Our Team

The culture at Pichelmann Custom Building has been carefully cultivated over the last twelve years to ensure our team is focussed on the highest levels of quality and service - the hallmark of our business being a culture of honesty and transparency felt by our clients and our staff.

We’re proud to say we’ve built a positive on-going relationship with all our clients, past and present which speaks to our service delivery. We pride ourselves on this achievement – building our reputation is as important to us and building your home.

Our Team Members

Parry Pichelmann
Parry Pichelmann DIRECTOR

Parry has 37 years’ experience in the building industry with over 20 years of that experience being in project management.

Canberra born and bred, Parry began his plumbing apprenticeship in the Australian army and in 1985 he represented Australia in the Plumbing International Skill Olympics. Whilst representing Australia in Plumbing at the 1985 Skill Olympics in Japan he met Meike Laubvogel who was Germany’s plumbing competitor. They have been together ever since.

From 1987 – 1991 Parry was the Australian chief judge and designer, International Skill Olympics – Plumbing.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in building
  • B Class builders licence, Carpenter
  • Advanced Plumber
  • Advanced Drainer
  • Advanced Gas fitter
  • Liquid petroleum Gas fitter
  • Roof Plumber.
Meike Pichelmann
Meike PichelmannOFFICE MANAGER/INTERIOR DESIGNER

Meike has 37 years’ experience in the building industry with 12 years’ experience in Business Management and Accounting.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Meike always wanted to be a part of her Father’s plumbing business. With an excellent eye for detail and classic German diligence, she developed her skills soon becoming one of Germany’s finest tradespeople…. Her biggest challenge, however has been keeping Parry in line throughout their 28 years of Marriage.

In 1985, Meike represented Germany in plumbing at the International Skill Olympics.

Qualifications:                  

  • Master plumber
  • Drainer
  • Gasfitter
  • Roofer
Eugene Haigh
Eugene HaighDIRECTOR

Eugene has 15 years industry experience.

Canberra born and bred, Eugene began his career with Pichelmann Custom Building as an apprentice. He then went on to establish his own business as a carpenter and builder whilst continuing to work alongside the Pichelmann team. We’re very pleased that Eugene has returned to Pichelmann Custom building full-time as a Director.
Eugene can often be seen running around town for Canberra Royals Rugby of a weekend or chasing fish all over the country.

Qualifications:

  • C-class Builder (six years)
  • Qualified Carpetner
  • Business Management and Accounting (nine years)
  • Site Management (four years)
  • Apprentice Mentor (nine years)
Tom Argaet
Tom Argaet DIRECTOR

Tom has nine years’ industry experience.

Tom grew up in Wamboin on the outskirts of Canberra, before starting an Apprenticeship with Pichelmann Custom Building under the guidance of Telly and Eugene. Upon completion he started his own Carpentry business, before later joining the team as a Director. Tom’s love of fishing is matched only by his love of spear fishing.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified Carpenter
  • Business Management and Accounting (three years)
  • Apprentice Mentor
  • Site Management (two years)

Telly Papas

Qualifications:

  • Apprentice Mentor- responsible for training
  • Qualified builder
  • Carpenter
  • Concreter
  • 22 years’ industry experience

Marco Elias

Qualifications:

  • Qualified Builder
  • Carpenter
  • Bricklayer
  • Welder
  • Concreter
  • 25 year’s industry experience

Barry Lugg

Qualifications:

  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Concreter
  • 46 years’ industry experience

Brian Bell

Qualifications:

  • Site safety and control
  • Welder
  • General Labourer
  • Ten year’s industry experience

Shannon Lugg

Qualifications:

  • Carpenter and bricklayer
  • 8 years’ industry experience

Nelson Flores

Qualifications:

  • Carpenter
  • 20 years’ industry experience.

Darcy Crossthwaite

Qualifications:

  • Final Year Carpentry Apprentice

Erick Ramos

Mature-Age second year Carpentry apprentice

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Administration

Dorian Esposito

Second year carpentry apprentice

Tim Simon

First year carpentry apprentice

Jeremy Bradbury

First year carpentry apprentice

Award Winning Quality

With a commitment to excellence in building, Pichelmann Custom Building Services takes great pride in providing the very best quality services to all of our customers. Whether our home builders are working on a large new-build project, a small renovation job, or are tackling a heritage project, we’ll always give the same care and attention over to our work.
 
Over the years, we’ve built up a reliable reputation within the building trade for delivering a high standard of service and quality bespoke building work. 
As a result, we’re delighted to have won a variety of awards from bodies including the Housing Industry Association and the Master Builders Association. We also previously won in the ACT Sustainable Cities Awards.

We believe that our work speaks for itself in terms of quality, and are very happy to have these awards to back this up. When you come to Pichelmann Custom Building Services, you can therefore always expect an incredibly high standard from an experienced team of builders who do a superior job each and every time.

Housing Industry Association Awards:

2017 HIA Housing Awards

Country home of the year
WINNER

2007 HIA Housing Awards

Renovation Project 
$250,000 - $450,000
WINNER

2007 HIA Housing Awards

Bathroom
Under $15,000
WINNER

2017 HIA Housing Awards

Heritage renovation project of the year
WINNER

2009 HIA Housing Awards

Custom Built Home
$700,000 - $900,000
WINNER

2007 HIA Housing Awards

Heritage Renovation
PROJECT OF THE YEAR

2017 HIA Housing Awards

Special purpose housing project of the year
WINNER

2007 HIA Housing Awards

Greensmart Energy Efficiency
HOME OF THE YEAR

Master Builders Association Awards:

2017 Master Builders Association Awards

Sustainable construction / Residential
WINNER

2008 Master Builders Association Awards

Custom Built Home
$600,000 - $800,000
WINNER

2008 Master Builders Association Awards

NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDER OF THE YEAR

2017 Master Builders Association Awards

Remodelling
more than $450,000
WINNER

2008 Master Builders Association Awards

Remodelling
$150,000 - $250,000
WINNER

2007 HIA Housing Awards

Green Living Project
WINNER

2017 Master Builders Association Awards

Medium density housing, dual occupancy, and habitable suites
WINNER

2008 Master Builders Association Awards

Green Living Project
WINNER

2012 Master Builders Association Awards

Medium Density Dual Occupancy
WINNER

ACT Sustainable Cities Awards:

2008 ACT Sustainable Cities Award

Green Living Project
WINNER