YORK TEAM

THE YORK TEAM

York creates and innovates, we are a strong team of thinkers, doers, builders and dreamers.

We know that the only way to create great things every day is by working with great people who truly enjoy their job, so we make sure we only hire the best. We live and breathe what we do, we’re enthusiastic and take pride in doing the best work we can in every job we work on.

David-York

DAVID YORK

Owner - Managing Director

Dave is our founder and Managing Director. Coming from a professional rugby playing background, Dave knows what it means to push limits, what it takes to be the best and that you are only as good as the team around you.
Dave is a born leader, he has hand picked each member of the team and he takes great pride in mentoring and supporting them to produce results that he knows our clients will love as much as we do.

Through his love of craftsmanship and eye for detail, Dave started York Building in 2009. He has built strong relationships with clients, architects, designers, staff, suppliers and contractors in the industry and is respected amongst his peers.

A few words from Dave
I love coming to work with every piece of my soul because of the people that I get to work with and that I am lucky enough to call my team. Handing over beautiful work to happy clients is what drives me to be the best that we can be. In a service related business there are 3 things that I drive home with the team.
Communication (good and bad)
Quality and execution
Customer experience.
My vision is for our customers to love the experience of working with us and to be a part of the build so that we can educate them along the way.

Kirsten-York

KIRSTEN YORK

Business Manager

With over 16 years of professional experience in the corporate space within the finance and sales environment, Kirsten has explained that she has learnt a lot about what she loves doing…and also a lot about what she does not love doing…
She holds a Bachelor of Business and marketing as well as Interior Decorating which makes her a valued asset to the York Building team.
Kirsten’s responsibilities lie across marketing, communication and business operations.

A few words from Kirsten
Being a mum to my two small girls and having had worked in the corporate space for many years, I feel it has given me beautiful clarity around where I want my energy to be focused. Having done our own private property projects and seeing what York Building was creating, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I believe that we need to love what we do and do what we love – having a passion for beautiful spaces, I knew that I wanted to be a part of the process which makes them so.

craig

CRAIG MCCRUDDEN

General Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the building game, Craig brings oh so much knowledge to the team.  Craig has a wealth of knowledge across all aspects of building and although he loves to get stuck in on site when he can, most of his time as General Manager is spent working across all sites, supervising progress of projects and liaising with clients.

A few words from Craig

“What I love the most about working with the team at York Building is how there is a real value and emphasis on putting the client first.  The team all works together and helps each other to ensure the job is done on time and with high quality details and finishes – I feel proud to be a part of it.  There has been a lot of support for me to grow within the company, add value and make my mark which has been great.

Outside of work, I am a family man and I love my sport (mainly rugby league and cricket).  I love to coach my son’s soccer on the weekends and chill out with the family”

Mike-Smith

MIKE SMITH

Project Manager / Contracts administrator

With 8 years of project management experience under his belt, Mike is a valued asset to the York Building team.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Building construction and worked in industrial construction for 4 years before moving in to the residential and commercial building space.

Mike’s specialities lie across project management, project planning and scheduling, budget tracking, liaising with clients, architects, engineers, consultants and project quotations.

A few words from Mike
I came to Australia for a two week holiday back in 2015. After meeting the people Sydney and realising the type of lifestyle I could have here, I quit my job in the US and came back a month later to live permanently. I live in Bondi and enjoy going to the beach, surfing (I’m pretty bad), and exploring Sydney.
The part I love most about working for York Building is the type of culture the company has. We hire the type of people you want to be around inside or outside of work and it creates a dynamic culture that sets us apart from other builders.

Roland-Blackman

ROLAND BLACKMAN

Operations Manager (Mini Hamptons)

As Operations manager for York Building, Roland oversees the daily site spending, weekly invoicing as well as
works closely with the financial controller to ensure that we maintain budget forecasting.

He works along side Project Managers and site foremen across all sites in all aspects of cost tracking and
budgeting for each job as well as assisting the Managing Director in all areas of running the business as
required.

Roland holds a BSc Marine Geography MSc Marine Biology and Conservation, MMO and PAMO Operator, Cert
IV Building and Construction.

His methodical approach and attention to detail as well as his love of design and construction makes him a
valuable part of the team.

