives in Dunedin with his partner and daughter and spends his free time hunting, surfing and mountain biking.
George Hercus
George is the director in charge of all Marketing and Strategy.  George is a qualified engineer with a breadth of experience from serving in the Air Force. He lives in Christchurch with his wife and son, and spends as much time as he can on the golf course.
Charles Blair
Charles is the director in charge of Finance and Legal operations.   Charles is a qualified accountant whose work experience ranges from the outback in Western Australia to working in finance in London. Charles returned to Dunedin in 2019, for better work-life balance so he could spend more time in the outdoors.


Alex Smith
Project Manager
TGC Homes Dunedin Project Manager Dylan Brett
Dylan Brett
Project Manager
TGC Homes Dunedin NZ Design Manager Tony Fitzpatrick
Tony Fitzpatrick
Design Manager
David McKay
Construction Coordinator
TGC Homes Office Manager Amy local Dunedin property developer company
Amy Berthelsen
Office Manager

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Why choose us

We are passionate about what we do and have a keen eye for detail. Warm, affordable housing is the foundation on which successful communities are built. We take this responsibility seriously and scrutinise every development to ensure it will allow its occupants to live, work and play in a healthy environment.

This means more than just building a house. Our experienced team are here to guide you through the purchasing process which we have designed to be straightforward and transparent. It is our intention that you remain comfortable and confident during the entire process.