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Who we are

Every day, smarter BATHROOMS + strives to share our knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm for designing and building great bathroom and kitchen spaces. We create a positive and rewarding environment that empowers our team to innovate and achieve the best outcomes. To remain leaders in our industry we will exceed all expectations to generate referrals and repeat business, ensuring future success for employees and clients.

The Team

Our dynamic sB+ family works together to ensure that smarter BATHROOMS + remains to be Melbourne’s leading bathroom and kitchen renovation destination, and we have a lot of fun along the way!

Management Team

Our heads of department oversee the day to day smooth sailing of our company, ensuring each department is living up to the sB+ values in everything we do.

Andrew Crawshaw

Owner, Chief Customer Officer

Andrew’s in-depth knowledge of design, product and construction techniques make him an inspiring Chief Customer Officer and leader at sB+.

As with all the smarter BATHROOMS + Directors, Andrew maintains a hands-on approach.

Along with overseeing the design process, Andrew’s main focus is customer service. He strongly believes that the construction industry does not set high enough standards in this area and the basics of communication, honesty and respect are often missing. Andrew’s passion is reflected in the service smarter BATHROOMS + provides.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys surfing, swimming, sailing and spending quality time with his family and friends. He has two teenagers he enjoys spending time with, teaching them to drive, watching sports, or just hanging out. Andrew is also obsessed with the ocean, enjoying either sailing, surfing or walking his dog Floki along the beach.

Awards

  • 2015 HIA Winner - Bathroom over $60,000
  • 2015 KBDi Winner - Victorian Bathroom Designer of the Year

Experiences

  • Project management
  • Bathroom design of over 1,000 bathrooms

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering

Alex Heaton

Owner, Chief Operating Officer

With a degree in Construction Management, Alex is passionate about ensuring all aspects of the renovation process go smoothly and are completed to the award-winning smarter BATHROOMS+ standard.
Alex spends a lot of time training and working with the smarter team to ensure everyone has the tools and skills to confidently carry out their duties and be happy and content at work.

Alex adopts a proactive approach, carrying out building inspections before projects commence and working with the building team on-site to ensure everything runs smoothly. Outside of work, Alex enjoys spending time with family and friends and cycling.

Experiences

  • 35+ years of experience in construction
  • Controlling and scheduling building projects
  • Project planning

Qualifications

  • Construction Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Registered Builder CDB-U 49851

John Buckingham

Pre-Operations Manager

Having a qualification as licence builder, John has gained over 35 years’ experience within the realm of the bathroom & kitchen industry. John is highly skilled in project scheduling and ensures all work is running smoothly and efficiently.

John enjoys finding practical solutions to every new challenge and enjoys working with a great group of people.

In his spare time, you’ll find him spending time with family & friends, travelling & playing golf.

Experiences

  • 40+ years’ experience in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Worked internationally

Qualifications

  • Registered Builder

Vanessa Cook

Design Manager

With over 28 years of experience, Vanessa has become a well-known leader in the industry. As Design and Sales Manager, Vanessa oversees the Design Team to ensure that every client has a renovation experience that exceeds expectations. With extraordinary attention to detail, Vanessa is in charge of ensuring all smarter BATHROOMS+ projects meet our high-quality standards.

In her spare time, Vanessa spends her time cooking, reading, and enjoying the Art and Sporting Culture Melbourne has to offer. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Houzz, Trends Magazine and Kitchen and Bathroom Quarterly.

Awards

  • 2021 HIA Winner - Bathroom Design
  • 2021 HIA Judges Commendation – Renovated Bathroom
  • 2018 HIA Winner - Bathroom Design
  • 2017 Winner KBDi Designer Large Bathroom VIC
  • 2017 Winner KBDi Bathroom Designer of the Year VIC
  • 2017 National Winner KBDi Australian Bathroom Designer of the Year AUS
  • 2015 HIA Runner Up – Bathroom Over $35,000
  • 2005 HIA Runner Up – Kitchen Designer Under $25,000
  • 2004 HIA Runner Up – Bathroom Designer Under $25,000
  • 2001 HIA Winner – Bathroom Design Under $20,000

Experiences

  • Bathroom and Kitchen specialist
  • Design of over 2,000 projects
  • Colour and tile selection advice

Qualifications

  • B.Arts Humanities (Latrobe University)
  • Associate Diploma Interior Design (RMIT)

Aidan Wilson

Operations Manager

Being in the building industry for 20+ years, has made Aidan very knowledgeable in all aspects of the renovation process. Overseeing our team of project managers and tradespeople, problem solving, continuous improvement and attention to detail are some of his best qualities.

