Working from the ground up, Matthew Lucas started as an apprentice chippie like many others, then a sole trader under another builder. Focusing mainly on Surfcoast designer houses, then moving onto commercial sites before being promoted to a site manager position for a smaller volume builder managing a whole different range of projects. Matthew Lucas of Lucas Built Geelong admits that it’s all of these experiences that have essentially led him to wanting to create a brand of carpentry more closely to his heart that’s main values are quality, consistency, honesty and reliability.
WHAT IS LUCAS BUILT GEELONG…?
Lucas Built Geelong is a local carpentry company focused on offering high quality carpentry services to custom designer builders and their clients. Our team pride themselves on producing high quality workmanship and offer an experienced and reliable service every time.
HOW DID LUCAS BUILT GEELONG COME ABOUT.. come to life?
After working as a sole trader for many years, and realising there was a demand of high quality carpenters within the area. I thought it was time to take the next step and create a skilled and focused team of carpenters that could handle a bigger demand of higher quality work. Growing my business working with skilled tradesman as well as giving the opportunity to young keen apprentices to learn the trade and come on board has also been extremely rewarding.
HOW LONG HAS LUCAS BUILT GEELONG BEEN UP + RUNNING FOR?
My company is 12 months old. I personally have been in the carpentry trade since 2002. Working from the ground up I started myself as an apprentice chippie myself, then became a sole trader under a builder who focused on surf coast designer houses, to then working on commercial sites for a bit to becoming a site manager for a smaller volume builder managing a range of different projects. All of these experiences have essentially led to me wanting to create a brand of carpentry more close to my heart that’s main values are quality, consistency, honesty and reliability. My market is essentially for boutique builders and architecturally designed projects.
EVERYBODY HAS SOMETHING… what do you love about your job?
There are lots of aspects I love. Being outside, managing multiple sites, and building rapport with the builders and other trades people on each job. I enjoy being creative with my skills, thinking and developing and teaching my team with the skills they need to finish the job to a high standard.
The best part is seeing results from the days’ work and completion of the build knowing we have been a part of the journey.
IS YOUR JOB EXCITING.. or do you just follow the same building plan every day?
By working on custom designed homes, every house is different. Therefore we use different building materials, design styles and site locations, whether its Geelong based, Surfcoast or Bellarine Peninsula. Lucas Built Geelong gets to experience a wide range of variety which is what we love.
WHAT IS PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE OF LUCAS BUILT GEELONG?
To grow the team and take on more boutique builds in the Geelong and Surfcoast areas. To develop more relationships with builders that share our values.
HOW DO I GET IN CONTACT.. find out more + have a squizz at your work?
You can easily get in touch with myself Matthew Lucas, Director
M: 0438 947 215
E: firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Social Media – Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lucasbuiltgeelong