T K Old Homes: celebrating a sapphire anniversary building homes

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T K Old Homes is a familiar name in the Yarra Valley region, celebrating its 45thyear in operation in 2017 and servicing clients throughout Lilydale, Croydon, Mooroolbark, Montrose, Mitchum and the greater Yarra Valley area in Melbourne’s outer east.

Ken Old spoke to us about the rich history and fantastic team that is T K Old Homes today, and how it’s evolved. “This business is like a two-family business these days; my wife Jeanette is involved, and my son Andy has been in the industry now for 15 years. We also have a construction manager, Adrian, who has been on board since 1998 and now his wife and two sons work in the business.”

T K Old Homes is a versatile builder, building homes off their displays, as well as one-off home designs. They build on a range of blocks, each with their own challenges, and with 45 years of operational experience, they can create a home to almost any brief.

Ken’s clients come from diverse backgrounds, with a range of briefs, but they are mainly second and third home buyers wanting a new home as the kids get older and they need more space.

“Our success comes because we treat people with respect, we give them excellent service, and we look after our clients right throughout the build,” Ken says. “We have great client relationships and rapport because our business runs like a family. We’re very loyal to our subbies and most of them have worked with us for 10 to 20 years, including father and son teams that have stayed with us through the generations.”

“This means we’re delivering a consistency of work, and standard of quality, that really shows in the projects we deliver for our clients. T K Old Homes is successful due to the dedication of our staff.”

T K Old Homes have been working with the Dahlsens team, and their representative Chris Piggot, at the Kilsyth store since the doors opened.

“I’ve been a customer at that location since back in the 70s, and have followed the company all the way through,” says Ken. “I was introduced to the Dahlsens family and I like the way they do business. It’s a lovely family business.“

Dahlsens would like to thank T K OLD Homes for their business and wish them continued success.