Who we are

Our History

Rewind to 1971…

Reliability and efficiency in construction was always a constant focus for founders Arne Baumann and Lindsay Hardy since establishing Mambare Pty Limited in 1971. From 1971 to 1982, the company carried out construction throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland for clients including Mobil Oil Australia Ltd, Shell company of Australia Ltd, Ampol Ltd, Esso Australia Ltd, Total Australia Ltd, Grace Brothers and Elcom (NSW).

As the Company’s reputation grew, so did the range of varied and far-reaching projects. The Company commissioned some forty-five service stations and seven truck stops as well as major renovations for the GUOOF Building in Castlereagh Street, Sydney, the renovation of the Roselands Shopping centre and the construction of the Inverell Sub-station.

Mambare operated exclusively from its Sydney office until February 1982 when Craig Baumann expanded its activities and established a residential arm of the company, Valley Homes – with a construction office and display village at Raymond Terrace and Maitland in the Hunter Valley.

Valley Homes first home build 1979
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Our Service

We believe great design should be accessible to everyone.

So, we offer an integrated design and construction solution – both these teams working closely together on every project to find the balance between best design practices and cost efficiencies.

A new home is all about collaboration. If you have a vision, we love to bring that vision to life.

Every house is unique which is why we offer the highest level of personal service that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere.

Valley Homes Acreage Medowie roofline
Valley Homes Acreage design builder Hunter Valley bathroom

Our experience building with Valley Homes was extremely enjoyable. Throughout the entire process we felt like valued clients and the entire team was flexible and willing to meet our specific design and construction needs. The team was collaborative with us at every stage of the process and were able to meet our specific design and budget needs. In fact we were pleasantly surprised that a custom builder was so reasonably priced. The finished product was of a very high standard. We would have no hesitation with choosing Valley Homes again!

Kim and Nicholas Wickham

Valley Homes multi unit townhouse development Kahibah Newcastle

Our Process

With our extensive industry experience and long-standing supplier connections we will guide you through the experience of designing and building your new home.

These six simple steps ensure a seamless process from design and construction. You are welcome to select from this suite of services to best suit your project. For example, you may have your own plans and require Valley Homes to Estimate, Select and Build your home.

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The following steps are undertaken to seamlessly build your dream home:


Architectural design and drafting service


Accurate cost estimating to deliver a fixed price tender


Obtain all relevant approvals from council and relevant authorities


In-house custom inclusions & colour consultant


‘Concept to Occupation’ project management


Turn key delivery of residential construction project

Our Team

Craig Baumann – Director
Rich Harold – General Manager
Steve Wallington – Construction Manager
Kaye Purdon – Sales Manager

The Valley Homes management team comprises the perfect fusion of design, construction, customer service and project management skills.

Between them, Rich, Steve & Kaye have over 75 years’ experience in the construction industry.

This team is complimented by highly experienced support staff and draws on essential relationships with local surveyors, certifiers, town planners and engineers.

Valley Homes accessible house builder Stockton bathroom

From the very beginning Valley Homes worked with us to ensure we were happy.

During the building process we were kept informed of the progress, and everything was organised and went according to schedule.The tradesmen were always on time and professional, the workmanship was exceptional and the Valley Homes supervisor was meticulous.

The interior designer was also very helpful when choosing colours and accessories. Nothing was too hard or too much trouble and today we have a home that is a joy to live in. We are grateful to Valley Homes for allowing us to create our own dream home.

David and Gillian Langford

Acreage Homes

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