Meet Our General Manager of Construction, Jeff

September 11, 2019

Jeff Hansen Lving

Celebrating half a decade with the prestigious home development company, Hansen Living, General Manager of Construction, Jeff, is the friendly face you will see on-site. Jeff brings his years of experience to Hansen Living projects and manages the construction processes, trades, as well as the finer details – the kind that make Hansen Living homes stand apart.

We asked Jeff a few questions about the success of Hansen Living and quizzed him on his favourite projects to date.

How long have you been in the industry and what brought you to Hansen Living as General Manager of Construction?

“I’ve been with Hansen Living for three years now and have decades of experience as a builder after starting my apprenticeship at 17. I’ve always loved being on site and creating well designed homes. Working with Hansen Living provided me with an opportunity to team up with people who are passionate about design and delivering unique homes.
Working with Scott means I get to focus on what I do best and that’s being on site with the tool belt on while he manages the client’s needs and wants. It’s a smooth operation and allows me to focus on my strengths.”

Why do you think Hansen Living is such a successful operation?

“Not many builders are available on the phone 9-5. Having an office with Scott personally managing the project management means our clients benefit from both sides. They have someone full time on site making progress as well as a contact person available to them whenever they need a progress update or discuss details. We work together as a team and we’ve fine-tuned our communication processes, so we are efficient workers and excellent problem solvers.”

Do you have a favourite project? Maybe a top three?

“It’s hard to rank our projects – they all have something special about them. If I had to, I would say Heath Street, Blairgowrie and a recent project in Edithvale.
Heath Street is a standout because it has a floating pool above the garage and that’s something unique to that property. It’s a stunning home and a memorable Hansen Living project as it won Best Home Award.
Blairgowrie was a massive transformation. From a construction point of view the challenge was to restore what remained of the old home and build the new addition from scratch. This had to be done seamlessly to create a flow from one to the other. The result is a solid home that is full of surprises.
Edithvale is one of our most recent projects and its location makes it a standout. Sitting right on the beach, the views are spectacular. The daughter-in-law of the home owner, Trish, runs her own design company, T by Design, so working with her was a great experience. The owners were involved in the build and the processes were smooth and the result was perfect.”

Do you have any advice for people when selecting a builder?

“Yes! The following things are key:
1. Examples of their own work to prove they can do the job you’re after
2. Testimonials from happy clients who approve their workmanship and communication
3. A good feeling. It’s important to really trust your builder, and not to simply opt for the cheapest and fastest quote.”

As Hansen Living celebrates turning 10 years old, Jeff has been an integral part of the team for a third of Hansen Living’s operation. When you enlist Hansen Living to build your dream home you can feel secure knowing that someone as experienced and talented as Jeff is managing your build.


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