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Ken Beissel - CEO

David Reid Homes Australasia now 100% Australian owned

Exciting times ahead for Australia’s leading custom home building franchisor! 

As CEO and Managing Director of David Reid Homes, I am delighted to announce that I have moved to 100% ownership of David Reid Homes Australasia with my family company completing the buyout of the New Zealand based majority shareholders in July 2021.

As part of the buyout, the Beissel family acquired the worldwide rights for the David Reid Homes IP.

With over 45 years in the building industry and 25 years involvement as a leading player in the building franchise sector, I am very excited about growing the David Reid Homes franchise into the leading building franchisor in Australia.

Already a strong franchise on the eastern seaboard particularly since I accepted the CEO role in David Reid Homes Australasia in 2011, David Reid Homes will be looking to expand its franchise numbers of quality builders across Australia. At David Reid Homes, we specialize in building quality luxury homes with our franchisees accessing a structure of world class business and marketing systems enabling our franchisees to grow sustainable businesses – great opportunities for builders looking to take their existing business to a higher level with a network of like-minded colleagues supported by world class systems.

Many have already become David Reid Homes franchisees resulting in testimonials like this one featuring our Tamworth franchisee.

David Reid Homes Tamworth Testimonial – Stuart Watts

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the benefits of becoming a David Reid Homes franchisee with builders keen to take their business to a new level – kenbeissel@davidreidhomes.com.au

I am proud to mark the occasion and celebrate this milestone of David Reid Homes’ becoming 100% Australian owned!

If you are looking to build, contact us here.

If you are looking to join our team and become a franchise, contact us here.

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First Home Buyers – Did You Know?!

First home buyers, you could own your own piece of luxury/custom built on 5% deposit

As of July 1st 2020, the Federal Government has opened up 10,000 more spots for first home buyers looking to crack the Australian property market with a minimal deposit. Known as the First Home Buyer Deposit Scheme, the benefit allows first-time buyers to put down just 5 percent deposit for a property with the government acting as guarantor for an additional 15 percent, so that the usual Lenders Mortgage Insurance is not required – Big savings!
As of January 1 this year 10,000 applications – for couples and singles alike – were made available, with a second 10,000 made available July 1 2020, for the 20/21 financial year. It’s a promising initiative for those looking to buy or build, but industry research has found that as many as eight-in-ten first home buyers don’t understand what the scheme is or if they are eligible to take advantage of it.

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme Price Caps:

In order to access one of the 10,000 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme applications, the property you are purchasing/building must fall below a certain threshold.
These are:
State/territory: Capital City/Regional Centre: Rest of State:
NSW $700,000 $450,000
Vic $600,000 $375,000
Qld $475,000 $400,000
ACT $500,000 N/A

There are a few other grants to be taken advantage of. This includes the new HomeBuilder Scheme and the First Home Owners grant.

Contact your Local David Reid Homes Office today to talk about your eligibility!

David Reid Homes Tamworth

Interview With David Reid Homes Tamworth

Kieron Rohrlach and Phillip Poulsen, owners and directors of David Reid Homes Tamworth have been with us since 2014. They have been Franchisee of the year for the past 2 years now and set an incredible standard for other builders to meet. For our David Reid Homes Design Magazine 2020, we interviewed Kieron and

Phillip about building and David Reid Homes. Please keep reading to see what they said!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself, what inspired you to become a builder? Have you always had a passion for building homes?

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I have wanted to be a builder since I was 10 years old, I think spending time on building sites with my father inspired me to be a builder. I developed an interest in making things, very early as a child and my passion has only increased since then. Later in life as a young man, I started my career alongside Phillip as a custom home builder, and seeing our clients’ dreams and ideas come to reality through us is extremely satisfying.

2. The building industry in the Tamworth region is highly competitive, yet your company stands out as one of the leading residential builders in the area! Do you think David Reid Homes has made the difference for you?

Phil and I believe that the David Reid Homes systems and of course name helped us a lot starting out in Tamworth. giving people confidence in choosing us to build their home, as we know building a new home is one of the biggest financial and emotional undertakings most people will achieve in their lives.

3. What is it about David Reid Home’s systems and resources that give you an edge?

The systems i.e BuildXact and HazardCo give us a clear advantage over conventional scheduling and managing processes. Allowing us to manage quality and timelines of more jobs overall increasing our productivity as a company. The pre-done client letters, specifications, plans, etc, also create a great starting point for us to alter to fit our local area, market, and personal preferences when it comes to the exact construction process.

