The Amerex Team
Perth's leading home Renovation Builder
Amerex are a Perth Home Renovation Builder, expert in high quality renovations and extensions. The Amerex team are a diverse group of hard-working qualified home additions and renovation specialists who are passionate about their work. In the office we have a dedicated team managing your home renovation project thru the planning and design stage, assisting with your selections, and purchasing and ordering materials for your project.
Out in the field we have recruited a great team of friendly, courteous and professional trades. In fact, all Amerex staff and sub-contractors are committed to our Code of Conduct which ensures we maintain high standards in professionalism, integrity and high quality workmanship.
Builders Registration 9254 | WA Renovator of the Year 2014. 2013, 2012. 2011. 2009 | Published Author
Steve is a second generation Perth master builder, and started in the industry as a Carpenter before becoming a Registered Builder. He went on to create Amerex in 1987, and since then has been involved with a staggering number of renovations and building projects. Steve is passionate about high quality workmanship, integrity and honesty. These essential core values are entrenched in the culture of Amerex, ensuring that the highest standards are expected and maintained by all staff and trades. Connect with Steve on Linkedin
“I created Amerex because I could see a gap in the market for quality renovation builders that also got to know and understand their clients. I get to know each and every one of our clients by listening to them, understanding what they need and what is important to them. I manage every aspect of their construction project from the start to the end to ensure the details they want, and the quality that they demand is delivered. To me it is not just a building project, it is their home, and everything we do should be focussed on this.”
Published Author | Bachelor of Business (IT), Curtin Uni | Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing, ECU | Australian HIA Business Partner of the Year 2013 | WA HIA Business Partner of the Year 2012
Suzanne’s core focus is on Business Systems, Procedures and Policies, HR and Marketing. Prior to joining Amerex, Suzanne worked as a Business Systems Consultant within the IT sector. Over her career she has engaged in a variety of other roles, such as a Technical Writer, Quality Assurance Analyst, Systems Analyst, and even as a Computer Programmer in the early days. Amerex now benefits from the breadth of business knowledge, skills and business acumen that she has acquired over the years.
Suzanne drives our commitment to continual process improvement and stays on top of all technology and internet trends to ensure that we take advantage of any new tools or ideas to improve efficiency, connectivity and communication across the business so that we remain at the leading edge. Connect with Suzanne on Linkedin
‘I believe that we can always improve, and that by continually striving for improvement on an ongoing basis, we can maintain consistently high standards with a strong quality focus and a high performance culture. With this in mind, I spend much of my time working ON the business, rather than working IN it. This means that I am always looking at ways to optimise procedures and systems and making sure we are as efficient as possible, performing at the top of our game. My IT background is still close to my heart and I am somewhat of a closet nerd. I satisfy my inner nerd by maintaining the online presence for Amerex, including the website, socials and more. With a love of writing I also manage the Amerex blog which sparked the idea that morphed into the publication of the book that Steve and I co-authored ‘Nail Your Renovation without getting Screwed’.
Ultimately, everything we do within the business and as a team is to smoothly manage and deliver quality projects while providing clients with a stress-free renovation journey that exceeds expectations.’
Certificate IV in Business Administration
Kelly is a dynamo in the Amerex office and is the key link between the office and projects on site. Her communication and customer service skills are second only or her exceptional administrative and organisational skills. Kelly is adept at relationship building, and has an excellent rapport across the board with Suppliers and Subcontractors. Clients very quickly come to love Kelly’s incredible ‘can-do’ attitude and are quick to note how helpful she has been, with nothing being too much trouble to follow up. Connect with Kelly on Linkedin
“Customer service to me is the opportunity to build rapport and make the client’s building process just that little bit easier. I love being able to grow within a team environment, and learn how to give more to others.
I really enjoy the interaction with clients and find no problem answering even the most trivial questions. I get a deep sense of satisfaction when solving problems or helping clients in any way needed.”
Certificate IV in Business Management, Certificate IV in Bookkeeping, Certificate IV in Building and Construction
Rachel brings over 15 years of administrative experience to the Amerex team. With qualifications in business management, bookkeeping and building and construction, Rachel is a true asset to our team. Her experience in working in the custom luxury home sector has brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the back office team. Rachel has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and is as adept at handling your renovation enquiry as she is liaising with council staff regarding planning queries. With a positive and approachable persona her uncompromising commitment to excellence is outstanding.
‘I enjoy being part of the team that transforms homes for our clients into the home of their dreams. I am born organiser and get great satisfaction out of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, making sure everything has a place, everything is in it’s place and making sure everything always balances at the end of the month.
Within my role, I thrive on solving any problems that may arise with a calm and can-do approach, not just for clients, but for our suppliers and contractors as well. Providing excellent customer service and being efficient extends way beyond the front-line through to every aspect of my role.’
Eric has over 30 years of experience specifically within the Perth renovation sector. Like Steve, he started out in the industry as a carpenter and progressed to becoming a Registered Builder. His career has diversified across a number of related roles including Site Supervisor, Estimator, Scheduler, Construction Manager and mentor and trainer for other Site Supervisors and Schedulers. His vast experience brings a rich skill-set to the Amerex team and he is highly respected by all trades for his expertise and steady disposition. With his excellent back-office skills, combined with strong on-site experience, Eric has the ultimate set of skills to expertly manage large renovation projects.
‘Project Management means to inspire trust, to be honest and transparent, lead by example, take ownership, be empowered and empower others.
I like to ensure that efficient and effective lines of communication are established and maintained between all internal and external staff members and that all parties involved in the build have the correct information in order to carry out the scope of works efficiently.
Quality in all areas of construction is achieved by having a clear goals for the finished renovation from the start. Within my role, I ensure that quallity building methods, quality standards are met and safety procedures are carried out by contractors so that the best quality work is delivered and great outcomes for everyone are achieved.’
Bachelor of Science: Engineering (4th year)
With George joining the business, we now have the third generation of Burke’s working in construction. George is currently completing his final year of a Mechanical Engineering degree at UWA. George works at Amerex during the semester breaks, and for a day a week during semester. George has a particular interest in using systems and technology to streamline efficiency. He has just completed a complete safety system overhaul for Amerex to refresh our processes and documentation to ensure that we are proactive and compliant across OHS. He also brings to the role a strong sense of social responsibility and is keen to drive the business further towards finding sustainable and environmentally sensitive solutions where possible.
“The Amerex safety overhaul has been a great project. I worked closely with the safety advisor from the MBA and she has been fantastic. It is so important that we all view safety as our personal responsibility and not just a compliance issue. We all want to go home to our families at the end of each day in one piece. By slowing down and performing a risk assessment, we can very quickly identify and remove potential problems. I look forward to contributing more to the business as my role evolves.”
My favourite quote is “Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance”.
A member of the Amerex team will arrange a time to discuss your
renovation and additions project and assess what stage you are at in the building process.
PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
ABN: 67 009 252 680 Builders Registration: 10250