Meet our friendly team
Find out more about the Lofty family below. With our extensive experience, we will work with you to bring your ideal property vision to life.
Lofty Building Group
Our formidable leader, Gary lives and breathes the Lofty brand. He is the resident yes man and has an unwavering dedication to our clients. Gary manages the strategic growth and direction of the company to ensure that Lofty is at the forefront of the residential construction industry. Never missing a beat, Gary uses his invaluable business and industry insight, extensive experience, expertise and infectious make it happen mentality to deliver the best possible outcomes for all clients. Gary ensures that every build bearing the Lofty name is carefully considered and meticulously executed.
As an experienced Project Manager with a background in business management and residential construction, Ketan has complete operational oversight of the construction side of Lofty. Ketan coordinates and monitors our supply chain to ensure a timely and seamless transition through all stages of a project, from start to finish. He is also a fully qualified Site Supervisor, on-site most days making sure your build is going to plan.
Deanna has extensive experience in, and knowledge of building and construction, having been exposed to it from a young age and starting her career in the industry more than seven years ago. She works closely with the Contracts Admin team to manage and oversee the final approval process to get your build started. Deanna is the lifeblood of Lofty, ensuring the office and the team run like a well-oiled machine. In 2018, Deanna’s dedication to Lofty was awarded when she had the honour of winning the HIA-CSR South Australian Business Partner of the year award.
Jamie has over a decade of experience in building and construction, so his industry knowledge is second to none. Jamie supports the greater Sales team and provides an extra layer of support for clients. He works hard behind the scenes to refine our processes and raise the bar when it comes to customer service. Jamie understands the importance of clear and regular communication with all clients and is happy to provide you with advice or assistance every step of the way.
Bringing a wealth of experience from all angles of the building industry – an experienced tradie, real estate agent and consultant – Matt provides great advice and insight on all aspects of your build. His strong work ethic and authenticity paired with a clear focus on providing a 5-star Lofty experience mean that you and your build are in safe hands. Matt is an avid advocate for continuous personal development and believes there is always something new to learn or do.
As part of our Design and Project team, Jason has more than 20 years of experience in the building and services industry. One of the first things you’ll notice about Jason is his honest and determined approach to meeting clients’ needs and budgets. He takes the time to get to know you and your vision so that he can tailor his efforts accordingly. Jason loves a challenge and building great relationships with his clients, which motivates him to deliver the highest standard of service and the best possible outcome.
Alex is more than just a pretty face and your average Sales Consultant. He has a passion for both people and property and values connecting with clients to help them fulfil their dreams and smash their goals. Alex loves nothing more than a good chat and is always available to assist you, no matter what stage you’re at in the process. From finding your ideal block and designing your home through to reviewing your plans or providing advice on your existing residence, he does it all.
Harrison is a dynamic and driven addition to the Design and Project team, with sales and management knowledge beyond his years. Harrison ensures that all clients feel comfortable and right at home when discussing their property aspirations with him. He provides great advice and educates his clients not only to walk them through the process but to build a process that suits all wants and needs. With no job too big or small, no block too narrow or wide, Harrison will turn any dream into a reality.
With extensive and diverse customer service skills behind her, Alana works behind the scenes to look after the administrative side of your build. She is proactive in assisting the Design and Project Consultants to ensure that processes (such as your contract documentation) are completed in a smooth and timely manner to positively impact your build experience. In her spare time, you’ll find Alana trying the newest Adelaide eateries and spending valuable time with her pup!
Carlos has been a building industry stalwart for almost 15 years, giving him the knowledge and expertise to create next-level home designs. Carlos most enjoys the concept stage, where he works closely with you to design your home. He is a master of turning ideas and dreams into reality and has a knack for thinking outside the box to deliver great designs that are aesthetically attractive and within your budget. Carlos loves leading a great team, who collaborate to bring beautiful homes to life.
With 18 years of experience as an Architectural Designer, Darko knows what makes a good design great. He is proficient at maximising design opportunities and the potential in your custom home or investment project. The importance of design is not lost on Darko, he knows that it can transform your life and shape how you live in your home. He thoroughly enjoys going through the design journey with clients, guiding them from conception to conclusion.
As an experienced Estimator in the residential construction industry, Chris runs our sales estimates and production orders. He is the link between the Sales and Construction teams, helping provide a seamless transition from preconstruction works to the on-site construction process. Liaising with suppliers, contractors and our construction team alike, Chris enjoys the variety of jobs his role provides and the challenge of managing jobs from start through to completion.
With over a year of experience in the construction industry, Raj is an EA accredited Civil Engineer and a recent Construction Management Graduate. Raj bolsters teamwork and is a firm believer in continuous quality improvement. Being a Junior Project Estimator, Raj collaborates with the Project, Construction and Selections teams to procure the best quality building materials within the required timeframe and budget. Raj loves to conduct site visits to Lofty’s under construction projects in his spare time.
