Lou is a qualified Architectural Draftsman and Carpenter with over 30 years experience across all facets of the building industry and has been a registered building practioner since 1994.
Lou has worked with many of the states top tier builders in many various roles, from leading hand up to project manager. His tenure with some of the states builders between 1989 and 1996 includes Grocon, Hooper construction, Reidwood Builders, Cooper Morrison, Vaughan Constructions and Victorian Construction Management.
In 1997 Lou recognised his real passion for the industry and founded his first construction company. His expanding company, together with the ageing of his three sons and pressure from old clients led to commence S.W.A.T Building Systems in 2013 with his sons Dean and Christian .
Over the years Lou has been personally responsible for the construction of many great apartment buildings, shopping centers, medical/dental clinics, office/warehouses.
More recently he has been an integral member of a ' start up ' construction company where Lou introduced ,design assisted, procured, site managed and completed the company's flagship project. A high end residential complex consisting of 62 apartments, retail and refurbishment of an existing church.
As S.W.A.T's Construction Director Lou overlooks all the company's activities, from design and construction contracts , to project completion . He has direct control over all industrial relations, programming and cost saving exercises. With his extensive knowledge and hands on experience in construction Lou ensures that each project is completed to every clients satisfaction.
Dean is responsible for the OH&S Management and continual review of the company's safety policies. He also is the liaison officer with local municipalities constantly monitoring and ensuring compliance to construction and environmental waste management plans. Dean also provides support on site with certifications as a dogman/rigger, high risk access work and access equipment, crane operations and logistics, traffic control and management, electrical spotter and any other general labouring duties.
Christian is our qualified carpenter/form worker and is our leading hand foreman in structures. Christian has a hands on approach to the day to day activities of the business and provides the support the company and clients demand. Christian also has all the certifications this ever demanding industry expects; Traffic Management and Control, Non Slewing Crane, Electrical Spotter, High Risk EWP, Level 2 First Aid, Alimak and Material Hoist Operation.