A few words from Roland
I love anything music related, whether it is playing music or watching it live.
The best thing about working with York Building is being part of a successful and driven team and working with
talented trades persons to deliver a superb final product that our clients are always thrilled about! I love delivering
their dream Reno projects and that feeling of satisfaction when we receive a referral through word of mouth from
our clients.
I enjoy the responsibility of my role as Ops Manager and my methodical approach and attention to detail and my
love of design and construction allow me to play a valuable part in a dynamic and highly talented team.

victor

VICTOR WRIGHT

Operations Manager

As Operations Manager for York Building, Victor works alongside project managers and site foreman across all sites and on all aspects of cost tracking, building defects and budgeting for each project.
He oversees the daily site spending, weekly invoicing as well as works closely with the financial controller to ensure that we maintain budget forecasting.

Victor has over 9 years of experience in the construction space and holds a Bachelor degree in Business administration. He has a wealth of knowledge and his genuine passion for the industry is evident in all that he does. His creative ideas, ability to manage teams, problem solving capabilities, attention to detail, adaptability , self motivation and complete understanding of what is required is such a pleasure to have on site.

A few words from Victor
“Im a self-driven person with a thirst for knowledge in general. I enjoy new challenges and I am always trying to improve things. I have really found myself in the building industry, its the perfect environment for me to apply my skill set.
My hobbies include technology, games, the outdoors, fishing and re-purposing materials into the furniture and decorative items.
I love working with the team at York Building as there is always a happy work hard/play hard atmosphere – its great being able to work on high end jobs and work with creative team.

TravisSimmons

TRAVIS SIMMONS

Site Foreman

With over 14 years of experience up his sleeve on the tools as well as qualifications specialising in flooring, carpentry and joinery, Travis certainly brings his expertise to a building site. Travis is one of our site foremen – his positivity, professionalism and tidy workmanship that he demonstrates in everything that he does can be felt from the minute you walk on to his site. Travis’s role is to ensure that his team is achieving top quality work within time frames and budget agreed with the clients.

A few words from Trav
Hi I’m Trav, I’m 29 years old and I grew up on the south coast playing footy, catching waves and traveling.
When I was 13yrs old, I built my first structure, and that was the beginning for me – it got me hooked on carpentry. It may have only been my dogs kennel but you should have seen the smile on Sylvester’s face!
That is one of the things I love the most about what we do at York Building – seeing the smile on the clients face, knowing you nailed (pardon the pun) what they had in mind.

Stephen-Tormey

STEPHEN TORMEY (CROUCHY)

Site Foreman

As a qualified carpenter and builder with 15 years of experience on the job, Crouchy’s no-nonsense attitude and wealth of knowledge affords him to be able to run a tight ship. His sites are organised, meticulous and on time.

Couchy’s key responsibilities include managing his sites from start to finish, organising trades, study plans, keeping timesheets, liaising with clients, project managers, designers and engineers. He ensures that the site is tracking to timeframe and budget. Safety, having a clean site and a good vibe amongst the team is always a priority.

A few words from Crouchy
I’m a very sporty and active person, I play Footie most weekends and have Footie training twice a week which keeps me fit and my head clear which I love. I really enjoy being out in the fresh air and would consider myself a outdoors kind of guy.
What I love the most about York Building and the team that we have is that we all get along like family – we are always there to help each other. I also love the high end projects that we do – nothing can quite explain the feeling of pride and achievement when handing over beautiful finished work to a happy client.

ryan

RYAN HOEY

Site Foreman

With over 11 years of building experience in both Sydney and the UK, Ryan brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the York Building team.   Ryan has worked across high end, luxury residential builds ranging in responsibilities from carpentry to project management.

As site foreman, Ryan’s day to day includes managing and supervising a safe, efficient job site, liaising with clients, architects and engineers and ensuring that he and his team are always on track with planning and budgets.

A few words from Ryan

“I have always considered myself a real adventurist.  I really enjoy travelling and my sport – every chance I get, I am either playing social 20/20 cricket or watching rugby league.

What I enjoy most about coming to work each day with York Building is that each project is different so I constantly have the opportunity to use my creativity and to learn new ways of getting the job done.  I love being able to help my team develop within their individual trades so that we can always be better than we were yesterday.  Nothing beats being able to give the client the desired finish that they were hoping for – seeing the smile on their face when we have built their dream home is priceless.  Seeing the final project as a whole is so satisfying for me – being able to physically see everything you worked so hard for come to fruition is what makes me want to come back and do it all over again.”

