Meet Ethan & Sam

Ethan (Ngati Rereahu) and Sam (Ngati Rereahu and Ngati Maniapoto) hail from the mighty Waikato with Ethan living in Hamilton and Sam calling Te Kuiti home. Best friends from high school, builder Ethan and joiner Sam, are trade-proud and eager to sink their teeth into the construction side of The Block, claiming the kitchen as their dream reno room.

Sam spends his free time enjoying the outdoors and can often be found hunting, diving and playing rugby. Hands on and hard-working, ‘kind’ is a word often used to describe Sam, who says ‘having a laugh’ will be one of the many things he’ll bring to the team.

Representing the project manager side of the team is Ethan, or ‘Eats’ as he’s often called. He’s proud of his dedication to building and likes spending his time away from the construction site travelling.

Nail gun accident prone, Sam has had his fair share of building faux pas but claims that Ethan’s DIY skills are a force to be reckoned with. While Ethan says that the pressure will be testing, the best friends are confident that their tradie skills, project-managing experience and fast-paced working style will live up to the high standards that they set themselves.