Builder profile: HeartyHomes

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From his first role as a bricklaying apprentice at age 15, to the founder of HeartyHomes, Kevin Vanderkley has forged a solid reputation for producing exceptional, quality homes.

“I began my career as a bricklaying apprentice and slowly grew from there,” recalls Kevin.

“Initially, I founded my own bricklaying business but, after building my own home, I moved into renovations, speculative builds and property development. Somewhere along the way HeartyHomes was born.”

Personal service for an enjoyable build

Ballarat based, HeartyHomes has consolidated its place as a favourite amongst the local community. Its focus on providing a personalised customer experience from design right through to the last day of construction is supported by an ethos of open communication and client support.

“At HeartyHomes our goal is to make the building process a smooth and enjoyable experience. Building a new home can be daunting and our expert team works hard to guide clients through this process,” says Kevin.

“The right information and regular communication empowers each of our clients to build their dream home.”

A five-step build process

HeartyHomes prides itself on its ability to meet client expectations and deadlines with their simple five-step process. Clients select a plan from more than 30 options designed to cater to any budget. A member of HeartyHomes’ experienced team works directly with each client to modify this plan to suit their individual needs, taste and council codes. Their plan is finalised and a price is agreed. This is followed by a swift build (on average five months) and the keys to a new home!

“We customise each build to suit our client, whether this means a small adjustment or complete re-design, our aim is to create their dream home.”

HeartyHomes’ rapid success has been one of the main challenges for Kevin, who says, “managing the workload as your business grows, to ensure you don’t burn out, can be tough. Balance is definitely key!”

Family-run, HeartyHomes is the result of the hard work of Kevin, his wife and their hand picked, dedicated team. Each member of the HeartyHomes team is carefully selected based on their work ethic and a little of Kevin’s intuition. His excellent staff, together with a commitment to superior customer service, are central to HeartyHomes’ success.

“By providing exemplary customer service at every stage of each build, we ensure our clients understand they are our first priority,” says Kevin.

“Always surrounding yourself with good people is vital – and this includes our team. Each member of the HeartyHomes team has an exceptional industry reputation and is well qualified. A great team means we are well placed to deliver a premium build to each of our clients.”

Contractors and suppliers are also vital to HeartyHomes success, and Dahlsens is no exception.

“Working with reliable suppliers like Dahlsens allows for the smoothing running of each build and helps us to ensure we meet our deadlines,” says Kevin.