Ant’s approach to work is simple. Hard. Smart. Intuitive.
Driven by a passion for beautiful design and a desire to work collaboratively with architects, Ant started Element Five with brother Rob as a way to guarantee they would always build what they loved.
As Element Five’s reputation elevated, Ant saw an opportunity to diversify and expand into multi density builds. Adopting the name Element Five, ensured a clear distinction between the diverse product offerings of the two companies.
Ant’s proudest moments are when he hears people say Element Five is their first choice in builder, knowing his commitment to delivering the best has resulted in a company renowned for remarkable projects.
Thriving on the busy team atmosphere and a hunger for success, Ant’s focus is always on the evolution of his company – “To enable us to build better, it’s important we’re constantly developing all aspects of our work, and are always ahead of the game.”
Rob started his career in the construction industry 24 years ago as an apprentice carpenter and quickly realised that working with his hands was something he loved. It was there that his passion for construction, design and wood grew.
He received his Builders Licence at the age of 24, and this initiated the long standing partnership with his brother Ant and the birth of Element Five.
Rob’s inspiration for starting the company was and still is today, the incredible partnership with his brother. Together they work as a team; pushing each other, allowing the company to grow and surrounding themselves with great people with a parallel vision.
The Element Five Brand was inspired by Rob and Ant’s common belief for freedom of association, this belief is part of their family culture and most importantly today, has brought Rob closer to fellow work mates who form the Element Five team.
The people who make up the company and their shared passion to work as a team is what inspires Rob to come to work each day. His proudest moment is of recent, having a company strong enough, with the ability to support others in times of need. He is also particularly proud of the incredible growth and quality of achievements within the company.
Rob finishes off with a phase which rings true to himself and the company,
“You learn something new every day!”
Damien’s passion for building is shown in his enthusiasm and direct relationships he builds. Starting as a site manager in the high end Element Five section of the company his skillset has grown over his 11 year tenure into the medium rise multi dwelling sector. The fast paced construction of apartments across Melbourne suits Damien’s style of time management and relationship building to ensure repeat clients are kept satisfied at all times.
With great construction knowledge and an appetite for success he drives hard for project completion and quality across the board. Damien’s engagement with all staff and project professionals is always uplifting and of a positive nature.
Earl is a third generation builder and has worked in the construction industry since 1978. Earl completed his carpentry training in 1982, has managed construction sites both domestically and abroad, and operated his own building company before joiningElement Five in 2005. Earl’s broad experience, attention to detail and calm resolve make him the perfect Quality Assurance Manager and Post Construction Manager.
Earl was drawn to the company as his ethos aligned with company’s foundation principals of building to the highest quality, of developing and maintaining business relationships, and he felt the commercial sensibilities of Element Five were very evident. 12 years on, Earl feels the base values remain, however the company is so much more dynamic and wide ranging, providing a challenging and exciting environment which he loves being part of.
Keith’s expertise stems from his Quantity Surveying background over the last 20 years; focussing on the day-to-day processes of project delivery; contract management and project reporting within Element Five.
Best described as strategic, committed to delivery; and with an eye for detail – he plays an integral role in overseeing the commercial outcome of our projects.
Keith is passionate about team work and meeting client’s expectations.
Martin is passionate about the opportunities and challenges that come with the evolving business strategy of Element Five.
His approach to work is commercial, forward thinking and strategic. He enjoys being part of a team of great people, with a culture that empowers everyone in their individual roles.
Martin is driven by being able to contribute the required facilities and financial systems to support cash flow requirements and reporting, and loves being part of the evolving nature and growth of the business.
John started with us as Project Manager 10 years ago and has 15 years-experience as a project manager and also a design background working as a Project Architect for another 13 years prior to stepping into a project managers role .
Establishing himself as a Design & Construction Manager, he assists clients with all facets of the project from feasibility/inception through to delivery.
He ensures the initial site planning is managed correctly to achieve maximum productivity during construction, has a well measured approach and understanding in value management and most importantly ensures earth is turning on site as soon as possible