Our Team Members
My career in the building industry kicked off 27 years ago in a sales role within one of Australia’s largest building groups. Six years later, I became the General Manager of a new building company within the group, specialising in double storey residential construction. I ran the company for 17 years. Together with Peter and Dean, we completed thousands of homes and were one of the most awarded 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.
I 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.
In 2014, I decided to take a 12-month break to reflect and recharge, before looking for a new opportunity to excite and inspire me for the next stage of my career. I realised during this time that it was the people – from my clients, to the staff and trades who I worked with every day – that kept me passionate about this industry for so long. It was the opportunity to work with wonderful clients and staff again that inspired me to launch Coast Homes in 2015. This time, I wanted to create a boutique company, one which offers 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 for their custom homes.
To do that, Coast Homes needed the best possible people, and it was only natural to get the best of the original team back together. With Building Consultants who have the experience to unlock problems and offer solutions, an internal processing team to efficiently move the homes to site and the best Building Supervisors and trades to manage the on-site construction, Coast Homes has all the elements to deliver.
Building runs in my family and in my blood. Since my start in the industry in the early 90s, helping on construction sites during my school and university holidays for my father’s building company, I have been exposed to the many facets of the industry. I learnt from the ground up, starting in various support roles on-site before working my way up to Site Supervisor. In 1998, I met Mark and began what is now a 20 year working relationship, with roles varying from Scheduling, Estimating and over 12 years in senior management roles.
In 2015, Mark decided to embark on a new venture and start Coast Homes and I jumped at the opportunity to help create and run a company with a strong focus on collaboration with clients at every step of the journey, and the desire to create beautiful custom designed homes free from the limitations of the project home building mentality that exists in the market.
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 a new double storey venture. I transferred across as one of their inaugural tradesmen and within a year I accepted a position as a Site Manager. 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 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 I have acquired a strong reputation for well built, high-quality homes, a reputation that fits perfectly with the team at Coast Homes.
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 the ABN Group in 2000 where I both honed and expanded my skill set. I have won many awards for my work in building and, after building over 150 homes, I still enjoy the challenge and reward of managing construction teams to ensure our client’s dream home is achieved each and every time.
When the opportunity came to join the Coast Homes team, I couldn’t refuse and am now proud to be a part of Western Australia’s most exciting and progressive building company.