Sweeping success in the Great Southern!

Congratulations to our team in the Great Southern Region, after a successful weekend at the Master Builders Association of WA Commonwealth Bank Building Excellence Awards!

The team were honoured to bring home a bundle of awards, including Best Contract Home $750,000 – $800,000, Best Contract Home $1m – $1.5m and Best Customer Service (Medium Builder).

The Commonwealth Building Excellence Awards Great Southern combine both residential and commercial construction of the Great Southern region.

These awards showcase and reward builders who demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship, commitment to building excellence and uphold the highest professional standard.

JWH Group’s unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service has earned them the prestigious Customer Service Award in the Great Southern Region at the Master Builders Association of WA Awards, showcasing their dedication to excellence in the construction industry.

General Manager Tony Harvie said these awards are a reflection of the high standard of workmanship by The Rural Building Co. and Plunkett Homes.

The awards, also recognise the quality of work achieved by engaged contractors and tradespeople.

“It is humbling to be recognised by the Master Builders Association and amongst a high calibre of peers within the industry,” Mr Harvie said.

“To be recognised and awarded across multiple categories, is a testament to our brands, showcasing our products, high quality homes and superior workmanship.

Mr Harvie said the awards reflected the superior quality of workmanship of specialist trades in the Great Southern.

“The spotlight is on the talent of skilled, local tradespeople for awards won including Excellence in Carpentry, Excellence in Brick and Block Paving and the Silver Trowel Award,” Mr Harvie said.

“As the State’s largest regional builder, we are invested in the local communities. We engage with local trades, employ local people and serve a long-term commitment to the regional towns.

“We take pride in supporting the communities through building operations, contributing to a strong sense of community – part of what makes the regional areas a great place to live.”

“As well as the recognition these respected awards bring, I congratulate all of the staff who have worked so hard over the past twelve months and successfully delivered exceptional homes in the Great Southern region and I look forward to continuing this success into the future.”

Comments attributed to by Master Builders Regional Manager Great Southern, Linda Gibbs

The Master Builders Building Excellence Awards are something that I really look forward to every year, it pleases me to see the builders be acknowledged for all their hard work and the amazing quality that we see being produced here in the Great Southern Region.

I would like to congratulate the JWH Group for the number of awards they were presented with on the evening and for winning the Commonwealth Bank Best Customer Service Award 2023.


Best Contract Homes $300,000 – $350,000

Finalist – WA Country Builders, Bayonet Head

Finalist – Plunkett Homes, Lower King

Best Contract Homes $400,000 – $450,000

Winner – The Rural Building Co, Wilyung

Finalist – Plunkett Homes, Middleton Beach

Finalist – WA Country Builders, Collingwood Heights

Best Contract Homes $750,000 – $800,000

Winner – Plunkett Homes, Hay

Best Contract Homes $1million – $1.5million

Winner – The Rural Building Co., Hay

Best Alternative Construction Home

Winner – Plunkett Homes, Hay

Commonwealth Bank Best Customer Service (Medium Builder)

JWH Group Great Southern (comprised of WA Country Builders, Plunkett Homes and The Rural Building Co.)

Excellence in Brick & Block Paving

South City Paving, Rowe – The Rural Building Co.

Excellence in Carpentry

Myron Hordyk, Hay – Plunkett Homes

Silver Trowel

Nathan Watterson, Hay – The Rural Building Co.

2023 Best Country Home Great Southern

Finalist – The Rural Building Co.