Summit to success
BUSINESS WINS BIG AT AWARDS
forced to adjust rates during last year’s slowdown and those savings were still on offer.
“The quality of work out there at the moment is much better in general too,” he said.
“When there are not a lot of jobs going around, the trades are really conscious of doing the best job they can to try and pick up more work.”
The market for existing Perth homes, where prices have tumbled 4.4 per cent in the last 12 months, remains Summit Home Group’s biggest competitor.
“It really comes down to the value of buying second-hand as opposed to building new,” Mr Harvie said. “We are seeing a lot of people investigating home improvements after buying in areas like Leeming, Bull Creek and Myaree, where you can get a good deal on an existing home.”
Mr Harvie said home improvement also remained popular in Applecross and Mt Pleasant and that there were a number of triplex and duplex development blocks throughout the City of Melville.
Summit Homes Group picked up both best project builder and best customer service at the recent Master Builders WA awards.
“We are built around people and we are extremely mindful that we are in this business to build better houses for our clients,” Mr Harvie said.
Summit Homes Group was presented with eight Master Builders WA awards last month.