Episode 56 - Building a Foundation Starts with Focusing on the Client - Joel Stewart Lime Building

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Joel Stewart from Lime Building Group. 

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Joel grew up on the South Coast of NSW as the eldest of five and lived on a 10-acre farm right on the coast.  

  • Being a practical learner Joel, started a carpentry apprenticeship with a high-end builder early on.  

  • Joel shares how his first boss turned ‘a boy into a man’ and the value of earning your keep in a trade.  

  • After finishing his apprenticeship, Joel booked a one-way ticket to Indonesia and spent the next period of his life travelling, surfing and working.  

  • Joel returned home to start Lime Building Group in his late 20s.   

  • The beginnings of Lime Building Group as Joel started with a business partner, which eventually split into two businesses due to rapid growth.

  • The relationship between the Southern Highlands, the South Coast, and the building industry boom.  

  • Lime Building Group is well known for premier beachside homes and Joel shares how this has evolved over time.  

  • The high value Joel places on the relationships with both the client and architect on a build.  

  • Architectural builds vs project homes.  

  • Joel’s tips for costing projects and ‘the triangle’ analogy.   

  • Joel walks us through the Pheasant Point project.  

  • The client centric attitude towards a build and supporting their journey. 

  • Thinking outside the box as well as keeping the budget in mind. 

  • Outside of work surfing is meditation for Joel, along with being available for his family. 

  • The Future for Lime Building Group.  

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Joel Stewart from Lime Building Group.   


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