Client Services Manager
Allen Smith is the Client Services Manager and co-owner of Woodford Homes. He has been part of the building industry for close to 40 years and remains passionate about his work.
Named apprentice of the year at the start of his career, Allen went on to work with commercial steel frame specialists NuSteel for many years.
When NuSteel closed down, Allen decided to move into home building. After just 3 months of saving (and with 3 young children on board) he and his wife Lyn formed Woodford Homes in 1998.
Since then, the Blue Mountains based business has built a solid reputation for quality new homes, extensions and renovations.
Like all the team at Woodford Homes, he continually updates his skills and credentials.
Allen’s expertise is recognised by the Housing Industry of Australia and he happily shares his knowledge through community expos and other events. He is also an active member of Springwood Rotary Club.
Allen’s friendly, collaborative approach and excellent standards in craftsmanship and safety are evident in Woodford Homes’ quality work and trusted name.
As Company/Administration Manager and co-owner of Woodford Homes, Lyn not only manages the business on a day-to-day basis, she keeps a close eye on its strategic direction.
Lyn has held the reins at Woodford Homes since 2000. A lifelong learner, she has combined many years of administrative, accounting and managerial experience with a natural business acumen to help Woodford Homes grow and expand.
While Woodford Homes is, at heart, a small business, Lyn has made sure it is run with the processes and procedures of a successful multi-national company.
Lyn’s professionalism is reflected in every aspect of Woodford Homes – from its showroom in Lawson to the building site processes and project outcomes that set them apart.
Away from work, Lyn is an active member of her community, volunteering with the Blue Mountains Food Co-op and other community organisations and speaking at local business networking events.
As Woodford Homes Building Supervisor, Shane keeps all our building projects on time and budget. He guides our carpenters, liaises with clients and our trusted subcontractors.
Shane started working with Woodford Homes as a contractor but was quickly offered full-time employment. Since then he has attained his Diploma in Building.
A terrific people person, Shane has a genuine rapport with clients and is a great asset to Woodford Homes.
Our Team of Carpenters
Our carpenters live locally and are full-time employees. We ensure all our staff are qualified and highly trained.
The team at Woodford Homes is well known for being reliable, polite and friendly and they take great pride in their work.
Leading Hand Carpenter
Matt is one of Woodford Homes’ Leading Hand Carpenters. In this role, he liaises with sub-contractors and clients and is responsible for keeping the site clean and the project on target.
Matt’s journey with Woodford Homes began when he was just 15. At that time, he worked with us as a labourer during school and, later, university holidays.
After completing a music degree, Matt made the decision to take on an adult apprenticeship with Woodford Homes. He went on to complete his Diploma of Building and has become a valued member of our team and an excellent mentor to younger employees.
Leading Hand Carpenter
Michael has worked with Woodford Homes for since 2013. As a Leading Hand Carpenter he liaises with subcontractors and clients and is responsible for keeping the site clean and project on target.
Michael completed a Diploma in Building before he started working in the industry. His first job with Woodford Homes was working with a steel frame extension. Michael is a very reliable and respected member of our team.
Michael joined Woodford Homes straight from school when he was 16. He completed his apprenticeship in September 2016.
Reliable, helpful and hardworking, Michael is a great asset to our team and is always keen to learn and take on responsibility.
After completing his HSC, Pat started work at Woodford Homes. He worked hard and quickly earned himself an apprenticeship.
Pat is currently completing his Certificate III in Carpentry and is a keen and enthusiastic member of our staff.
Mitch came on board in May 2017 as a first-year apprentice. He is the son of a former client.
Mitch was only 14 when we were undertaking a major renovation on his family home. However, his enthusiasm for building shone through whenever we were on site. Fast forward three years, and we were more than willing to take him on as an apprentice.