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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

    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
    Operations 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 Girginis

    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.

  • 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.

  • Travis Byrne
    Project Manager

    Travis has been in the building industry for over 22 years, starting his career as a carpenter, then moving up to project management. He brings with him extensive extension and renovation experience, and works very closely with clients at the build stage to ensure a perfect and highly organised build every time. Outside of work Travis loves living by the beach, stand up paddle boarding, golf and spending time with his young family.

  • Duncan Scardetta

    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 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.

  • 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.

  • Alan Davies
    Design Consultant

    Growing up in Dallas Texas, Alan’s passion for house design began in school. He was inspired by the beautiful American homestead style homes around where he lived. Upon returning home, Alan continued his studies, and has been a much sought-after designer and draftsman, working contract drafting while running his own design and drafting business. Alan brings an abundance of experience to Spacemaker, including excellent people skills.  He ensures his clients get the best service and outcome possible. Alan gains great delight in seeing his clients living happily in the home he has designed.

  • 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

    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.