Working With Our Community
Open Home Foundation
Auckland Building Specialist’s love to give back to the community, because they believe that when you are in a position to help make your community a better place, then it is your responsible and purpose as great members of society to help out in any way possible.
On that Auckland Building Specialists have worked to give back in a number of ways and now is focused on working with the Open Home Foundation.
The Open Home Foundation of New Zealand was established in 1977 by Ewen and Gillian Laurenson. Following their difficult experience in running a Social Welfare family home, they began to develop a network of Christian Foster families as an alternative for children and young people placed in Department of Social Welfare care.
The work began in the Laurenson's Johnsonville home with a small group of supporters and within a short period of time, it began to develop in other parts of New Zealand.
In 1986, because of rapid growth, Open Home Foundation became a national organisation.
Both Ewen and Gillian were awarded the Queen's Service Medal for their service to Foster Care in New Zealand in 1995.
Andrew and Michelle have a heart for helping young people, families in need and as the company moves forward want to invest more time and finance into community initiatives.