Written by Shaun Ryan
There’s nothing more exciting and rewarding than watching someone receive the keys to their brand-new home – a project they’ve watched develop from the ground up.
That’s the inspiration behind the husband-and-wife team at Oakvale Homes.
Kurt and Sharon Hansen took over the family business in 2017 and are committed to building on the reputation Kurt’s parents established over more than two decades on the job.
“We’re a second-generation business that’s been helping families build their dream homes for more than 25 years,” Sharon said.
Oakvale Homes has offices in Gympie and Maryborough and has become a trusted name in the South East Queensland building industry.
The business has been helping build “The perfect home” in the Gympie, Cooloola, Northern Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast regions by giving clients the choice to create living spaces that incorporate their own vision and needs.
“We’re all about helping owners develop a home that is perfect for them,” Sharon said.
“Our plans are completely customizable and can be changed and altered depending on what the client wants.
“We specialize in raised homes but we will also build on a slab on the ground.”
Sharon said the company’s reputation had a solid foundation of its own – always striving to deliver the best quality homes.
“Our family is very passionate about the property industry. It’s what we do and our way of helping people find their happiness.
“It’s difficult to describe the feeling when someone walks into the brand-new home for the first time. It’s like Christmas morning – there’s anticipation, excitement, it’s wonderful,” Sharon said.
She said they don’t build houses, they build homes.
“Building a home is a huge step for many clients. Some thought they would never own their own home, let alone build one from the ground up. We give them the opportunity to move into the home they’ve always wanted. It’s a huge financial and emotional investment for the owner.
“And it’s a really humbling experience for us,” Sharon said.
Sharon said regular lockdowns in larger cities have seen a spike in enquiries at Oakvale Homes.
“People are wanting to escape the cities and build in the regions where they have the benefits of working from home and living in an environment that has that country feel to it.
“It’s more affordable to build here and people are definitely chasing that perfect lifestyle.”
For more information visit http://www.oakvalehomes.com.au.