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2019 Master Builders and Asset Construction Hire Excellence Award Winners Individual Awards

Supplier of the Year

  • Artisan Stone

Consistently delivering exceptional service to wholesale, commercial and private clients, Artisan Stone go above and beyond to ensure they provide the best service possible. Their attention to detail and comprehensive service instil trust in their clients. They support the industry by educating wholesale clients and lending equipment to smaller operators for ease of installation. Artisan Stone consistently strive to improve safety in the workplace for their customers. Consistently looking for ways to improve, they work alongside manufacturers to ensure the grouts, glues and silicones they provide are of the highest quality. Artisan Stone greatly value their relationships with clients and ensure the end result of a project is outstanding.

Emerging Residential Builder of the Year

  • Matt Holgate,

  • Third Generation Building

Matt Holgate of Third Generation Building confirmed his reputation as a master craftsman when he delivered a thoughtfully designed, meticulously crafted and genuinely affordable award winning home. His attention to detail and economic approach, without compromising quality, impressed the judges who unanimously voted him 2019’s Emerging Residential Builder of the Year. Matt’s personal involvement, hands on approach, practical outlook and attention to detail are his blueprint for success. His skill lies in planning and coordinating every detail, visualising the end product long before the work starts. Matt is calm and focused, garnering respect from his tradesmen and trust from his clients, who moved in only five months after the slab was poured.

Subcontractor of the Year

  • Delnas Metal Roofing

Founded in 1993 by Managing Director, Daryl Leishman, Delnas Metal Roofing is a well-known and reputable roofing company in Canberra and the surrounding region. Delnas is committed to providing the highest quality of service to its clients and prides itself on providing honest advice, including alternative options and cost savings. The team at Delnas have created a business known for its professionalism, product knowledge, workmanship and integrity. Time and money are invested in training staff in updated and unique installation methods and products. The company strives to create a culture within the workplace that allows employees to feel empowered and valued. Delnas Metal Roofing provide education and support to improve their employees personal health and fulfilment.

Onsite Construction Manager of the Year

  • Renee Ioppi,

  • PBS Building ACT

Renee consistently goes above and beyond for his clients to ensure an outstanding result is always achieved. This was recently demonstrated on the redevelopment of Goodwin’s Farrer Aged Care Facility, where he was always on hand to assist with project matters. Renee’s commitment and dedication to the project was inspiring and the project was delivered on time and to a high quality standard. Goodwin were impressed by his knowledge of the National Construction Code as he demonstrated a rigorous no compromise approach to Occupational Health and Safety by ensuring it is of the utmost importance to his team and subcontractors. Renee’s impressive attitude, skill and work ethic continues to inspire those around him.

Professional of the Year

  • Ash Carter,

  • New Level Landscapes

Ash dedicates himself not only to his business, but to helping others in anyway that he possibly can. He treats every client with respect, often going above and beyond to provide an immaculate experience. This was evident in a recent project when his client asked for a path to a future swing, he took it upon himself to not only create a beautiful swing but also installed an engraved plaque to commemorate the family and year of installation. Ash supports and encourages other tradespeople and suppliers. Ash also completes volunteer and charity work whenever possible. Not only is he an outstanding professional, he is also an outstanding individual in the community.

Project Manager of the Year

  • Ben Owen,

  • Lendlease Building

An accomplished leader with strong client management skills, Ben Owen is an outstanding project manager. He has specialist skills in methodology planning, buildability, procurement and construction. He recently showcased his exceptional skill and commitment on the recently completed Kambri Project at the ANU. He was the Senior Project Manager and was therefore responsible for establishing the project through the ECI and procurement phase for successful delivery. Working closely with various stakeholders, Ben demonstrated his excellent communication and collaborative skills. Ben’s ability to resolve difficult technical problems, combined with his exceptional work ethic has made him an outstanding Project Manager.