Our Team

All of our carpenters are Urban Effects employees, trained in our culture and quality.  You will notice the difference in the manner and character of our tradesmen.  As well as our full time carpenters, we have a team of dedicated sub-contractors who perform the other certified work, for example electricians, plumbers, plasterers and tilers.  We have worked hard to select this team on their reliability and quality, but also on their compatibility with our ethics and culture.


Position: Managing Director and Founder

Steve is the owner of Urban Effects Pty Ltd, and has been in the construction industry for 18 years. Urban Effects has a unique organizational structure for the building industry, with a focus on leadership development and shared responsibility. The company is developing a good reputation in the industry due to the quality of work and the positive culture that is evident in the company. This reflects Steve’s desire to build men, not just houses. The company has been able to do some charity work, including free bathroom renovations for disabled people in financial difficulty.   He hopes that there is potential for more and greater work like this.


Position: Building Manager | Time at Urban Effects: 6 Years

The reason I like working for Urban Effects is that we strive for providing a quality product at a fair price. We are concerned about the welfare of employees and clients; this is a company that cares.


Position: Finance Officer | Time at Urban Effects: 4 years

I have worked in many offices in my working life, but the one that I have felt the most valued is Urban Effects. There is a culture of encouragement and love that comes from the top and filters through to everyone. This makes it the place to be! Coming to work is not a chore, rather a chance to be with caring people who take time to look beyond the casual “how are you going?” Yes, we do work hard, but it never feels like it’s the only thing that matters.


Position: Interior Designer & Contracts Administrator | Time at Urban Effects: 2 Years

Urban Effects has stretched and grown me to be the best I can be for the tasks at hand. We work hard and value our team, trades and clients. This is a work place that strives for excellence and realises the importance of openness to correction; the transparency makes it a work place where everyone is valued in his or her role. This then allows the company to maintain great strength in quality of product and services. An intentional healthy work culture and ethics are at the forefront of what we do, we achieve well and I believe we have a great point of difference in the building industry.


Position: Architectural Designer & Apprentice Carpenter | Time at Urban Effects: 3 Years

Why I love working for Urban Effects is the community that has been built while we have been building houses! Through my diverse role, I get to experience Urban Effects out on the tools as well as Urban Effects in the office, but whichever the day may be I always know that I will be working alongside men (and women!) whose experience and wisdom is used everyday to help us younger guys achieve the satisfaction of excellence in our work.


Position: Site Leader | Time at Urban Effects: 7 years

Why I like working at Urban Effects – Not only is it great carpentry work, it has great relationships both on a professional and personnel level. The professionalism of our work and who we are in the building industry has our friends and potential clients talking; either asking to join our team or requesting Urban Effects to build for them.


Position: Site Leader | Time at Urban Effects: 5 Years

Urban Effects is a wonderful company with a great bunch of people to work with that care about one another. They also strive to build a great finished product, which is a goal I too share. I like to be able to stand back at the end of a job and know in my mind we could not have done any better.


Position: Site Leader | Time at Urban Effects: 6 Years

Urban Effects has a great Team of guys to work with each day who are a lot of fun as well as hard workers. The work place is easy going and cares about the person not just the work at hand. I enjoy working here with the high quality workmanship; it’s a great company to work for.

Ben (Aka: Stopper)

Position: Lead Carpenter | Time at Urban Effects: 4 Years

Working at Urban Effects, is one of those things in life that should be done by everyone.  If someone were to experience the “Urban Effect”, they would experience a workplace, which is fun, exciting and stimulating. Learning new things is always intriguing as everyone makes it so easy.  Getting up out of bed in the freezing cold middle of winter is made easier, knowing you get to spend your day with people you call mates.


Position: Apprentice Carpenter | Time at Urban Effects: 2 Years

Why do I enjoy working at Urban Effects?

All staff treat each other with respect regardless of ones position in the company. Site leaders are always happy to assist in problems I have with work and although a high standard of work quality is expected, a positive and lighthearted attitude is maintained. It feels like you’re getting up to work with your mates.


Position: Apprentice Carpenter | Time at Urban Effects: 1 Year

Urban Effects is a great warm welcoming company. I’m proud to be here, the work environment is by far the best I’ve experienced. I enjoy being a part of the team very much. I look forward to learning from my colleagues and improving my skills.