Ken Raikes
Ken Raikes
Director / Production Team Leader

Ken Raikes is the original founder of Anchor Homes. His career journey began 38 years ago when he set foot in the cabinet making industry. Six years later he was running his own business. While working in the cabinet making industry, Ken sharpened many of his skills, including attention to detail, which has carried over to his work at Anchor Homes. 

Ken has trained his three sons and passed on his skills to them. Lester, Mark and Laurie all work within the family owned business, and each plays a vital role in managing the business.

Anchor Homes began operating as modular builders in 2005. The modular concept was an additional line to the existing general building and cabinet making/joinery business. After experiencing rapid growth over the first 4 to 5 years of building prefabricated homes, Ken and his sons decided to focus their efforts on the growing modular market and move away from the joinery and brick-veneer market.

Ken fosters a culture of continuous improvement & invests heavily in training & professional advice. He values honesty & integrity and has endeavored to have this intertwined in the culture of the business.

 One of Ken’s great loves is spending time with family, especially his five children and eight grandchildren.

 

Dan Holmes
Dan Holmes
Purchasing Manager

Dan Holmes moved to Australia 11 years ago and has been working with Anchor Homes from day 6 of his arrival in Australia. He has worked in the construction industry all his life. His experience with the construction industry and Anchor Homes has resulted in him falling in love with modular homes and his career. He is kindly known as Pommie Dan around the office.

Dan started his career as a qualified electrician and had worked his way up from the factory floor to management. Currently, Dan works in the procurement department where he makes sure all his clients, both internal and external, have their expectations fulfilled. Being an invaluable part of the team here at Anchor Homes, he is also part of the continuous improvement team at Anchor, making sure the company has all the opportunities to grow.

Dan loves the Australian weather and its varied landscapes. He has a family he loves and adores, and he tries to spend maximum time outdoors and with his family when he is not working.

Dan Tayler
Dan Tayler
Site Supervisor
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Mark Raikes
Mark Raikes
Factory Supervisor

Mark works alongside our trusted, qualified tradesman and is responsible for ensuring that the construction of our homes run on time and are built to the best quality Anchor Homes has become known for.

Working with the team at Anchor fits in with his ethos of truth, honesty, and trust. He sets his expectations high and works hard for the end result.

For Mark, nothing feels better than seeing a project through to completion. He feels a great sense of accomplishment knowing that our clients have a home they can be very proud of for years to come!

Lester Raikes
Lester Raikes
Director / Sales Team Leader

A keen ambassador for Modern Methods of construction, Lester is results driven and resourceful, drawing on strong leadership skills and a broad knowledge of the industry to achieve the best results for his clients.
One of our founding Directors, Lester utilises his 15 years of design and construction experience to support his team and goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction.
Taking an active role in all projects, Lester encourages open and collaborative communication, has a keen eye for detail and is insistent that every project is delivered to the highest possible standard.
Outside of the office, Lester enjoys spending time with his family and travelling & exploring new destinations.

Laurie Raikes
Laurie Raikes
Pre-Contracts Manager

Laurie has been a part of the team at Anchor Homes for 7 years, although his involvement dates back to his childhood; both in a work-experience capacity and in an informal setting around the family dining table! As the youngest partner of the family business, Laurie is our Pre-Contracts Manager.
Passionate about the company and the modular industry, Laurie has gained experience in several different areas including finance, sales, marketing, and pre-contract management. Laurie possesses a relentless commitment to exceeding his client’s expectations and ensuring their building experience with Anchor Homes is an enjoyable one.
When he’s not behind his work desk, Laurie enjoys spending time with his wife, exploring new and different parts of the world and supporting his beloved Essendon Bombers!

Trudi Sedman
Trudi Sedman
Project Consultant / Colour Consultant

Not long after graduating from high school, Trudi began working with Spotlight. She worked with Spotlight for 18 years and managed three different departments. She also worked as a Soft Furniture Consultant while working at Spotlight during the last seven years of her career there. Trudi thrived in the role of a Soft Furniture Consultant, often finding herself amongst the top 10 consultants for highest monthly sales Nationwide.

This is where her story with Anchor Homes begins. Trudi met our Managing Director and Sales team leader, Lester, as Spotlight’s Soft Furnishing Consultant. It wasn’t too long after that Lester and Trudi sat down together and discussed the idea of selling houses instead of blinds!

Always up for a challenge, Anchor Homes put Trudi through an Interior design course and here she is, eight years later loving her job as a color & project consultant.
When building with Anchor Homes, you and Trudi will spend much time together, bringing your ideas to life with color, claddings, tiles, carpets, kitchen design… all the fun stuff! Trudi always says ‘I may be a little bias, but I think I have the best job at Anchor Homes’

Outside of business, Trudi is a loving mum, “taxi, bank, mind reader and personal assistant” of 2 teen/adult boys, and she enjoys getting the tool belt on and doing home improvement projects.

Daniel Mauger
Daniel Mauger
Architectural Draftsman
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Ebony McEwen
Ebony McEwen
Administration & Accounts

A keen eye and attention to detail makes Ebony a great finance administrator. She is one of the first happy faces you will see at the Stratford reception, always with a smile on her face. She is passionate about helping our clients experience a positive and smooth journey throughout their building process.

A lot of our clients have only great things to say about Ebony. Her natural affinity for helping others makes her a great part of the team.

Heather Raikes
Heather Raikes
Contracts Administrator

The majority of Heather’s background has been in finance (accounting and bookkeeping), in both professional offices and the private sector. After completing her education, she worked for the now multi-national company, AG Autoglass – this was before computers and the only automation in the office was an NCR Accounting Machine!

Along with this she has had other broad experience including selling, marketing and company legal work.

Her role at Anchor Homes is Contracts Administrator in which she is responsible for the ‘red-tape’ legal work involved with obtaining permits and consents. Her focus is concentrated on planning and development applications, supporting documentation and a positive, successful outcome for clients. Fascination with the socio-economic and environmental drivers of planning legislation and the subsequent challenges balancing legal compliance and human preferences and wishes provide HR with stimulation and job satisfaction.

Mindy McEwen
Mindy McEwen
Contracts Administrator

Currently completing her Certificate IV in Business Sales, Mindy is a hardworking and cheerful Contracts Administrator of our Team. Her responsibilities at Anchor Homes include (but are not limited to) looking after the building permits and occupancy permits of our clients and organising the documentations in order for the building surveyor to issue these.

Along with her professional experiences, Mindy also loves experiencing new places and she loves traveling to new destinations.

Tina Dochana
Tina Dochana
Marketing Manager

When a human being interacts with a blog on social media or clicks on a website, there is always a marketer cheering in the background. Falling in love with people and their behaviours, Tina found her knack for marketing during her MBA course at RMIT University. She is passionate about learning new methods of marketing and automating processes while making sure the clients still experience one-on-one interactions with staff.

Tina has previously worked with companies such as National Basketball League & Selmar Institute of Education and learned & refined her skills in many different streams of marketing. Her role at Anchor Homes involves delivering current and future clients the right kind of information at the time they need it the most. In her free time, she likes to work on her side business Uphorium. She also loves spending her time on a couch with a book & her dog or traveling and exploring the world.