Young builder makes his mark in cus­tom homes

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE last few years have been very busy for Ray Ker­shaw, founder and di­rec­tor of Mondo Ex­clu­sive Homes.

Start­ing work as a car­pen­ter, be­com­ing a builder quickly be­came his fo­cus.

“I saw that I could turn my prac­ti­cal on-site skills and my or­gan­ised and sys­temised na­ture into a good build­ing com­pany,” Mr Ker­shaw said.

He got his builder’s li­cence at 25 and opened Mondo Ex­clu­sive Homes in 2010.

“We started off with just my­self as the sole em­ployee and com­pleted one to three jobs per year,” Mr Ker­shaw said.

“Now we have four staff and com­plete eight to 12 homes a year.”

They have won a num­ber of awards over the years, in­clud­ing the Master Builders As­so­ci­a­tion na­tional Young Builder of the Year in 2015.

“Win­ning the Young Builder of the Year award is one of our big­gest high­lights,” Mr Ker­shaw said.

“It doesn’t fo­cus on one par­tic­u­lar job, it en­com­passes the com­pany’s growth, what we do in the com­mu­nity and also what we put back into the in­dus­try.”

The com­pany has ex­pe­ri­ence deal­ing with com­plex build­ing sites and un­der­take a lot of work in­volv­ing de­mol­ish­ing ex­ist­ing prop­er­ties and build­ing new homes.

“We fo­cus on a broad mar­ket and can tai­lor our prod­uct to suit most peo­ple’s bud­gets and de­sign re­quire­ments, but clients who come to us are look­ing for some­thing cus­tom with a high em­pha­sis on qual­ity,” Mr Ker­shaw said.

Mondo Ex­clu­sive Homes have re­cently opened a dis­play home in Swan­bourne and are set to open a sec­ond in Sor­rento later this year.

“We cur­rently do a bit of work in the Clare­mont, Churchlands and Swan­bourne ar­eas and have found that to be a good fit for us as a com­pany,” Mr Ker­shaw said.

“Lots of peo­ple love the area and don’t want to leave, so de­mol­ish­ing and re-build­ing has been a big thing.

“Lots of our clients have also owned larger blocks in these ar­eas for some time and are now look­ing to un­lock the block’s po­ten­tial and sub-di­vide to en­able them to down­size and also have an in­vest­ment prop­erty.”

The dis­play home is priced from $420,000 and Mr Ker­shaw said it would suit a wide va­ri­ety of con­sumers.

“Hav­ing a master bed­room and en­suite on the ground floor with the re­main­ing bed­rooms and ac­tiv­ity area up­stairs could po­ten­tially suit a young pro­fes­sional cou­ple, a small fam­ily look­ing to get a starter home in an area or even a down­sizer look­ing for some­thing to lock and leave,” he said.

The home at 8 Lyn­ton Street, Swan­bourne is open for view­ing on Satur­days and Sun­days from 1pm-3pm un­til October 2.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Ray Ker­shaw on 0421 223 831.

Ray Ker­shaw

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