The Virtue Homes Team
We have the skills, experience and vision to create every aspect of your dream home, from the big picture to the small details.
Mick Nicola – Managing Director
Mick established Virtue Homes in 2003 and is still involved in every facet of his business today. From initial sales inquiries to running each and every building site, Mick has his finger on the pulse. With a passion for being at the forefront of new building ideas and home designs and looking for new and different materials and building processes, Mick ensures Virtue Homes continues to be a leader in residential home building. By having a commercial license, Mick also has the ability to venture into commercial projects. As a long term local in Traralgon, Mick is proud of the fact he employs local people and works with apprentices to become skilled and competent tradespeople.
Nerida Hamilton – Sales and Administration Manager
Nerida joined the Virtue Homes team in February 2013 and has over 18 years experience working with local builders on the design and construction of some of Gippsland’s most prestigious homes. With her skills in administration, colour selection, ordering and sales, Nerida works closely with Mick to provide the highest standard of service to clients and ensure a smooth and streamlined process for the construction of all Virtue Homes.
Ryan Cawcutt – Executive Draftsman / Sales
Ryan’s background in drafting enables Virtue Homes to offer a unique “in-house” drafting service. Ryan can design a home from scratch, or adjust our standard plans to suit each client’s needs. As well as drafting, Ryan supports the team in sales and administration. And as a passionate bicycle enthusiast, it’s not unusual for Ryan to clock up 400km per week on the peddles!
Jordan Tripodi – Assistant Project Manager
Jordan joined the Virtue Homes team in February 2015 and has a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University majoring in both Marketing and Management. He assists Mick with all the scheduling and ordering for all Virtue Homes’ projects. Jordan also has his Cert IV in NatHERS Assessment which allows him to conduct energy ratings on all our homes.
Luke Carubia – Draftsman
Luke has many years experience in the building/construction industry. Working as a draftsman, Luke helps to design all our custom homes for our clients. Luke is also an avid cyclist who enjoys getting out on the bike and keeping fit.
Allison Farley – Administration Support
Allison brings years of experience to Virtue Homes and is a valuable member of the team. Allison works with Nerida in the office to organise all the administration tasks that are involved with the building process.
Tania Cooper – Administration Support
Tania specialises in colour selection and works with the clients to help choose their colours. With her bubbly and friendly personality she is a pleasure to work with in the office.
Tahlia Howard – Administration Support
Tahlia recently joined the Virtue Homes team and is enjoying assisting both Nerida and Allison with administration tasks, learning a lot along the way. Outside of work she enjoys traveling and going out with friends. Her friendly attitude and professional manner are great attributes to Virtue Homes.
Madison McKay – Draftsman
New to the team and Victoria, Madison recently returned from working overseas and brings with her knowledge of Scandinavian and Italian Design. Starting her career of drafting in Queensland, Madison brings a fresh approach to the Virtue office.
Riley Henke – Draftsman
Riley has recently began an internship with Virtue’s award winning drafting team. Fresh out of highschool he has taken to drafting like a duck to water. Riley has a love for traveling and has just returned from an expedition in Cambodia. In his spare time Riley enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as watching motorsport events and wishing he was driving Jordan’s car.
Racquel Dickson – Sales
Racquel is the newest member of the Virtue team and has joined the sales department. She is currently working down at our display home 2 days a week. She is a mum to 3 boys and is loving her new role at Virtue Homes!
Jason Walker – Supervisor
Jason joined the Virtue Homes team in May 2014 and comes on board with over 20 years experience in residential construction. Jason is passionate about building homes to the highest quality standards and is well known in the industry for his meticulous attention to detail and quality of workmanship. Having lived in Traralgon all his life, Jason is a local who enjoys working with clients to achieve their dream home.
Kaine Gooding – Supervisor
Kaine has over 10 years of carpentry experience. Kaine’s knowledge is invaluable and he has supervised and run the construction of some of Virtue Homes’ most prestigious award-winning homes. He also enjoys spending time with the apprentices teaching them the skills of the trade.
