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07 3899 2500

Email
info@begbiebentham.com.au

Address
275-283 Logan Road, Stones Corner Qld 4120

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OUR PEOPLE OUR STRENGTH

Meet Adam Begbie

Founder | Director | Owner

I entered the building industry in 1995 with a very proactive and exciting new building company in the Redland’s My first couple of years with this company was working on building sites as a general all rounder. The company grew very quickly and I moved into a co- ordination role within the office where my role was the conduit between the directors/ suppliers , subcontractors and clients. I quickly learnt in this role that standard procedures and systems were critical to ensure the jobs ran efficiently on time on budget and clients were regularly updated.  I set up many systems back then, that may seem antiquated today, but,  the philosophy today is still the same, the age of cloud based computing mobile devices and lap top computers have seen massive changes in how a modern building company operates.

After 7 years with this company and rising through the ranks to be a director, James and I decided, it was time to have ago for ourselves and thus, began Begbie Bentham in October 2002.

We have seen many ups and downs in the industry over the years , but have been lucky enough to have consistent work, even in the tough times. We have actually built homes for the children of clients we built for 15 & 16 years ago and have on many occasions now, built second and third homes for our clients for life.

Through trial error and success, we believe the number one issue in the industry is lack of communication, we have always strived to better ourselves and to make the entire design/ build and after sales experience an enjoyable experience for our customers.

In 2016, we worked for 9 months on setting up our online project management system, to be honest we don’t know how we operated before it. It has completely transformed the way we run our business and clients rave about it.  It has cut build time down by at least 10 percent, it keeps clients informed 24/7 both in on site works and in office administration and they know exactly how they are travelling financially, should they request variations to contract after contract signing.

 

We are completely transparent in all that we do, our clients even have access to calendar schedules that we use to schedule our trades and suppliers.  The Grey area that is rife through our industry has completely vanished within our company.
If you would like further information on our exciting online portal just contact us via Email, Facebook or Instagram and we will gladly send you a PDF brochure.

Lastly, if you are currently looking for a builder to build your dream home the number one question you should ask is what building system they have …if he is old school and still uses notebooks, white boards and a piece of timber to note take, you need to seriously consider if this is the right person to build your dream home.

Meet James Bentham

Founder | Director | Owner

With a long list of family members who were in construction, it was only natural for James to have a passion for design and building.

After college and 6 months working for a surveyor, James started a traineeship as an architectural draftsman, with a large project builder.

Through the mid 1980’s James developed his design and drafting skills working on a wide range of projects as both a senior architectural draftsman and drawing office manager.

In 1988 with a passion for design and construction, James started his own design and drafting company.

This company quickly grew to add 2 additional draftsman with a wide range of builders and projects.

In 1991 James won a HIA subcontractor award for a large home on a sloping site at Shailer Park.

Another 2 HIA awards followed, for James’s designs, a silver award for a home in Manly and an award, for most innovative use of a small lot in Mt Cotton.

In 1990, he was amongst the first to become a member of the Building Designers Association of Queensland and amongst the first Building Designers to become registered with the Queensland Building Services Authority.

In the late 1990’s James met Adam Begbie while working as a Subcontractor Designer for a Redlands Based builder and in 2002 they decided to combine their talents to form Begbie Bentham Pty Ltd.

James is very proud of every home designed and constructed by Begbie Bentham, most homes have been individually designed to suit each client and each site.

He believes It’s important to listen to each clients wishes, needs and budget, consider passive design principles, and work with the best aspects of the site.

After 34 years designing homes James still enjoys helping clients create their dream homes.

 

Christene Muller

General Manager

Christene grew up in the Redlands, she still enjoys boating and camping with her Husband and dogs.

A Motivated and experienced office professional with over 30 years of experience in business operations gained through a range of multifaceted administration and leadership roles across the Building, Real Estate and Accounting sectors.  She is an encouraging and supportive team member with highly discerning people management skills.

Having completed a General Office Traineeship, she started her career working for a local Real Estate Agency, furthering her career and becoming a Licensed Property Manager and then achieving a Certificate IV in Administration, led her to become an Office Manager/Bookkeeper. Always wanting to improve her skill set and knowledge base, she attends training seminars and workshops on a regular basis, staying up to date with Industry requirements.

She first met Adam and James whilst she was Office Manager for a large local Real Estate Agency. When Begbie Bentham were looking for someone to join their team, Christene was first on the list and she joined them in 2003, working her way up the ranks from Office Manager to her appointment of General Manager in 2019.

Christene’s Managerial skills, dedication and hard work, has been the force behind Begbie Bentham.

Her career achievements are:

Employee of the Year at Lucas & Partners Real Estate in 1998.

Nominated for Bayside Secretary of the Year in 1998 – Third Place

Master Builders Association

2006 - Conflict Management Workshop

2003 - Domestic/Construction workplace plan workshop

2000 - Business Management Course for Licensed Contractors

Workcover Queensland

2003 - General Safety Induction Course

Workcover NSW

2003 - Occupational Health & Safety Induction Training

1992 - Property Management program - L.J Hooker Real Estate

1992 - Introduction to Residential Property Management - REIQ

1990 - General Office Traineeship (Real Estate)

1989 - Certificate of Proficiency - General Office Traineeship - Lorraine Martin Commercial College

Jason Krueger

Senior Designer

Jason has over 30 years of experience in multiple aspects of design, drafting and business, with core competencies in building and engineering projects, construction documentation, and manufacturing.

