We are so excited to announce that we have two new Builders who have joined the David Reid Homes team! Matt Gow is taking on the Wagga Wagga area, and Michael Evans Canberra and surrounding areas.
David Reid Homes Wagga Wagga
Matt Gow was born and raised in Wagga and is now proudly introducing David Reid Homes to the Wagga Wagga area. He completed his apprenticeship with a well-known local builder and is now following his passion for the industry doing various styles of work such as:
Matt believes that joining forces with David Reid Homes enables him to be able to offer the quality and commitment people have come to know while having the buying power of a major national builder. He specialises in quality custom-built homes to suit all styles and budgets, from design to construction. This makes him a perfect fit for David Reid Homes!
David Reid Homes Wagga Wagga service the following towns and everywhere in between. Junee, Temora, Young, Harden Gundagai, Tumut, Tumbarumba, and Urana.
If you would like to see more about Matt Gow, you can visit his page, or follow David Reid Homes Wagga Wagga on Facebook. If you are looking to build in the Wagga Wagga areas, please contact Matt today on 0404265641 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Reid Homes Canberra
Michael has been in the construction industry since 1998, with his first job in his father’s company as an apprentice. Since then, Michael has established himself as a high-quality builder in ACT and NSW in the residential market. He has also undertaken many Government projects and school building projects. Working for and contracting to many of the major builders, Michael has an in-depth knowledge of his industry.
Michael is a licensed carpenter and builder, holding an Advanced Diploma in Construction Management and a Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment, allowing him to deliver maximum energy efficiency homes that he builds. Michael focuses on sustainable building practices and quality living outcomes, thriving on providing clients with the best possible experience when building a prestigious home.
Because of his vast experience, and motivation for building beautiful, sustainable custom-built homes, we believe he is the perfect fit to take our brand into Canberra and surrounding areas!
These names represent rugby league and Canberra Raiders royalty and they’re joining forces once more for an all-star game in Queanbeyan this year.
Launched, December 2017, the event has been dubbed the “pie in the sky”. It follows on from a match held in Hay in 2011 which brought many of the game’s biggest names together for charity.
The match is the brainchild of David Reid Homes managing director Ken Beissel, the event’s major sponsor.
Beissel came to Queanbeyan from Hay at age 16 to play for the Queanbeyan Blues where he played with Australian representatives Ian Thomson and David Grimmond.
“I played with some of the great footballers of the era and under a great coach in Don Furner,” Beissel said.
“What I wanted to do was give the kids an opportunity in my hometown to rub shoulders with some of the greats. Queanbeyan is a second home for me, I just love the place.”
With so much of the Raiders history tied to Queanbeyan there are no shortage of club legends lining up to play and be involved.
Coach – Mal Meninga
Mal Meninga will coach the all-star squad. Former captains Simon Woolford and Terry Campese will battle for the armband. Jason Croker won’t be able to suit up due to injuries but has promised to run water.
Some of the other names that have confirmed they will play include Bradley Clyde, Ken Nagas, Brett Mullins, Quentin Pongia, Matt Geyer and potentially Nathan Hindmarsh.
Former NRL referee Bill Harrigan has confirmed he’ll take the whistle in the 80-minute match against the current Queanbeyan Blues side.
Current Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is expected to play if he does not have coaching commitments. However, Raiders fans may wish not to see Stuart with the game scheduled for September 28, just days before the NRL grand final.
All proceeds from the match will be split between Treehouse, a special needs support service in Queanbeyan, and a respite centre planned by community campaigners Yvonne Cuschieri and Paul Walshe.
Woolford, who played in the Hay match, said despite having moved past their playing days the former players inevitably let their competitive natures take over. Quentin Pongia dislocated his elbow in Hay by not backing out of a tackle.
“It’s something the ex-players really enjoy, not only the game but the function afterwards and being able to mix with the local communities,” Woolford said.
“There’s plenty of guys that couldn’t say yes quick enough.”
Queanbeyan-Palerang councillor Kenrick Winchester said he will endeavour to secure council support for the event and provide Seiffert Oval free of charge.
“This is a really exciting event for Queanbeyan,” Cr Winchester said.
“We get to support some of our amazing local charities in Treehouse and Paul [Walshe] and Yvonne’s [Cuschieri] respite centre.
