We caught up with Tasbuilt's Danny DeVries for a quick chat on what he likes best about the job...
Tell us a little about yourself
I’m 30, married and have a three-year-old son, Harvey. I am a family man and spend most of my free time with my family. I also love fishing as often as possible and enjoy cars and motorbikes.
How long have you been involved in the building industry?
I started off my apprenticeship doing joinery but as soon as I was qualified I moved into the carpentry side of my trade and have now been building houses with Tasbuilt for around 12 years.
What does your role as factory foreman for Tasbuilt Homes include?
My day to day jobs include allocating jobs to tradesmen/apprentices and labourers, quoting material needed for jobs, doing up plans to get jobs ready for production, signing off jobs at each stage of construction as they finish and measuring buildings to order material as it is needed.
What do you find most interesting about the role?
I enjoy doing the ground work on the jobs and get satisfaction from having a job run from start to finish with no issues, that’s when I feel I have done my job well.
Have you noticed any interesting emerging trends in construction or the home building industry?
The main thing I have noticed in the transportable homes industry is that the houses are getting bigger and bigger. When I first started in the industry we mainly did cabins and units but now we are continuously doing 3 - 4+ bedroom homes with many different designs. We now even do 2 storey homes. I never could have imagined this was possible when I first started at Tasbuilt.
Tell us about one of your most enjoyable moments during your time working for Tasbuilt
My greatest personal moment was when I became foreman at Tasbuilt!