Our People.

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Andrew Reaper

Co-founder and Design Director.
As a holistic design leader, Andrew (Drew) takes a wider and all-encompassing approach to his view on the world and how design sculpts it. Integrating a sustainable and environmental consciousness, he believes that future-led systems and designing with quality and timelessness are imperatives of successful architecture. Garnering his three decades of industry experience in boutique residential design, he brings a deeply layered portfolio of experience to each Verdé home. With a keen focus on understanding how buildings age over time and the integration of surrounding context, Drew brings a multi-layered interpretation. His emphasis on establishing a recognisable stylistic approach that captures the essence of function, form, scale and proportion is key to each Verdé home, and to understanding each client and creating an individual expression. His focus on experience and impact are integral to the team.

Jeffrey Pickering.

Co-founder & Construction Director.
From an early age Jeff has been driven by a passion for good architecture. He instinctively knew he would become either a builder or an architect. At 16, he chose an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery – and learnt the building trade from the ground up. By age 19, Jeff was running his own construction business as a fully licensed registered builder and a member of the HIA the Master Builders Association. Now for over 34 years, Jeff has focused on doing what he loves: building premium custom homes. A self-confessed perfectionist, Jeff has extensive experience in the intricate detail of construction methods, plans, permits, design, estimating, supervision and project management. On top of his decades of experience, Jeff has an ongoing commitment to training in the latest building techniques and technologies. Jeff’s philosophy is simple: never compromise on finish and always deliver above client expectations, no matter what. Little wonder that many of Verdé’s clients become lifelong friends and the majority of new clients come from referral.

Carlos Hernández

Director of Design
Architecture engenders our best living. It recognizes a building’s crucial relationship to its surrounding environment. Essentially, the finest Architecture realizes the synergy between structure, space, environment and people. After completing his Bachelor of Architecture, Carlos Hernández understands that a home should reflect the many facets of our human need: it should inspire, nurture, comfort and celebrate. Carlos loves working with clients in order to realise a vision that fulfils your needs; your dream. As a multi-skilled Designer of the Built Environment who embraces a passion for Art and Engineering, this former RMIT Award winner relishes the challenge of hewning a creative vision that is both exciting and appealing through its intelligent design.

Trades, Crafts and Artisans.

It takes a master craftsman to build a truly grand home. At Verdé, we handpick all our tradespeople and craftsmen. Many are traditional artisans such as stonemasons, cabinetmakers and metal workers with a long family history in their trade.

All who work at Verdé share our passion for excellence and our high expectations when it comes to build quality and craftsmanship. Amongst our construction team there is an established protocol and clear understanding on every aspect of every project.

All our people demonstrate a level of pride in their work and a degree of perfectionism that is clearly evident in the finished product.

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