The York Building team 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.



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.



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.


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.


Chris Zoro

Construction manager

A more accomplished Construction manager, you could not find – we are so proud to have Chris leading the charge of our client’s projects.
With a Certificate III in Carpentry & Joinery, a NSW contractors licence, a NSW supervisors Licence and 26years of building experience under his belt, Chris is truely exceptional in his field and brings so much understanding, knowledge and leadership to each project.
With years of experience in both commercial and residential building and joinery, there are not many obstacles Chris hasn’t seen before – his love for his trade is so obvious when you see him on the tools and his craftsmanship is pure class.
Chris manages and controls the construction process and timeframes, he coordinates all trades and materials across all projects, he sets the tone of quality control and liases with clients, architects and engineers to ensure projects run smoothly and on time.

A few words from Chris
What I enjoy most about working with York Building is the caliber of our team, contractors and the projects which we build and deliver together. The variety of the work we do is fun to be a part of and I love delivering the high end work we do in Sydney’s most prestigious suburbs.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and really enjoy motorsport and photography.


John Barnier

Senior Builder
With 44 years of building experience behind him, John’s knowledge and expertise in the building game is unparalleled.  As a qualified builder and carpenter and having owned and operated his own building business, John’s value to York Building is nothing short of world class.
John’s craftsmanship is spectacular – he leads with his heart and his energy and enthusiasm for what he does is obvious when you see him in action.
As Senior Builder, we are lucky enough to have John’s experience on the tools as well as supervising and managing the team and the trades around him.


A few words from John
I am a part of a truely great team. Directors Dave and Kirst are approachable and open to suggestions – we all work together as a team to constantly be pushing to raise the standards of our builds.  We have a great team environment and work on such quality projects.   Dave and Kirst’s standards are high and we work on beautifully prestigious properties.  Love the work.
Outside of work, I love music, motor cycle riding, travel and spending time with my closest friends Jacqueline and Rubylee.

Manuel Mino

Finishing Carpenter
With a background in joinery and cabinetry, Manuel brings such precision and quality standards to every build.   Manuel approaches his work with such a calm, managed and efficient demeanour that you just know the outcome is always so on point.


A few words from Manuel
What I enjoy the most about working in York is the work environment and how it feels like being at home with family.  When I am not at work, I just love to get outdoors, I enjoy long walks in the mountains or the forest.  Metal and wood crafts are also a hobby that I really enjoy. 

Bryson Rowley

As a 4th year apprentice carpenter , Byrson is such a value add to the York Building team – each day he shows up with energy, an incredible work ethic, a ‘can do’ attitude and a smile.


A few words from Bryson
The thing I love most about working with York Building is the team I am surrounded by – I am constantly learning and progressing. 
Outside of work, I enjoy surfing, and dirt bike riding. 

Marija Dekic

Financial Controller
With a bachelor of Business, Accounting and taxation law as well as a background of finance and accounting, Marija is our number cruncher – she is such a joy and brings such a calm, happy energy to the team.
Marija oversees the everyday accounting activities, including budgeting, report preparations and account payables.


A few words from Marija
What I love most about working with York Building is this their work ethics, positive attitude and the dynamic atmosphere.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends.  I love sport activities such as tennis, soccer, cycling and running and also really enjoy participating in various charity events such as city to surf and ‘the Bloody long walk’.

Bastian Niewiadomski

Demolition Crew Supervisor
If you need anything knocked down and I mean anything… this is your guy.  Bastian and his crew of demolition lads are an invaluable piece of what it is we do at York Building – always ready to get going, with a smile on his face and a ‘can do’ attitude.
Bastian has a background in construction, bricklaying and demolition – he always gets the job done and shows great pride in how neat and tidy he and his team leaves the site at the end of each day.


A few words from Bastian
What I enjoy the most about working with York Building is the team mentality and the skill set of the people I get to work with.  Outside of work, I most value my friendships and spend most of my time with the people I like.