Built on ex­pe­ri­ence

Fol­low­ing in his fa­ther’s foot­steps, VM Build­ing Di­rec­tor Rob Agostino is pas­sion­ate about cre­at­ing dis­tinct homes that sur­prise and sur­pass ex­pec­ta­tions.

The West Australian - - NEW HOMES - BY CHRIS THURMOTT CON­TACT VM Build­ing 9446 9779, www.vm­build­ing.com.au.

Mr Agostino said his favourite as­pect of build­ing was find­ing al­ter­na­tive con­struc­tion meth­ods, as it pro­vided a con­stant source of en­joy­ment. “There is al­ways more than one way to achieve a home’s cre­ative look and fin­ish,” he said. “What re­ally mo­ti­vates us is to do so with­out our clients hav­ing to spend reck­lessly to achieve it. “We en­joy sur­pris­ing our clients and see­ing their re­ac­tion when we ex­plain our way of do­ing things.” Spe­cial­is­ing in the cus­tom build mar­ket en­ables VM Build­ing to draw on the full breadth of ex­pe­ri­ence to over­come chal­lenges, ac­cord­ing to Mr Agostino. “We love the na­ture of cus­tom homes, as each is unique to what our clients need,” he said. “Ev­ery build has chal­lenges, rang­ing from lim­ited site sizes re­sult­ing in com­pli­cated ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity is­sues, to some very in­tri­cate de­tails in the ac­tual con­struc­tion phase. “Over the years we have met many build­ing chal­lenges, how­ever, our ex­pe­ri­ence en­ables us to think ahead of the is­sues and ad­dress them be­fore we en­counter them.” Orig­i­nally set up in the 1980s by Mr Agostino’s fa­ther Vince, VM Build­ing is a fam­ily-owned, sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion builder with more than 60 years of com­bined ex­pe­ri­ence. In that time it has be­come an award-win­ning builder of pre­mium cus­tomised res­i­dences and town­house vil­las. Among the awards it has re­ceived is the 2016 HIA CSR WA Town­house/Villa of the Year and it was a fi­nal­ist for HIA Aus­tralian Town­house/Villa of the Year. VM Build­ing has re­tained the same name since its in­cep­tion, but re­cently went through a re­brand­ing ex­er­cise, which Mr Agostino said aimed to re­flect a more con­tem­po­rary di­rec­tion. “The name re­mains un­changed be­cause of its mean­ing­ful his­tory,” he said. ”How­ever, we felt our brand needed mod­ernising to re­flect how we de­sign and con­struct to­day; it was time to re­ju­ve­nate and stand out more than we have in the past.” Of the many homes and projects VM Build­ing has had a hand in over the years, there is one that stands out for Mr Agostino. The task was to re­place a sprawl­ing older home on a 1400sqm block in Yokine with four prop­er­ties that would make the most of the ad­join­ing park­land and un­in­ter­rupted city views. “It sat well with us af­ter we knew the re­sult­ing four homes were go­ing to be an im­prove­ment of what was there,” Mr Agostino said. Mr Agostino said VM Build­ing was able to stand out in a com­pet­i­tive build­ing in­dus­try due to its at­ti­tude and ap­proach to ev­ery job. “Our com­mu­ni­ca­tion with clients is key – they know ev­ery step we take, so we have full trans­parency in how we op­er­ate,” he said. “To achieve our stan­dards on ev­ery home we pur­pose­fully se­lect a small num­ber of homes a year.” VM Build­ing is about to be­gin con­struc­tion on its first dis­play homes, which Mr Agostino is very ex­cited about. “It will show­case what we are ca­pa­ble of and that we can con­tinue de­liv­er­ing great homes at a great price,” he said. “We also have new homes from $500,000 to $1.5 mil­lion ready to be viewed by ap­point­ment, which will sur­prise and de­light.” In ad­di­tion to fo­cus­ing on the dis­play home, VM Build­ing is cur­rently work­ing on a home at Water­mans Bay for for­mer Soc­ceroo and now Perth Glory As­sis­tant Coach Richard Gar­cia and his wife Janelle. This is the sec­ond time the cou­ple has built with VM Build­ing. “Their friend­li­ness, ap­proach and hon­esty gave us con­fi­dence they were go­ing to be there ev­ery step of the way,” Mr Gar­cia said.

Richard Gar­cia (left) at his new home un­der con­struc­tion, with Rob Agostino of VM Build­ing.

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