Family owned and run, Wabnitz Homes for 30 years was a force to be reckoned with. Looking over the results of the business’s lifetime, it is safe to say that it outshone expectations through the love and support of family.
From the very beginning Wabnitz Homes had a focus on family – both their own and clients’ families. Building homes that left a lasting impression on clients and an award-winning home that defied Newton’s theory of gravity, the owners of Wabnitz Homes have left behind an impressive mark over the lifetime of their business. Now moving on to other things, owner and founder George Wabnitz hopes to enjoy this next chapter of his life in retirement with fond memories of the work he has achieved and the people he will remain friends with.
It all started with George and his brother Peter in 1978. Since starting their business they have been surrounded by supportive family who don’t think twice about helping out.
‘I do have family behind me, and our business involves family as well, there’s three other members in my family who work with me,’ said George before he retired.
There were many highlights over the 30 years of business with the acceptance of a HIA national award close to number one. The site of the winning home was one of the most technically challenging sites the business had ever worked on.
‘It was very challenging because it was very steep, we had problems not only with the site but we had problems with deliveries to the site, because of the steepness of the roads,’ George said.
But with a steep site comes great rewards. And the rewards came for Wabnitz Homes when it won the 2017 HIA Australian Outdoor Project award for the South Australian home.
‘Everyone that came and had a look at the site was just blown away by it, we had lots and lots of comments from everybody.’