4. Is there a particular type of customer that you find your business suits more than any other? first home buyers, retirees, young families?

Our market in Tamworth is smaller than some of our city franchises. So, I’ve found that we cater to everyone, from helping a first home buyer get their foot in the door, all the way up to people building their final home possibly their 3rd or 4th build, and everyone in between. Ideally, we would like to get more of the bigger custom designed homes in the future.

5. As a specialist luxury home builder, experience counts. What is the most important thing that you have learned about satisfying and exceeding your customer’s expectations?

Communication is key when it comes to a satisfied client. Be honest about inclusions, allowances, and timelines and if something delays the progress of their home build. Be upfront and tell them straight away. One thing I’ve learned is that clients that are in the dark about what’s happening are a lot more likely to be unsatisfied at the end. Educate and inform them at every opportunity. As I said before you must remember it’s not just a job to your client it’s their home maybe even their dream home. So, take care of them and they will sing your praises to everyone they know.

6. With so many uniquely designed homes tailored to people’s dreams, how do you guide your customers through the experience to make it all fit together in a successful project?

That’s the big question. A lot goes into custom design and construction. Again, we are honest and constantly educating our clients right from the first time we meet them, right up until we’ve handed them the keys and provided information on how we support them after they’ve moved in. I have letters and pamphlets telling our clients step by step what will be happening next all the way through the build. This combined with our draftspeople, quality trades, and suppliers all play their part in a successful build. Another thing we do in Tamworth is every one of our clients gets an interior design consultant during the approval stage before we start on-site and all the selections from the ground up and inside are signed off and presented as part of the documentation. This speeds up ordering and alleviates confusion about what allowances or products were included.

7. What is the most important advice that you would give to someone considering building their luxury dream home?

I always tell people the first time we meet, and before even talking about ‘how much’. Make sure your builder is upfront and clear about inclusions, costs, and timelines from the start. Make sure you are indeed comparing apples to apples. Also, pick a builder you can trust and ‘get along’ with because building a new home, especially a custom luxury home is a journey and you will want someone that you are compatible with to take that journey with you.

If you would like to build a home with David Reid Homes Tamworth or anywhere else in Australia, please contact us at admin@davidreidhomes.com.au or give us a call on 1800 095 949!

Meet Your Builders | Wagga Wagga & Canberra

Meet Our Newest David Reid Homes Builders!

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.

Matt Gow
Michael Evans
Michael Evans

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:
  • Heritage work
  • Renovations
  • New homes
  • Extensions
  • Architectural designs
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 mattgow@davidreidhomes.com.au

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!
If you would like to see more about Michael Evans, you can visit his page, or follow David Reid Homes Canberra on Facebook. If you are looking to build in the Canberra area, please contact Michael today on 0408 029 850 or send him an email at michael.evans@davidreidhomes.com.au

David Reid Homes Ken Beissel to participate in Vinnies CEO Sleepout

David Reid Homes Managing Director Ken Beissel to participate in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout!

We are pleased to announce that our Managing Director/CEO of David Reid Homes Ken Beissel will be participating in this year’s CEO Sleepout by Vinnies! Ken hopes to raise $5000 towards this cause and make a difference in the community of Brisbane. To show  just how much of a difference we can make, if Ken reached his $5000 goal Vinnies would be able to;
  • Feed 90 families for a day or;
  • Keep the power on in 41 homes this winter or;
  • Relocate 16 individuals sleeping rough into accommodation services or;
  • Help provide emergency accommodation to 9 families.
This would help many people to break the cycle of homelessness and give support to those who need it most. If you would like to help Ken reach his $5000 please donate here. Every dollar makes a difference!

One night isn’t a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year Ken Beissel our CEO is taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. For one night, Ken will be sleeping outside as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness. To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, he needs your support. Will you help him to reach his target? Donating 50 dollars can make a huge difference to people who need it most.

What is the Vinnies CEO Sleepout?

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a one-night event over one of the longest and coldest nights of the year. Hundreds of CEOs, business owners as well as community and government leaders sleep outdoors to support the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness. Each CEO Sleepout participant commits to raising thousands of dollars to help Vinnies provide essential services to the people who need them. To find out your state’s target, click here.

Last year, the Vinnies CEO Sleepout raised 7.9 million dollars for people experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness. This year we can make an even bigger impact. Register now for the Vinnies CEO Sleepout or make a donation today.

