Give your Local Bloke A Go!
Owners: Darrell & Melanie Bowden
Established in 2001 in Cobram/Barooga.


2016 Joined forces with David Reid Homes Australiasia.
(click here to view the DRH website)


We are your Award Winning Local Housing, Renovating & Sub-Contracting Specialists.

When building with quality local people it ensures you get quality tradesmen
who care about your end result.
Living locally, we see our clients weekly so we do not give them any less then the best.
Now that we are with David Reid Homes (DRH) we can offer you a full range of plans in the All Star Range which caters for small homes for narrow blocks,
first home buyers and larger family homes to suit every families needs. We offer a free service to custom designed any of our plans so you can change the plan to suit you.
We still offer full custom homes which can be designed your taste, your block and your budget.


We completed our first Display Home “Paradise 001” was built in Scenic Drive, Cobram.
Our second Display Home "Susan 205"  was built in Lawson Drive, Barooga.
Our third Display Home "Horseshoe 200"  was built in Horner St, Cobram.
"Paradise 001" won the 2012 Spec Home of the year award at the North East Victoria Housing Industry of Australia awards.
Some features were:
Energy Efficient Designs, Blending your indoor living with outdoor living,
No hidden extras – we provide a full inclusion list & all our work is
completed by our local members and preferred local tradesmen.
We are all about providing local people with a quality local product so their dream home can be achieved on budget, designed to suit their specific
tastes and on time, with 26 week contracts.

Our motto is "GIVE YOUR LOCAL BLOKE A GO"
I am the chairman of our Barooga Advancement Group and strongly promote 'locals supporting locals!".

Runner Up of 2013 HIA CSR State (VIC) Housing Awards
55 Ngawe Rd, Barooga
Custom Home $350,001-$500,000

Third Place of 2013 HIA CSR State (VIC) Housing Awards
52 Anchorage Way, Yarrawonga
Custom Home $350,001-$500,000

Winner of 2013 HIA North East Victoria Housing awards
"HOME OF THE YEAR" 55 Ngawe Rd, Barooga
Overall winner of all categories.

Winner of 2013 HIA North East Victoria Housing awards
"CUSTOM BUILT HOME OF THE YEAR" 55 Ngawe Rd, Barooga
Overall winner of the 4 Custom Home pricing categories

Winner of 2013 HIA North East Victoria Housing awards
"BEST CUSTOME BUILT HOME" 55 Ngawe Rd, Barooga
$350,001 - $500,000 Category

Runner Up of 2013 HIA North East Victoria Housing awards
"BEST CUSTOME BUILT HOME" 52 Anchorage Way, Yarrawonga
$350,001 - $500,000 Category


Winner of 2013 Cobram-Barooga Business & Tourism Development Awards
"Industry Award"

Winner of 2013 SRN & Berrigan Shire award
"BUSINESS OF THE YEAR"

Winner of 2012 HIA North East Victoria Housing awards
“BEST SPEC HOME" Scenic Dr, Cobram

Runner Up of 2012 HIA North East Victoria Housing awards
“RENOVATION/ADDITION PROJECT” Golf Course Rd, Barooga

Runner Up of 2012 HIA CSR Victorian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom awards
"SPEC HOME UPTO $400,000" Scenic Dr, Cobram

Winner of 2008 HIA North East Victoria Housing awards
"BEST CUSTOM BUILT HOME" Orange Gr, Cobram
$200,000 - $350,000 Category

2009 & 2012 Nominee for Berrigan Shire Business awards

VIC & NSW Building Licences
President & Member of Cobram Barooga Building Group
20 years Building Experience with a team of 10
Co-Founder of the Hawk Home -
Built a home for fundraising for the Barooga Football Netball Club.
Proud Sponsors of a V8 Touring Car!

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