Our History

The art of home building

Now and then a company comes along that influences the way a generation of Australians live. One such company is Collier Homes. For over 50 years Collier Homes has been looking to the future to anticipate the ever changing needs of West Australian families.

That’s why we’ve developed a range of homes that are as diverse as the families who live in them. While the styles have changed over the years, our commitment to quality, first class customer service and value for money has stayed the same.

Our history

In 1959, an application was lodged with the WA Corporate Affairs Office by Raymond Charles McCarthy to form a new home building company called Collier Constructions Pty Ltd. Ray lived in Collier Street, Applecross - hence the name.

In the early years, Colliers mainly built houses for the State Housing Commission, later expanding into the private sector. Colliers opened its first display home, called "The Norwood" in 1967 in Riseley Street, Applecross.

nowandthen1.jpgIn 1969 the business was sold to a large national land developer called Development Underwriting Ltd (DUL).

In 1974, Ron Smith was appointed DUL's Sales Manager, and later in 1977 its State Manager.

In 1981 Ron Smith acquired the land and building operations of DUL (then trading as Entrad) and began operating solely under the Collier Homes banner. 

From 1986 to 1994 Colliers experienced significant growth which propelled it to become an iconic brand in Western Australia.

In 1995 the company was taken over by the Futuris Group, and the following year in 1996 was acquired by national builder, Home Australia Pty Ltd.

In November 2016 following the financial collapse of Home Australia Pty Ltd, the Collier Homes business assets (brand names, domain names and intellectual property) were acquired by Dario Amara BEng(Distn), FIEAust, CPEng, NER, a second generation builder, experienced construction and engineering executive and chartered professional engineer with some 36 years' of industry experience. The purchase did not include the transfer of any existing or previous contracts.