As second-generation builders we know how vital developing a great relationship between client, designer and builder is. People are at the heart of what we do. This includes our team of qualified, experienced tradespeople and our established network of trusted suppliers.
On the Mornington Peninsula we build homes of exceptional quality that consider the earth and the community. We believe more than ever we all need to play our part in creating a sustainable future.
We’re excited to be part of a new generation of builders who are socially and environmentally conscious.
James Hazelwood | Builder
James grew up on building sites working alongside his dad. “I always knew I wanted to be a builder. The fact that I have my own building company and my job is managing our team, clients and preferred designers while producing a family’s dream home is not just rewarding but really a dream come true,” says James.
James and his wife Haylee started out buying property to renovate or build new homes on in their early twenties, to date they’ve completed 12 homes. This personal experience has given James great insight into what client expectations might be and a good understanding of potential client frustrations and how to resolve them.
“It has also given us a real respect for the craft of designers and architects, they all have a gift of visualisation which many people rely on more than they know! Building for ourselves gives us flexibility to be creative and try new or different building methods. Each home we’ve built for ourselves have been building blocks in further understanding design and streamlining building methods.”
Since establishing Hazelwood Homes in 2011 James’ commitment to becoming a preferred builder for projects with a sustainability focus only continues to grow.
Haylee Hazelwood | Operations
Haylee is one of those people in business who makes the magic happen behind the scenes. Working closely with the Hazelwood team Haylee gets things done!
Every workday is different for Haylee, she could be working with the team on how to improve their workflow, tracking job financials, scheduling work, “and all the other bits and bobs James throws my way!” Standard practice for a husband-and-wife business team!
The highlights of work for Haylee include working at their office at Sorrento HUB Coworkspace, and seeing great designs come to life, “I love building homes, and I love that our work creates the opportunity for us to give back to our community. It’s also a lot of fun working with James – his energy and positivity lifts everyone up around him.”
Haylee feels lucky to live on the Mornington Peninsula with so many gems to visit and such a great community. When she’s not keeping the show on the road at work Haylee loves getting out in nature with James and their border collie Marty, and a drive up to Red Hill in their ’67 Valiant VC for a glass of red is always on the cards.
Marty | Lead Site Dog
Marty grew up on the building site developing his skills and knowledge and now runs the show at Hazelwood Homes. You can always rely on Marty to arrive onsite to round up the tradies with a smile on his face.
Marty’s ability to adapt to different roles has seen him move from the young apprentice he was to the outstanding office dog he is today.
Although he misses the smoko banter, he makes up for it at his site visits. He is a much-loved team member that we value dearly.
- Swimming at the beach
- Chasing Sea Gulls
- Snoozing in the sun
- Getting around the team