Honesty, Integrity and Hard Work
Are what makes us successful,
As a company
We absolutely LOVE what we do, we are the kind of people who can’t believe we actually get paid to build stuff.
We don’t just do renovations – We make clients excited by possibilities.
We take them on a journey of imagination that not only inspires them, but also makes them fall in love again with their existing home and its future lifestyle potential.
And while a successful renovation is the hero of the story, great people play a critical role in helping clients to achieve their dream.
Renew Renovations isn’t just a business, it’s a team of caring, reliable, happy, down to earth people who are very good at what they do.
Andre Vermast - Renovation Specialist,
100% Hands On Owner
If “Type A” Personality means somebody is aggressive, impatient and forceful, you might say that my personality is “Type Z”
For those who don’t know me, let me introduce myself; I arrived on the Gold Coast back in 1984 with my family, and attended Merrimac High School and went on to study a Diploma in Architecture. After living here for 35 years, I know the coast well, and have seen many changes. As an Architect, I worked on a number of famous high-rises as well as well-known resorts and 5 star hotels along the coastline.
I have also owned and operated a large manufacturing business before returning to the residential building industry back in 2011. When it comes to the building industry, I’ve seen it all.
The Gold Coast is basically a large country town, and a persons’ reputation is everything. So when you operate your own business here, doing the right thing matters. That’s not just marketing hype or a sales pitch, I believe that.
My business philosophy then (and still now) was to build a company that would provide a livelihood for my family and for others while positively impacting our customers and staff in a beneficial way. It sounds a bit “touchy feely”, but it was true then, and it’s still true today. We really, truly, honestly thrive on helping people.
I started this company because I love what renovations can do to homes and the people who live in them. I’ve created, and am part of a dream team of professionals who focus on two things. Quality work and customer satisfaction. Renew has completed major projects and we boast nearly 100% customer satisfaction rate in an industry notorious for complaints. So we must be doing something right.
When the owner personally handles your project,
you’re ensured a top quality no stress experience.
I’ll be honest, as a small business owner, I have a lot of time, money and sleepless nights invested in this business, and a lot to lose if things aren’t done right. That’s why it makes sense to go with me for your renovation project. A hands-on, client focused owner is truly going to care about your experience and the quality of your project.
Forget about dealing with pushy sales people, I don’t pay sales commissions. I’m the salesman. No miscommunication between sales, design and project management. Nobody to say “I thought he said...”
I am involved in every one of our projects, when you ask for a consultation or quote, you speak directly to me. If you have any questions, you call my personal mobile phone number. When it comes to your renovation, the buck stops with me. I run my business like an open book and you’ll come to the inescapable conclusion that I really do care about you and your home.
So here’s a question for debate: Is my success as a renovator with Renew BECAUSE of my personality and philosophy... or IN SPITE of my personality and philosophy? Most business books talk about “Type A” personalities who will the business to success. My approach has been to give homeowners my expertise and wide range of products in a low-key, no-pressure manner. I then take responsibility for each project, from initial design consultation through to completion of each professional
Give me a call today to discuss your upcoming project, I’d be honoured to give you my advice and bring new life into your home. And perhaps, if like me you have been on the Gold Coast for a while, you already know me personally.
Owner, Director, Builder
Lets Get Started
About The Builder - Phillip Butler
I consider each project as a collaboration and true partnership. I want to get to know you personally, involving you every step of the way. The reason we are successful is because we take the time to find out what’s important to you.
What can I build for you?
Well, quite frankly, pretty much everything. I love helping you turn your ideas into reality.
Ultimately, you want to find a builder that’s done many successful jobs just like yours. I started in the building trade straight after high school back in 1977. With 40+ years of experience, I am well versed in all facets of construction and renovations. I hold some of the following qualifications:
- Advanced Diploma of Building and construction management
- QBCC Open builder licence.
It wasn’t always easy growing up—just like lots of other boys, I didn’t like being stuck inside. From an early age I knew that I loved working with my hands and building stuff. I have grown up in the construction industry.
