Building Excellence Award Winners 2023

Master Builder of the Year – Specialist Contractor 2023

SA Construct

The Memorial Drive Tennis Centre project by SA Construct was the stand out project across all trade contractor entries this year. The project’s unique and complex design elements were meticulously executed, with the use of 3,000m2 of bespoke fabricated aluminium cladding and other materials to create a futuristic look. The facade design, with its compound curvatures and prefabrication mimicking airplane wing design, highlights SA Construct’s innovation in overcoming manufacturing challenges. SA Construct’s meticulous approach to the design, manufacturing, and installation process on this project enabled them to collaborate successfully with all stakeholders, resulting in a successful project outcome. A stand-out winner of Specialist Contractor of the Year 2023.

Sponsored by Government of South Australia

Master Builder of the Year – Display Home Builder 2023

South Coast Constructions

South Coast Construtions consistently deliver homes of the highest standard with meticulous attention to detail. The builder’s winning Display Home ‘The Ashton’ was exceptional, maximising the use of local materials including stone, salvaged wood decking, recycled red bricks, and the expansive double-glazed windows maximising energy efficiency. The home boasted high-level quality finsihes inside and out, seamless connection of internal and external spaces, combined with open-plan living and a range of private spaces. They are highly deserving of the title of Display Home Builder of the Year 2023.

Sponsored by State Government of South Australia

Master Builder of the Year – Residential Builder 2023

Klemm Homes

Klemm Homes scored consistently high across all projects they entered into this year’s awards program. Their level of workmanship is outstanding and they develop and foster strong client relationships through open communication, transparency and trust, resulting in positive building experiences for their clients. The builder’s winning renovation this year was a stand-out, over-delivering on all the criteria required to win this competitive category. Klemm Homes should be proud of their achievements and their ongoing commitment to excellence; worthy winners of Residential Builder of the Year 2023.

Sponsored by Government of South Australia

Master Builder of the Year – Commercial Builder 2023

Built Environs

Built Environs has demonstrated competent internal quality control systems and outstanding management of complex delivery environments on all projects they have entered into this year’s Awards. The builder consistently leads projects from the front, using technology including animation and imagery, and a strong focus on planning, they are well on their way to mastering the pre-construction phase. This not only provides them with the tools to find efficient construction techniques for their clients, but to display how the project will impact the community and stakeholders. This ethos runs through their entire team, from the top, to the site supervisors and to their subcontractors. Consistency is key when assessing a builder’s performance, and Built Environs has clearly proven their capacity to deliver well planned, high quality, schedule driven projects. They scored consistently high across all scoring criteria and are worthy winners of Commercial Builder of the Year 2023.

Sponsored by Government of South Australia

Young Builder/Specialist Contractor of the Year 2023

Matthew Pezzuto

Horizon Construction Services

Matthew’s professionalism, business acumen, ethics and strong stakeholder relationships gave him the edge over a very talented field this year. His clients speak glowingly of their experiences with him and Horizon Constructions. Congratulations Matthew Pezzuto.

Sponsored by University of South Australia

RISE Award

Michael Walker


Choosing this year’s RISE Award winner was a hard one. Reading all the applications, the Indrizzi family were amazed by the resilience and experiences they had all endured. This year’s recipient Michael Walker was chosen because of the resilience and streght he demonstrated during major hardships. Despite these challenges, he continues to strive forward, onwards and upwards in the industry, making a positive impact and showing great growth throughout his career. We look forward to following his journey. Congratulations Michael Walker!

Sponsored by Indrizzi Family

HiViZ Outstanding Woman in Construction 2023

Teagan Carbone


Teagan’s non-traditional pathway to the industry and perseverance to prove ‘she is tough enough,’ for this industry is commendable. Teagan has been innovative with her work practices and is paving the way for others within Built and the industry as a whole. An outstanding winner with a story to tell, representing a bright future for women in construction.

Sponsored by Toyota

Apprentice of the Year – 2023

Giuliano Centofanti

Giuliano came to Master Builders SA just over a year ago, as an out of trade bricklaying apprentice.  The judges could see that he was very grateful for the opportunity to get his trade and career back on track. He is an articulate, assertive and ethical young man who demonstrates great enthusiasm with a strong aspiration to succeed.  He has a genuine love and passion for the building industry and takes pride in his involvement in building someone a home, contributing to the community in building a school and more.  Giuliano’s host employer ‘Brickwork by Art’ said he is a real asset to the team, a quick learner and someone who will go far. Congratulations Giuliano.

Sponsored by Bianco

Work Health & Safety

Mossop Construction + Interiors

Project: Trinity College (SA) Theatre & Performing Arts Centre

Mossop Construction + Interior’s commitment to safety starts from the top with a WHS policy developed and committed to by the Managing Director. It is clear that safety is at the forefront of all decision making within the company. Mossop’s BIM process has been crucial to the successful delivery of the project, through the use of modelled staging plans aiding early programming and staging of works, very important when working in an active school environment. The innovative design of Durapanel to become the finished ceiling product reduced the requirement for workers to work at heights by designing & installing a separate ceiling 16m meters above the floor. There have been 0 MTIs and 0 LTIs recorded on the project with over 32,000 + hours of work. Mossop are truely deserving of this WHS award.

