Champions at split-level

RJ Homes director Rik Hill after his big win at the Master Builders Victoria awards.

RJ Hill Homes’ recent win at the Master Builders Victoria awards was a flagship project for what the building company does best.

The company’s new Ocean Grove house recently won Best Custom Home $600,000-$800,000 for southwestern Victoria.

“We specialise in split-level custom architecturally-designed homes,” says company director Rik Hill.

“It was a very intricate build – over three split levels – and a very demanding job from a technical stand point.”

The Ocean Grove father-of-four is thrilled to receive recognition for the build.

“It was great to work with Rhys at Rappel Design Studios to create such a remarkable home,” he says.

“We put a lot of work into that particular project, all made easier as the clients were fantastic to work with.”

RJ Hill Homes provides a “whole service”, collaborating with architects and guiding clients from designs, plans and permits right through to handover, Rik explains.

Service is the other major focus for Rik and his team.

“If you get the relationship side of things right with the client it just makes things so much better for every project,” he says.

Rik has worked in the industry for 23 years after starting his carpentry apprenticeship in the UK and moving to Australia in 2009.

When he and his nurse wife are not busy with work and the company, they are enjoying camping trips with the kids.

“Enjoying time with the family is important,” he says.

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