Our Story

A Proud Ballarat Builder

Kevin Vanderkley, Managing Director of Hearty Homes Ballarat, has been building quality houses in the Ballarat region for 16 years. He began his career in the construction industry at the age of fifteen with his father as an apprentice bricklayer. Kevin went on to owning his own bricklaying business and chose to build his own home. He then went into the renovating field and progressed into speculative building and property development.

The enjoyment of working directly with clients and creating their dream home inspired Kevin to begin his own Ballarat Building business where he can continue to build quality homes and form lasting relationships. Hearty Homes is a proud Ballarat Builder and will build your home in a professional, honest, friendly and enjoyable manner.


Hearty Homes source Ballarat’s best qualified local tradespeople to get a result that meets our high quality new home standards and to ensure a smooth transition through your home building process.

Specialising in family homes, including custom built homes, Hearty Homes offer off the plan designs which we are more than happy to alter to suit your personal lifestyle or individual requirements.

Our aim is to make your house a home you'll love for years to come.


Customers Love their Hearty Home

Thank you Hearty homes for building us our dream home, we can’t be more happier with the end result it’s looks perfect. Big shout out to Jarrod who came along a few months into the build and took over and grab it by the horns. Went over and beyond to make the end result perfect. Thanks also to George for the great result and all Hearty homes people. We love it!!!!! Would definitely recommend them as a quality builder!! Until next time Cha cha.
Corey Kearns
4 months ago
Thank you Hearty Homes for providing us with our amazing home. We built the display Homestead 298 after seeing it in the Lucas Display Village. We knew right away it was our home of choice, with a few unique upgrades! Hearty Homes were supportive through the whole process, especially as we built out of town and were required to do planning through council. The building process was smooth and very quick. We appreciated being kept in the loop and knowing what was to come. We recommend building with Hearty Homes!
Courtney Falzon
7 months ago