Episode 45 - The Story of Third Generation Carpenter to Leading Architectural Builder - Jamie Rowler

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Jamie Rowler from Rowler Construction.  

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Jamie grew up on the Mornington Peninsula - close to where he still is based now on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.  

  • Building is in Jamie’s DNA as he is a third-generation builder.  

  • Completing his carpentry apprenticeship with his father - which gave him a variety of experience in differing fields.  

  • Jamie started his early years working for some high-end carpenters and architects and completed the Victorian DBU, which was one of proudest moments in his life. 

  • For the DBU (Domestic Building License), you need to know a little bit of everything.  

  • After his apprenticeship, Jamie teamed up with his Dad to build Rod Hannah’s home, which has led into critical word of mouth referrals.

  • Client relationships and the value of ‘good ol’ fashion relationships’.

  • This episode was recorded in Christine and Craig’s Hamptons inspired home, a recent client of Rowler Construction, and Jamie shares how their building journey unfolded. 

  • The chemistry between client and builder and the importance of standing behind your word. 

  • Although Jamie loves carpentry and his 25 years in the role, he has grown to love the client interaction more and shares how his emotional intelligence has evolved over the years. 

  • Jamie enjoys being the provider in the family and loves that his family is proud of the job that he enjoys so much. 

  • Jamie explains Rowler Construction and the work they focus on in the Mornington Peninsula  area.

  • Jamie has a strong community, and supports local owned and operated suppliers and contractors. 

  • Pricing projects and Rowler Constructions’ process. 

  • How the influx of people relocating to coastal Victoria has affected business for Jamie, as well as the impact of COVID.

  • Jamie’s approach to marketing and social media. 

  • Jamie defines the difference between a carpenter and a builder. 

  • One of the challenging projects on Jamie’s books and managing the crossover between clients and construction. 

  • The future for Rowler Construction.

  • And, finally Jamie shares his work in the Building and Business Mentoring Course and the value he has found in focusing on building vs carpentry.  

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Jamie Rowler.  


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