Builders’ MBV winning streak

Craig Drought and Drew Larkin at the Master Builders Victoria awards with MC Geoff ''Coxy'' Cox.

Larkin and Drought Homes’ latest win at the Master Builders Victoria awards is one of many over the past decade.

The builder recently won the best home from $1 million to $2 million in southwestern Victoria and is in the running for the state-wide award.

“It’s a good category to win because the competition is really strong,” says company co-owner Drew Larkin.

“Owners Kara and Chris Briggs worked on the amazing design with renowned architect Kate Fitzpatrick (Auhaus Architecture) and the end result speaks for itself.”

It continues a decade-long run at the awards that includes Drew winning Victorian Young Builder of the Year in 2013.

The Barwon Heads father-of-two began as a joiner-carpenter two decades ago and joined forces with Ocean Grove carpenter Craig Drought in 2006.

Since then Larkin and Drought Homes have won several awards at Master Builders, with Drew and Craig taking immense pride in their small but close-knit team.

“Our team of tradesmen are really easy going, work well together and take a lot of pride in each and every project regardless of the size,” he said.

Their sharp finish and focus on sustainability through design and construction stages means happy clients spread their reputation for high-quality work.

“We’ve formed some really good relationships with our clients,” Drew says.

“We also have some really cool projects on the go at the moment around the Surf Coast, including large a architectural single-storey home among the yellow gums and some two- and three-storey custom concrete homes.”

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