Our Team Members
My career in the building industry began 24 years ago with no formal qualifications. Within six years, I started apg Homes as General Manager, specialising in double storey residential construction. Together with Peter and Dean, we have completed more than 3,000 homes and were the most awarded small builders in Perth – winning 43 housing awards with the HIA and MBA, and being nominated as finalists over 100 times since 2006. We collected prestigious industry awards such as the Australian MBA Housing Excellence Award for Display Homes in 2013 and the HIA Golden Key Award for display homes – and we had a lot of fun getting there.
Within that time we managed over 100 staff members, in excess of 500 subcontractors and helped thousands of Perth families tick ‘building a new home‘ off their bucket list. It was this part in particular that inspired me to start Coast Homes. I wanted to be a part of those client journeys again and to offer our clients an experience that allows flexibility and collaboration combined with a hands-on approach to customer service to ensure they receive the best possible outcome.
To do that, Coast Homes needed the best possible people, and it was only natural to get the original project home builders Perth team back together. With Building Consultants who have the experience to unlock problems and offer solutions, an internal processing team to efficiently move the jobs to site and the best Building Supervisor and trades to manage the onsite construction, Coast Homes has all of the elements to deliver.
Building runs in my family and in my blood. Since my start in the industry helping on construction sites as a teenager for my father’s building company, I have been exposed to the ins and outs of the industry. I have learnt from the ground up, starting in various support roles on-site, working my way up to Site Supervisor before starting with apg Homes in 1998 as a Scheduler and Estimator. I progressed to Estimating Manager in 2003 and was promoted to Operations Manager in 2011.
Four years later, upon hearing Mark was embarking on a new venture with some of the most experienced personnel in the industry, I jumped at the opportunity to help create and run a company based on an ethos of passion and unparalleled excellence in our field. With a strong focus on collaboration with clients at every step of the journey, we make client dreams a reality.
The team at Coast Homes know that to create a once in a lifetime home, the design and construction of your house and future lifestyle is as much a part of the excitement and journey for clients as being handed the keys and walking into your new home. Exceptional customer service is always at the forefront of our minds. Building is what we do, what we love and our history shows that we do it well.
We look forward to working with you.
Building has been my life. I originally started as a Carpenter with Webb & Brown-Neaves in 1986. In 1997, the opportunity came up to transfer within the ABN Group to their new double storey brand, apg Homes. I transferred across as one of their inaugural tradesmen and within a year I accepted a position as a Site Manager within the apg team. My love and passion for building homes was rewarded in 2004 when I was promoted to Construction Manager and then again in 2006 when I became Building Manager.
My role had changed dramatically from where I began but it had become my responsibility to mentor and coach all of the Site Managers coming through the ranks to share the knowledge I had acquired over the span of my career. I am proud to say that during my tenure as Building Manager, apg acquired a strong reputation for well built, high-quality homes, and I am really looking forward to working with Coast Homes to achieve the same reputation.
Having always had an interest in building and design, I started my journey as a Draftsman for a design company in 1998. I furthered my career with apg Homes in 2000, where I spent two years working in the drafting team before I transferred to the scheduling department in Dale Alcock Homes. The three years I spent as a Scheduler both increased my construction knowledge and gave me a good understanding of how design can affect the build.
Peter Parker contacted me in 2006 and offered me a Site Manager position back at apg Homes. Over the past 10 years, I have built over 150 homes, won Site Manager of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2014, and was named apg Homes Employee of the Year in 2014. I completed my Builder’s registration in 2014 and was promoted to Construction Manager, where I was responsible for improving the quality of the homes that we built, and ensuring the Site Managers were properly trained and supported in their roles. After the merger between apg Homes and Webb & Brown-Neaves, I became a Construction Manager for both brands.
When the opportunity was offered to join the Coast Homes team, I decided that it was the right time to reunite with a great team who I had worked with for many years, and get back to the business of building quality homes and lasting relationships.