Ian & Elise Simondson

Owner/Director & Owner/Business Manager

Skookom owners Elise and Ian Simondson started building in 1993 and have worked together since to establish a well-earned reputation for creativity, integrity, exceptional results and outstanding client service.

Ian has extensive experience in the domestic and commercial building sectors in Tasmania, interstate and overseas, including in remote areas, as a carpenter, site supervisor, project manager, estimator, consultant and builder.

This varied experience has enhanced Ian’s technical knowledge and given him an insight into working with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Elise was ‘on the tools’ for a period of time, this hands-on knowledge and an Interior Design Diploma gives her an unique understanding of the practical side when assisting clients with their design choices and executing her role as Skookom's business manager.

They are a strong team reinforced by their skilled and trusted trade network that pride themselves on quality service and an uncompromising attention to detail.

Jib Miller

Construction Manager

Technical excellence, a heartfelt passion for your smooth build journey and an efficient point-and-shoot approach are all ways one could describe Skookom’s Construction Manager, Jib Miller.

A true local, Jib represents the epitome of Tasmanian craftsmanship. Having worked in four countries, a range of climate zones and boasting a broad portfolio of builds and construction methods, Jib knows exactly what an energy efficient, sustainable Tasmanian build requires.

With a high attention to detail, outstanding technical know-how and proven performance-based practices, Jib administers Skookom’s construction phase with an unwavering commitment to quality and results.

Always on deck to assist, Jib will see your home built with as much care as if it were his own.

Brendan O’Connor

Division Project Manager

Process driven, solutions focussed and committed to the journey, Brendan O’Connor is Skookom’s Division Project Manager, heading up Skookom Light. A division aimed at bringing the high quality, efficiency, and sustainable practices of Skookom’s first rate builds to new markets.

Having managed teams for some of Australia’s largest builders, Brendan has a strong focus on the do’s and don’ts of operating processes and client pathways. As well as having a strong background in engineering and design, Brendan is a strategic operator and works tirelessly to keep projects within scope, within budget and on track – delivering builds to site in a succinct and straightforward pathway.

With a focus on high ethics, honesty and open communication, backed up by a strong technical base, Brendan will be your first port of call on your journey through Skookom Light.

Why “Skookom”?

The Chinook people, Native Americans from the Pacific North West, have a special word that’s hard to translate into English. It can mean ‘strong’, ‘good’, ‘brave’, ‘excellent’, ‘unique’, ‘the ultimate’ or ‘the best’. It’s ‘Skookom’.

These are all perfectly appropriate qualities to describe a building business that specialises in high-quality projects that require initiative and creative solutions.

If you’re aiming to achieve an exceptional result for your next building project, then consider working with us — we embody all these ‘skookom’ qualities in everything we do.

To learn more about the unique Skookom service and to hear how we can help create and realise your project, please contact us.

Why “Skookom”?

The Chinook people, Native Americans from the Pacific North West, have a special word that’s hard to translate into English. It can mean ‘strong’, ‘good’, ‘brave’, ‘excellent’, ‘unique’, ‘the ultimate’ or ‘the best’. It’s ‘Skookom’.

These are all perfectly appropriate qualities to describe a bespoke building business that specialises in high-quality projects that require initiative and creative solutions.

If you’re aiming to achieve an exceptional result for your next building project, then consider working with us — we embody all these ‘skookom’ qualities in everything we do.

To learn more about the unique Skookom service and to hear how we can help create and realise your project, please contact us.

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We build The Skookom way – We understand that you don't want to just build a house - you want to build a lifestyle, a sanctuary, a place that reflects who you are. And that is why we go to great lengths to understand you and your dreams.