HIA Hunter Housing Awards

HIA Hunter Housing Awards won are listed below:
  • 2014 Finalist Custom Built Home $800,001 - $1,000,000.
  • 2013 Winner Townhouse Development of the Year over 5 Dwellings.
  • 2012 Winner Multi-Unit Project of the Year.
  • 2012 Winner Townhouse / Villa Development of the Year over 5 Dwellings.
  • 2012 Winner Townhouse / Villa Development of the Year 2-5 Dwellings.
  • 2011 Finalist Custom Home Construction Over $1million
  • 2010 Winner Townhouse/Villa Development 2-5 Dwellings
  • 2009 Winner Townhouse/Villa Development 2-5 Dwellings
  • 2009 Winner Townhouse/Villa Development over 5 Dwellings
  • 2009 Winner Townhouse/Villa Project of the Year
  • 2008 Winner Townhouse/Villa Development 2-5 Dwellings
  • 2007 Winner Most Innovative Use of Steel
  • 2007 Townhouse/Villa Development over 5 Dwellings
  • 2006 Most Innovative Use of Steel
  • 2006 Custom Built Home under $400,000
  • 2005 Display Home over $250,000
  • 2005 Display Home of the Year
  • 2004 Custom Built Home under $450,000 2003 Townhouse/Villa Development 2-10 dwellings
  • 2003 Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year
  • 2003 Most Innovative Use of Steel
  • 2002 Best Practice Occupation Health and Safety
  • 2002 Custom Built Homes under $350,000
  • 2015 Finalist Multi-Unit Project of the Year

About Us

With over 24 years in business, HCH is an Award winning construction company that has developed many projects throughout the Newcastle and Hunter Valley regions. Our work has included small commercial constructions, duplexes, multi-unit projects and a diverse range of architecturally designed homes built to owner supplied plans and specifications. HCH has experienced a steady and controlled growth each trading year and this is reflected in the level of Home Owners Warranty Insurance cover that we can offer our customers, and insurance cover which is mandatory on each residential project.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a quality service and product whilst maintaining competitive market rates for each development. At HCH, we believe in excellent value for money for our clients. As you are no doubt aware, the cheapest quote is not always the best option. This is especially true in the building industry where job inclusions and specifications can vary enormously. Once we have received all of your CC plans and documentation we are happy to provide a fixed and firm quotation amount with no hidden extras along the way.

Each project is assigned to our construction department after contracts have been signed, and all internal and external product and colour selections have been received from our clients. This allows us to place orders for trades and products promptly and accurately before the project has commenced which in turn locks in the current building rates with keep any price increases at bay, this approach affords our clients an enjoyable and well communicated building experience. A supervisor is then allocated to control your project and he will keep you informed in regards to the progress on your project. All the usual and statutory guarantees and warranties are provided and we offer an after-completion and handover service that is second-to-none. We expect to create a friendship with each client and see that friendship remain long after the contract and works have been completed, so it really is our goal to ensure you are completely satisfied with your building experience in the hope that if you build again you would select HCH.

This information is provided so you can make an informed decision when selecting a builder that has the knowledge and experience to partner with you on your project. You can be assured that you are about to engage with a company with very high business standards and morals. These standards ensure our very favourable reputation continues and remains the envy of many of our competitors within this region and beyond.

At HCH, we are extremely proud to have been named Hotondo New South Wales Builder of the Year in 2001. We have also won many HIA Hunter Housing Awards since, including Custom Build Home of the Year 2002, 2004 & 2006; Townhouse/Unit of the Year 2003; Display Home of the Year 2005, 2009; Townhouse/Villa Project of the Year; 2010 Townhouse/Villa Development for the Frederick Street, Merewether townhouses; and, recently, 2011 Finalist Custom Home Construction Over $1million. All in all we have won varying awards for the last 12 years, last award being in 2015.


Hunter Coast Homes Pty Limited commenced trading in June 1993 and has been involved with more than 300 local projects throughout the region.

The company was initially formed by Trevor Bice, a current director, in partnership with his wife, Karen. Initially, the company was known as Bicebuild P/L. The business was operated from Trevor's residence for the first 7 years of trading, which allowed the company to enjoy steady growth, cost control and immediate attention to customers' needs, business ethics that are still very much focused upon today. In 1995, the company Bicebuild Pty Ltd was formed and started trading as Hunter Coast Homes. This path was followed for 4 years before 1999 saw the building industry heading for its busiest period ever with the introduction of the GST on July 1, 2000. This period throughout the building industry was unbelievably busy, with demand outweighing supply enormously and resources stretched to breaking point.

