About Us

From initial design concepts through to final construction, the team at KS Build are leaders in creating new homes and extensions in Melbourne. Building from the city to the Dandenong’s, KS Build produce superior results with experience, integrity and an attention to detail that meets the needs of our valued clients.

Custom designs that consider personal lifestyle, energy efficiency and individual aesthetic values are the cornerstone of the KS Build philosophy. From contemporary designs to traditional, period homes, KS Build have the expertise to meet the challenges of implementing a diverse range of architectural styles and building techniques.

Our History

KS Build began as a modest operation set in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne primarily conceived as an insurance reinstatement business.  After enjoying success in the insurance industry, it soon expanded by taking advantage of the substantial experience that existed within the group and expanded into the field of housing and small commercial projects.

With a growing referral rate due to excellence in service and an ever increasing demand for housing, KS Build developed over the years to establish itself as a force amongst other leading builders.  Today it employs around 20 full time employees, each providing a specialised function in what has now become a benchmark company in an increasingly congested construction industry.

Mission Statement

KS Build Pty Ltd, by continuing to develop its highly skilled and experienced staff, is totally dedicated to providing impressive, innovative designs and concepts and building them into a reality for our valued clients by creating a successful partnership throughout the process.

Our intention is to establish lasting relationships with our clients by fulfilling their expectations through outstanding performance by the entire KS Build Team.

Our Team

Ken Smithson

Managing Director

As the founder of KS Build, Ken has an impressive history within the domestic housing and commercial sectors. His comprehensive knowledge of the building industry has provided the foundation to which KS Build is based.

Steven Scanlon

Director/General Manger

With extensive experience in the construction, manufacturing and regulatory industries, Steve brings a diverse background in both building and commerce to reinforce the expertise within KS Build.

Shane Peters

Director/Construction Manager

Shane’s continued development within KS Build now sees him holding the current builder’s license for the company. His roll as Construction Manager helps to ensure a coordinated and seamless building process.

Kevin Morris

Registered Building Designer

With a long and successful career as Qualified Designer for KS Build, Kevin’s understanding of the client’s individual needs ensures exceptional designs that create space, optimise current conditions and respect budgets.

Chris Parkinson

Registered Building Designer

Having had an exceptional history in domestic design, Chris has a proven ability to listen to and understand each client’s unique requirements culminating in thoughtful and inspired solutions.

Nina Carrington

Architect/Design Consultant

Jim Arzanas

Senior Estimator - Housing

John Powell

Estimator - Housing and insurance

Mandy Jamieson

Contracts Coordinator

Kate Gosnell

Insurance Coordinator

Vicki Small

Accounts Manager

Site Managers


Although a complete team effort, once construction begins, your site manager is the key to success. KS Build has carefully selected their Supervisors taking into consideration imperative key attributes.

Building knowledge and experience

Ability to communicate with the client

Excellent coordination skills

Unyielding eye for detail

Colour Consultant

Sharon Watkins (Classic Colour Consultancy)