Earlier this week Inverloch 3996 caught up with Troy & Kelly Harris, the dynamic duo behind some of the most stylish additions to the new build scene in Inverloch and beyond to find out what makes them tick, and to discuss some of the coastal construction trends that are emerging for 2019 and beyond.
How did Harris Build form - what was the seed that germinated the business you have today?
TROY & KELLY: We started as a company three years ago, but it was always in the planning stages long before that while we were working on our own renovations and build projects. We've been lucky enough to work with some very high end builders along the way and have put what we've learned into everything we do.
Those lessons, trends & ideas went into our own house which proved to be a great decision as it serves as a visual showcase of what the Harris Build team is capable of. It's also helped to bring us in a lot more work.
Can you describe your dream home?
TROY & KELLY: Ha - no, for us there's no such thing as a dream home, it's a constantly evolving process, by the time we've finished our own "dream home" we're ready to build again. It's always changing, even for our clients. We get new ideas from every new home we build and you always want to take the best bits from one project and apply them to the next one. We are embarking on a new "dream home" in 2019 and our current "dream home" has just gone on the market ;-)
What's your favourite Inverloch build to date?
TROY & KELLY: It would have to be the two story custom home in Tamara Cresent Inverloch we recently completed. It's the best fit out we've done internally where there were no compromises. The client acted on our advice, spent the right amount of money and got exactly the result they were after.
Anything exciting projects lined up for the new year?
TROY & KELLY: Well 2018's been a massive year for Harris Build with some amazing projects handed over in Wonthaggi and Leongatha as well as Inverloch that we've absolutely loved working on, not to mention the launch of our new website www.harrisbuild.com.au. There are some really exciting things lined up for the new year that we're chomping at the bit to get stuck into. We've got an exciting new build in Harmers Haven and one in Newhaven starting in 2019 and a few more in the pipeline so it's shaping up to be a great year.
Where do you see your business in the next 5 years?
TROY & KELLY: We'd like to grow our business but not at the expense of quality and service. We've built our name by providing first class service to our clients and handing them the keys to a high quality home that meets and hopefully exceeds their expectations of what a custom home can be. We've got a great team that work really well together and will slowly expand on that for now.
Any emerging construction trends you are noticing?
TROY & KELLY: A lot of our client's want low maintenance properties so we are working a lot more with cement based products, aluminum timber look claddings that don't require a lot of upkeep when compared to say timber. You don't have to coat the timber cladding anymore and aluminum has a great range of finishes. We are seeing more and more of this on the Bass Coast now - especially in Inverloch.
Tell us a little about your home?
TROY & KELLY: Well it was a labour of love and we adore how it turned out. It's got a great energy and flow and we've had some amazing times and nights out on the deck with family and friends but for us building is in the blood and we'll likely be building our current version of our dream home for as long as we are able and so the journey continues - we've just listed our home for sale !
How can people find out more about Harris Build?
TROY & KELLY: All our contact info is on our website, you can also check out all of our current and past projects too :-) If you think we'd be a good fit to make your dream home a reality reach out and say hi, we'd love to hear from you.