In May 2000, Darren Rodgers joined the company during the mad pre-GST period and ended up purchasing fifty percent of the business in July 2000 to become a full partner and fellow Director of HCH. Further changes were then necessary, the company name was changed to Hunter Coast Homes Pty Ltd and the company was re-located to an office space in Lambton. As part of the expansion plans, more staff were employed to help with the ever increasing workloads we were experiencing.

Following on from Lambton we were on the lookout once more for larger premises again and purchased the former Aristocrat Poker Machine building in Christo road Georgetown, we spent the next 5 years there growing the business until we decided to go again.

We have recently completed a new head office and warehousing facility at Carrington from where we are operating. We have included state of the art kitchens, bathrooms and construction, so our clients can see the level of finishes and expertise that they can come to expect from one of Newcastle's most respected building companies. Carrington Offices were completed in 2012 and are still our current work address, if history is anything to go by we will be due to move again in the next few years to maintain our averages.

Today our staff levels have grown and our employees are committed to customer service and delivering a quality product to our clients on time and on budget. The Hunter Coast team is as follows:



Darren Rodgers
Darren joined HCH in May 2000 and ended up purchasing fifty percent of the business in July 2000 to become a full partner. Darren's roles within HCH include sales, marketing, general management and human resources within the company. Darren works very closely with Steve Connors, our Operations manager, to ensure that quotation, tender and procurement deadlines are met and that clients are satisfied with the final submission from HCH.

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Trevor Bice
HCH was initially formed by Trevor Bice, in partnership with his wife Karen, in 1993. The company has changed a great deal since this time and has grown substantially. Trevor's roles with the company today include: Director and Construction Advisor. Trevor oversees the construction team and is heavily involved in project programming and deadlines. He runs the fortnightly construction meetings and regularly visits all current job sites.
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Stephen Connors
Operations Manager
Stephen joins HCH as a qualified structural engineer and is responsible for project procurement, OH&S, and the general running of each project in association with the construction manager. Steve was responsible for implementing the quality assurance and operating system at Boral Asphalting and he brings that systems knowledge and procedures to HCH.
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Adam Collins
Construction Manager & Maintenance
Adam is a carpenter and a licensed builder with 15 years experience in the building industry. He moved to the Hunter Valley with his family in early 2008 and, prior to that, had his own building company in Sydney with building projects predominantly on the North Shore. Adam is responsible for the overall management of our projects and the construction team.
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Troy Abdoo
Contract Administration & Procurement

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Jennifer Brazier
Contract Administration and Accounts

Jen?carries out contract administration with all clients. She is responsible in collating all selections, contract signing, HOW Certificates, and general contract administration that is required on each project HCH undertake. During construction, Jen would communicate with you on a regular basis.

Jen also?maintains accounts payable and receivable, as well as assisting with general office duties and liaises directly with all contractors and suppliers in regards to insurances, invoicing and payments.??

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Maree Rodgers
Office Assistant & Maintenance
Maree is the friendly voice on the other end of the line when contacting Hunter Coast Homes. Maree's main roles include customer liaison, client plan registration, plan send-outs to trades and contractors, marketing and invaluable assistance throughout the office.
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Tony Beavan
Site Supervisor/Project Manager
Tony has been in the building game since his apprenticeship with his father thirty years ago. He has maintained the same level of service and quality that instilled in him from his father, and he brings these strengths to HCH and has been with us now for the past five years. Tony is very experienced in custom built homes and multi-unit developments. His expertise in these fields has many repeat clients requesting Tony supervisors their jobs personally.
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Greg Heaton
Site Supervisor/Project Manager
Greg is predominantly our supervisor who looks after many of our inner-city custom built home projects. He has a terrific eye for detail and his quality management cannot be questioned. He is responsible for maintaining site co-ordination, on-site supervision, and site quality assurance.
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Paul Beavan
Site Supervisor/Project Manager
Paul is a qualified carpenter and was Site Supervisor on one of our Muswellbrook projects consisting of fourteen units. Paul is a young talent in the building game and is very comfortable looking after custom built home constructions or large scale multi-unit developments. His level of acceptance is of the highest quality.
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Paul Nicholls
Carpenter & Maintenance

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Steven Bashford
4th Year Apprentice

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Tyler Bice
2nd Year Apprentice

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