About Us

Kevin Vanderkley, Managing Director of Hearty Homes Ballarat, has been building quality houses in the Ballarat region for 15 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 tradespeople to get a result that meets our high quality standards and to ensure a smooth transition through your home building process.

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

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

Kevin and his team were terrific to deal with from start to finish. Nothing was too much. As first home builders we had many questions and they treated us with respect and showed great patience unlike people at other display homes.

At the end of the day we have a lovely home and can’t thank everyone enough. Definitely a great experience with Hearty Homes.

Mark Costanzo

My brand new home is amazing. Built from my ideas and Kevin’s designs what I have is perfect. Kevin, George and their team have turned my goal into my reality. No out blown prices, no unexpected costs, no one bullying me into the sale. I hope this is my lifetime home, but if not, I will build my retirement home with Hearty Homes. Anyone building in the Ballarat area should consult Hearty Homes. Thanks Hearty Homes!!

Joanne Schaper

We can’t thank the Hearty Homes team enough for building us our beautiful new home. If you are looking at building a new home, do yourself a favour and contact Hearty Homes! Amazing service and amazing homes!

Saskia Jade

We have been in our new home now for nearly 12 months and we love it. We designed the home ourselves and Kevin built it the way we planned. Our maintenance review had only a few minor issues that were dealt with efficiently.

During the building period we found the team always approachable and it was never any trouble to attend to our requests any time of the day. One thing I liked about building with Kevin and Hearty Homes was the one-on-one service we received and their input that made the whole building process more pleasurable. We felt like our home was as important to them as it was to us, and by the end our home was one that many people would love to live in. We have built five times and would definitely recommend Kevin and his team to anyone wanting to build a new home.

Thanks Kevin and all the best with Hearty Homes and the future.

Lesanne Frys

Can’t Thank Kevin and the team enough for the outstanding job they did on my house. It was a great experience and I would definitely come back if I build again in the future!!!

Samantha Cliff