Excellence in construction requires collaboration and demands the finest people working together, to achieve the very best outcomes.

We employ the best people. We set our expectations high and strive to not only meet client expectations but to exceed them.

We have a collaborative team approach, first rate communication skills and superior problem solving abilities.

The Sarah team understands that our clients come first. Sarah’s Management Team lead by example, proactively seeking to make a difference to our clients, to our industry and within the community.

Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Esplin

Adrian Esplin

Adrian is a positive and decisive leader, driven by one thing: the successful delivery of your projects.

His formal qualifications as a civil engineer and as a licensed builder, combined with 20+ years’ experience in the construction industry, 15 with Brookfield Multiplex as Regional Director, give him the technical and managerial skills to lead an award-winning team of professionals.

Adrian is a charismatic leader with honest collaboration skills. He has established contacts, strong industry relationships and the know-how to exceed your expectations, every time. His passion lies in finding the best solution for your construction project.

Directors

James and Tim Sarah

James and Tim Sarah

Directors James and Tim Sarah live and breathe the values of strong relationships, high quality solutions focussed construction, long term sustainability of the business and creating an environment where the Sarah team can thrive and excel.

James has been involved in the business for 30 years. He has formal qualifications in building and holds an MBA. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He has been President of the Australian Institute of Building and the Property Council, just to name a few.

Tim is a chartered accountant by trade, with degrees in Economics and a Masters of Business Administration. Both James and Tim are experienced public company directors and Fellows of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

James and Tim lead the Sarah team to deliver on our values and enrich the relationships with all stakeholders.

Operations Manager

Anthony Carbone

Anthony Carbone

Anthony oversees day-to-day operations, while taking on large scale and complex projects for our valued clients.

His committed, customer-centric approach began with Sarah back in 2004. He first gained experience as a Project Manager, then as Construction Manager, before assuming his current role in Operations. His on-site experience is complemented by formal qualifications in Building and Management.

Anthony’s got quite a list of major projects under his belt and he would be more than happy to discuss how he can apply his knowledge and experience to successfully deliver yours.

Construction Manager

Terry Tsapaliaris

Terry Tsapaliaris

Terry has an open and collaborative style when interacting with his team and Clients alike.

His role at Sarah includes leading and supporting his project team’s approach through methodology, programming and contractual obligations. He’s also there to ensure the highest level of service to the customer. This is echoed by his formal qualifications from the University of South Australia: a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Master of Science in Project Management.

Your next project’s in safe hands with Terry. Ask him about his regular site visits for compliance, budget and general risk management.

Design Manager

Sean Aplin

Sean Aplin

Sean can be summed up in four words: determined, passionate, creative and precise. These four qualities are also the reasons why your next project with Sarah will be a success.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the industry; 14 of them with Sarah as the Construction Manager and now as Design Manager.

If your next project requires an eye for detail, Sean will ensure it’s there.

Design Manager

Michael Kilmartin

Michael Kilmartin

Michael is highly imaginative, passionate and genuinely helpful when working with our valued clients.

His 25 years in the industry, 15 with Brookfield Multiplex, give him a big advantage when managing a team of designers, as they work on resolving any complex project issues that might inhibit our client’s visions.

Michael’s love for architecture has the qualifications and industry membership to match! He has a Diploma in Architectural Drafting and is a Founding Member of the Australian Architecture Association (AAA).

He takes his role very seriously to ensure that your project meets its quality, time and cost objectives.

Construction Manager

Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson

Jon is a communicative and proactive Construction Manager with over 15 years in the industry. His project management experience spans large-scale education, health and retail projects.

Where Jon has consistently shown excellence is in the complex management of projects for clients that need to remain operational. His methodical approach to forward planning means students, residents and shoppers are always front of mind, and disruption minimal.

Jon has successfully managed a wide range of projects, for clients including University of Adelaide, Adelaide Oval (SMA Pty Ltd) and Orange Health Services. Through his focus on risk mitigation and strategic forward planning, Jon has an impressive track record of ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget.

Resource Manager

Richard Hough

Richard Hough

Richard is passionate about our people. As a well known MBA Apprentice Carpenters mentor, he was the natural choice to oversee the training and development of Site Supervisors and personnel at Sarah.

In his 25 years of commercial construction experience, Richard has also been the lead role on project delivery for award winning Sarah projects, such as Margaret Ames Centre for Immanuel and the Wilderness School of Performing Arts.

With a carpentry background, Richard has a skillful ability to drive performance in subcontractors and staff. His keen interest in staff development makes him ideally suited to the role of Operations Resource Manager, ensuring all team members at Sarah operate with a consistently high degree of skill and professionalism.

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