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Meet the team

Get to know the team who will craft your new home.

When you partner with WA Country Builders to build your new home, you gain access to a wealth of knowledge and experience from our team members. They will work with you at every stage of the building process to ensure you receive the better building experience.

Ryan Seppala

New Home Consultant

Meet the team Ryan Seppala

Ryan, a proud Geraldton local, boasts an intimate understanding of the mid-west region and its lifestyle.

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He takes pride in guiding his clients towards realising their dream homes, leveraging his personal touch and meticulous attention to detail to streamline the building journey into a stress-free experience. With over a decade of industry experience and a family background steeped in 40 years of local building expertise, Ryan offers trustworthy advice tailored to each client’s needs. Whether assisting first-time homeowners, those settling into their forever abode, or facilitating house and land packages, Ryan finds fulfillment in helping clients discover homes perfectly suited to their circumstances.

During his leisure hours, Ryan relishes moments with loved ones, hits the gym, explores the outdoors on his bike, embarks on travels, and savors the quintessential mid-west lifestyle.

Rob Kirkovski

Design Manager

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Design Manager Rob Kirkovski has a design career that spans close to 30 years, with a background in architecture, interior design and construction.

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As a child growing up in Mount Lawley, walking to school was Rob’s daily adventure. Instead of taking the same route, he’d explore different streets around the inner city and admire the houses along the way. Even now, he still enjoys taking walks through different neighbourhoods, fascinated by the variety of architecture.
For the first decade of his career, Rob honed his skills at various architectural firms in Perth, specialising in luxury housing projects. After gaining valuable experience, he transitioned to working as an interior designer.

After this, Rob joined his current workplace. Over the course of the last two decades, his career has taken him across the vast expanse of Western Australia. From bustling urban centres to remote coastal towns, he’s had the opportunity to work on a wide range of housing typologies. Each project has presented its own unique challenges and rewards, shaping Rob into the versatile professional he is today.

Todd Knuiman

Construction Supervisor

Meet the team Todd Knuiman

A carpenter by trade, Construction Supervisor Todd Knuiman completed his apprenticeship in 2009.

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While running his own carpentry business, Todd spent 10 years subcontracting to the JWH Group, before taking on a role as a construction manager at a building company. In November 2021, Todd returned to JWH Group.

In 2023, Todd completed his Diploma in Building and Construction, and has since gained his Building Practitioner’s Licence.

Ian Johnston

Construction Supervisor

Meet the team Ian Johnson

Construction Supervisor Ian Johnston has spent the last two decades working in the industry, beginning his career as a carpenter, and later obtaining both his Builder’s Registration, and an Advanced Diploma in Business Management and Leadership.

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Ian has spent many years living on the east coast of Australia, in a bid to experience as much of the country as he can. Now settled back in WA, Ian spends as much of his spare time as he can surfing, sailing, and at the beach with his partner Hanna, and their dog.

Todd Branson

New Home Consultant

Meet the team Todd Branson

Todd joined the WA Country Builders south-west division in 2008, after a much-needed sea change to beautiful Dunsborough. With over 17 years’ experience in the building industry, Todd’s knowledge and passion for new homes continues to grow year after year.

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Todd’s commitment to helping his clients build their dream homes means that he will be right beside them every step of the way. When he’s not working, Todd loves scouring our spectacular coast for the perfect wave, supporting the Fremantle Dockers and spending quality time with his family.

Josh Lindsay

New Home Consultant

Meet the team Josh Lindsay

A south-west local, Josh has been working in the property industry for over 12 years, specialising in off the plan sales.

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During this time, he has developed a great understanding of market trends and conditions, with comprehensive knowledge of the West Australian property market. Josh has a passion for helping people on their property journey by building their property portfolios, with a proven track record in exceeding client’s expectations and delivering results of the highest standard. When he’s not working, Josh enjoys an active lifestyle, spending time with his family and chasing waves.

Peter Bilston

New Home Consultant

Meet the team Peter Briston

Peter joined JWH Group in 1992 in Perth and made the move to the south-west in 1999.

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Peter has worked in the building industry for over 25 years and has gained extensive knowledge across the board including two storey, rural properties and coastal designs to suit all different types of clients and requirements. When not at work, Peter can be found socialising with friends and enjoying time with his two boys.

Manny De Brito

Regional Manager – South West

Meet the team Manny De Brito

Manny has been working with the JWH Group since 1999, across a variety of roles within the business, such as estimating, scheduling and as Regional Manager in 2020.

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Manny currently leads oursouth-west team, who are extremely passionate about helping and supporting local families as they build their new homes throughout the region. Manny enjoys the entire building process, from start to finish. He says there is nothing more satisfying than helping people build their dream home.

When Manny isn’t at work, you’ll find him on the golf course or supporting his daughters on the sidelines at their horse show-jumping competitions.

