Englehart Homes joins Porter Davis

9 November 2021 - 2 min read
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Porter Davis Homes to offer custom build with acquisition of Englehart Homes

Australia’s premium volume builder Porter Davis Homes has expanded its offering to include custom design, following the acquisition of luxury home builder Englehart Homes.

Porter Davis Homes Managing Director Anthony Roberts says retaining Englehart in its current form at the top end of luxury custom design, will mean Porter Davis Homes will now be able to accommodate requests for changes to Porter Davis Home designs.

“One in three potential customers who love our designs ask for some kind of change due to land issues such as sloping blocks, overshadowing issues or some other required modification to the shape of the house,” Roberts said.

“As the housing market moves into a higher gear with more families buying land on which to build their dream home, many want to adapt our floorplan – a service that until now, we haven’t been able to offer.”

Porter Davis Homes is the third largest builder in Victoria, constructing 1500 houses in the state each year, and Englehart Homes building around 40. The combined businesses will now offer houses ranging from $159-thousand to more than $7-million.

Since it was established 40 years ago, Englehart Homes has grown to become Australia’s most HIA awarded custom home builder designing multi-million dollar luxury homes.

Roberts says he is thrilled to have found a brand that fits so well with the Porter Davis Homes culture. “Englehart Homes is synonymous with quality and luxury design. We are so proud and excited to be adding this business to our portfolio, and broadening our offer to our customers.”

Founder Ron Englehart said he was determined to find the right custodian for the brand, committed to preserving his legacy and his staff before he retires and hands over the reins in 12-months time.

“It was critical I find a company that would be committed to keeping the Englehart brand alive – not just in name, but in what it stands for,” Englehart said.

“In Porter Davis Homes, I found a partner with the same commitment to design excellence and high quality build as Englehart Homes. Both business compliment and add value to the other.” Englehart said.

Whilst Englehart Homes will continue as a stand-alone business, Porter Davis Homes plans to add efficiency, marketing and digital support to the business.

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