As with any business, it’s the amazing people - both behind the scenes and on the front lines - that have made us the Thriving company we are today. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to a few of our Thrive-ers! Starting with our one and only Construction Manager, Philipp Hopwood (or “Phil the Builder”, as we like to call him!). We sat down for a quick Q&A with the man himself…
How long have you been in the building industry?
I’ve been in the game since 2002. That’s 16 years, now I think about it! They say time flies when you’re having fun!
Tell us what makes Thrive Homes different from other home builders.
There are so many things that make Thrive a smart choice, especially for first home buyers looking for affordability. As land prices keep rising, people are looking for better value proposition in their houses, and that is what Thrive Homes has to offer.
A couple of key points about Thrive that come to mind are, firstly, our plans are efficient, smart and well designed. Our customers are so different in terms of what they need from their home, and often the plots of land we’re working with are all very different as well - we make sure we can accommodate this which is reflected in the flexibility and variety of our designs.
Secondly, our build processes are quick and accurate, with much less wastage. That’s one of the reasons why we always talk about ‘building smart’ - with less wastage and smart use of materials, we’re able to pass even more savings on to our customers which is a key focus for us.
What do you love most about your job?
That’s a hard question! It’s difficult to pin down just a few, but I guess the key things would be the great people I work with, as well as the fact that I get the opportunity to be innovative and work on further improving and enhancing our offerings. This also leads to a high level of job satisfaction which is really important to me.
What’s your favorite Thrive home design, and why?
For me personally, it would have to be the Helix 24. The layout and flow of the house is fantastic which I love. It works really well for families and for those who enjoy entertaining, so it’s perfect for me - I love having family and friends round at home for a great dinner.
(Note: If you want to check out Phil’s fave home, the Helix 24, it’s on display at Wallis Creek, Gillieston Heights - or you can take a virtual tour here!)
What kind of feedback do you receive from Thrive customers?
We’ve received great feedback on our Site Managers which is fantastic - a good Site Manager is key for the whole project running smoothly for the customer.
Customers also comment on our smart designs, fantastic inclusions and overall excellent build quality, as well as the fact that we’re priced extremely competitively.
We hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about our Construction Manager Philipp. Stay tuned for our next Thrive Profile!