Meet our talented team

While stylish designs and efficient construction methods are important, it’s our dynamic, talented and passionate team that really sets us apart. Many of our staff have been with us for a long time which is a true testament to the team culture we have created. We encourage the sharing of ideas and knowledge openly, creating a collaborative culture where each team member’s contribution is highly valued.

Ken Raikes - Director
Ken Raikes

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 Holmes - Purchasing Manager
Dan Holmes
Purchasing Manager

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.

Mark Raikes - Project Manager
Mark Raikes
Project Manager

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.

Lester Raikes - General Manager
Lester Raikes
Managing Director

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 Raikes
Laurie Raikes
Pre-Construction 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 family and exploring new and different parts of the world.

Jarrod James
Design Manager

Bio coming soon.

Daniel Mauger - Architectural Designer
Daniel Mauger
Building Designer
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We are currently working on Daniel’s bio – watch this space.

Kylie Abbass
Kylie Abbass
Building Designer / Colour & Specification Consultant

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Michael Banh
Michael Banh
Building Designer

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Will Mayne
Building Designer
Sarahjane Wilder
Building Designer
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Skye Thornely
Finance Administrator
Sam Layton
Sam Layton
Pre-Construction Manager

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Emily Kerr
Pre-Construction Assistant
Alex Chiu
Financial Controller

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Nigel Moore
Construction Manager

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Dan Tayler
Site Manager
Jamie Quanchi
Site Manager
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Matt Reidy
Site Manager - NSW
Heather Raikes
Permits Coordinator

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.

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Alison Llewellyn
Production Estimator

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Sanel Skenderovic - Estimator
Sanel Skenderovic

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Alana McNab
Marketing Coordinator

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Glenn Priestly - Yard Manager
Glenn Priestly
Yard Manager

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Sean Johnson
Facility Manager - Pakenham

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Jesse Marshall
Warranty & Maintenance Manager

Quality subcontractor network

In addition to our core team, we have a large subcontractor base of the best plumbers, tilers, electricians, carpenters and painters who we’ve formed long-term partnerships with to deliver homes of the highest quality.

If you’re interested in joining our network of subcontractors, enter your details below and we’ll be in touch.