Aidan ensures that every build is of the highest quality and enjoys helping clients create beautiful new spaces with countless extra benefits.

In his spare time, you’ll find him spending time with his family, watching sports and riding his Ducati.

Experiences

  • 18+ Years’ experience in the building trade

Qualifications

  • Qualified cabinet maker

Design and Sales Team

Every client’s first point of contact, our expert interior designers bring renovation design dreams to life. They specialise in functionality and ensure your personality and needs are reflected throughout the design.

Working hand in hand with the designers the specification team outline selected colours, materials and finishes, liaising with suppliers to get the best products for our clients.

Vanessa Cook

Design and Sales Manager

With over 28 years of experience, Vanessa has become a well-known name within the industry. As Design Manager, Vanessa oversees the Design and Specification Team to ensure that every client experience exceeds expectations.

Vanesa also ensures that all projects meet the smarter BATHROOMS+ quality standards. In her spare time, Vanessa spends her time cooking, reading, and enjoying the Art and Sporting Culture Melbourne has to offer. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Houzz, Trends Magazine and Kitchen and Bathroom Quarterly.

Awards

  • 2021 HIA Winner - Bathroom Design
  • 2021 HIA Judges Commendation – Renovated Bathroom
  • 2018 HIA Winner - Bathroom Design
  • 2017 Winner KBDi Designer Large Bathroom VIC
  • 2017 Winner KBDi Bathroom Designer of the Year VIC
  • 2017 National Winner KBDi Australian Bathroom Designer of the Year AUS
  • 2015 HIA Runner Up – Bathroom Over $35,000
  • 2005 HIA Runner Up – Kitchen Designer Under $25,000
  • 2004 HIA Runner Up – Bathroom Designer Under $25,000
  • 2001 HIA Winner – Bathroom Design Under $20,000

Experiences

  • Bathroom and Kitchen specialist
  • Design of over 2,000 projects
  • Colour and tile selection advice

Qualifications

  • B.Arts Humanities (Latrobe University)
  • Associate Diploma Interior Design (RMIT)

Russell Henderson

Bathroom + Kitchen Designer

Russell has been a key member of the smarter BATHROOMS+ team since its formative years. To date, he has designed hundreds of projects for happy clients – including award-winning designs.

For Russell, working within the confines of homeowners’ existing spaces and understanding their wishes and dreams for the project is the challenge and brings him the most enjoyment from his work.

“I would say that I am a ‘function drives form’ kind of designer, but in no way do I see that this must limit aesthetic appeal. On the contrary, it should deliver a total package as nature readily shows us. The ideal outcome should be at once beautiful but also appear as if to be….obvious.”

Awards

  • 2011 HIA - Runner up Kitchen Design up to $25,000
  • 2010 HIA – Runner up Bathroom Design over $40,000
  • 2009 HIA – Winner Laundry of the year
  • 2008 HIA – Winner Bathroom Design up to $25,000

Experiences

  • Design of over 1,900 projects
  • Colour and tile selection advice

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business

Ellen Thomas

Bathroom + Kitchen Designer

With nine years of experience under her belt, Ellen has made her stamp on the kitchen & bathroom design industry. As an Interior Designer, Ellen engages with clients from the beginning of their renovation journey. With her trademark positive attitude, Ellen is a designer who loves working with her clients, from the initial consultation in their home all the way through the realisation of their dream space. In addition, Ellen has a natural talent for providing customer service and enjoys working with clients to achieve perfect results.

