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 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. Qualified Building Designer, Luke brings years of drafting and design experience to the virtue team along with a vast knowledge of the rules and regulations of the construction industry. Luke works behind the scenes to turn your dream home into a reality.
Travis Palmer – Estimator
Travis is our new and very valued estimator at Virtue Homes. With 27 years as a production manager & construction under his belt, his knowledge is invaluable and we are happy to have him as part of our Virtue team. Travis is a family man, and loves to go camping.
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 has been apart of the Virtue Homes team since 2017 and is enjoying assisting both Nerida and Allison with administration tasks & undertaking the scheduling and ordering for all our new home constructions. Outside of work she enjoys traveling and going out with friends. Her friendly attitude and professional manner are great attributes to Virtue Homes.
Tayla Mannuzza – Administration Support
New to the Virtue team, with over 3 years of experience in administration in the building industry, Tayla has a true passion for anything new homes. Building her own home, she knows what our clients go through in the process of the build and can easily relate to all clients. Tayla loves the creative side of colour selections and thrives off seeing clients in their element when talking about their ideas for their homes and selecting their colours. Outside of work, Tayla loves to travel and hang out with her family and dogs.
Madi McConnell – Administration Support
Recently joining the Virtue Homes team, Maddi is a valuable member of our Administration Support team. With her bubbly personality and completing a diploma in Interior Design, she is passionate about making a memorable experience for all our clients building their new dream home.
Madison McKay – Draftsman
Madison has a unique background. She has spent time in numerous cultures around the world, learning and working in all facets of Architectural and Interior Design. Bringing with her knowledge of commercial and residential work from her industry start in Queensland, and Scandinavian and Italian Design from time in Europe. Madison’s drive is Passive, Green Homes bringing a fresh approach to the Virtue Office as a qualified Building Designer.
Riley Henke – Draftsman
As a young member of the team who has exceeded all expectations in the drafting office. With a fresh approach to design and life. Riley is a creative that loves social outings, formula one, and one day would like to be a part of the Micks Jnr race squad. Aside from being a great member of the team Riley’s future is bright the Building industry.
Hayden Birkett – Draftsman
Haydn is our newest member of our talented and creative drafting team here at Virtue Homes. With a little over 2 of years of drafting experience and knowledge, he is a very valued member of our busy drafting team. In his spare time he loves to play golf & footy.
Racquel Dickson – Sales
Racquel is a part of the Virtue Homes sales department. She is the first point of contact when clients start there building journey with us. She is currently working at our display homes 5 days a week. She is a mum to 3 boys and with her fun and outgoing personality she is sure to make your experience a pleasant one.
Eden Smart – Schedule Assistant
Fresh out of school, Eden has a can do attitude and is eager to learn the ways of the building industry. Working alongside Jordan as his scheduling assistant, he will learn every aspect of scheduling and ordering for all Virtue Homes projects. ‘My job as Jordan’s assistant is to do as I am told.’
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.
Justin Wallace – Supervisor
Justin has been building for nearly 14 years. Everything from small renovations to custom built homes. He has Certificate IV in Building and Construction Management. With his super friendly attitude and positive outlook on life, we are excited to have Justin to our Virtue team as one of our newest Supervisor.
Bryan Potter – Carpenter
Bryan is a qualified carpenter that has been with the company for 10 years with a background in plastering. He knows his way around a building site very well! As Mick’s right hand go-to man, Bryan is invaluable to the team. Bryan enjoys spending time with his family travelling around, camping and fishing.
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 – 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/Maintenance
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.
Matt Storalyaki – Carpenter
Matt has been with Virtue Homes for two years and has been a carpenter for about 20 years. He is a highly regarded footy player who has won multiple flags. Outside of work Matt enjoys spending time with his two daughters and having a VB.
Darcy Hargreaves – Carpenter
Darcy has been building for 5 years and has just recently joined the virtue team. He enjoys going to the gym and getting out with the lads when he’s not working on his house.
Jonah Sleswick – Carpenter
Jonah is a qualified carpenter with 6 years experience in the industry. On the weekends Jonah enjoys partying and taking the “Paddy Cakes” to stardom.
Nathan Lugton – Carpenter
Nathan been a chippy for 7 years. He enjoys fishing, soccer and having a froffie in his spare time .
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 shredding for defqon.
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.
Jake Venturoni – Apprentice Carpenter
Jake is another one of our apprentices 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 and becoming a tradesman in January 2019. He has a lot of building experience and shows a great knowledge of the trade. He enjoys an active lifestyle outside of work – travelling, going to the gym, snowboarding and fishing.
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.
Oscar Lazarus – Apprentice Carpenter
Oscar is a keen learner and is excited to learn more about the building industry with Virtue Homes. In his spare time, you’ll find Oscar playing footy.
Kyle Alexander – Apprentice Carpenter
Kyle is a 3rd year apprentice carpenter for us here at Virtue Homes and is working his way through the trade and learning all there is to know along the way. He spends his weekends playing footy for Boolarra and hanging out with 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.