Team


Managing Director

David McCallum

Managing Director

  • Registered and award winning builder for over 26 years
  • Founder and Director of DDB Design 1991
  • “Is passionate about improving the lifestyle homes that DDB Design builds”
  • “Is committed to making building an enjoyable experience ”
  •  Takes pride that the Company has a reputation as one of Melbourne’s premier residential building companies.
Interior Designer

Maryanne Quealy

Interior Designer

Director of DDB Design

Joined the Company as Interior Designer in 1994

Worked in the fashion industry as Head Designer for National Brand Companies 1980 to 1994

“Although conscious that there is always a budget DDB interiors are primarily design driven to ensure that each project reaches its full potential as a higher end  luxury home with up to date very livable interior selections “ 

Degree in "Textile Design" 1980 RMIT Melbourne

 Arts Degree " Italian Language " at Monash University 2004

Admin Manager

Sharon Archer

Admin Manager

Sharon has been part of the DDB Team for over eight years and is responsible for all office administration, payroll, building quotations and client communication.  Her excellent organization skills and passion for helping others ensures that all of DDB’s projects run smoothly and harmoniously.

Construction Manager

Lyle Gibson

Construction Manager

Lyle joined the DDB team in 2013 as a head carpenter, but his people skills and site proficiency quickly saw him promoted to Site Foreman and then to his current role as Construction Manager in 2015. Lyle now has over twenty years’ of experience in the building industry.

Lyle is responsible for all aspects of onsite building work including the management of all staff and trades. As the construction manager Lyle ensures that each project runs smoothly, efficiently and is delivered on time. Lyle has a passion for Architectural homes and understands the importance of detail in complex construction. Lyle is very committed to the client builder relationship and is very motivated to meet client expectations through an enjoyable process. Lyle also has First Aid training and a Certificate 3 in Occupational Health & Safety.

Lyle has had a long-playing career in AFL football but after finally hanging up the boots, he tries to go surfing whenever possible.

Project Manager

LUKE DEMETRIOS

Project Manager

Luke completed his Carpentry apprenticeship in 2003 and has had a broad range of experience in all aspects of building. From shop fit outs which saw him travel all over Australia to Commercial construction all throughout Melbourne CBD and to Residential construction where he found his passion for building really lies.

After 12 years of being onsite Luke decided to further his knowledge and completed his Diploma in Building and Construction which lead him into Supervisory and Project management roles and saw him a great fit for DDB Design.

Luke is very passionate about client relationships and understands the investment and trust a client puts into their project. His attention to detail on each and every project is what separates him from the rest. 

Luke has recently started a young family and is a keen sportsman with a love for snowboarding, dirt bike riding and any activity which finds him outdoors.

Site Carpenter

JOEL MANNING

Site Carpenter

Joel joined the team at DDB Design 6 years ago after leaving his job as a motor mechanic. Loving the outdoors Joel decided to leave the garage and devote his time to learning every thing there is to know about carpentry and building luxury homes.

With his apprenticeship almost complete Joel brings his skills to the projects along with his very easy temperament. Joel has also obtained his Dogman Ticket and First Aid .

Site Foreman / Carpenter

SHANE L’ESTRANGE

Site Foreman / Carpenter

Shane completed his carpentry apprenticeship in 2004 and since then he has gained experience in all aspects of carpentry and building working for several residential building companies.  He is a very experience framing carpenter having run his own sub-contracting business specializing in framing for six years.  Shane joined DDB as a leading hand carpenter in early 2017 and has since been promoted to Site Foreman and is thriving on the challenges of managing a complex building site.  He is the proud father of two young daughters and has recently taken up the sport of “short track speed skating”.

Site Foreman / Carpenter

WILL EDMONDS

Site Foreman / Carpenter

Will has had a passion for building from a young age and started his carpentry apprenticeship immediately after finishing secondary school.  After completing his apprenticeship in 2012, Will gained a broad range of building experience working as a carpenter for several established building companies.  He joined DDB mid 2017 to extend his knowledge and become a Site Foreman. Will is a keen sportsman and loves the outdoors, but his real passion is creating wonderful family homes.

Apprentice Carpenter

RAPHAEL GADDIE

Apprentice Carpenter

Raphael is a mature age apprentice who has embraced his passion for carpentry and has made it a full-time career.  Prior to joining DDB, Raphael ran his own I.T. company for 15 years. His goal is to learn all aspects of the residential building industry and to become a Site Foreman after completing his apprenticeship.  Raphael has an engineering degree, a Certificate IV in Building and Construction and a real thirst to learn.  Outside of work, Raphael is a keen cyclist and competes in several road races each year.

Builders labourer / Apprentice

NIKOLAI HANDSJUK

Builders labourer / Apprentice

Nikolai (Nik) joined the DDB team in 2017 after working several years in the corporate sector as a Marketing Manager.  Nik has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) degree but realized that the corporate world was not for him. So, he made the bold decision to pursue his passion for “hands-on” practical work. He is currently gaining experience with DDB as a builders labourer with the aim of starting a carpentry apprenticeship in 2018.  Nik is a keen sportsman with a background in gymnastics and acrobatics.

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