In her spare time, Ellen loves hanging out with her beautiful little dog, Iggy, who features on the SB+ Instagram from time to time. She also enjoys catching up with friends and family and spending quiet time relaxing at home.

Experiences

  • 9 years of experience in the Industry
  • Colour and tile selection advice

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design (Swinburne University)

Grace Coutts

Bathroom and Kitchen Designer

With six years of experience under her belt and obsessive attention to detail, Grace is an invaluable member of the Design team at smarter BATHROOMS+. As an Interior Designer, Grace loves getting to know her clients and helping them achieve their dream outcomes. In addition, Grace is a great listener with a natural talent for customer service. When she’s not designing beautiful bathrooms and kitchens, Grace enjoys entertaining her hyperactive Husky x Labrador, watching the footy and savouring Melbourne’s foodie scene.

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration

Amber Edwards

Bathroom and Kitchen Designer

Amber loves listening to her clients to understand their wants and needs and create a design to hit their brief. From the initial concept, Amber strives to communicate with her clients every step of the way, ensuring the renovations process is seamless and enjoyable.

Amber is a terrific listener and has the ability to communicate clearly, which makes her an invaluable partner on any renovation project.

In her spare time, Amber loves spending time with her friends either over wine and cheese, brunch, shopping, coastal walks or getting outside in nature when the weather is ideal.

Experiences

  • 2 years in Interior Design with a background of 7 years in Civil Drafting

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Interior Design

Caroline Embling

Bathroom and Kitchen Designer

Caroline is passionate about providing stunning and practical interior design solutions for her clients. Her extensive experience in the industry combined with her ability to listen and come up with creative ideas have made her a highly sought-after member of the smarter BATHROOMS+ design team.

Experiences

  • More than 12 years in the industry, locally and internationally

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, Interior Architecture (Hons) (Curtin University)

Tintin Christina

Bathroom and Kitchen Designer

Tintin believes that everyone deserves to have a beautiful home that is functional, stylish, and comfortable. She designs spaces that are not only focused on aesthetics but also function and purpose. Tintin’s warmth and ability to connect with customers make her the ideal partner for any renovation project.

Experiences

  • 4 years of experience in interior design

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Nadia Jusufovic

Showroom Consultant

As a Showroom Consultant, Nadia is responsible for welcoming walk-ins into our showroom and answering all enquiries over the phone. Nadia loves connecting with people and helping them along their renovation journey. Her friendly and professional approach combined with her knowledge makes Nadia a go-to person for anyone wanting to learn about renovating with smarter BATHROOMS+.

Eloise Henderson

Showroom Consultant

With a warm and inviting disposition and a natural talent for customer service, Eloise Henderson is one of our Showroom Consultant stars. With her positive energy, Eloise is in charge of welcoming visitors into our Burwood East showroom, as well as helping customers resolve questions over the phone. Currently studying toward a degree in Communication and Design, Eloise spends a lot of her spare time coming up with new and creative ideas.

Experiences

Qualifications

Operations Team and Project Managers

The Operations team is in charge of the construction side of all smarterBAHTROOMS+ projects. An integral part of Operations is the project management team.

A dedicated project manager is assigned to each project as your point of contact when the project is in progress. They coordinate all trades on-site to ensure the project runs smoothly, meeting the designer’s vision and the client’s expectations to a guaranteed end date.

Aidan Wilson

Operations Manager

Being in the building industry for 23+ years has made Aidan very knowledgeable in all aspects of the renovation process. Overseeing our team of project managers and tradespeople, problem-solving, continuous improvement and attention to detail are some of his best qualities.

Aidan ensures that every build is of the highest quality and enjoys helping clients create beautiful new spaces with countless extra benefits. What Aidan loves the most about working at sB+ is working alongside people that strive to be the best and to always have the clients best interests at heart.

In his spare time, you’ll find him spending time with his wife and 2 girls, enjoying a bushwalk, and riding his Ducati.

Experiences

  • 23+ Years’ experience in the building trade

Qualifications

  • Qualified cabinet maker

Kris Kershaw

Deputy Operations Manager

Experiences

  • 15+ years in the building industry

Qualifications

  • Certificate 3 in Carpentry

Nick Long

Project Manager

Nick has over 18 years of experience in commercial and domestic building. With his trademark positive attitude and meticulous attention to detail, Nick is an integral part of the Build Team at sB+.

