Starting out as a Building Surveyor, John has been a passionate advocate for standards and professional development over roles that include National Technical Director of the HIA and Executive Director of the Victorian Branch. He also served as MBAV Director of Housing and has worked in technical roles with a number of councils. John has also headed up Inform Design and Construction and had a brief stint at Englehart Homes. He joined Spacemaker in 2008.
Tim HoareGeneral Manager
Tim’s history with Spacemaker spans over 20 years, starting as an apprentice with his father until he became a qualified carpenter. He has worked as a carpenter, Project Manager, Construction Manager and is now General Manager. He has proudly constructed and managed many of Spacemaker’s award winning projects. Tim prides himself on his quality projects and the relationships he develops with his clients and his trades. Outside of work, Tim loves the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Bernadette BolandOperations Manager
Bernie brings loads of administration experience and skills from a wide range of industries, including large and small building companies, working with new homes, renovations and commercial projects. Bernie has completed a Diploma in Building Design & Technology and a Diploma in Interior Decorating. She will help out with product selection to ease the decision-making process, with everything from door furniture and tapware to paint colours.
Belinda is a qualified CPA with over twelve years experience in accounting and tax and has been with Spacemaker since February 2012. Belinda handles all the finance and accounting functions of the company and also offers support to management. She is also a busy Mum of two young boys.
Allan CooperDesign Consultant
Allan has had years of design and drafting experience with A.V. Jennings new homes and was a designer with A.V. Jennings Home Improvements for over 15 years. He established his own design and drafting business for new homes and extensions (since 1981) and is a Registered Building Practitioner. Allan's philosophy is to match an extension as seamlessly as possible with the existing home, while still ensuring the living spaces enjoy a contemporary feel, and he relishes working on period homes. Allan joined Spacemaker in 2005 and his sound advice is highly valued by our clients.
Rob IerufiProject Manager
Rob started out his career as a carpenter and comes to Spacemaker with many years of experience in industrial, commercial and domestic construction as well as considerable experience as a project manager in multi-storey high rise projects.
This diversity of experience enables Rob to think outside the square, finding creative and efficient ways to ensure the greatest quality of workmanship on Spacemaker’s projects.
Being a perfectionist, with a keen eye for detail, Rob will go that extra mile to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.
Edward FennSenior Estimator
Edward is a licensed builder with a strong building background. He successfully operated his own building company for over 20 years where he undertook the construction of many new homes, countless renovations and also some commercial projects. Before joining Spacemaker, Edward spent ten years in project management and estimating with a large regional building company where he worked on both residential and large commercial projects. Outside of working hours Edwards interests are in food, wine and travel.
Duncan joined Spacemaker in 2010 after moving from Western Australia to Melbourne. He is an accomplished designer and draftsperson who previously ran his own drafting and design business, working on an extensive range of projects. Duncan brings with him extensive design, construction and building code knowledge as well as a keen interest in computer generated 3D design and presentation.
Fiona CarusiDesign Consultant
Since her career commenced in 1998, Fiona Carusi has held various roles in a number of building design and drafting practices around Melbourne. She is a qualified draftsperson and has vast experience in renovations, extensions, new homes, kitchen and bathroom design as well as some commercial work. She understands the value of a well functioned household, and takes the time to get to know each of her clients, ensuring their home is designed to perfectly complement their unique tastes, lifestyle, and family needs.
Travis began his career in Building Design and Drafting in regional Victoria later moving to Melbourne to further his career.Travis is respected by his peers for his attention to detail. This is a talent that was noticed from the very beginning where he was selected by his own teacher to take on a role as draftsman. Travis takes pride in producing clear and detailed plans, an attribute that adds value to the design and construction team at Spacemaker
Outside of work Travis is a keen angler and enjoys AFL and cricket.
Peeter VasilaDesign Consultant
Peeter began his professional career as a Graphic Designer with a strong interest in Building Design & Construction. With his younger brother, they designed & built their family home in their early 20s, later working together again in the family building business. Since then he has followed his interest designing many acclaimed period & modern extensions & renovations over 20 years. He has always believed in visual interpretation of a concept utilising the latest 3D software to assist clients. Peeter enjoys the relationships he builds & turning ideas into designs that become his client's homes.
Hugh commenced his career in construction in regional Victoria as a Carpenter and later progressed to a Registered Building Practitioner. Hugh operated his own building company where he constructed numerous architectural renovations, new homes and extensions. He has worked on construction sites both in Australia and Denmark. He loves the diversity of the building industry and the everyday challenges it presents. Outside of work, fishing, golf and guitar are his interests along with spending time with his wife and dog Sigmund.
Meet The Spacemaker Team