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Our Story

The Col Gowers Homes Story

We started like many small businesses did in the 70’s.  A young man with bright eyes, a wry smile, a handful of tools, a strong work ethic and a dream to build a business doing something he loves. 45years later Col Gowers Homes has built a solid reputation for quality homes demonstrated in decades of new homes across the greater Sunraysia area.  With a rich history in building it was inevitable that Ben & Jason Gowers picked up the family batten to continue the legacy. 45 years on from it’s humble beginnings, Col Gowers Homes has become Sunraysia highest awarded builder of quality homes with the service and workmanship of years gone by mixed with cutting edge innovation and design, we are the perfect blend for country families. 

Our Manifesto

Your home is the first thing you see each day and the last. A new home is where the story of your life and your families’ lives are written. It is a haven for memories, it offers strength and stability, it can give you certainty and clarity.

We too believe that your home is so much more than bricks and mortar and we know that your new home is the foundation of your life’s dreams.

Col Gowers Homes understands that to you, Quality matters so we build each home like it is our own, with care and respect.

We focus our skills and experience ensuring your home is meticulously crafted for you. We Listen

Life is too short to say “One day I will”. Make today count. Build your dream.

-Col Gowers Homes

Where we build

Col Gowers Homes is Sunraysia born and bred, and we specialise building here:
*If you live in a fringe area that isn’t covered by the shaded area, give us a call to ask about your property.

What sets us apart?

Fixed Price

With no more to pay contracts, you can feel secure with a fixed price building contract.

Hassle Free Process

We provide a simple stage by stage explanation of key milestones through the building journey.

Style

If you are looking to find an inspiration you’re in luck. We have expert staff, extensive libraries and a huge selection room for you to look through, with styles to suit all tastes.

Design

Our innovative design range is created inhouse by our team of experts to suit the local lifestyle, with the adaptability to stay relevant with ever changing trends.

Local

Our local focus means your new house is built by your local locals, staffed by local people and local trades.

No Surprises

Along with a site start and a guaranteed completion date you’ll also have the reassurance of independent quality inspections.

Our Awards

Col Gowers Homes have cemented their expertise as an innovative and multi-award winning builders, and with now over 50 awards of building excellence you know that you are in safe hands.

Our homes have been winning awards for years, here’s some of our recent accolades:

2015 HIA WINNER

Custom Home of the Year


2015 HIA WINNER

Best Custom Home Winner $400k+


2015 MBAV WINNER

Best Custom Home Winner $300k-$400k

2015 HIA WINNER

Best Custom Home Finalist $400k+


2013 MBAV WINNER

Best Custom Home $200k – $300k


2013 MBAV WINNER

Best Custom Home $200k – $300k


2011 MBAV WINNER

Best Sustainable Energy Home


2011 HIA WINNER

Best Custom Home $700k – $1M


2011 HIA WINNER

Best Green Smart Energy Home

Winners:

  • MBA Best display home under $150K
  • MBA Best custom home $150-$280K
  • MBA Best home over $280K
  • MBA Best custom home under $150K
  • MBA Dahlsens home of the year
  • MBA Home of the year
  • MBA Best dwelling under $100K
  • MBA 5 Star energy award
  • MBA Best display home over $100K
  • MBA Best home under $120K

Our Process

With over 40 years of building experience, our home builing process is simple and stress free.

Step #1
Consultation
It all starts with a chat. Our experienced staff are able to walk you through every step of the way, and answer any questions you might have too! Offering quality and peace of mind through our practical experience and expertise, we’re ready for any challenge you might have for us.
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Design
Your home is one of a kind. After our consultation, you get to experience your dream home come to life through our working drawings. Together, we’ll go through and choose personalised features for your new home, adding all the special touches you’ve always dreamed of, taking care to make sure we’ve catered to any special requirements you might need in the design of your new build home.
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Step #3
Selection
Time to leave your mark. Using our in-house Colour Consultant, we’ll help you choose the colour schemes in your home, or if you’ve had an idea in your mind already, go ahead and let us know. Catering to any style you can think of, we’re ready to help – contemporary, traditional, or something else, the choice is yours!
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Contract
Fixed price contract, rest at ease knowing that your home with your specified selections are included, giving you the confidence to proceed with your new home.
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Construction
Your dreams become a reality. Its time – after all the planning and designing, the building process takes place. Over 5 stages, you’ll be able to inspect the site, ask questions, and take photos. Your excitement throughout the process is contagious for us, and we love seeing dreams come true for you and your family. These stages are: the slab stage, frame stage, lockup, fix out, and finally the handover.
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Step #6
Quality Assurance
It’s all in the details. Using our 100-point quality assurance check, we make sure your home stands up to the Col Gowers Homes standard – providing the finest quality homes in Mildura and the greater Sunraysia region is incredibly important to us, and this method has helped us along the way!
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Handover
Welcome to your new home! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for, and the moment we love to witness – handing over the keys and watching you take the first step inside your brand new home. It’s also a sad day for us, as we won’t see you in the office anymore, but we hope you’ll keep in touch!

Col Gowers Homes are proud to have been given the opportunities to showcase our work and be recognized as an industry leader for quality workmanship, design excellence, innovation, and professionalism. This recognition is given to us by industry peers and governing bodies has been excellent.

Awards from nationally recognized representatives in ultra-competitive categories include the Master Builders Association and HIA housing awards, where Col Gowers Homes have won the ‘Home of the Year’ category, and the HIA ‘Best Sustainable Energy Home’ for North West Victoria.

Col Gowers Homes put their experience of these award-winning homes into each and every build. Will your home be the next winner?
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