For nearly 60 years Collier Homes has been a builder that West Australian families have turned, to build their homes.
It is not uncommon to meet people who make mention of the fact that Collier Homes built their parents or grandparents home, this is very special to us as it instils a strong sense of family tradition in what we do.
An enduring brand, such as Collier Homes, when applied to the building of a new home automatically ascribes value.
From very humble beginnings, in 1959, the Collier Homes story begins when Mr Raymond McCarthy registered the business.
Raymond McCathy’s colleague and former General Manager until 1978, Ossie Simmonds recalls that Ray’s values were based on truth and loyalty.
Raymond McCarthy lived on Collier Street, Ardross which is where the name of his building business came from.
The relationship with the suburb continued with the first display home called the Norwood being built on Riseley Street in 1967.
In 1969 the business was sold to a national land developer and then in 1981, it was purchased by one of its senior executives, Mr Ron Smith.
In 1996, the business was acquired by national home builder; Home Australia.
Collier Homes is now owned by Dario Amara, who is a second generation builder, who purchased the business assets in 2016 as a part of a strategy to build on a family tradition of building quality custom homes, commenced in the early 1960’s by his father, Frank Amara.
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, has been a registered builder since 1984. He is also a chartered professional engineer with experience gained over some 40 years in Australia and internationally, spanning the building, infrastructure and property sectors.
Dario, is active in the business and supports his son, Alberto Amara, who as operations director takes the family building tradition into the third generation.
Collier Homes, is a custom builder that is passionate about the creative process associated with building a home.
Because of this, a home built by Collier Homes not only looks stylish, but it also harmonises the lifestyle and aspirations of their owners.
This is the art of building.
Dario Amara, is a builder, civil engineer and arts patron.
He has served as Chairman of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Chairman of the West Australian Opera Company and Chairman of Heritage Perth.
He is the Owner and Chairman of Collier Homes (1959) Pty Ltd (collierhomes.com.au)