About Us

We are here to make it easier for you

Our Story

Fortified Homes has been bringing homes to life since 2016, A Family owned business with over fifty years of building experience within the team. You couldn’t be in better hands.

Owner and Managing Director Mike Kidd established Fortified Homes, with the idea of providing local families with quality homes at affordable prices. After noticing how difficult it was to get a foot on the property ladder, Mike wanted to use his experience to make a difference in the market.

Mike comes from a background in carpentry, where he completed his apprenticeship with his father, and shortly after the vision of Fortified Homes came to life. His father is very much still in the picture, working behind the scenes as an operation manager, alongside other members of the Kidd family. We pride ourselves in being a local family-oriented business, using our experience to bring your dreams to life.

Our lovely team offer exceptional personal service, providing you with honest and open communication every step of the way.

Fortified homes services the Canterbury region, providing quality builds to our local area. We are recognised as Licensed Building Practitioners and Master Builders, having been awarded Silver in 2020 and 2021 and a Gold award in 2022 and 2023 along with the Regional Category award in 2023.

Our homes are designed to celebrate you, and that’s why we continuously strive to deliver quality award-winning designs, so you can love the home you live in.

From beautiful alfresco designs to open plan living, whether you’re looking for a build-ready plan or a design and build contract, we have an option suited to everyone.

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Our Team

Mike Kidd


Brian Kidd

Operations Manager

Courtenay Kidd

Office Manager

Lisa Hewitt

Administration and Sales Support (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Jess Knowles

Administration and Sales Support (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Our Vision

Our Vision — Affordable quality homes. Our mission — Stress free building.
How do we achieve this? We remind ourselves of our Vision and Mission by...


We do the right thing by our clients - always. It's important to us that you have open and honest communication throughout your build.


Our friendly team are here to ensure you feel respected - we understand your time is valuable and ensure we are on time, with a positive attitude.


Building a house is a big milestone - we keep the process light-hearted and enjoyable, it's important to have fun along the way.


We always bring a real can-do attitude to the table - we work very hard to help you achieve your new home dreams.

Willingness to learn

Our team is dedicated to growth and learning - we embrace every lesson, learning from our team members and clients.

Ready to Start Your Journey