Our Team

Sam Page

Down home, you either move away and go to uni, and no one hears from you again, or you pretty much become a tradie. Sam Page is a third-year mature-aged apprentice with Virtue Projects who got his start with a mate who himself had started his apprenticeship at the tender age of 16. “Three of…

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Jamie

Jamie Hawley

Jamie Hawley used to cut timber for a living. Now he is becoming a timber craftsman with Virtue Projects “It is a little bit boring going back to school. Sitting through the simple stuff again like OH&S and being shown how to use a handsaw. We aren’t even on power tools at the moment at…

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Kyle Linton

Kyle Linton is now a qualified carpenter, but if things had gone slightly differently, he could have been unclogging toilets or sweating behind an oxy-torch. “I was a high 90s student at school, but I just couldn’t sit inside. I was fidgety, I hated it, and I always wanted to go outside,” Kyle says. “I…

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Leon Henriksen

Carpentry is useful when building a house. But for Leon Henriksen, it’s a way to build a life. Leon is a mature-aged apprentice, beginning in the middle of this year. It’s a career move that took some time, as well as some distance, to realise. “I grew up on a farm, always doing physical stuff,”…

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Jesse Bridgement

The road to a carpentry career was not a straight one for Jesse Bridgement.   It took him from Forster to Manly, and involved camouflage, heavy vehicles, and a far Northern Queensland detour along the way. The 22 year-old first year apprentice served three years in the Australian Army before moving across to the construction…

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Lachlan Smith

Enduring Tradition Like many of the carpenters in the Virtue Projects team, Lachlan ‘Lockie’ Smith is from a quiet place down the coast. Originally from Nowra, Lockie is 2 years out of his apprenticeship and still settling into the faster pace that characterises Sydney: It’s kinda hard coming from the bush, everything is so packed…

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Michael Fahey

Here to build that home you dreamed of. Being the boss doesn’t mean you can’t be mates too. I must have started in 99′. No, it was 98’… I finished school in 97′ then came to Sydney and started a job… I can’t even remember who it was with? His name was Brandon? I think…

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Dave Klees

Quality, Experience, Character. Dave Klees is the other half of Virtue Projects. There is a lot more to Dave than being the founder of a growing building company making the architectural dreams of many a living, breathing reality. He surfs, sails, trains, and knows how to live well and enjoy a good life. He loves…

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