Our experience

We’ve been building homes since 1949. It's this experience that gives us the expertise and knowledge to bring your home to life.

Seven decades as the Great Australian Builder

Our story began with Gary Simonds’ passion, determination and commitment to the idea of the Great Australian Dream. He believed that every Australian deserved to own their own home and built his family business on this notion, coupled with love, trust and quality.

In fact, the first home Gary ever built was for his mum. Since then, it's still his guiding vision that drives the business forward. When you build a Simonds home, you get more than just house. You get a home designed, built and fitted just for you, by a dedicated and experienced team of professionals.

They were very good at keeping us informed of time frames, what was happening with our biggest investment of our lives and we got a beautiful home to raise our little bubba in!

Sam, 2018

From humble beginnings to exceptional innovation

1949: Gary Simonds started it all

The year Gary began his carpentry apprenticeship and undertook a construction course. Upon completion, he built a small number of client-contracted homes.

1955: Gary builds on his trade

Gary continued to work hard, dedicated to learning all aspects of the building trade.

1968: Simonds' first display centre opens

Gary opened the first Simonds display centre in Werribee, Victoria, proudly bearing the Simonds name, care and attention to detail.

1970: The company starts to grow

At this point, Gary was building three homes a year.

1973: Gary's son joins the business

Mark Simonds, Gary's son, joined the company, while young families embraced the concept of building their own homes, flocking to the newly opened Simonds display centres across the state.

1980: Simonds' home building quadruples

In just 10 years, Simonds was building 100 homes per year, all with the same dedication to quality and design that the brand is known for today.

1995: Simonds wins their first award

Simonds won 'Best display home under $100,000', strengthening their vision of making the Great Australian Dream affordable and achievable for everyone.

2004: Simonds gets recognition for custom-built homes

In the HIA Awards, Simonds won 'Best custom-built home over $1,000,000', highlighting their commitment to design, innovation and outstanding quality.

2011: Simonds sponsors Geelong Football Club

The Simonds family's passion for the Geelong Cats became public knowledge as Kardinia Park officially became Simonds Stadium.

2014: Mark's son joins the business

Now a complete family business, Rhett Simonds followed in his father and grandfather’s footsteps, joining Simonds and furthering their growth after expanding into South Australia and New South Wales.

2017: Simonds launches Fusion

Proving a commitment to building the dream family home, Simonds launches their Fusion range of intelligent designs and the first of their personalised floor plans.

This is Simonds

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With Gary's vision still guiding us, each home has been designed with families in mind to give you an affordable space that's as functional as it is beautiful.

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