Standing tall as one of the few family-owned and operated building companies in Western Australia, Stannard Group, made up of Peter Stannard Homes, Ultimate Homes and Ultimate Developments, has been a staple of the Western Australian building scene for the past 56 years.
During that time the group has seen many ebbs and flows in the building industry, and a number of builders come and go.
The group has persevered, however, and on Wednesday April 10 rebranded itself to unify all of its brands under one simple moniker, Stannard Homes.
“The builder market is very cluttered, with multiple brands all doing a variation of the same type of building,” Stannard Homes General Manager Glenn Stannard said.
“We felt it was time to rationalise our portfolio of brands under one parent company and present ourselves to clients as a seamless building solution.
“We still offer a broad range of products, from single to double and three-storey homes, and at varying price points, but these will all now fall under the one brand, Stannard Homes.”
Mr Stannard’s father Peter started the business with his wife in 1964, with a door attached to a 44-gallon drum as a desk. Peter has been a strong advocate for ensuring the company remains true to its family roots.
Mr Stannard said the company’s strong family foundation meant it had always stood by the homes it built for clients, and that it would continue to do so.
“We live and breathe our promise of building quality homes over quantity and recognise that no matter what anyone says you cannot be all things to all people,” he said.
“Building is a tough industry and has been through many cycles, challenges and changes throughout the years. Throughout the last 56 years we have always stood by our mantra of ‘if it’s not good enough for our family, it’s not good enough for yours’.”
In relation to the current state of the building industry in WA, Mr Stannard said all parties were competing on a level playing field thanks to an amazing array of high-quality trades and myriad stunning fixtures and fittings available as standard.
As a result, he said there was an increase in small-volume builders, which was great for the industry as a whole, but clients needed to be careful about the longevity of some of these builders.
Despite this warning, Mr Stannard said WA builders were leagues ahead of those in the eastern states thanks to an embrace of technology, innovation and a love of indoor/outdoor living, resulting in incredibly liveable homes.
Mr Stannard said the future looked very exciting for the family-run business.
“As a builder and design group we know we need to constantly evolve with new and fresh ideas for our home designs,” he said.
“We reinterpret these for our unique Western Australian lifestyle and in line with our clients’ brief. The result is a very individual, customised style of home for our customers.”
In fact, it is interpreting the brief at the start of the building process – where all their ideas, wants and needs are discussed – that Mr Stannard most enjoys.
“It’s like the birth of an idea,” he said. “Through the next weeks and months you get to see it rise out of the ground and all those ideas and that painstaking detail comes to life.
“We genuinely love building and creating stunning homes for our clients and bringing their vision to life.”
CONTACT Stannard Homes, 9446 5500, www.stannardhomes.com.au.