He has worked as a Building Designer and Draftsperson on many and varied projects ranging from project homes and renovations through to large industrial and commercial projects. He has also had some experience as a Manager / Building Designer / Salesperson in the housing industry. He Now focuses on building design, liaising and maintaining relationships with large clients, exploring new business opportunities within Australia and Asia to ensure the financial stability and future growth of the company.


For his custom design projects, awards for both affordable housing and unique high-end designs highlight the range of work undertaken and the high quality that they are created. Jason stresses the importance of client understanding during the preliminary design process, and his extensive experience with 3D modeling helps clients to envision their projects, get funding or approval, and helps project marketing efforts.

A Greensmart Accredited Professional he also has specialized training from the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors.

His sales and marketing background give him unique insight into reaching potential clients. Embracing this trend is indicative of his innovative thinking, a key to his success.  His rigorous attention to detail, commitment to design, and leadership has garnered  him a stellar reputation and consistent growth, overseeing a team averaging 600 projects a year for government, developers, and private clients. 

With an Impressive Awards Case:

2017

BDAQ Residential Design $300-500K

BDAQ Best use of James Hardie Products

2016

BDAQ Best Small Lot design

BDAQ Best New Home up to $500k

BDAQ Multi Residential Developments over 6 units (up to 3 Levels)

HIA Custom Built Home $300-500k

RTAA Think Brick awards Nomination

2015
National Finalist - Best Multiunit development
Best Commercial Interior
Best Alterations and renovations
Best Small Lot Development
Best Multiunit development


2014 HIA Best Use of Small Lot


2012
Best use of Engineered Timber


2011 HIA Housing awards
Affordable Housing - winner
Display Home Finalist
Greensmart Energy Efficient Home - Finalist
Best Home $1m-2m - Finalist
Custom Built Home $500-750, 000
Custom Built Home of the year- Finalist


Master Builders Housing awards
Best Home for Sloping sites


2011 Building Design Awards
Best New Home over 600m2
Best use of Engineered timber
Best use of Colorbond steel
Best House under 250m2
Best House 251-350m2
Regional & State Building design award 2009 for affordable housing
Regional & State Building design award 2009 for Custom Housing
Recent regional and state design awards for custom and affordable housing reiterates this
focus, which is maintained from the smallest to largest projects, from renovations to new homes
and commercial projects.

Bryce Robinson

Site Construction Manager

My passion for construction started young as my father and uncle owned their own earth moving business which also involved lifting and relocation old Queenslanders.

Eventually as time went on my uncle become a builder who specialized in major renovations on old Queenslanders.

I could not wait for the day to start working following my passion and in my father’s footsteps and started my apprenticeship in carpentry when I was 16 and qualified by the time, I was 20.

I become the site supervisor for by uncles building company by 23 which involved managing the build, take offs and taking time with the clients to understand there wants and needs to help build their dream home.

My experience is a broad range from steel fixing, concreting right through to putting roofs on, I believe it’s important that a supervisor has a high understanding in all aspects of a building a house so all criteria is met to a high standard.

My passion has not stopped, and I am still wanting to advance my knowledge, so I have completed my cert 4 in construction and now aiming to obtain my builders licence.

When the opportunity came up to join Begbie Bentham I jumped at it.

With having a supervisor that builds your house as if it were my own, you’re in perfect hands.

Alison Buchanan

Project Coordinator

Ali finished her Schooling in Brisbane and started working in the Childcare Industry. After a few years in Childcare, she completed a Certificate in Business & started working for an Engineering firm, eventually looking after their site services department, organizing slab and frame inspections.

Ali is now a valued member of Begbie Bentham, working her way up from a role in General office Administration to working with our Site Supervisor, as our Project Co-ordinator, having recently completed Certificate III in Project Management and currently studying her Diploma in Project Management.

She is always on the go and can’t sit still, she loves the outdoors, going to the beach, camping, and spending quality time with her daughter, family & friends.

Naomi Lynch

Receptionist

I recently graduated from Mansfield State High School, and throughout I have always enjoyed the subject design, meaning it is a dream to work with a design and build company. I also enjoy shopping with friends and eating at cute cafes. I love to drive around in my car whenever I get the chance, as well as going for long bushwalks exploring nature.

I have always wanted to work in an office job like my mum, as she has always enjoyed working in admin. So I decided to follow in her footsteps and become a receptionist.

Joining Begbie Bentham in 2021, I am furthering my studies and currently studying a Certificate III in Business Administration.

Mia Kempel

Interior Designer

Mia is a Brisbane interior designer & property stylist who has lived and worked in communities across Australia and Japan.

Growing up in a Danish-style architectural house and living in rural Japan influenced Mia’s love of interior design and architecture. She studied visual arts in NSW and worked for Queensland’s leading cultural organisations and local commercial projects, before focusing on her passion for contemporary interior design.

As a qualified interior designer and property stylist specializing in prestige properties, Mia shares her industry knowledge and practical experience with clients to help create homes that people love to live in and families can thrive in.