Ken is the original founder of Anchor Homes. His career journey began 38 years ago when he started out in the cabinet making industry, and six years later, he was running his own business. While working as a cabinet maker Ken sharpened many of his skills which have carried over to his work at Anchor Homes, including a keen attention to detail.
Ken has passed on his knowledge and skills to his three sons Lester, Mark and Laurie who all play a vital role in managing the family owned business.
Anchor Homes first began operating as modular home builders in 2005. The modular concept was added as an additional line to the existing general building, cabinet making and joinery business. After experiencing rapid growth over the first four to five 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 and invests heavily in training and professional development. He values honesty and integrity and endeavours to instil this within the culture of the business.
One of Ken’s great loves is spending time with family, especially his five children and eight grandchildren.
Dan moved to Australia 11 years ago and has been working with Anchor Homes since day six of his arrival. He has worked in the construction industry all his life and has fallen in love with the modular building process.
Dan started his career as a qualified electrician and has worked his way up from the factory floor to management. Currently working in the procurement department, he works hard to make sure all our clients and stakeholders, both internal and external, have their expectations exceeded. As an invaluable member of the team, he is also part of the continuous improvement team here at Anchor, making sure the company is always finding new ways and opportunities to grow.
Dan loves the Australian weather and its varied landscapes. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family in the great outdoors.
We are currently working on Dan’s bio – watch this space.
Mark works alongside our trusted, qualified tradesmen and is responsible for ensuring that construction runs on time and our modular homes are built to the high quality Anchor Homes is renowned for.
Mark’s ethos of truth, honesty and trust is evident in his work and interactions with staff and clients. He sets his expectations high and works hard to ensure the best possible result for every project.
For Mark, nothing beats the feeling of seeing a project through from concept to completion. He feels a great sense of accomplishment knowing that our clients now have a home they can be very proud of and enjoy for many years to come.
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.
As one of our founding directors, Lester utilises his 15 years of design and construction experience to support his team, going 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 and exploring new destinations.
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!
Not long after graduating from high school, Trudi began working with iconic retail brand Spotlight. She worked with them for 18 years, managing three different departments during that time. In her role as soft furnishings consultant she achieved excellent results, often finding herself amongst the top 10 consultants for highest monthly sales nationwide.
Her story with Anchor Homes begins when she met Lester, our managing director through her work at Spotlight. It wasn’t too long after that she decided to make a career change, choosing to sell houses instead of blinds!
Anchor Homes arranged for Trudi to complete an interior design course and eight years later, she continues to love her job as colour and project consultant.
When building with us, it is Trudi who will help you bring your design ideas to life. She’ll offer advice and guidance to help you choose your colours, claddings, tiles, carpets, kitchen and all the other fun stuff. As she 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, and ‘taxi, bank, mind reader and personal assistant’ of two teenage boys. She also enjoys getting the tool belt on and doing home improvement projects.
We are currently working on Daniel’s bio – watch this space.
A keen eye and attention to detail makes Ebony a great finance administrator. She is one of the first people you will see at our Stratford reception, always with a smile on her face. She is passionate about helping our clients experience a positive and smooth journey throughout the building process.
Our clients have only great things to say about Ebony and her natural affinity for helping others makes her a valuable member of our team.
The majority of Heather’s background has been in finance (accounting and bookkeeping), in both large and small organisations. After completing her education, she worked for a now multi-national company, in a time before computers – the only automation in the office was an NCR accounting machine!
Her other work experience includes sales, marketing and company legal work.
In her role at Anchor Homes, she is responsible for the ‘red-tape’ legal work involved with obtaining permits and consents. Her focus is on planning and development applications and the supporting documentation and she strives to always achieve a positive, successful outcome for clients.
Heather’s interest in the socio-economic and environmental drivers of planning legislation and the subsequent challenges of balancing legal compliance and human preferences and wishes, provide her with ongoing job satisfaction.
Currently completing her Certificate IV in Business Sales, Mindy is a hardworking and cheerful member of our team. Her responsibilities include looking after the building and occupancy permits of our clients and organising the documents required by the building surveyor to issue them.
Outside of work, Mindy loves travelling and experiencing new places.
Courtney is a vibrant sales professional who is recognised for her personal approach. She is organised and efficient in her communications and day-to-day activities, to ensure client satisfaction. Quality customer service is her number one priority and she works hard to make sure that each of her projects are successfully delivered exceeding all expectations in quality and experience.
When Courtney isn’t at work, she can usually be found chasing after her golden retriever at the local dog park.
Andrew completed his Diploma in Building Design & Technology and a Cert III in Civil & Structural Engineering before starting work with Anchor Homes. Originally hailing from Western Australia, he worked in Sydney for a year before moving to Melbourne in 2018.
His role involves designing and drawing plans and producing construction drawings for our manufacturing facility in Stratford.
In his free time, Andrew is an active individual who likes to keep fit. He loves to watch and play sport, and is a big Fremantle Dockers supporter.
A dedicated and professional project consultant, Steve prides himself on his attention to detail and friendly customer service. Based at our Bayswater display centre, Steve has extensive experience in the property and new home market. He enjoys working alongside his clients, assisting them to make their dream modular home a reality.
When he is not at work, Steve loves to travel and visit new places, watch football and cricket and read.