Sponsored by EML

Supporting Local Industry


Kennett has worked hard in the Mount Gambier region, utilising their resources and volunteering their time to give back to the community. Through the Mills project, they have fostered and supported local businesses, worked closely with local council to identify business opportunities, and utilised their construction expertise to assist the community in understanding the importance of growth within the region. The builder has focused strongly on developing a local trade base to encourage the use of local resources within the area, whilst acknowledging the opportunity for these resources to be utilised in the wider South Australian region. In addition to this, Kennett supported the Barry Maney Group with food bank donations, and have worked closely with Master Builders SA to support the Born to Build Program through the use of Kennett’s facilities. Giving back more than you expect to receive is clearly a strategy for Kennett and they are worthy winners of the Supporting Local Industry award.

Sponsored by Bianco

Heritage Restoration – Commercial & Residential

Sarah Constructions

Project: St Peters Big Quad Redevelopment

WOW… what a project by Sarah Constructions. The St Peters Big Quad redevelopment showcases excellence in all areas of heritage restoration, demonstrating proactive and innovative problem solving on a very challenging and continously operating site. Exceptional standards of workmanship throughout were sensitive to the heritage nature of the project and the client’s requirements. This project was a privilege to judge showcasing the very best in the South Australian construction industry. Well done Sarah Constructions.

Sponsored by JamesHardie

Environmental & Sustainable Construction – Residential

Enduro Builders

Project: ‘Springlake’ – Mount Barker

This tested and certified Passive House by Enduro Builders demonstrated outstanding innovation in enviromental solutions and sustainable building practices. Various technologies were utilised with a sharp focus on low energy usage and attention to construction details. The home was pre-fabricated in a factory using 3-D modelling so the quality could be controlled. It has been wrapped in vapour permeable membrane on external walls and roof, and an internal intelligent air barrier to protect insulation and restrict internal moisture entering the building envelope. Enduro Builders are leading the way in Passive House building in South Australia and should be proud of their achievements on this build.

Sponsored by ARK Media

Builders Choice Trade Contractor – Commercial 2023


Nominated by Sarah Constructions – Westminster Stage 1-3 & Kennett – Memorial Drive Tennis Centre

Packers was nominated multiple times by multiple builders as a top performing trade contractor. Packers was engaged to perform the fabrication, supply and installation of all internal and external aluminium windows and doors across Sarah Construction’s Westminster Stage 1-3 project, where they proactively undertook the review of design documentation across all disciplines, identified various anomalies and provided solutions. Kennett also nominated Packers for their outstanding work on the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, noting the contractor’s collaborative approach to working through the finer details of imported façade systems to ensure seamless installation. Across all Packers nominations, the quality of their workmanship, their attention to detail and their execution and delivery was praised highly by the builders. 

Sponsored by Government of South Australia

Builders Choice Trade Contractor – Residential 2023

Finlay Plumbing

Nominated by Metro Homes – The Franklin & Normus Urban Projects – Montepelier Estate

Finlay Plumbing were nominated by multiple builders on multiple projects from stand alone residential to medium density with complex underground water tanks and stormwater management systems. They have displayed that they are highly capable across all types of construction and are worthy winners for this award.  

Sponsored by Government of South Australia

Renovation or Addition over $1m

Milne Projects

Project: Adelaide

Fergus Milne (a former MBA apprentice) has completed a very complex project that would have been difficult to conceive and even harder to deliver. On a tight city site with a heritage-listed house as a starting point, Milne Projects has done a truly amazing job. Project highlights included the renovation of an existing 1860’s heritage house in poor condition, construction of a solid three-metre high stone wall along two boundaries, construction of an exceptional two storey architectural addition to the heritage house, major underground works including a tunnel, wine cellar, rumpus room connecting with the free standing garage, a two-car lift from the garage to the cellar, and built a two-bedroom apartment / studio over the garage. The clients were delighted and Milne Projects is justifiably proud of what has been achieved.

Sponsored by Cbus

Renovation or Addition $600,000 to $1m

Urban Habitats

Project: Malvern

Urban Habitats are to be congratulated on achieving a high quality extension featuring excellent internal and external finishes. The builder worked around a large live-in family comprising a work-from-home mother, four children, a grandmother and three dogs! The job was completed on time, represented good value for money with meticulous attention to detail. The client was most complimentary about Urban’s team and grateful for the wonderful result.

Sponsored by Smeg

Renovation or Addition $400,000 to $600,000

Klemm Homes

Project: Millswood

Klemm Homes have delivered a very attractive Hampton’s style rear addition including a double garage and separate pool room. The project was completed ahead of schedule, depsite live-in clients and being built at the height of the COVID pandemic. All finishes were top quality despite a tight budget. Carpentry was exceptional and the stone fireplace and the retractable stacker doors were equally impressive. Pitched cathedral ceilings with exposed rafters and timber ceilings were a real focal point of the living area, continuing through to the alfresco area. Understandably, the clients are overjoyed with the result and Klemm Homes have delivered again.

Sponsored by Colorbond

Renovation or Addition up to $400,000

Trilogy Projects

Project: Vale Park

Trilogy Projects managed this Vale Park renovation on a tight budget, and completed the work in a timely fashion despite tight site restrictions and forced changes to the scope of work due to considerable and unexpected termite damage. High quality finishes were achieved throughout, resulting in a very attractive, value for money renovation and very satisfied clients.

Sponsored by Smeg

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