spacemaker
the design
& construct
Specialists
Having confidence in the people looking after your home is as important to us as it is to you.  That’s why we only employ the best and most experienced people.
Meet The Spacemaker Team
  • John Gaffney
    Director

    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 Hoare
    General 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 Boland
    Project Co-ordinator

    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 Girginis
    Accountant

    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 Cooper
    Design 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 Ierufi
    Project 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 Fenn
    Operations Manager

    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.

  • Fiona Carusi
    Design 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 Walsh
    Draftsman

    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 Vasila
    Design 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 Mason
    Estimator

    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 theeveryday challenges it presents. Outside of work, fishing, golf and guitar are his interests along with spending time with his wife and dog Sigmund.