1959 —

We know what it takes to deliver.


— Enduring brand.

From humble beginnings in 1959, the Collier Homes story begins when Raymond McCarthy registered the business. Raymond lived on Collier Street in the suburb of Applecross. The relationship with the suburb continued with the first display home called the Norwood being built on Riseley Street in 1967.

In 1969 the business was sold to a national land developer, and then in 1981, purchased by its senior executive, Ron Smith. In 1996, the business was acquired by a national homebuilder, Home Australia. The brand is now owned by Dario Amara — a second-generation builder. This was a strategy to build on a family building tradition, which his father commenced in the 1960s. Dario's son, Alberto, is the managing director and takes the family building tradition into a third-generation.

— Design orientation.

We are passionate about the creative process associated with building a new home. Our approach is consequently design orientated right from the outset. Apart from having our own in-house creative, we have collaborations with renown designers and architects.

We are acutely aware of the central role that smart, efficiently designed and built housing will play as Perth’s urban environment continues to evolve. That’s why we champion urban density and innovative design principles. We ensure that the fundamentals of what makes a home are maintained, and that good design is applied to tailor a more suitable fit for what our suburbs are becoming. 

— For family, by family.

As a Western Australian family-owned and operated business, we are passionate about what we create. This manifests in the personalised attention that our clients receive, the tradesmen we work with, and the designers, architects and engineers we collaborate with.

A home by Collier Homes is not only a quality build, but also one that presents itself as a well-designed and stylish residence that matches your lifestyle. We apply proven project management techniques and progressive applications to manage the entire design and build process. This ensures that your home is constructed efficiently and that you're always kept informed and involved.

Dario Amara

Registered Builder — FIEAust, CPEng, NER, APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus)

Dario is a second-generation builder, experienced construction and engineering executive and chartered professional engineer with some 40 years' industry experience. As a former CEO of John Holland Asia, he brings not only experienced leadership to Collier Homes, but also a committed approach to delivering quality homes. Dario is the company's Registered Building Contractor and Practitioner (BRN 6630).

Susan Amara


With residential property experience spanning several decades, Susan has a keen eye for finding the right block. Coming from a family history in building, she is passionate about the industry and takes a personal interest in each and every customer and their home. Early in her career, Susan spent a number of years working at the United Nations.

Frank Di Labio

Pre-construction + Contracts

With estimating and building experience gained over some 30 years' in the construction industry, Frank is a valuable asset to our team.  He is responsible for all estimating and procurement and also supports the sales, administration and construction teams to ensure a smooth transition right through to the completion of a new home.

Joe Matthiessen

Registered Architect — BArch(Hons)

For over 15 years, Joe has been responsible for the design, project management and leadership of a broad range of mixed-use commercial and residential architecture. Joe’s approach is focused on achieving contemporary and holistic design solutions that deliver outstanding design quality and cost efficiencies, whilst ensuring optimal design and architectural outcomes.

Alex Ingram

​​​​Construction + Aftercare​​ —​ DipBldg

Alex is a registered building practitioner and a qualified carpenter and joiner. This combination, together with his experience spanning the full residential building spectrum gives him an eye for detail and quality. To Alex, every home is a dream home commanding his undivided care and attention. Alex's goal with every client is to set out as friends and end better friends.