He’s actually lost count, but when electrical contractor Peter Dubyniak was last asked he estimated he’d worked on at least 1,500 Plunkett Homes.
“All I know is that it’s a lot,” he laughs.
Peter was 30 years old when his brother-in-law gave him the opportunity to complete an electrical apprenticeship.
It proved to be start of relationship with Plunkett Homes that now spans more than a quarter of a century.
The manager of family-owned business Auswest Electrical in Malaga, Peter runs a team of electrical specialists looking after everything from installing temporary power when we start on site, to mains, prewire, fit-off, light fittings, security and data.
The growth of IT in the home means Peter has seen his fair share of changes over the years.
“Home automation is a big change and with the Internet of Things (IOT) more technology is entering the housing market, from home networking to intercoms that link to your mobile phone and smart switches to control lighting,” says Peter, whose daughter has built with Plunkett, as has one of her friends
Working on Plunkett builds from Mandurah to Yanchep and across to Northam, Peter has always ensured Auswest Electrical can adapt and change to suit the needs of its clients.
“We’ll work through any job request given to us by Plunkett,” he says. “I’ll always try hard to get the job done in a timely manner, and be tidy and efficient, with work at the standard of a top-quality home.
“I’m also there to answer any questions or concerns that may crop up,” Peter says. “We really value having such a good relationship with a respected builder. It’s definitely helped our business.”
Peter’s day varies depending on the projects in hand, and he regularly works up to 12 hours a day, including Saturdays.
“There’s a lot to do, from organising staff to making sure we have the materials required for the job. I also work on the tools with the guys. Anything to get the job done,” he says.
Like Peter, many of our trusted trades and suppliers have been with us for a long time. They bring consistency and reliability to every job, so that Plunkett clients know they’re getting the quality home they’ve been promised.
From the latest hi-tech features, to bricklaying and tiling, we’re proud of the handpicked guys and girls who bring their skills and expertise to home after home; year after year.