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.
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.
Our Sales Team
New Home Sales
Darren commenced with Hearty Homes in 2019 as a Supervisor and has recently undertaken a role as a member of our New Homes Sales team. His extensive experience in the industry includes cabinetmaking, shopfitting and supervising, along with owner/operator of renovation and retail businesses All this experience brings a great level of knowledge to the sales process and when choosing your new home.
Darren's hobbies include rally car racing, 4x4 off road driving, eating out and barbecues with friends. Travelling is also on his agenda with many destinations around the world already discovered. Darren loves a challenge and is deeply passionate about every project he sets his mind to.
New Home Sales
Sheridan is one of our newest Sales Consultants and from July 2020 she will be able to use her wealth of new home sales knowledge to assist you. Her heart is in the residential construction world and is thrilled to return to sales as be part of our team. She has worked locally in the building industry for 13 years as well as telecommunications and most recently with council.
Having lived in Portland prior to moving to Ballarat she now classes herself as a local living in a beautiful town where nothing is too far away. She loves spending time with family and friends, barracks for Geelong and would like to explore Australia more. Sheridan loves a challenge and the satisfaction it brings at completion, so why not contact her with your ideas for a brand new home.
Amarbir comes to us in 2020 with a background in construction management, hospitality and disability services. He loves his role as a New Home Sales Consultant, it gives him the chance to meet the local community, share views and opinions about constructing a new home and coming to a good conclusion, along with improving ourselves.
Originally from India he has studied and lived in Ballarat for 15 years and finds it a calming and lovely place to live. He enjoys playing badminton, long walks, spending time with his children and his wife’s great cooking. His favourite sports are football and cricket with Geelong the AFL team for him. Holidays in Brisbane with the great weather and good company is another favourite pastime. Amarbir is happy to welcome you to our display homes or contact him to see how our team can offer your building dreams.
Julie-Anne has joined our team in 2020 as our display home Hostess. She will always be excited to welcome you to our display homes and assist with any initial enquiries you may have about building your new home. Her role will also involve administration duties for our head office.
Having been born in Sydney to an Army family she has lived in many places, but she says Ballarat is the best and she is here to stay. Her professional background has mainly involved hospitality and sales, yet parenthood has taken up the most time with her husband and three wonderful children. Visit our displays to meet Julie-Anne and chat about your lifestyle needs.
Our Office Team
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.
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.
Phil is a great addition to our estimating department and will play a major part for our team in further developing our systems and BOQ’s. Born in Ararat he now lives as a local in Ballarat and loves his home. With many years working in building supplies, followed by an estimating role for the last six years after receiving relevant construction qualifications.
Away from work he enjoys relaxing with his wife, two daughters and pet staffi, as well as watching all sorts of sport, barracking for Essendon and KFC. Phil has enjoyed numerous trips to Queensland and one big trip to the USA.
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.
Born and bred in Ballarat, Chris has joined our team in construction supervising. This enables him to enjoy the fast paced environment and solve problems before they become an issue. Knowing the client will love their home is what he finds most rewarding.
He has worked locally in the industry for some time and prior to that applied carpentry on multi story hotels and island resorts in sunny Queensland. A Geelong fan, he loves to fire up the Weber and cook a feast on weekends and spend time with his three children. He heads off to Bali whenever he can for a relaxing holiday.
Sean has the busy role of Site Labourer. His joined us in July 2020 to assist our supervisors throughout their days, and in the future he looks forward to being skilled up to take on a Supervisors role.
Born in Echuca he now resides locally near Ballarat and has a background in personal training and with the Australian Defence Force which took him around our country several times. The gym, cricket and football are his interests along with pizza, cars and movies, and not much really bothers him. What makes him tick is achieving goals. So if you see him around on our work sites, maybe set him a challenge.