CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AMAZING WINNERS!

Live Life Build’s Annual Awards recognise the outstanding and excellent performance of our Builder Members in elevating the professionalism of the residential construction industry.

As we seek to create a new building industry together, this recognition celebrates the achievements and pursuits of our amazing custom residential builders.

We congratulate all of our ELEVATE Members for the work they do every day to improve this industry for everyone.

Our award categories are structured around our Live Life Build 6P Methodology, which forms the foundation of all we do and teach at Live Life Build. They are: Personal, Projects, People, Partnerships, Processes and Professional.

Here are our 2024 Winners and Highly Commended Award Recipients.

LIVE LIFE BUILD STANDOUT MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Recognising the Member who most significantly demonstrates the Live Life Build mission to elevate the professionalism of the residential construction industry, in their projects, business and life.

WINNER
LUKE CALLERY, CALLERY BUILDING PTY LTD

Luke Callery

Judges' Statement:

As we work together to create a new residential construction industry, Luke's passionate and professional approach in his projects, business and life make him an integral part of the Live Life Build Community..

Luke has a high regard for sharing his knowledge with others, as evidenced in his participation in the Live Life Build Community, and his own pursuits such as Build In.Site.

He is disciplined in scheduling time for his own learning and development, and engaging with others. He takes time to reflect and implement what he is learning in ELEVATE.

Luke's growth is evident as he's put into action what he's learned in his years of ELEVATE Membership, and his own personal and professional development has been brilliant to witness.

We're so excited to award Luke Callery as Winner of Live Life Build Standout Member for 2024.

 

Business Bio:

Callery Building is an Adelaide based professional building company, specialising in custom renovations and new homes.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Todd Murry

TODD MURRY
TKM Building & Construction

Gina O'Dwyer

GINA O'DWYER
Second Generation Builders

Luke Doecke

LUKE DOECKE
Saxony Building Pty Ltd

Personal

PERSONAL

BIGGEST ACTION TAKER AWARD

(BAT Award)

Recognising the ways a Member has worked on themselves, and continue to do so, whilst setting goals and achieving them.

WINNER
TODD MURRY, TKM BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION

Todd Murry

Judges' Statement:

Over the past 12 months, we've witnessed Todd listen, learn and take action. Over his time with us, he has set challenging goals, achieved them, and made incredible changes in not only his project and business, but also in his personal life. It's been amazing to see how this has helped improve his relationships and his personal approach to life. Todd is a deserved winner of the BAT award.

 

Business Bio:

TKM Building & Construction is a family run business based in the Riverina, NSW. We strive to make your building experience seamless, non-stressful and dare we say it enjoyable!  From taking the lines on a page and transforming it into something you will love for years to come.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Nathan Johns

NATHAN JOHNS
Forest to Coast Homes

Todd Parris

TODD PARRIS
Haiku Building

Ryan Smith

RYAN SMITH
Locspec Building Services

Jack Sedgmen

JACK SEDGMEN
Sedgmen Construction

SHOWING UP AWARDS

LIVE LIFE BUILD COMMUNITY

WINNER
LUKE DOECKE, SAXONY BUILDING PTY LTD

Luke Doecke

Judges' Statement:

Luke prioritises his time for the ELEVATE community, regularly sharing his journey, being vulnerable, and being a peer support for other members. He has been consistently showing up in the members Facebook group, something he has done since joining ELEVATE more than 3 years ago. His level of support to other members is to be commended and is an important contribution to the quality of our member community.

 

Business Bio:

Saxony Building has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. We are client-centric and passionate about educating our clients about the building process. With your dream in mind, we will work with you to create a home that suits your needs, your style and your budget.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Nathan Johns

NATHAN JOHNS
Forest to Coast Homes

Michael OSullivan

MICHAEL O'SULLIVAN
MCO Builders

Jacob Bain

JACOB BAIN
Kingfisher Homes

Simon Jay

SIMON JAY
Jayson Builders

LIVE LIFE BUILD TRAINING

WINNER
JACK SEDGMEN, SEDGMEN CONSTRUCTION

Jack Sedgmen

Judges' Statement:

In the past eleven months since joining ELEVATE, Jack has been the most consistent member to attend Live Life Build's live training sessions. This demonstrates a committment to scheduling his time, as well as prioritising his personal and business growth. Jack has missed one live zoom call since joining - to put that in perspective, he has attended about 60 out of a possible 61 sessions!