Your donation supports Australians experiencing homelessness

When you sponsor a CEO or team, you’re helping Vinnies provide much-needed support to people all around Australia. Your donation directly assists people experiencing homelessness and people at risk of homelessness, by:
  • funding new initiatives
  • ensuring existing homeless services, like food vans and emergency support, continue
  • expanding the reach of our existing programs to ensure every Australian can access accommodation, meals, and emergency assistance when they need it.
Vinnies is determined to help break the cycle of homelessness. With support services all over Australia, Vinnies understands that each community is different. That’s why Vinnies services vary between each state and territory. Vinnies CEO Sleepout If you wish to donate, please click here!  

James Hardie EasyTex Panel | David Reid Homes

EasyTex Panel

James Hardie has recently introduced a new product, the EasyTex Panel!
EasyTex™ is a pre-primed fibre cement panel embedded with a fine texture to deliver a modern render design aesthetic. Each panel features a v-groove, shiplap joint along the two vertical edges. EasyTex panel is easy to install, resistant to cracking and lime staining, and comes ready to paint. EasyTex panel is suitable for use as an external wall cladding in residential single and medium-density buildings, including alterations and additions, where a uniform broad wall cladding is required. It is ideal for full wrap or composite construction designs on either timber or light gauge steel framed buildings.


Engineered to endure. Hardie’s fibre cement is resistant to fire, termites, rot, and damage from moisture.

Speed of Installation

Fix to timber or light gauge steel frames. Pre-primed and ready for paint.

Fire Resistant

Adheres to bushfire attack level requirements to BAL40. Fire rating up to 60 minutes when used with HardieSmart™ wall systems.

Render Look

A fibre cement broad wall solution with an embedded texture finish giving the look of a rendered wall without the weight or hassle of brickwork.

Visit their website to find out more! 

EasyTex Panels

Custom Home: The Kingsgate Is Fit For Royalty


A property fit for royalty, The Kingsgate has been designed to impress even the most discerning homeowner. The first floor of this palatial home features a theatre-style media room, office, a guest room with walk-in robe and ensuite, and an uber-chic kitchen designed for modern living. Upstairs you will find three spacious bedrooms complete with walk-in robes and stylish appointed ensuites. The landscaped outdoor living area flows from the downstairs living room, creating another picturesque element of this already feature-packed property. The polished decking runs flush to the in-ground plunge pool. From the unique elevated balcony, enjoy the scenery as the sun sets over the horizon. The Kingsgate promises to be an enviable home and the hallmark of any estate.


David Reid Homes is “Raising the Standard”. This isn’t just a motto for us – it is something we take very seriously in everything we do throughout our company. We aim to deliver a home that exceeds expectations in design, build and aesthetics, and we also want to ensure that the process from start to finish is exceptional. To do this we set extremely high standards for our entire team at David Reid Homes and want you to know that your ‘standards’ are our priority.

Each individually designed home will be unique – as no two David Reid Homes are ever the same. Our designs reflect each individual homeowner’s flair and creativity and are tailored to complement their unique geographic setting.

We pride ourselves on the level of customer care extended to our clientele. This superior service starts with your unique design and is carried through all aspects of our management of your home build: including the products we use, suppliers and master craftsman we work with, our attention to detail and our engagement with you throughout the process. we treat you just as you would want to be treated when building our own luxury home.


The real David Reid Homes difference lies in the overall quality of our build and the range of superior luxury inclusions. Our ‘Dozen Points of Luxury Difference’ are 12 key appointments to your home that will complement your modern living to give you superior comfort and eco-efficiency. To name a few, the list features ducted air conditioning, pure wool carpets, floor to ceiling tiles to bathroom and ensuite and stone benchtops. It also includes a prestige range of innovative, smart thinking appliances. As communication is one of David Reid Homes’ core values we pride ourselves on providing weekly building updates on the progress of your new home.


