Meet Jake Finch, founder and director,
and learn the inspiration behind our work
Finch's Home & Garden Care started out as a small hobby job and a wonderful reason to get out of the house, meet new people, and do some work that I find deeply satisfying. What I didn't expect was my idea of a doing a few casual and small jobs over summer to explode into a 70+ hour workweek in less than two months.
Growing up on a rural property I spent my childhood tending to my animals, garden and home which caused me to developed a lot of pride in the work we did to have such a lovely home to live in.
Over the years we planted out our property with thousands of plants. Some of the work we did included a 20sqm+ native forest garden grown to be near completely maintenance free, 10 home built raised beds for growing vegetables, three planted & grassed terraces
each over 50m long along with 2 further independent areas planted as orchards that fruited 9 months a year.
As I got older I spent a lot of time observing and helping the different builders and tradies that were around as our 2nd house was built from the ground up.
In addition to this I was also part of New Zealands former and only Aviation Academy, where I was lucky enough to be one of the 10 students that got the experience of building a working WW1 Piper Cub Aircraft from scratch, as well as restoring a WW2 Mk 5 Auster.
Thanks to these, among other experiences (including the trade work I did in Christchurch after the earthquakes during my studies) I have gained knowledge and experience on various home and garden related trades.
But the most important reason I chose to take on this work is because I genuinely enjoy it. With the direction of my studies I was well on the way to a very high paying career, but honestly I just wasn't that happy. So I took the time off to travel the world and came to the conclusion that it meant much more to me to be doing work I enjoy rather than just working for the money.
So when I got back to New Zealand I started up a small private travel agency,
Travel By Finch, and took up casual jobs while I started to settle down here in Wellington.
Then in the summer of 2019 some of my casual gardening jobs very quickly spread my name and changed it from hobby work into a full time business.
As Finch's Home & Garden Care has expanded I've taken great pleasure in every new job, and have started to seek out and hire hardworking staff that genuinely enjoy the work we do, and that is exactly what we are about. Everyone here at Finch's Home & Garden Care comes to work because they enjoy what they do, and we always provide an exceptional service because we take pride in our work and believe that everyone deserves to be able to enjoy living in their home.