Corinna Hipper

Regional Manager

Meet the team Corinna Hipper

Corinna has been with WA Country Builders since 2013 and has held multiple roles including scheduler and a brief stint as an estimator.

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She now keeps the mid-west region in check as our Regional Manager. Having cherished her own upbringing in regional WA, Corinna brings that special touch to her role and is passionate about ensuring our clients have an enjoyable experience.

When not at work, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and photography, as well as spending time with her family and loyal four-legged friend.

Jason Seppala

New Home Consultant

Meet the team Jason Seppala

Jason prides himself on creating dream homes while guiding clients with honest and friendly advice.

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Jason believes in always taking an intellectual and flexible approach from design to construction, as it results in the ultimate outcome and the happiest clients. Having lived in Geraldton his entire life, Jason has a great understanding of the local area and has received numerous customer service awards as an individual along with the team at WA Country Builders Geraldton.

Kyle Wilkinson

Construction Manager

Meet the team Kylie Wilkinson

In 2023, Kyle was promoted to Construction Manager of the Mid West Division. Kyle strongly believes building your new home should be enjoyable and stress free.

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In his spare time, Kyle enjoys playing hockey and golf and spending time with his wife and children.

Adam Warren

New Home Consultant

Meet the team Adam Warren

Based in the Great Southern Region, Adam has a customer-focused approach to helping clients build a home to call their own.

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With almost 20 years’ experience in the plumbing and building industry, Adam has a thorough understanding of the construction process. He has the knowledge to guide his clients through the home build experience and the drive to deliver an outstanding customer experience. In his leisure time, you’ll find Adam on the sporting field, either running around with his three children, supporting his local football club and coaching junior football and basketball.

Jason Riedyk

Construction Manager

Meet the team Jason Riedyk

Jason qualified as a carpenter in 1992 and ran his own carpentry business in Albany for eight years before joining the WA Country Builders team in 2000.

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He became a Construction Supervisor in 2009 before being promoted to Construction Manager role in 2013. A tradesman at heart, Jason’s skills, knowledge and industry experience are extensive, and he has a passion for working together with clients to build their perfect homes. In his spare time, Jason loves to get outdoors; racing go karts with his son, or riding dirt bikes.

Dion Knuiman

Construction Supervisor

Meet the team Dion Knuiman

Dion joined the WA Country Builders team as a Construction Supervisor in 2016.

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He was previously a plumber and worked for himself before joining the JWH Group as a Supervisor with Active Plumbing in 2014. Dion is an Albany local and lives in his home built by WA Country Builders in 2015. As an A-Grade Motocross rider, Dion enjoys getting out on his dirt bike and prefers to spend his spare time outdoors with friends and family.

Darren Welshman

New Home Consultant

Meet the team Darren Welshman

Darren has lived in Albany all his life and has worked in the building industry for over 26 years.

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Darren has built several new homes in Albany and uses his experience to assist clients with every aspect of the building process. Darren is married with two children and loves surfing, fishing and camping and spending time with family.

Giles Lilley

Regional Manager

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Building runs in the family for Regional Manager, Giles. Growing up, he was surrounded by bricks and mortar with his father and grandfather operating a building company from the late 1960s.

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Raised in the south-west, Giles shares sense of community and connectedness with the residents. He understands the importance of living in a safe place that contributes to a positive lifestyle and wellbeing. Joining the JWH Group in 2004, Giles has spent the last two decades working for various divisions in the Group, with a high level of experience in sales and managerial roles. When he’s not working, Giles enjoys spending quality time with his wife and son on their small farm, and riding his vintage motorcycles.

Carrie Anderson

Special Project Manager

Meet the team Carrie Anderson

Carrie started working with the JWH Group in 2005 as a Construction Clerk and Trainee Scheduler Estimator. She quickly became a very valuable member of the Busselton division and within a year, was promoted to an Estimator.

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Being a working mum, Carrie had little time to waste and after four years in estimating, Carrie was promoted to Divisional Administration Manager.

Carrie quickly moved up the career ladder, progressing to Office Manager, Process and Cost Control Manager, Regional Manager and now, Carrie oversees special projects in the project development division of the business.

A fitness fanatic and loving mum of two daughters, Carrie loves to spoil her team with baked cakes.

Ehsan Soleymani

Estimating and Cost Control Manager

Meet the team Ehsan Soleymani

Graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Civil Engineering, Ehsan wasted no time in the pursuit of his passion for the construction industry, diving headfirst into the commercial space as a site supervisor.

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A registered builder from Iran, Ehsan moved to Australia in 2013 and commenced his career in the residential building industry with JWH Group.

Extending his quest beyond commercial projects and apartment buildings, Ehsan has also worked in a diverse range of roles including scheduling, estimating and office administration management.

Ehsan’s analytical skills and process-orientated mindset form the base of his proficiency in process and performance management, showcasing his strength to driving continuous improvements in the business.