Caesarstone Australia | David Reid Homes

Caesarstone Australia

Caesarstone was founded in 1987 near the Roman city of Caesarea. the company manufactures premium quartz surfaces for residential and commercial uses including but not limited to; kitchen benchtops, splashbacks, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, and various furniture pieces. Caesarstone is a Global Leader in the field, priding themselves on their commitment to research and development, innovation, and providing the highest quality product. They do all of this and more! The company has a commitment to creating a Cleaner, Safer and Better Quality Environment through its comprehensive environmental agenda. This includes:
  • Commitment to ecologically responsible production processes.
  • The development of environmentally friendly products made with high levels of recycled materials.
  • The implementation of internationally recognized sustainable industrial standards and practices.
Caesarstone Australia has been operating since 2001, with branches in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and South Australia. They recently opened a new showroom in Yatala, Brisbane. For all of you SEQ folk, be sure to check it out! They have recently launched two new colours to their range! Empira White (5151), which is a classic marble design, and Primordia (4043), which is a sleek industrial look.  
Some of our favourite colours at the moment include: Georgian Bluffs, Jet Black, Organic White, Rugged Concrete, Turbine Grey and Vanilla Noir.
The Caesarstone website has some incredible features that help you decide what you want for your home or office. Tehir ‘Visualiser’ Tab lets you test their range of colours on real pictures to see what you like best. They will also send you free samples to further assist you in this process!

Check out their website!



Smeg Australia and David Reid Homes

Smeg is a world-renown Italian appliance manufacturer based in Guastalle, Italy. They have subsidiaries in 16 countries across the world, including Australia. The company has been running for over 60 years now and has come to be seen as a tasteful and elegant solution to the demands of contemporary living; due to their partnerships with world-famous architects. The Australian branch is a family-owned business and has an extensive network of distributors, which allows them to service the entire country! They have showrooms in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Launceston, Newcastle, and Wagga Wagga. We paired with this company many years ago, in order to bring high quality, beautiful appliances to all of the homes we build. Smeg has an incredible range of small and large domestic appliances, with every product having multiple designs and options available! The products they provide are as follows:
  • Ovens
  • Microwaves
  • Coffee Machines
  • Cooktops (including gas, induction, electric ceramic and domino)
  • Rangehoods
  • Fridge and freezers
  • Dishwashers
  • Sinks and taps
  • Washing machines and dryers
As well as many other accessories. Some of the smaller appliances they supply include:
  • Toasters
  • Kettles
  • Stand mixers
  • Blenders/hand blenders
  • Juicers
And so many other accessories! Some of Smeg’s newest products include;

Drip Coffee Machine

The Drip Coffee Machine is one of Smeg’s latest releases, in collaboration with Italian Architects Deepdesign.

This Retro style Coffee Machine is currently available in 7 colours; black, panna (cream), red, pastel blue, pastel green, white and stainless steel.


Smeg x Disney

In September, Smeg released a collaboration with Disney, to celebrate 70 years of Smeg and 90 years of Disney and their love of bringing families together, specifically through food and entertaining! The 50’s style retro Fridge features a Mickey Mouse design on the front!


Sicily is my love

The Collection, ‘Sicily is my love’ launched in 2017, in collaboration with Dolce and Gabbana.

They have recently released a Stand Mixer, Toaster and Slow Juicer to their collection.

  Some of our work with Smeg:
  Their website also has a range of recipes and tutorials using their products that you need to check out!
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David Reid Homes National Conference 2019!

David Reid Homes National Conference 2019!

On the 6th of September we had our David Reid Homes National Conference held at Sea World Nara Resort on the Gold Coast. The franchises had a full day of workshops and networking with suppliers to enhance their business. The National Awards Dinner held at Movie World completed the day where we recognised the outstanding franchisees of 2019!
Sea World Nara Resort
Sea World Nara Resort
Sea World Nara Resort
Sea World Nara Resort
Movie World
Movie World
Movie World Spooky Castle
Movie World Spooky Castle

David Reid Homes Franchise Of The Year Award

Congratulations to Kieron Rohrlach and Philip Poulsen from David Reid Homes Tamworth on winning David Reid Homes Franchise of the Year 2019, for the second year in a row! A well deserved recognition for all their hard work!
David Reid Homes Tamworth
David Reid Homes Tamworth

David Reid Homes “Movers & Shakers” Awards

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s “Movers & Shakers” Awards:
David Reid Homes Fraser Coast
David Reid Homes Fraser Coast
David Reid Homes Gold Coast/Brisbane South
David Reid Homes Gold Coast/Brisbane South

David Reid Homes Encouragement Awards

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Encouragement Awards:
David Reid Homes Northern Rivers
David Reid Homes Northern Rivers
David Reid Homes Sapphire Coast
David Reid Homes Sapphire Coast

David Reid Homes is a national building company specialising in unique customised designs and quality craftsmanship for luxury custom homes.

With offices throughout Australia, you can be assured of receiving a consistent level of superior service no matter where you choose to build your luxury custom home.

At David Reid Homes we do things differently, and it is our people that make the difference.

Contact Us Today!

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