AWARD WINNING BUILDERS
Winner of this years HIA/CSR AUSTRALIAN HOUSING AWARD for Special Purpose Housing Project and winner of the 2012 MBA Excellence in Building Best Contract Home $750,001 - $1Million and Winner of Best Use of Timber.
Welcome to RETTKE BUILDERS
Over the past few years we have specialized in mainly architectural new works of which most have been quite unusual and challenging in design.
We pride ourselves on a quality job with a quality finish. This requires the help of a number of sub trades, manufacturers & suppliers all as equally skilled as our own people. We also pride ourselves on having all the tools & equipment required to complete the job from start to finish. Apprentices have been an important part of the business and we have made a point of employing at least one apprentice at any one time.
Tony and Judy Rettke started the business over 28 years ago, building homes and renovations of quality workmanship which was quickly recognised amongst locals and employing many apprentices along the way. Today Rettke Builders have come a long way; we currently have 4 full time employees, Two Leading Hands and two carpenters, all under Tony’s watchful eye for detail and outstanding finish.
On A Personal Note
Tony & Judy are also very community minded being active patrolling Surfclub members. Tony is currently the Far South Coast President of Surf Life Saving and the Vice President of Tathra SLSC, Judy is the Chief Training Officer for Tathra and the Deputy Director of Surf Sports, FSC Branch. Tony & Judy and all of their 5 sons are patrolling members and competitors in 3 separate States. Tony & Judy were also heavily involved with the Scouting movement, having 5 sons, and were the Bega Scout Leaders for the over 10 years.
WHY CHOOSE RETTKE BUILDERS
WE LOVE OUR WORK
And with our team of very capable and skilled local carpenters & subbies the results are always proven with very happy clientele and the commendation and recognition of our piers and industry.
Personal attention to your Dream Home
We understand that sometimes what the architect has drawn up and what you want are not always the same and we endeavour to put your dreams into reality, making sure that you, our client are happy at the end of the day.
AWARD WINNING PROJECTS:
Rettke Builders are now finalist in the Australian HIA Housing Awards, which will be held at the Gold Coast in May of this year for the Category of Special Purpose Housing of the Year.
They took out three of the major awards at the 2011 HIA-CSR ACT/Southern NSW Housing Awards, winning South Coast Home of the Year, Coastal Home of the Year and Special Purpose Housing of the Year for the very impressive home built especially for Toby Hale of Tathra.
The house was designed by Michael Marshman & Associates and constructed by Tony’s exceptional team of skilled tradesman, lead by one of Tony’s Foreman, Frank Engemann.
Having been confined to a motorized wheelchair since childhood, Toby desired a house that would facilitate his independence and freedom, as well as provide a home for his turtle and school of fish.
His home is robust and masculine providing stimulation, exercise, shelter, views and access that enables him to connect easily with essential local facilities such as the local supermarket, post office and pub. From his upper level living space Toby can observe coastal shipping movements, the annual whale migration, the passage of clouds overhead, how the surf is breaking and his fish in surprising places throughout the house.
A.C.T. & Southern NSW
Winner 2011 HIA Special Purpose Home of the Year
Winner 2011 HIA Coastal Home of the Year
Winner 2011 HIA South Coast Home of the Year
Winner 2010 HIA Project Home of the Year
Winner 2009 HIA Bathroom Project of the Year
Winner 2008 HIA Renovation Project of the Year
Winner 2007 HIA Outdoor Living Project of the Year
Winner 2005 HIA Bathroom Project of the Year
Winner 2005 HIA Renovation Project $150,000 - $250,000
Winner 2005 HIA New Bathroom over $15,000
Winner 2004 HIA & Prime Television Coastal Home of the Year
Australian HIA Awards
Finalist 2006 Bathroom Project
Finalist 2008 Outdoor Living Project
Finalist 2009 Renovation Project
Finalist 2010 Bathroom Project
Finalist 2011 Project Home of the Year
Finalist 2012 Special Purpose Project of the Year
In 2004 the Rogers home received several major awards from the 2004, Housing Industry Association (HIA), ACT & Southern NSW.
Winner - Coastal Home of the Year.
Winner - Custom built home $250 k - $400 k.
Finalist - Energy Efficiency.
Finalist - Innovative Use of Steel.
Finalist - Custom built home open.
In 2005, four of our projects won many of the categories in the South Coast region & progressed on to the ACT & Southern NSW area.
2005 HIA South Coast Awards
Winner - Bathroom project of the year.
Winner - Renovation project up to $150 k
Winner - Renovation project $150 k - $300 k
Winner - Energy efficient house of the year.
Winner - Custom built home $400 k - $600 k
Finalist - Coastal home for 2 projects.
Finalist - Custom built home open.
2005 ACT & Southern NSW Awards
Winner - Renovation project $150 k - $250 k
Winner - New bathroom over $15 k
Winner - Bathroom project of the year, open.
The HIA also included our winning bathroom as a finalist in the 2005 Australian Bathroom Project of the Year.
In 2006 we entered only one project as it was a large one in the South Coast Awards
Winner - Apartment Project of the Year.
ACT & Southern NSW Awards
Finalist - Apartment Project of the Year
In 2007 we tried something new and designed two quality project homes. The first of which we called the “Mimosa” which went on to be a finalist in Canberra in Green Smart Home of the Year as well as winning locally for project home.
It was also a first for us in the construction of a purpose built swimming pool and outdoor entertaining area for a child with special needs.
2007 South Coast Awards
Winner - Project Home of the Year
Outdoor Living Project of the Year
2007 ACT & Southern NSW Awards
Winner – Outdoor Living Project of the Year
Finalist – Greensmart Home of the Year
Finalist – Project Home of the Year
Winning Outdoor Project of the Year enters us in The Australian HIA Awards to be held in Sydney in May 2008.QUALIFICATION DETAILSContractors Licence No 132006C
Member of HIA
Member of MBA