Passionate about great design, Nick enjoys working closely with the design team to create the perfect results for his clients. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, trail riding and being outdoors.

Experiences

  • 18+ years in building

Qualifications

  • Certificate 3 in Carpentry
  • Certificate 4 in Building & Construction

Nick Cook

Project Manager

With ten years of experience in Operations Management, Nick has become a valuable team member as a Project Manager.

Nicks’ passion and meticulous attention to detail ensure every project he oversees runs smoothly. He loves that every project is different, and he enjoys seeing that “look” on the clients face at the result.

In his spare time, Nick loves spending time with his family and friends, golfing and watching the NFL and NRL.

Experiences

  • 15+ years in operations management

Qualifications

  • Certificate 4 in OH&S
  • Certificate in Asset Management

Mirnes Muratovic

Project Manager

From a young age, Mirnes has been surrounded by trades and builders, since then he’s had 18+ years of hands-on building and construction experience and received his diploma in building and construction. He’s credited for having meticulous attention to detail and pushes his team to ensure they deliver the best results.

Mirnes’s mantra is “Quality not Quantity” which is strongly driven by client satisfaction. When at work, you’ll find him taking a hands-on approach to any task, going above and beyond on each project.

Experiences

  • 15+ years in building and construction

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Building & Construction

Greg Vicary

Project Manager

Experiences

Brett Baron

Project Manager

Bill Kontostergious

Deliveries

Bill is sB+’s professional driver with a smile, responsible for all rubbish removals and the timely delivery of products. His professionalism, positive attitude and great energy make Bill an invaluable member of the Build Team.

Helen Horner

Scheduling & Maintenance Coordinator

Helen Horner is our Scheduling & Maintenance Coordinator. As an integral part of the smarter BATHROOMS+ build team, she schedules trades for all upcoming renovation projects. When she’s not at work, Helen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Amanda Piyankarage

Amanda Piyankarage is an Administration Assistant at sB+. Her job sees her assisting Project Managers with scheduling and preparing Completion Packs to send out to Clients. In her spare time, Amanda loves car racing and keeping fit by boxing. She also loves catching up with friends for a run & a coffee.

Pre-Operations Team

From creating detailed working drawings, ordering products, and scheduling our trade our behind the scenes team gets our projects ready for a smooth on-site experience.

John Buckingham

Pre-Operations Manager

Having a qualification as a licenced builder, John has gained over 40 years of experience within the bathroom & kitchen industry. Supporting the design and production teams, John ensures every project has complete clarity to the final design and specifications and all logistics planned and available to facilitate a smooth production process. John is highly skilled in project scheduling and ensures all work is running smoothly and efficiently.

Experiences

  • 40+ years’ experience in kitchens and bathrooms

Qualifications

  • Registered Builder

Damien Sibio

Pre-Operations Manager

Along with his dedicated team, Damien is responsible for planning and scheduling all upcoming smarterBATHROOMS+ projects, ensuring a smooth building experience.

Damien is a strategic planner who makes sure that each project has the complete attention to detail of all key parties involved in the production process. Damien is highly skilled at planning and making sure that everyone is on the same page. When he’s not at work, he likes to work on his home and garden and spend time with friends and family. Damien is also a classic cars enthusiast.

Experiences

  • 10 Years of Experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) - RMIT
  • Adv. Dip of Building Design & Project Administration - RMIT
  • Diploma of Building- RMIT
  • Bachelor of App Sci (Construction Management) Class 1 Hons – RMIT
  • Cert IV in Occupational Health & Safety – MBAV

Megan Kivivali

Purchasing Officer

A keen eye for detail and a strong sense of form follows function, Megan has always loved everything bathrooms and kitchens.
As Purchasing Officer, Megan’s role is to order products, support the specification team and liaise with Project Managers on site. Megan is thorough and efficient and has a passion for helping the sB+ teams create design excellence. Megan loves the people at sB+, who are fun to work with and supportive of each other.

