The Team

Everybody needs the right team on their side

MEET THE NEATER TEAM

Col Neate | Nominee Licenced Builder | Owner

As the Director of Neater Homes, Col is committed to delivering a range of unique design solutions through to luxury breathtaking homes. Col has a personal sense of pride in all of the homes he designs and builds. His hands on  approach involves him in every aspect of the building business and as such, has brought together a team of dedicated people to share in his vision. For Col and his team, designing and building desirable homes that enhance our lifestyle and environment, is more than just a profession, it is an all-encompassing passion.


Leilah Farahat | Commercial Manager

Leilah is a qualified construction lawyer with 10 years’ experience in the construction industry. Leilah is responsible for the financial management of all projects, tender proposals and negotiating contracts on behalf of the Neater Group. 

 


Andrew Jehne | Architectural Technician

Andrew has worked in the building and construction industry for over twenty years. He has accumulated experience in many construction techniques in both commercial and residential construction. As draftsperson and designer, Andrew has been responsible for the attention to detail, ensuring accuracy with documentation and compliance to the National Construction Codes and Australian Standards. Having started on AutoCAD in the mid nineties, Andrew has spent the last decade using Building Information Modelling (BIM) software such as Revit. This enables, you, the client, to visualize all aspects of the design through 3D modelling and rendering. 

  


Daniel Jahnsen | Senior Estimator

Daniel provides comprehensive commercial and residential building estimations for all our building projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland. His vast experience in both commercial and residential sectors allows both clients, suppliers and sub-contractors confidence that all aspects of a project have been accounted for. He takes into account the direct and indirect costs associated with a building project, ensuring your estimation is precisely calculated.


Anne Maclennan | Accountant

Anne is the company's Financial Controller and is very careful with your money. She is a senior-level executive who acts as the head of accounting and oversees the preparation of progress claims and financial reports, such as balance sheets and income statements. In addition to preparing reports, the controllers responsibilities include compliance audits, monitoring internal controls, participating in the budgeting process and analysing financial data to varying degrees. You might say the buck stops with Anne.

 


 

Binh Nguyen | Estimator

Binh graduated from Swinburne University - Master of Construction Management. He used to work for the VietNam Ministry of Construction for two years before moving to Australia. Binh has extensive knowledge in construction management and he is extremely skilled with construction software including Databuild, CostX & Microsoft Project. His key responsibilities are to establishing work program, procurement of construction materials & trade contractors, and ensuring the cost estimate is correct.

 


Darren Kingston | Construction Supervisor

Darren has extensive experience in the supervision of various construction projects.  Having a good working knowledge on the industry, Darren manages our selected team of tradespeople and co-ordinates external trades as required, ensuring your home is delivered on time, within budget and to the highest quality finish that you expect from a Neater Home.  Darren is licenced under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission as a low rise builder and professional trade contractor.  He is very approachable and instinctively works with you to ensure your home is built to the highest Australian standard ensuring your dream goes to plan.


Jason Scott| Supervisor

Jason has a keen eye for detail, backed up with extensive experience in supervision of residential and commercial projects. Jason manages our team of licenced tradespersons and co-ordinates procurement of external trades and delivery of materials to site as required, ensuring your home is delivered to Neater’s highest standards of quality finish, on time and within your budget. That is Jason’s commitment to you, licenced under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission to perform duties to industry standards as professional trade contractor. As all of our Team are, Jason is approachable and instinctively works with you to ensure your dream home completes exactly as you perceived it would be.