“I’m as big a Raiders fan you could find, I went out to the game in Hay and it was brilliant seeing the legends run around again.
“Queanbeyan is the Raiders home so I know they will get behind the event.”
Cr Winchester added the game will hopefully add to the momentum for an upgrade of Seiffert Oval.
Attribution Elliot Williams, Canberra Times
The official Pie in the Sky, David Reid Homes All Stars video coverage from 2011. Here’s what they had to say!
It’s become an annual pilgrimage from the city to the sticks. A treasure trove of Rugby League talent winging their way to the remote western Riverina town.
Gotta hope that the Hay side don’t take it too serious.
The likes of Meninga, Bradley Clarke, Matt Geyer and Simon Woolford. They’ve played on the biggest stages and they’ve given back to the game at the grassroots.
A club that was struggling a decade ago is now thriving with a full complement of boys’ and girls’ junior teams and for the first time a top division senior team.
it’s like getting the Australian test team to play a one dayer game of cricket!
It’s a combination the five years hard work and I’m expecting big crowds.
The unsung heroes are many of the Magpies.
The all-stars warmed up if you can call it that. Their first and last pre-match training session.
Bit worried about my team. Preparation hasn’t been great.
Meet Rugby League immortal, Arty Beatson, official coach and motivator.
Joking aside the great man was shocked at the fitness of some of his charges.
I reckon it’s indecent with these blokes are so fit. Whatever happened to where you let yourself go like Mark Tookey?
And it was Mark Tookey and Meninga who led out the galaxy of former stars
But despite the big names the locals were off to a flyer, targeting an obvious weakness on Daley’s wing.
That sparked a group of blokes not used to losing.
Meninga was in the thick of it. Not bad for 50 odd. Kenny Nagas wound the clock back and Nagas continued to cement his Man of the Match honours.
The Hay Magpies motto is, “Let’s dream big” and that dream is now a reality with 1500 fans coming from near and far to rub shoulders with some of Rugby League’s best ever.
It’s good the city coming out to the bush, I’d say.
We don’t get to see famous people like this very often.
It’s like a field of dreams out there with all the legends.
It’s great. It’s like Rugby games of old. It’s really really good
It was a buzz for the All Stars; a lifetime high for the likes of Mitch Rosser who played with them.
The greats showed glimpses but the match wasn’t without incident.
Shane Millard suffered a dislocated elbow.
Woolford went for it charging 80 metres, defying the defence and gravity.
Raiders coach David Furner enjoyed the hit out; his first game in six years. He was one of the first to answer the SOS from a club in strife.
In the end the visitors won 50 to 8 but the score didn’t matter.
Great for everybody here and you know, happy to get a bit of money in the bush. Hay keeps on prospering from it and you know, good luck for them next year in the comp.
The boys were feeling it at one stage. Nah, it’s good stuff.
Great to see that the concept which started as a bit of a pie in the sky, you know, come to fruition and it’s a true story.
That’s my last ever game of Rugby League. That’s it. I’m officially retired. I’m gone.
Kieron Rohrlach and Philip Poulsen’s David Reid Homes Tamworth Region is one of the area’s leading residential building entities servicing new homes buyers in the Tamworth Region.
Kieron has worked in and around the Tamworth area with some of the leading local subcontractors and builders on a wide range of construction while Philip moved to the Inverell area and worked for a leading commercial builder completing many commercial jobs including the ‘Roxy Theatre refurbishment’, the ‘Touriandi Lodge’ in Bingara and many other commercial jobs.
From there Philip started his own company and Kieron joined him to work together on many jobs in the region establishing strong relationships with the areas’ best tradespeople helping David Reid Homes Tamworth Region deliver the highest standard of finishes to every home. The company’s growth has been founded on delivering new home buyers a complete range of designs to suit every market. Whether you are building your first home or looking to build a luxurious single or two storey design, David Reid Homes Tamworth Region can help you.
The Power of National Backing
Kieron and Philip have joined with other leading established builders all over Australia to be part of the David Reid Homes franchise team. They continue to offer the service, expertise and commitment of a local “known” builder but with the backing, systems, marketing support and buying power of a major national construction company. They were both raised on the land, their families have been friends for many years and they have always shared a strong interest in building from a very young age’.
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