Business Bio:

Melbourne based carpentry team. Lock up & fix on multi unit/townhouse developments, new homes and renovations.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Ryan Smith

RYAN SMITH
Locspec Building Services

Steve and Simone Essex

SIMONE ESSEX
SX Constructions

LIVE LIFE BUILD CHALLENGES

WINNER
RYAN SMITH, LOCSPEC BUILDING SERVICES

Ryan Smith

Judges' Statement:

Ryan's growth mindset is a positive influence in his A team and his approach to our Missions Challenges. He has embraced the Accountability Teams and Mission Challenges at that "next level". He was first Member of the Month for the Missions and has remained consistently engaged with his team and scheduling time to complete tasks.

 

Business Bio:

Locspec Building Services is a family-owned and run business that has over 20 years of experience in the residential construction industry.
At Locspec Building, it’s all about making things personal. We don’t build in volume and take the time to get to know our clients to ensure that we understand their projects.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Matt Sim

MATT SIM
MS Constructions

Anthony Hickey

ANTHONY HICKEY
Two Tone Construction Pty Ltd

Gina O'Dwyer

GINA O'DWYER
Second Generation Builders

Adam Antony

ADAM ANTONY
VEO Building Co.

Live Life Build 6P Projects

PROJECTS

THRIVING BUSINESS AWARD

Recognising the improvement and performance of a Member’s building business over 12 months.

WINNER
BRENDAN GILL, ENVISION BUILDING

Brendan Gill

Judges' Statement:

Brendan's submission demonstrated that he has a solid and comprehensive understanding of the financial position of his business and maintains this on a regular basis through weekly contact with his bookkeeper and quarterly reviews with his accountant. Brendan's business shows financial stability in its profitability and financial management.

 

Business Bio:

Envision Building is a residential construction company based on the Fleurieu Peninsula. We specialise in custom luxury homes, extensions and renovations.

Our business values are centered around quality and reliability. It is our promise to you, our client, we will consistently deliver high-quality work with an eye for detail, on time and on budget.

HEALTHY HOME, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AWARD

Recognising a Member’s continual improvement in sustainable building practices and business
operations.

WINNER
LUKE CALLERY, CALLERY BUILDING PTY LTD

Luke Callery

Judges' Statement:

Luke's submission demonstrated examples of practical sustainable solutions that he and his team are using on-site, including product selection, building methodology, and waste minimisation. Luke's project selection is also shifting, as he becomes selective on the size of new builds and clients' prioritisation of sustainable design and selections.

Luke is continuing professional development in sustainable and high performance construction, as well as educating his team and contractors.

 

Business Bio:

Callery Building is an Adelaide based professional building company, specialising in custom renovations and new homes.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Blayde Hill

BLAYDE HILL
Leadby Building

people

PEOPLE

LIVE LIFE BUILD LEADERSHIP AWARD

Recognising demonstrated leadership in a Member’s projects, business and life.

WINNER
CRAIG STUART, STUART HOMES AND RENOVATIONS

Craig Stuart

Judges' Statement:

As a leader, Craig is always looking for solutions and listening to his team and others. He believes that the more time spent educating his team and subbies, the better the jobs are carried out. Craig has a 'TEAM' approach—Together Everyone Achieves More. The supporting documentation provided in Craig's response clearly shows the value and support Craig provides as a leader. This was evident from his own team as well as people outside the business.

 

Business Bio:

Stuart Homes and Renovations build with passion & pride in your project like it's our own.
Custom Design & Build Homes, Renovations & Extensions

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Luke Doecke

LUKE DOECKE
Saxony Building Pty Ltd

Anthony Hickey

ANTHONY HICKEY
Two Tone Construction Pty LTd

Chris Nichols

CHRIS NICHOLS
ChrisBuilt

partnerships

PARTNERSHIPS

PARTNERSHIPS AWARD

Recognising a Member’s ability to build strong partnerships with clients, designers and consultants.

WINNER
GINA O'DWYER, SECOND GENERATION BUILDERS

Gina O'Dwyer

Judges' Statement:

Gina's submission demonstrated how well she works to create great, collaborative partnerships with their clients and other consultants and how this is improving the experience clients have in their projects. Through a range of tools, systems, and templates, they establish effective and open communication with their partners and help them feel confident and supported. Clients' glowing feedback showed how this is making their projects so much more enjoyable overall.

 

Business Bio:

Second Generation Builders is a family owned and operated business based at the heart of the Goulburn Valley Region in Shepparton.We have been involved in the building industry for over 20 years and have proudly completed numerous projects within our community.

We specialise in personalised builds that provides a home created for the client by working together as a team to ensure choices, longevity and peace of mind.Our focus is simple, “to support clients to create beautiful homes”.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Todd Murry

TODD MURRY
TKM Building & Construction

Backman builders

DEAN + DARRYN BACKMAN
Backman Builders Pty Ltd

processes

PROCESSES

BEST PAC PROCESS

Recognising the successful use of Live Life Build’s PAC Process® to improve client experience, project delivery and business operations.

