For John Condon, managing director of Harbour City Homes P/l, the building industry was always going to be part of his career. Starting out as an apprentice carpenter, he describes his early years as the key to the success his business enjoys today.
"I trained under old school conditions where if you have the ability you flourish. I am still putting together some pretty amazing structures today and now with my sons doing a lot of the heavy lifting for me, they too have some amazing skills I rely upon."
Harbour City Homes is a finalist in Townhouse Villa category of the HIA-CSR Awards, an accolade that John says gives his business a platform from which to shine.
"These awards give us the opportunity to showcase our expertise and the level of finish that can be achieved in the custom built environment."
With a portfolio of projects that include construction of custom built homes, townhouses, villas and contemporary home renovations, the business has earned a reputation for its knowledge and expertise, coupled with an ability to fit designs into a budget that clients are comfortable with.
Customers are those typically seeking high-end custom-designed homes and renovations, with many arriving by way of recommendation. It's an endorsement that underlines the philosophy the business works hard to uphold.
"Ultimately we aim to leave every client satisfied with the work we undertake for them," John said.