About us


Lou Projects is a sustainable building company based on the Central Coast, NSW. Our vision is to change the building industry by building more sustainably and designing and building homes that are healthy and energy efficient. We do renovations and home extensions but our heart goes to building more beautifully designed and energy efficient homes. No matter the project size, we always work according to our four principles. You can check out some of our completed projects here and what some of our clients have to say here

We also place a huge focus on education, community and mental health in the workplace. We believe the best way to bring about change is to empower ourselves and others with knowledge and information. We’re constantly educating ourselves on the best practices, techniques and materials available and believe in sharing this knowledge with our clients, the community and other builders. You can check out some of our educational resources here.

We strongly believe in being a valuable part of our community. Our goal is to host local tree planting and clean up events each year, to get our team and wider communities involved in giving back to and appreciating nature.

Mental health is another factor within the building industry that we’re passionate about changing and improving. It’s a male-dominated industry and one of the biggest employers in the country and the statistics around suicide and depression within the industry are confronting. At Lou Projects we place a huge emphasis on the wellbeing of our team and have instigated a four-day work week to give everyone that extra day to enjoy life, spend time with family and friends, and importantly rest, relax and rejuvenate. This also includes a quarterly team-building event, with an emphasis on getting the team together for a day of fun, connection, getting outside our comfort zones and opening our minds to new ways of being and living.

our values




our vision

To change and improve the building industry by building more sustainably.

our mission

to design and build homes that are healthy, energy efficient and affordable too. We believe everyone deserves to live in a comfortable and functional home that can provide its own demand for energy and water.

meet the TEAM


Andrew is the driving force behind Lou Projects. He’s one of those people that has the vision, but also the ability to get stuck in and do the work to make it happen. A big part of that is his openness and willingness to continue to learn and grow. He’s not afraid to admit when he got it wrong, learn from his mistakes, and do everything he can to improve for next time. These attributes make for a great builder and a great leader.

He builds homes and leads his team with passion, honesty and integrity. He holds himself and his work to the highest standards, and this has a ripple effect to those around him.

One of his biggest goals as a builder is to make the experience for everyone involved a positive one – this includes every member of his team, all the subbies and suppliers involved, and of course the clients he works with as well.

Andrew leads the way with an energetic and constantly evolving approach, inspiring those around him to continue to grow and strive for greatness. When it comes to building homes and managing projects, Andrew is a force to be reckoned with, eager to challenge himself and take Lou Projects to the next level.


Meet Remy. One of our superstar Site Supervisors.

Remy is an exceptional, experienced carpenter. He’s a bit of a workhorse – once he gets to work, he just gets in and gets it done. He’s highly skilled in his carpentry, and has a vast range of skills including joinery, framing and finishing.

Remy started his career as a kitchen joiner, so he has a great eye for all the finer details that bring a project together. He’s humble, he’s kind, and a lot of the guys look up to and respect him.

Remy is also a father of two. He’s a devoted partner and a devoted father. He prioritises time for his kids and his family, and we fully respect and support that.


Richard is another one of our amazing Site Supervisors. The first thing that comes to mind when describing Richard is his passion and dedication. He’s passionate about his work, he’s dedicated to Lou Projects, and it shows in the high quality product he consistently delivers.

Richard strives to be a great leader, which makes our apprentices working with him very lucky. He gives clear direction, but most importantly, he takes the time to guide and teach.

Richard’s a deep thinker and he’s always up for learning and experiencing a broad range of things – everything from yoga, to a pottery course, to a Kendrick Lamar concert and even a night at the opera.


Meet Luke. Our lucky last Site Supervisor.

Luke and Lou Projects have been a perfect match from the start – Luke joined the team very early on and in the very early stages of his own carpentry career. During his training with us, he was awarded Apprentice of the Year, and this came as no surprise to us as we recognised his level of commitment to the trade, skillset and potential from the very beginning.

Luke is honest, reliable, and passionate about what we do here at Lou Projects. He’s a loyal, determined, and intelligent man. We’ve had his help in the office for the past year or so, and he’s an invaluable mediator between ideas in the office and realities onsite.

Luke’s also a devoted and proud dad, who loves a weekend adventure, and is committed to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle – something we value highly in our team members.


Harrison, or Harri as he’s affectionately known, is in his second year of his apprenticeship, and over the past two years has continued to prove himself as a dedicated and eager learner. After a brief stint in the Navy, Harri made the bold choice to prioritise a fulfilling lifestyle over a more traditional career, and he hasn’t looked back since.

Harri is one of those old souls, and we knew this from the day we met him. We were impressed by Harri from the very beginning – ambitious, polite, well spoken and respectful – all things we consider before anything else. As we’ve gotten to know him more, we appreciate his thoughtful nature and the way he communicates his ideas so clearly and articulately.

It’s clear Harri has a bright future ahead. We’re excited to see his continued growth and the positive impact he’ll bring to our team.


Meet Chris. One of our epic Apprentices.

Originally from South Africa, Chris joined us in 2022 and has quickly become an essential part of our team. His natural talent for carpentry and his constant drive to learning and improving his skills is admirable.

Chris’ humility, clear communication style and thoughtful attitude is invaluable to our team. He’s extremely reliable and very inquisitive, he wants to know the why behind things, not just the how. He has a genuine enthusiasm for the tasks at hand and is comfortable challenging ideas and proposals.

His passion for his craft is contagious, and we can’t wait to see him continue to grow with us here at Lou Projects.


At just 17 years old, Zane is officially the youngest team member we’ve brought on board. We typically stray away from hiring young apprentices as we genuinely struggle finding driven, reliable, and presentable young people. Zane is one of the exceptions. He has good values, takes constructive feedback onboard, and is genuinely eager to learn his trade and become one of the best carpenters on the Central Coast. 

We’re proud to have such an eager young man learning their trade and important life skills with us, and we’re confident he’ll continue to exceed our expectations throughout his apprenticeship and beyond. 


Ineka is our Operations, Sales & Marketing Assistant – three big roles all rolled into one! If you don’t already know, she’s also Andrew’s partner. Ineka genuinely cares about Lou Projects, she’s passionate about seeing the business grow, and providing everyone with the best possible experience including our team, trades and clients.

Ineka does the nitty gritty, behind the scenes work. While Andrew has all these big ideas, Ineka is the one who does the work to implement them. She’s also the wordsmith behind our social media and website content. She has the ability to take Andrew’s brain dump of ideas and make them sound a whole lot more appealing (although Andrew did well writing the majority of this post).

Ineka is sweet and bubbly and we love the energy she brings to the team. The passion Ineka has for Lou Projects is something I’m very lucky to have. I’m one very proud boss and partner to have Ineka on the team