Brook Leber

New Home Consultant

Meet the team Brook Leber

Born and raised in the Pilbara before moving to Bunbury and finally Perth, Brook is a country boy at heart. With a deep passion for the building industry, environmental design and nature itself, Brook has a wealth of knowledge and has enjoyed many roles within the building industry.

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Prior to moving to WA Country Builders and The Rural Building Co, Brook was an award-winning designer at Oswald Homes and Residential Attitudes for 14 years. Brook says navigating the ‘land of smoke and mirrors’ is what inspires him to strive for excellence with all his clients. He ensures the process of designing and building their dream home is a “no-nonsense” positive and rewarding experience. When he is not working you will find Brook exploring WA with his family relaxing next to a campfire on a beach or by a river.

Bonnie Muccilli

Administration Team Lead

Mee the team Bonnie Muccilli

Bonnie joined the group in 1998 and has undertaken a number of roles during her time with the company including accounts, shire and construction liaison, customer service team leader, administration manager and today, New Homes Administrator.

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Bonnie says it’s a privilege to be a part of what can be a life changing experience for our clients. It is not every day that you get to build and customise your own home. Most of all, Bonnie enjoys reviewing, advising, planning and choosing selections with the clients and watching their excitement grow through each phase – admin, construction and key handover.

Clint Swift

Construction Manager

Meet the team Clint Swift

Clint started his building career as a framing carpenter completing an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery. He later hung up the tool belt and progressed his career, supervising construction sites for various building companies.

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Clint obtained his Building Practitioner and Contractor Licence in 2006 and holds a current licence with “Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety”.

Clint leads his team closely with weekly meetings, assisting them to achieve their targets by offering support and resolution to any queries they have. Clint likes to get involved on the sites to resolve issues first-hand.

Clint is committed to deliver the best customer experience possible in any situation. Clint unwinds by playing his guitar with his band mates or playing golf fishing or camping.

Michael Brackenreg

Building Manager

Meet the team Michael Brackenreg

Our Building Manager, Mike, is a second generation builder, born and raised in Geraldton.

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Starting as a plumbing apprentice, and then working through the supervisory and construction manager ranks, Mike has worked across an extremely broad range of construction projects in his rich career including commercial, complex residential and volume residential construction. A registered builder, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge of construction methodologies and building practices with which to oversee our supervisory team. When not at work, Mike unwinds on the golf course, at the Eagles or on his Sunday morning bike rides with mates.

Tony Harvie

General Manager

Tony has a deep passion for the construction industry and the people within it. Outside of work, Tony loves spending time with his family, and exercising, from ocean ski paddling, to swimming.

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Tony is also a board member of the Veterans Transition Centre, a not-for-profit project that assists veterans to transition back into civilian life.

Tony is a country boy at heart, growing up in central Victoria. Tony joined the military at the tender age of 17, where he worked for an extensive period before transitioning into the construction industry. Tony initially worked for JWH Group, in the residential building division, before moving into the land development industry as General Manager of Sales and Marketing, at one of Australia’s largest and most successful Perth-based developers. From here, Tony made the move to a top 5 Perth Builder, in a Group General Manager position, which he maintained for five years. In 2018 he re-joined JWH Group, in the WA Country Builders and The Rural Building Co division. He’s now the Group General Manager.

Peter Chellew

Sales Manager

Meet the team Peter Chellew

With an extensive career in sales, spanning almost 20 years, Peter brings a wealth of knowledge to WA Country Builders and strives to see his sales team succeed.

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Building on a rural site can present significant challenges that require technical aspects of construction applied, but Peter particularly enjoys this part of the client’s journey, working to find solutions. Peter enjoys keeping busy and active, using his leisure time to play touch rugby, golf, squash and water sports.

Levi Evans

Regional Manager Perth and Avon Region

Meet the team Levi Evans

Born in Narrogin and raised in Albany, Levi shares the same country values that are at the heart of a WA Country Builders home.

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Levi spent some time in the timber frame and truss industry and then started with the group as a scheduler. Levi has since held a number of positions, steadily rising through scheduling and estimating to become the Group Estimating Manager before taking his role as Regional Manager.

Levi values longevity and takes inspiration from the calibre of the people he is connected to in both his working life and at home with his young family. He enjoys the diverse nature of building and construction and loves seeing homes built in the bush, a place he still feels a strong connection to.

Gavin Turner

New Home Consultant

Meet Gavin Turner

Born and raised in the WA Goldfields, Gavin started his working life completing a four-year apprenticeship in horticulture and opening his own garden centre and landscaping business. After running his garden centre for 26 years, the business was sold and he moved to the Avon Valley.

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Gavin started his new career as Building and Design Consultant for WA Country Builders and The Rural Building Co in 2009 and has continued to grow in his position throughout the years. Spending a decade in the Avon Valley, Gavin has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the complexity of building on rural properties.

Gavin enjoys nothing more than guiding clients through their building journey, and watching fantastic homes be built throughout the Perth and Avon regions.