Callum-McKercher

CALLUM MCKERCHER

Site Foreman

Callum is one of our Site Foreman. With over 10years of experience on the tools, Cal’s positive, infectious attitude and meticulous attention to detail is a huge added value to the team. Callum’s primary responsibility is to manage and supervise sites and trades, including measuring and checking all building material quantities against pre agreed drawings and requests. He makes it a priority to have a succesful and positive relationship with clients and to understand customer’s needs and ideas to deliver the best possible results. Cal holds a Level 2 GNVQ diesel automotive, City and guilds level 3, cert 3Carpentry&Joinery, International tele handler/moffit license, Working at heights and Working in confined spaces.

A few words from Cal
I have a mad passion for anything with Wheels. I own a 1973 Ford Mk1 Escort back in the UK that is waiting for me to finish. I love the accomplishment of building things with my hands.
Growing up in the UK, I used to ride downhill and 4 cross on my push bikes, I still try to get out every so often. I also have a love for music – when I am not on a building site, I love to DJ.
I’ve worked in commercial for most of my career where there is not all that much 1 on 1 communication or gratitude for the product that you have worked to create. What I love the most about working with York Building is that it is personal – handing over work that we are so proud of to happy clients gives me a real sense of achievement.

Sebastian-Ball

SEBASTIAN BALL

Joiner / Carpenter

Sebastian is our Project Manager who specialises in the joinery division of York Building. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (with a double major in E-commerce and International business) and has over 10years of experience in the building industry.

Sebastian specialises in joinery as well as kitchen + bathroom fit outs for all York building projects. CAD & 3D modeling – concept and design and drawings, Project management /foreman on small division projects and Secondary fix carpentry.

A few words from Seb
I am originally from New Zealand and moved to Sydney 7 years ago. I have always been a hands on person and have enjoyed building things from a young age. I also have a keen interest in travelling and experiencing different cultures, learning new skills and problem solving.
I really enjoy the diversity and variety of my day to day tasks here with York Building. Every week I am working on different elements within our projects and solving the different challenges that arise to keep the project moving forward and on track.

Graham-Cronin

GRAHAM CRONIN

Carpenter / Glazier

With 8 years experience as a Glazier, Graham is valued support to our site Foremen in ensuring that builds run smoothly and on time. Graham’s qualifications include Slinger signaller, Telehandler, Forklift training, Safe pass, Manual handling, Cherry picker scissors, Power sucker training, General work at heights harness safety training and Abrasive wheels training

A few words from Graham
I possess strong leadership skills and have the proven ability to manage and motivate a team. I am goal driven and have a strong will to achieve the high standards that I strive for.
What I enjoy most about working with York Building is that everything is done to a high standard. Everyone in the company, from the labourers to the lads in the office are well organised which contributes to a friendly, professional work atmosphere for everyone.

hugo

HUGO SLIWAK

Apprentice Carpenter

A more enthusiastic, team player than Hugo would be hard to find.   Hugo’s can do attitude and genuine love of the building game is evident in everything he does and we at York Building feel very lucky to have him as a part of our team.  Hugo’s main responsibility in the team is assisting on site across all aspects from carpentry, joinery, windows, flooring and demolition.

A few words from Hugo

“I love working with the team at York building as I get to learn so much across all varied skill sets of building.  We all get along so well with each other and have such a good time – I get to see my mates each day I come to work.”

adilson

ADILSON ALVES DE SILVA JUNIOR (DIUS)

Skilled Labourer

Through hard work and always going the extra mile, Dius has created a niche role for himself amongst the York Building team.  He is a team player, enthusiastic and always wanting to learn from his team mates.  He assists the team across all aspects of the build from carpentry, flooring and demolition and has become such a valued asset to our team.

A few words from Dius

“York building is such a reputable company, they have adopted me as one of their own and have allowed me to show my ability and grow from within the team.  I get to go to work with my friends each day, where I learn a lot and try add as much value as I can.  I so admire and respect the management and treatment of our Director Dave York – I am constantly amazed by his humility and excellent management.  York Building is like my second family.

Outside of work hours, I love to play sports like capoeira, crossfit, swimming, running, surfing and skateboarding and also like to sing and make people happy and have fun”