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. He also extends this passion to good food and good wine.

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. If you get him on the right day, he might even offer to discuss it while you throw a fishing line off the back of the boat.

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. He’s also good for a laugh, and loves talking soccer at any given opportunity.

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. He’ll also be happy to share his tips on making the perfect wood-oven pizza.

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. It’s also worth picking his brain about your home landscape gardening projects too!

Make an appointment to discuss your next project with Sarah Constructions