Working as a carpenter for many years, Peter Zaccazan, Managing Director of ZAC Homes started going out on his own, predominantly doing high end market jobs out in the eastern suburb of Sydney. Later abandoning his long travels he came back to his hometown of Penrith in 2003. Peter started from building 5 to 10 high end custom homes a year to currently over a 100 homes a year. ZAC Homes has matured over the past 20 years out growing its small builder status to be now recognized as a major builder in NSW. It’s for this growth Peter took on Shane Griffith as the General Manager, Shane has over 30 years of experience in the industry with expertise in the volume building industry working with some of the largest builders and developers in NSW.
Currently the business has over 400 projects to complete over the course of the next 2 years. “We’re well into the major builder status” emphasises Shane “”the growth itself is predominantly due to the business diversifying into the House & Land package market, which now represents about 80% of our production”. House & Land packages are a direct result of working closely with developers in providing a turnkey solution for all their clients, from start to finish. “We Pride ourselves on client satisfaction and our quality craftsmanship” states Shane. “We are also proud winners of the Master Builders Association (MBA) award, for best custom design home (1 – 2 million dollars bracket).
Specialising in custom projects, ZAC Homes understands the complexities of the building process, and has continued to expand their product range to keep up with the latest innovations in building, as well as ensuring their office staff and supervisors have access to the best management tools available.
ZAC Homes unique approach to custom home building allows their clients (potentially you) the opportunity to design a home that suits their individual lifestyle at an affordable price. Why pay architect fee’s when for as little as $2000.00 ZAC Homes will provide you with a personal consultation followed by concept plans with an estimate of cost to suit your budget. You could spend tens of thousands of dollars on a design only to find out you actually can’t afford the home. Avoid the potential disappointment and deal direct with the builder. ZAC Homes utilizes building programs such as Databuild, which is a world recognized information and accounting system for all major builders. The program manages cost control, it monitor’s margins and margin erosion. The Company also takes advantage of a work flow management system, called OnSite Companion which is a task driven tool that manages all the tasks involved in the building process from start to finish. This allows ZAC Homes to track every facet of your project from pre-construction and approvals through to practicalcompletion and handover.
When questioned about clients expectation of costs and the perception that custom homes are more expensive than selecting from a standard model Shane simply replied “A lot of expense in the custom process traditionally can be in Architect fees and external consultants, this could be as much as 10% of the build cost which on a $500K build cost would be $50K. At ZAC you get started for as little as $2.5K this will get you a consultation with one of our designers to establish a concept plan which will allow us to calculate a budget.
ZAC Homes has a project in Schofields, a growing suburb, North-West of Sydney. “We were fortunate enough to work with a prominent developer on that site” States Shane “we were able to develop and market, home and land packages on the 150 sites made available to us, out of which we were able to sell over 100 packages within the first 2 months”. The building process for these homes will commence in the middle of 2016.
ZAC Homes is a proud member of many industry related associations and governing bodies, such as the Housing Industry Association (HIA), Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). Managing Director and Founder Peter Zaccazan is very community minded, especially to his home town of Penrith. “We sponsor tons of activities in the area” states Shane “in return we receive a lot of appreciation from our community”.
ZAC Homes understands the complexities of the building process, and has continued to expand their product range to keep up with the latest innovations in building, as well as ensuring their office staff and supervisors have access to the best management tools available. “We pride ourselves on providing our clients a quality home, built with the highest standards in design and materials, regardless of the budget” states Shane.
ZAC Homes has a dedicated team of 40+ committed and enthusiastic staff that very much share Peters vision of customer service and quality and have not lost sight of its small business values. So you can rest assured knowing that you will be in good hands every step of the way.
Shanes party statement was “I have worked with a lot of larger corporate style builders over the last 30 years, and as I think anyone who has worked in family owned and operated businesses realizes there is a real passion to get it right, a real sense of ownership with a genuine respects for you, the client.”