Experiences

  • 10+ years experience in the Bathroom + Kitchen Design Industry

Qualifications

  • Diploma Interior Design and Decoration

Aaron Keep-Cusack

Draftsperson

Aaron’s job as a Draftsperson is to turn designers’ visions into accurate working drawings, which translate beautiful ideas into a set of instructions. He is passionate about technology and likes pushing his boundaries and challenging himself in order to translate the vision of a designer into tangible, usable drawings. When he isn’t focused on sB+ projects, he enjoys the gym and learning something new about design and technology.

Hettel Patel

Design Specifier

With a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Hettel has over ten years of experience in the kitchen and bathrooms industry, with a technical background in cabinetry.
As a specifier, Hettel works alongside the design, drafting, pre-ops and build teams in consultation with clients to ensure all projects are detailed and ready to be passed onto the construction team.

Ron Mcfarlane

Building Inspector

Ron is smarter BATHROOMS+ Building Inspector. As a Building Inspector, Ron is in charge of conducting comprehensive home inspections, taking a deep dive into the building’s condition to double-check measurements and spot any potential issues before the building stage commences. When he’s not working, Ron enjoys the outdoors in the sun, golf, kayaking, woodworking, and trying new experiences.

Experiences

  • + 34 years in the construction industry

Qualifications

  • Diploma Building Design and Drafting
  • Trade Qualified Cabinet maker
  • Cert 4 Training and Assessing
  • Cert 4 Kitchen and Bathroom design

Tristan Buckingham

Drafting Coordinator

Tristan coordinates a team of highly skilled drafties who transform design ideas into accurate, detailed working drawings. He ensures processes are efficient so that the workflows run smoothly. When he’s not working, he loves road trips and spending time with his Border Collie puppy.

Marketing Team

Responsible for keeping true to the sB+ brand across all touchpoints, including advertising and social media, our marketing department is here to inform and empower clients of the renovation processes.

Claire Foot

Marketing Manager

As a Marketing Manager, Claire strives to create an easy and engaging way for the public to find and interact with sB+. Claire is also responsible for developing and implementing marketing initiatives to enhance and improve the customer and employee experience. When she’s not working, Claire loves exploring creativity in many mediums, from painting and pottery to photography and flower arranging. Claire also really enjoys exploring different ways to express herself.

Mariana DAngelica

Assistant Brand Manager

Mariana is responsible for driving an impactful brand experience at all touchpoints. She also oversees the management and delivery of sB+ content, ensuring every piece is thoughtfully created to inform, inspire, and delight our audience across multiple channels. In her spare time, Mariana enjoys roller skating, cycling, yoga and spending time with her friends and family.

Finance and IT Team

Our finance, admin, and IT team works hard behind the scenes to provide professional support to all smarterBATHROOMS+ team.

Michelle Jiao

Financial Accountant

Michelle is the Financial Accountant at smarter BATHROOMS+. With 15 years of experience in accounting, Michelle conducts company financial analysis and develops budgets. She also oversees the company’s cost-control policies. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family.

Thomas Gaye

Assistant Accountant

With 7 years of experience in accounting, Thomas supports the accounts team with delivering day-to-day financial transactions and with supplying financial analysis to the accounts team. He is a Bachelor of Commerce and a Provisional member of Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand. When he’s not at work, you can find Thomas watching English Premier League or reading the Financial Review.

Vanessa Elders

System and Automations Manager

Vanessa is in charge of Business Process Improvements, designed to produce a streamlined workflow among people and departments. Vanessa is known for her ability to create IT solutions that enable the teams at sB+ to perform their tasks efficiently. In addition, she loves working with a team of like-minded people who enjoy delivering the highest quality outcomes to exceed client expectations.

When she’s not working, Vanessa loves playing golf, spending time with family and friends, listening to music and reading.

Experiences

  • 16 years Information Technology, Project Mgt and business analysis
  • 12 years of experience in finance and accounting

Qualifications

  • Australian Institute of management communications and project management
  • CPA subjects completed, including systems and process management
  • Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Economics

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