Our People.

drew reaper

Andrew Reaper

Co-founder & Design Director.
Drew is passionate about architecture that is both stylish and timeless, a practitioner of over twenty five years’ experience in building beautiful homes for clients across a range of landscapes, both urban and rural. His inspired designs can be seen in the inner suburbs of Melbourne as well as across regional and coastal Victoria. As Verdé’s Design Director, Drew works face-to-face with our clients to define and articulate their vision, from exploratory design concepts to final documentation, ensuring that the individual requirements of each client are expressed down to the finest detail. Drew is skilled in the latest design technologies and unlike many architects and designers, has a deep understanding of the practicalities of building. He is in fact a registered and fully licensed builder and a member of the HIA and the Master Builders Association. He is also a highly experienced project manager, having designed and led the construction of high-end homes since the early 90’s. Over the years, Drew has developed strong relationships with specialist designers, interior designers and architects, whom he regularly engages to contribute to specific projects. Fundamentally, Drew understands that the integrity of custom design is founded on the ability to listen. “Being entrusted with the task of designing an individual home for our clients is a great privilege and responsibility, one we don’t take lightly. Beyond fulfilling its intended function, we design homes to enrich and transform our clients’ lives.”

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 30 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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