Meet Gary and Janet Hosie, Owners of Hosies Homes.
Janet and I are a local couple from Wodonga. We have been married for 33 years and have raised 3 children together. Our eldest, Matt is employed as construction Manager/Supervisor with Hosies Homes. Matt has been employed by the family business for around 11 years having completed an apprenticeship in Carpentry like his father, grandfather and great grandfather before him. Katrina, our oldest daughter, has a Certificate III in child care and joined the Hosies Homes team in November 2015 as a Hostess/Sales Lady and is expecting her first baby in April 2020 (another builder to add to the business, a little baby boy). Ricki, the baby of the family has moved to Melbourne and is doing an Apprenticeship in Hairdressing.
We have strong Family Values and spend a considerable amount of time with our children including the latest edition to the Hosie family, William, Matt’s 7-year-old son.
I have been in the building industry for 36 years and carpentry is in my blood. Beginning with my great-grandfather, and with each succeeding generation, the first son has become a Carpenter, making Matt a fifth generation ‘chippy’ – bad luck William, your fate is already sealed.
I also have had a long association with Squash and Racquetball. Whilst playing ‘A’ Grade in Racquetball and I recently got back into Golf. (not bad for a 54-year-old). I also have a love of motorbikes and have helped raise over $110,000.00 for Legacy over the last 22 years, being involved with the organization of the ANZAC Day Poker Run.
Janet, formerly a Parnaby, whose family has lived in Bassett street, Wodonga for over 60 years, is a qualified machinist and worked for Lee Jeans for twenty years. Janet now runs the office administration of Hosies Homes and does all the Bookkeeping. She enjoys working along side me and her Children.
After purchasing the Dixon Homes franchise for Albury Wodonga and surrounds 7 years ago, we realized that the direction and vision we had, for the business at the beginning, has now changed. Gary and his team successfully operated this franchise winning a total of 6 Awards from the Master Builders Association. These awards vindicated the Quality of workmanship and customer relations that Gary and his team consistently deliver. The strong family ties and the training he received from his father, Bill, plus the experience gained from franchise ownership is sending the team down a whole new road. We are all excited about the new freedom and challenges we will have going back to the family business name Hosies Homes. Gary and his team have a new range of homes that are fully customisable. Also he has the ability for customers to bring in their own ideas for a custom home design. We have an in house drafting service available to make those little changes or redesign a brand new concept. The whole family and team are looking forward to the future and beyond to be able to offer new homes in Albury, Wodonga and surrounds for many years to come.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Some of our Core Values on which we are building our reputation are:
We want to be reliable and be a builder that customers can count on to finish their homes on time. We pride ourselves on our transparency when it comes to building costs and work to reduce cost escalations. We are always available to talk about any and every aspect of your project and when we promise something, we always deliver.
We always construct the highest quality home and use uncompromised building practices and systems. We know what works and what lasts; not only in the materials we choose and the tradespeople we employ, but how we operate, build and finally deliver your home.
This would be best summarised by the following quote.
“The Bitterness of Poor Quality remains long after the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten”
We endeavour to deliver the best overall value to our customers incorporating personalised service and quality control from your first introduction to Hosies Homes until the day you are handed your keys. This transfers into excellent value to you, our clients.
We are a relatively small family business but we believe we offer the best personal service by far. As the builder, I am happy to go on-site with you to discuss your home during every facet of the build. I will work through any problems or concerns you may have with anything from landscaping, design, colours etc. All of our staff are approachable with many of the team either being family, or friends for over 20 years. This guarantees the best possible cohesive service available.
These are some of the Core Values that make up the foundations of Hosies Homes, but have probably been a part of Hosie Family Building for close to 100 years.
Being part of Dixon Homes has enabled us to gain the experience needed to operate in the competitive new home market in Albury Wodonga and now with the ability to change and custom-design anything, this gives our team the new flexibility to be adaptable to our customers’ needs.
Janet and I are excited about the future of Hosies Homes Albury Wodonga and look forward to meeting you at our Display Home at 9 Woodbridge Street Killara (Riverside Estate).
“You’ll Feel At Home With A Hosies”