Dean Graham – Supervisor
Dean is an experienced carpenter who has recently transitioned into a supervisor role. He has a vast amount of knowledge regarding the construction of houses. Willing to take on any job and always a forward thinker, Dean is a valuable member of the Virtue team.
Bryan Potter – Carpenter
Bryan is a qualified carpenter with a background in plastering who knows his way around a building site very well! As Mick’s right hand go-to man, Bryan is invaluable to the team. Bryan has four children and enjoys spending time renovating his family home.
Ben Edebohls – Carpenter
Ben is one of the most senior carpenters at Virtue Homes and has extensive experience in the construction of many different style homes, from complicated timber loft style constructions to prestige high-end residential homes. As a long term Gippsland local, you can see Ben out on the football field on a Saturday playing for his beloved Cowwarr Saints Football Club.
Hayden Schultz – Carpenter
Hach is a quality carpenter who completed his apprenticeship with Virtue Homes. A great problem solver, Hach can be trusted with any job and always goes above and beyond to get the best results for our clients.
Dale Simpson – Apprentice Carpenter
Dale is working through his carpentry apprenticeship and has proven to be a quick learner. He loves to play football and has quickly established himself as a hardworking young man.
Mark Pavich – Carpenter/Floor Layer
Mark specialises in floor laying. His carpentry background and his multiple skills make him an asset to the Virtue team. Mark is heavily relied on by our supervisors, often putting the finishing touches on our homes to give them the highest quality finishes possible.
Josh Scott – Carpenter
Josh completed his apprenticeship with Virtue Homes and has now gone on to become one of our most reliable chippies. His friendly nature and great work ethic makes him an important member of the team.
Bryson Tanti – Apprentice Carpenter
Bryson is one of our apprentice carpenters and he is learning the trade quickly. He spends his weekends playing competitive soccer around Victoria. When he’s not at work or playing soccer you can find him in the gym with Aidan working on their stereo bodies.
Bryson Tullet – Apprentice Carpenter
As another one of our apprentice carpenters, Bryson is working his way through learning the skills of the trade.
Aidan Riley – Apprentice Carpenter
Aidan is one of our apprentice carpenters and has really taken to carpentry showing great promise. He is quick to learn and shows a real passion for building that can be seen in his quality work. On the weekends you can find him playing soccer, surfing and traveling as much as he can.
Jayden Steers – Apprentice Carpenter
Jayden is a mature age apprentice who is very handy on the tools. Standing at about 7 feet tall he rarely needs a ladder on-site and if he needs one on the footy field he just uses the opposition ruckman.
Ash Dugan – Apprentice Carpenter
Ash joined Virtue Homes as an apprentice carpenter earlier this year. Ash has a great work ethic, a willingness to learn, and a high skill level. No job is ever too hard for Ash and he makes a great addition to the Virtue Homes team.
Jake Venturoni – Apprentice Carpenter
Jake is another recent apprentice and plays footy for Glengarry. He enjoys hanging out with mates while listening to country music.
Ben Zomer – Apprentice Carpenter
Ben has joined the Virtue team as an apprentice carpenter. He shows a lot of promise and has a great work ethic. Ben enjoys playing basketball and cricket as well as riding motorbikes.
Matt Fletcher – Apprentice Carpenter
Matt is a 4th year apprentice who has recently joined our team. He has a lot of building experience and shows a great knowledge of the trade. He likes hanging out with his mates and enjoys a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Jarrod Dworznik – Apprentice Carpenter
Jarrod has also recently joined the ever growing Virtue team as an apprentice carpenter in his first year. He like fishing, camping and hunting, while also playing footy and hanging out with his mates.
Sean Kooyman – Labourer
As everyone’s “go-to” man, Sean is an invaluable member of the Virtue Homes team. Whether it’s making deliveries and pick-ups, sourcing particular products for the boys on site, or keeping our sites neat and tidy, Sean plays a large role in keeping everything moving smoothly.
Call today on 03 5176 5997 to find out more about working with the Virtue Homes team to build your new home.