With a Master of Construction Management, Dhruv has a deep understanding of the construction industry and the associated trades and uses his theoretical knowledge, analytical approach, excellent communication and estimation skills to minimise project costs. As our Junior Production Estimator, he works collaboratively with his fellow Estimators, Project Managers, suppliers and subcontractors to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.
An experienced marketing professional, with a Bachelor of Marketing and Communication under her belt, Krystie applies her knowledge and array of skills to create, implement and analyse effective marketing strategies across all platforms. Her goal is to ensure consistent branding, positioning and messaging is maintained in all communications. Krystie thrives in fast-paced environments where no two days are the same, which is why she loves the diversity of her role.
Kieren is an experienced marketing professional with a Bachelor of Business & Marketing, having worked in both agency and in-house marketing roles. At Lofty, Kieren works closely with the Marketing Manager to assist with all marketing activities across the business including digital and traditional advertising, social media and email marketing. On the weekends, you’ll find Kieren at the river on his jet ski, or watching copious amounts of sport, particularly the NBA and Formula 1.
As the cheerful voice on the end of the line and the smiling face behind the front desk, Alicia makes the most of her outgoing nature and bubbly personality to ensure everyone that calls or visits us has an exceptional experience. Alicia is always there to lend a helping hand and enjoys the variety that her role provides her, especially the ability to assist Lofty’s various departments. When she’s not behind the desk, you’ll find Alicia bingeing the latest craze on Netflix or spending time with her partner.
Having spent over a decade in the building industry, Tom is much more than just an experienced Project Manager. Overseeing project construction from start to handover involves managing suppliers and subcontractors, deliveries, WHS requirements, site audits, problem-solving and most importantly ensuring projects are running to schedule. A tradie at heart, Tom loves watching a build take shape from the ground up and bringing our clients homes to life.
With a trade and maintenance building background, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and organisation to your build site. He ensures your build runs smoothly and to plan, managing materials, trades and ensuring quality of workmanship. Steve enjoys the Project Manager life, that is working outdoors, providing top-notch communication with trades and clients alike and meeting new people along the way.
Dino has 30 years’ experience across all facets of the building industry with site supervision as his primary focus. Dino ensures our builds are on schedule, built to our stringent quality standards, specifications and beyond his ‘Lofty’ expectations. With his great people skills, Dino in consultation with the office places a strong emphasis on transparency, ensuring you are kept in the loop throughout the construction of your home. On the weekends you’ll find Dino in the kitchen whipping a mean risotto and having a good laugh.
Joining Lofty with 35 years of experience in the building industry, specifically in carpentry and maintenance, Wayne is an expert all-rounder who prides himself on his ability to provide exceptional customer service. Performing scheduled, reactive and preventative maintenance on completed homes, Wayne enjoys visiting clients in their new homes to address any questions, concerns and maintenance requests to make their building journey more enjoyable.
Lofty Project Management
As an experienced property developer and project manager, Ben has a proven track record in successfully managing and delivering projects that range in scope and complexity, from inception through to completion. As the driving force behind Lofty Project Management, Ben draws on his wealth of experience, strong connections and astute industry knowledge and insight in order to achieve successful outcomes for his clients. Ben prides himself on his ability to build ongoing relationships with clients and his ability to spot the potential in development sites. An expert negotiator, Ben will help you get the most out of your site and achieve your desired outcomes.
With 14 years’ experience in real estate sales coupled with over a decade of experience in development projects, Brenton has proven a valuable addition to the Lofty team. Acquisition of development sites and managing our client’s development projects is his specialty. If you have a site you are thinking of selling or considering developing yourself and need advice with the building process, or if you are struggling to find an adequate block for your next project, contact Brenton today.
Jackson’s study of Urban Planning and Project Management allows him to combine his knowledge with his passion for development projects, to ensure he exceeds clients’ expectations. Jackson is no stranger to hard work and knows the value of clear communication and transparency to build lasting relationships. Ensuring the development process runs smoothly and on time is his specialty. Whether you are considering developing your own block or need help acquiring a site for your next project, contact Jackson today.
With a diverse background in law, business and property, Michael shares his passion for real estate and property development with the rest of the LoftyPM team. He is committed to producing only the best outcomes for his clients and strives to always think creatively. Having previously established a successful buyer’s agency business tailored to servicing developers, Michael has an extensive real estate network by which he gains access to Adelaide’s premium development opportunities. Providing his clients with a reliable, seamless and enjoyable service is paramount. Specialising in site acquisition, Michael takes pride in helping people however he can and loves connecting with new people – get in touch with Michael today to talk about your next property moves.
Having spent a decade in the customer service industry, Monique is an expert at establishing reliable relationships. Monique acts as the liaison between Lofty and our stakeholders (including but not limited to engineers, designers and the council) to manage the administrative side of our development projects to ensure they get to site without a hitch. On the weekend, you’ll likely find Monique enjoying the great outdoors.