Our fabulous people are the reason for our ongoing growth and success. We'd love you to meet the Hearty Homes team, who are all committed to bringing your new Ballarat home to life.
Our Office Team
As Director of Hearty Homes, Kevin began the company in 2012 and oversees the running of the business, working with his employees to ensure processes are constantly improving and we are evolving and growing to suit our client needs. Kevin is Ballarat born & bred, working as a bricklayer with his father before commencing his own bricklaying business. This progressed to land and townhouse development prior to Hearty Homes. Kevin’s ambition is to do the best he can in life and not look back with regrets.
Cindy is the other half of Hearty Homes. In 2013 she took on the Accounts role making sure payments, claims and receipts are processed as well as being our Human Resources person. She completed a tourism/business degree at university and has worked on project management and marketing in other fields. She loves where she lives, close to everything needed for her family. Cindy & Kevin have travelled a lot with their three children and will continue to see unique parts of the world. It’s rare that she has time to herself but loves a movie and going to the gym.
As our Estimator it’s always a busy day for Amanda. Her role since August 2016 entails creating bill of quantities, estimating material and labour requirements and placing orders for each build. She has a wealth of experience in trade hardware and brings all that knowledge into her job. Weekends are best when she can head out for breakfast with friends to any of the great places Ballarat has to offer or heading off to concerts and V8 car racing. Planning lots of holidays, she is looking forward to going on a cruise with her two sons.
Olivia has been a Draftsperson with us since 2016 and is passionate about good design plus accessible, long lasting and versatile spaces being developed sustainably. With qualifications in building design and work experience in many industry sectors including the UK, she says she will also most likely be a student forever. In between her continued university studies and time with her daughter she enjoys the rare occasion to make furniture, read, draw and discuss world problems.
Born and raised in South Australia Nicole has been part of our Drafting team since early 2018. She liaises with clients and our sales team to create new home designs. Nicole continues to study and recently completed an Advanced Diploma of Building Design with a desire to do further education in architecture and interior design in the future. Nicole loves binge watching Netflix, food sampling and exploring countries, travelling so far to Europe, Asia, USA and Mexico.
Our Administration Officer Danielle originated from Portland and commenced with us in November 2017. With her knowledge and experience of customer service and working around Australia she assists with many tasks within the office as well as receptionist. Now a local to Ballarat with her husband she keeps busy with her out of town lifestyle and adventurous travels to different parts of the world including South America and Hong Kong. Her hobbies are horse riding and going to markets, with her favourites being AFL team Collingwood, Mexican food and Audi cars.
Lesanne’s role as Client Consultant since February 2019 is to assist our clients with choosing everything exterior and interior for their new home. With the experience of building and renovating six homes she is now fulfilling her passion in the building industry, following many roles in different industry sectors and a qualification in interior design. She has enjoyed the fun of family holidays seeing Australia and now has the overseas travel bug, especially cruising. She loves spending precious time with her husband, children, grand-daughters and friends.
Our Site Supervisors
George has worked on projects with Kevin for many years including his own home. His role as a Supervisor with Hearty Homes commenced in 2015. As a valued team member and respected by clients and the industry George is very thorough and always thinking of a better way to do things. His motto is quality with a capital Q. He enjoys the tranquility of living just out of town with his wife and two sons. Camping on the river, four wheel driving, BBQ’s, bonfires and visiting family in Romania are his favourite pastimes.
Matt was raised in Horsham enjoying the farming life. Now classing himself as a Ballarat local, Matt now still takes every opportunity possible to head back to the farm. Coming from carpentry and supervisory roles Matt joined Hearty Homes in May 2018 as a site supervisor with the experience to assist you through the building processes. His hobbies are all sports, camping and hunting, and barracking for the mighty Tigers. He loves his 8 year Border Collie named Mia and has travelled Australia and Fiji. One thing that frustrates him though is people being late, so best to be on time when meeting up with him.
Darren commenced with us in 2019 as a Supervisor. His experience in the industry includes cabinetmaking, shopfitting and supervising, along with owner/operator of renovation and retail businesses. His hobbies are rally car racing, 4x4 off road driving, eating out for breakfast and barbecues with friends. Travelling is also on his agenda with many destinations around the world already discovered during holidays. Darren loves a good challenge, working with a great team and is very passionate about everything.
Our Sales Team
Tom was born in Bacchus Marsh and has enjoyed living in Ballarat for 20 years. Studying information technology and working for 10 years in project & test management he then moved onto sales and accounts management. He has been part of the building industry for the last eight years and commenced with Hearty Homes in 2015 assisting clients to choose the right home for their needs and budget. Tom enjoys travel, 4x4 driving, reading and cooking. He is more than happy to discuss all your home building needs so feel free to contact him by phone or calling into our display homes.
With over thirty years working in the housing industry Tom has been successfully helping people build their new homes and dreams in that time. A majority of his secondary and tertiary education was attained in Geelong and LaTrobe University. He is part of our important sales team and has the knowledge and experience to assist you with all your building questions. You can catch up with Tom at our display homes or give him a call for a chat about any of your enquiries.