Summery Of 2017

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(日本語訳下にあります)

(下面有中文的翻译)

There have been already 12 years since when I started carpenter’s vocational school, aiming for a carpenter that I have never done in Japan in 2005. At that time I was doing farming and surrounded by 20 cattle while making a lot of vegetables in the middle of a big pasture.

The school and the apprenticeship were going smoothly, however,
In the Lehman shock of 2008, there were no companies hiring a foreigner with little knowledge and experience like me.

In that case, the situation became “There is no choice so I need to make it myself”. Therefore, I founded Japan Homes in 2008.
We now are in the end of 2017, the 10th year of business as a milestone.

It was a suitable year for the tenth year.
We were able to be involved in the construction of 7 new homes, 15 remodelling and 20 design projects.

Since this year was aimed at strengthening construction management capability,
I have spent consciously longer time to be on site.
There are a lot of things that I realised so also strengthened work checksheets and IT management system.

Interestingly, basically what I noticed that were important were already written in reflection notes almost ten years ago and were something very basic like what you would learn at an elementary school lower grade in Japan if you were a student.

It is that we understand in the brain but have not penetrated deeply into each work staff and workers.

To penetrate these we have selected the Japanese saying “Bonjitettei” (do basics).

  • To pick up garbage
  • To clean up
  • Be on time
  • To Greet people

At first sight, these are too simple and boring but I have kept doing and asked our workers and subs to cooperate repeatedly.
As a result, I think there was a very good outcome.

For example, for a large renovation work that if other companies do they would probably take about two or three months but we were able to complete in almost half the time.

We just prepared for the construction thoroughly before it actually begins. 

There are things that we did not necessarily do for our business during these 10 years, however, I really appreciate our customers, subs and everyone who have supported us.
Thank you very much for 2017.

We wish you a wonderful new year and looking for to servicing and working with you again!!


2005年、20頭の牛に囲まれて、大きな牧場の真ん中でたくさんの野菜を作りながら、
日本でもしたことがない大工を目指して、大工の専門学校に通い始めてから今年で12年。

学校も見習いもそれなりに順調にきていたが、
2008年のリーマンショックでどこの会社も仕事がなく、
知識も経験も少ない外国人を雇ってくれる会社はなかった。

それなら、チャンスは「自分で作るしかない」という状況になり、ジャパンホームズを設立した2008年。
あれから、節目の10年目の2017年の年末を迎える。

10年目にふさわしい年であった。
新築7軒、増改築15軒、新築設計20軒の工事に携わることができた。


本年度は、施工管理力の強化を目標にしていたので、
「現場にいる時間」を意識的に長くした。
本当にいろいろと気づくことがあり、チェックシートやIT化の強化などに努めた。

面白いことに、基本的にほぼ10年前の反省ノートに書いてあることが多かったし、
日本であれば、小学校低学年で教わるような、
基本に忠実な当たり前のことばかりだった。

理解しているけど、
「現場へ浸透させていなかった」ということになる。

浸透させるために、
今年の途中に決めた「社内ミッション」の言葉として、

凡事徹底(DO BASIC)

を選んだ。

ごみをひろう
整理整頓する
時間を守る
挨拶は気持ちよくする

一見、地味でつまらない基本的なことを
愚直なまでに繰り返したし、繰り返し関係者に協力してもらった。
その結果、かなりの収穫があったと思う。

具体的な例としては、
他社が2-3ケ月位かかると言われた大き目の改築の仕事を
ほぼ半分の時間で完了することができた。

私達は愚直に周到な準備、対応をしただけである。

10年間、色々と遠回りしてきた部分もあるが、
応援をしてくれたお客様や関係者には本当に感謝しています。
2017年もありがとうございました。

2018年もどうぞ宜しくお願い致します。


我從木工匠人學校讀書已經是12年前的事情,我在日本也從來當個木工匠人。那時候的我只是工作在一個小牧場,被20頭牛包圍著,還有很多很多的蔬菜。

在學校和做學徒都進行的非常順利時,08年雷曼兄弟的波動帶來的衝擊,引致沒有公司願意聘請一個像我這樣的外國人,更不用說我那時候所持有的經驗與知識。

也就是這樣,因為沒有選擇權所以我決定自己把機會創造出來,因此我在2008創立了Japan Homes。
現在已經到達2017的末端,也是我公司第10個年頭第一個里程碑。
作為一個里程碑,今年我們為客人們建造了7套全新房,15個裝修項目還有20個設計工程。
今年我們注重於強化建造管理的能力,也是為什麼我待在工地的時間比以前更久。
也因為在現場時間多了,讓我和夥伴學到更多需要改進與強化的地方。
其實簡單來說,我發現的重點,我10年前也有寫過,基本上跟日本兒童小時候在學校學到的東西一樣。
就是我們都有聽過,學過,也做過的事情,我們腦袋裡也早就有這些東西,但我們並沒有把它們實行出來所以也需要把這些灌輸給與我們一起工作的夥伴。
我們引用了日本的一句話“凡事徹底” (做基本的)。
撿垃圾,每天打掃,準時,打招呼
其實這一切都很簡單又無聊但是當我們把這理念灌輸到工作夥伴裡,出來的效果非常好。
例如一個大型全屋裝修一般公司會需要兩三個月,或更長,但我們可以把這個時間縮短到大概一半。
先把要準備的所有東西在動工前準備好。
在這十年我們可能放棄了某些東西,但我們還是非常感謝我們的客人,夥伴還有每一位在這路上的支持。再一次感謝2017年大家的努力!
我們祝您新年快樂,更希望可以繼續給你們服務與工作。

Author

岡部 正彦
岡部 正彦Japan homes Directer
Born in Japan in 1973. At University I learned Japanese History.

After graduation, I worked at a major Dental material company as a top salesman. In 2002 I firstly set my foot on land in New Zealand, and have started to engage in NZ Construction firm since 2004. From the 8 years' experiences at construction sites and sales experiences in Japan, I devote myself to satisfy customers from consultation to construction and after care services.

Within the first 4 years after the foundation, half of Japan Homes' customers were similar ages of mine. So that their life environment such as a number of children were also similar to mine therefore I was able to understand the customers' situations and wants more. Meanwhile there are also many customers of my father's generation, which is always appreciated because I can learn lots of good things from them.

We try our best to provide services that you satisfy, such as schedule, quality and after care service.

"I can trust you with any projects." "You are the man who I can rely on when I am in trouble." I enjoy working to get these words more times and to create as more smiles as possible.