Blending old world values with new world innovation
Meet the team
Ryan’s passion for building and delivering a great service to those who want to build their sanctuary is what drives is ambition to help the company grow. Ryan makes it his first priority to deliver a personal build and is with you from start to finish to help any way he can. Ryan has successfully completed a decade’s worth of Noosa Triathlons!!
Project Coordinator & Operations Manager
Corbin Started with RJM as a first year apprentice and has put in the hard yards to now assist the project manager in running projects and part of the business operations behind the scenes, but he still loves to get in amongst the build and on the tools when duty calls. Corbin is currently studying at QUT on the path to become an Architect.
Jordan has been working with Ryan since the early days of RJM; after his apprenticeship he helped grow our fantastic company culture. He spends as much time running the projects as building them, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. When he’s not building your sanctuary he’s spending time with and building for his daughters all sorts of creations including a cubby house!
Lead Carpenter / Site Supervisor
Since starting with RJM Luke has shown nothing less than 110% dedication and passion to the work he delivers. Luke’s attitude is infectious on site and no matter the day carry positive persona that makes the job site much more enjoyable and adding to our celebrated culture. Luke is currently studying his Cert IV Building and Construction through the company after Ryan saw the potential he had to offer. He is also an avid squash player!!
Hayden has had many years of experience in the construction industry having had his own construction business in a past life before settling in with RJM. He brings a strong work ethic along to the team and helps push the team when the going gets tough and always throws his hand up to go the extra mile. Hayden loves a good game of rugby or cricket, and often takes part in cricket matches raising funds for various charities.
Jesse is one of the few apprentices in QLD or perhaps Australia that puts in the hard yards, shows up to work on time, and has an enthusiastic ready to learn attitude. Jesse will always give you a wave and hello when he sees you on site and is ready to help out anyway he can. His work ethic and attitude matches perfectly with our culture; we are all looking forward to see him become a first class carpenter in the years to come.
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what clients said
The first time I met Ryan from RJM builders was when he was renovating a house in my street. I was living at Paddington at the time and watched this old Queenslander transform into something absolutely exquisite.
I casually enquired regarding my property which had nothing going for it other than its location. After fighting to get my front door to open and observing the tiles falling off in the bathroom, Ryan suggested we look at changing the floor plan, and I had always wanted to build in downstairs. Within a week he presented a lay out of a house I had never even thought of, letting the home flow and allowing enough natural light in all areas . Without going into too much detail I wanted to achieve as much as I could on a small lot, not wasting any land. Ryan walked me through all the council requirements and managed to get everything approved. The property went from a two bedroom with study and single bathroom, into a 6 bedroom, five bathroom, two living areas, two huge decks, pool and landscaped gardens. Winning master builders award and giving me above and beyond what I ever imagined. The property was designed to earn an income and be a residence which it easily achieved, along with exceeding bank valuation.
A year or so later I came across an old boarding house with an unusual DA approval for an additional 15 rooms. It was an ambitious renovation but my cheeky offer was accepted. The property had 15 tenants and our challenge was to renovate and extend the building keeping the tenants so I had an income stream. A book could be written on this renovation, access restrictions, difficult neighbours, body corps, fire regulations and continual red tape with council. The written word cannot describe the stress and challenges we faced but Ryan was there till the end, always a cool head, positive and never giving up. Today it is a beautiful 29 room guest house in the heart of New Farm with close to 100% occupancy. The neighbours now love what we have created along with council and community as a whole. It is my single greatest achievement, I still walk through the property and get emotional because I remember how bad it was and the challenges we faced. Without Ryan’s help on this project I know I would have struggled to realise my dream and will never forget his perseverance and determination to make it become reality.
Lastly I own Bedshed Aspley which is a bedding retail store for 13 years which was tired and needed a re-fit. Bedshed have their own builders but I wanted to use Ryan for his attention to detail and expertise. After our history this re-fit was a walk in the park, we traded through the entire process and the store looks absolutely stunning. Our head office were impressed and it reflected in our sales. Being in business myself I have always found Ryan very approachable, honest and proud of what he does. He has proven his integrity, passion and drive over the years and it’s refreshing to see that enthusiasm, moreover his influence has contributed to my success today.
It is with pleasure that I provide this reference and recommendation about RJM Builders regarding the work that they have done at the City Tabernacle Baptist Church, 163 Wickham Tce, Brisbane.
In late November 2014 the church suffered substantial damage in a major storm and subsequent major rain events caused further damage to other areas of the building. The building is significant heritage building built, in 1890, so the restoration work required a building contractor who could appreciate that fact and bring all of the necessary skill to the project and select and manage the necessary trades to ensure the quality of the workmanship and deliver a complex project in a building that had to remain open during the restoration works.The work included replacement of the roof, major repairs to plaster ceilings, repairs to leadlights including the plaster mouldings, the painting of the auditorium which required the placement of major scaffold and various other repairs for timber floors and the like. Their work has extended to three other properties including a house that in effect has been extensively renovated. The overall cost of the projects is in the order of $1,000,000.00.
RJM Builders have been excellent to work with during the whole project. Their management skills in planning and executing the projects have been excellent. Various parts of the project, like painting the interior of the auditorium, required a detailed programme and this was met. They spent considerable time in finding the right trades to handle the various heritage tasks that the work demanded and then set about working with these specialists to achieve an excellent outcome. I would have no hesitation in considering RJM Builders for any project of a similar nature. Should you wish to talk to me please do not hesitate to call.