WINNER
JAIMIE STANDING, OUTSTANDING CONSTRUCTION

Jamie Standing

Judges' Statement:

Jaimie's entry stood out from other entries and showed that he provides a high professional standard of PAC information for potential clients. Jaimie's use of video and simple graphics quickly and clearly explains to a client what the PAC Process is, as well as its different stages and benefits. His PAC Process documentation shows how he manages the collaborative process effectively and supports the client during pre-construction.

 

Business Bio:

Outstanding Construction’s purpose is to create beautiful homes and enhance our client’s lives with their new living space.

Our small team of professionals are dedicated to be market and industry leaders in craftsmanship and client experience and we deliver this with the values of QUALITY – INTEGRITY – RESPECT – PASSION

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Todd Murry

TODD MURRY
TKM Building & Construction

Gina O'Dwyer

GINA O'DWYER
Second Generation Builders

BEST PROJECT PROPOSAL

Recognising a Member’s ability to prepare and present a detailed and high quality Project Proposal.

WINNER
IAIN WIEBENGA, KEYSTONE CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN

Iain Wiebenga

Judges' Statement:

Iain's entry demonstrated that he provides a high level of detail in his proposal to demonstrate his value to potential clients. Iain adopts the approach of only meeting with clients when all interested parties are present to explain how the proposal is put together, present the price, and outline the next steps, as well as uncover any client concerns. On-site, Iain's proposal becomes the "Bible" for the team, and the high level of detail means site manager is clear on inclusions and exclusions for the project.

 

Business Bio:

Keystone Construction and Design is a small, family-owned residential construction company. We specialise in high quality new home builds and considered custom renovations. We work across Wadawurrung country — on the Surf Coast, Greater Geelong and Bellarine regions — on building projects big and small.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Luke Callery

LUKE CALLERY
Callery Building Pty Ltd

Steve and Simone Essex

SIMONE ESSEX
SX Constructions

BEST PROJECT SCHEDULE

Recognising a Member’s ability to prepare and present a detailed and high quality Project Schedule.

WINNER
LUKE CALLERY, CALLERY BUILDING PTY LTD

Luke Callery

Judges' Statement:

Luke's submission showed how he uses the Project Schedule for project execution and communication. Clients are shown a sample during pre-construction. Once their Project Schedule is created, weekly pre-scheduled site meetings are used to keep the client updated, and his Project Manager uses a schedule of regular notifications to subcontractors to avoid information overload and ensure timely delivery. The Project Manager regularly reviews the schedule to stay proactive with task execution.

 

Business Bio:

Callery Building is an Adelaide based professional building company, specialising in custom renovations and new homes.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

John Harris

JOHN HARRIS
Dirsell Constructions

Brendan Gill

BRENDAN GILL
Envision Building

SYSTEMISATION AWARD

Recognising a Member’s ability to use the ELEVATE Systems Library resources and create effective and efficient systems for their building business.

WINNER
ADAM ANTONY, VEO BUILDING CO

Adam Antony

Judges' Statement:

Whilst Adam is still building up his Systems Library, his submission best demonstrated how he uses the systems in his business and also how his team is an integral part of developing, recording, and implementing the systems, increasing the chances of long-term success. Adam has created checklists for the required tasks and commented: "This alone has cut hours of inefficiencies we had by not having the correct tools and materials on-site to start the job."

 

Business Bio:

With over 17 years of experience in the construction industry as a carpenter and builder, Adam has become a respected figure in the industry. Since 2017, he has owned and operated his own building company as a licensed builder. He has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to delivering exceptional service and helping clients achieve their dream homes.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Brendan Gill

BRENDAN GILL
Envision Building

Luke Callery

LUKE CALLERY
Callery Building Pty Ltd

professional

PROFESSIONAL

BUILD YOUR REPUTATION AWARD

Recognising a Member’s content strategy and creation to build their business.

WINNER
TODD ACKERMAN, AMITY BUILDERS

Todd Ackerman

Judges' Statement:

Todd's content marketing utilises a variety of formats and is very much focused on showing their business and brand values in order to attract like-minded clients. The content seeks to educate the audience, share the personality and mission of the business, and also showcase others in the industry who are doing great things.

 

Business Bio:

Born out of a desire to raise the industry standard and provide Aussies with long-lasting & high-quality homes, Amity Builders takes a conscious and considered approach to building beautiful and high-performing custom homes in Dharawal Country. With transparency, thorough communication, and passion at the heart of our work, we combine your goals with our expertise to transform your vision into reality.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Joel Mouritz

JOEL MOURITZ
Praxis Build Pty Ltd

Nick Sayers

NICK SAYERS
Harvest Built

Luke Callery

LUKE CALLERY
Callery Building Pty Ltd

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