Our team


Sam Mangos is Owner-Operator of Crown Ridge Building and is truly passionate about building quality, custom homes.

His career has seen him manage complex earthquake repairs, lead the construction of new builds from architectural masterpieces through to affordable spec builds, and transform old character homes into luxurious and comfortable sanctuaries. This range of experience means Sam is an excellent project manager, problem solver, and can bring your building project to life without unnecessary delays.

Sam’s favourite thing about Wanaka is the landscape – to both work in and play. During the weekends he enjoys spending time with his young family, on his mountain bike, fishing for the elusive Lake Wanaka salmon (he has caught one!) or out hunting in the hills.

027 866 3865


Trent grew up in the Northern Territory (he can tell you a thing or two about saltwater crocodiles) and has lived in parts of Asia, Europe, and Canada. However nowhere in the world compares to Wanaka; our alpine paradise is where he has called home for the last ten years.

His favourite thing about Wanaka is the community – of which he plays an integral part. In his spare time he volunteers his time to support families with children who have intellectual disabilities (Mint Charitable Trust) and is also a member of the Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade.


Fiona helps keep the T’s crossed and the I’s dotted for Crown Ridge, providing administration and marketing assistance to the business.

Her favourite things about Wanaka are the magnificent natural environment and the kind and helpful community spirit.

When she’s not behind a computer screen, you’ll find her enjoying our natural playground with her little one, often with her two dogs in tow who are often on unofficial Rabbit Patrol.

027 296 9840

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