Lived in Parkwood for the last 20+ years and have been married to my wife Mandy since 1982. I love spending time with my family as well as fishing, camping and caravanning. You will find me professional while still being informal, appreciable and human. I was inspired by Andre’s vision and values. Being part of this team is rewarding and a great fit for me.
Have you dreamed of upgrading your home, but don’t want to sacrifice quality?
You want your reno to be perfect? so do i!
I pride myself on being clean, organized, friendly, and efficient, working around your schedule to complete the job as soon as possible, and exactly as promised. Our team and I are committed to being respectful of your property and family during this time. I understand the process can get quite noisy and messy and will take care to ensure the disruptions are kept to a minimum while taking care of every detail.
The experience you need, the quality you want, from the guy you can trust
About The Construction Manager - Darren Williams
All our renovation projects benefit from the experience of our foreman and supervisor Darren. He views every inspection as an opportunity to improve upon our already high standards. As a builder, Darren has more than 27 Years of experience in the construction industry.
Highly Trained, Highly Skilled, Highly Qualified
Darren started his career with an apprenticeship, and in the early days, worked as a trade assistant and labourer. During his career, he has worked as a wall & floor tiler, Plasterer, Carpenter and has done a large number of renovations as well as new builds around South East Queensland before becoming a supervisor and construction manager.
- Advanced Diploma of Building and construction management
- QBCC Open builder licence. QBCC Nominee Supervisor
Dog walking, smooth talking, beer drinking and football loving builder
About The Draftsman - Josh Weldon
As the draftsman, getting every detail right matters.
My obsession with doing things right may be extreme to some, but it’s the reason why I’ve NEVER had an unhappy customer. A rough, handwritten sketch on a piece of paper is not detailed enough and leaves too much to chance. How are you going to be sure to avoid ‘blah’ results if you don’t have a beautiful design and detailed plans to work from?
We are in the business of creating unique and amazing spaces, tailored specifically to your needs, budget and lifestyle.
It would be my pleasure to work with you on your drafting needs.
Josh is VERY good at what he does, and has a constant avalanche of drafting requests raining down on him like confetti in a ticket-tape parade.
About The Interior Designers - Kathryn & Issa
The difference between “okay” and “WOW!”
It’s said that all things are created twice, the first time in our head and the second time in reality.
However, at Renew Renovations, it’s actually a three-part process. The vision is first created in our clients heads, than translated onto paper and then created in the reality of your home. We place the power to make all of the important decisions in the hands of our clients when it comes to interior design.
You are here because you’re not completely happy with your current home.
I CAN HELP
We know that your home is a reflection of yourself. Or the sacrifices and hard work that you and your family have put in so you can have your slice of the Australian Dream. You take pride in ownership of your home and want to protect, enjoy and grow the value of your most valuable asset.
Renovating is not only an excellent way to increase the value of your home, but also a way to ensure you are protecting one of the largest assets you own. For superior renovations on the Gold Coast, that truly enhance your home and your lifestyle. Choose the committed design team from Renew Renovations. Our company is built on a foundation of quality service and a commitment to excellence punctuated by attention to detail.
Your home should enhance your live and contribute beauty and balance
The journey of renovating begins and ends with you.
We will brainstorm ideas together to come up with a special, unique place where you can create memories for years to come. We strive to eliminate the stress associated with design and home remodelling by making changes on paper before the work begins.
Our interior design consultation is something clients tell us is one of their favourite parts of the process. They begin to see the project coming together in the way they envisioned it. Clients often say how fun it is and how much they appreciate that our designers really listen to them.
All in all, it’s a relaxed design process, filled with creative ideas and concrete solutions.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO WORK FOR THE BEST?
Renew Renovations is always looking for exceptional employees, trades people and suppliers that we can add to our existing team of experts. If you are interested in becoming part of our team, than send us an email telling us why you would be a good fit for our company.