MEET THE WOLFPACK

THE WOLVES

MATTHEW HERBERT

Director

Matthew started his career in 2002; always knowing he wanted to be a builder, he threw himself into a carpentry apprenticeship. After completing his apprenticeship with a commercial construction company, he quickly progressed to Leading Hand Carpenter and Site Foreman.

In 2009, Matt and Tom Clarke decided to take on the construction industry themselves. White Wolf Constructions was born on 1 July 2009, and has experiences continued success and growth, across insurance repairs, residential, and commercial construction. Matt has used his skill, knowledge, training and passion for construction to build a successful business. Matt’s eye for detail and need for accuracy and organisational skills has paid off, making his business very sought after, not only as a residential and commercial builder, but also as an insurance repair builder to some of the biggest insurance companies in Australia.

THOMAS CLARKE

Director

With decades in the insurance and residential building industry and hands on experience as a Leading Hand Carpenter, Tom’s knowledge of the two industries has been instrumental in bringing White Wolf Constructions quickly to the forefront of the construction industry. Tom started his career as an apprentice Carpenter, moving quickly to a Leading Hand for a major insurance repair builder, with his primary focus being on insurance repairs.

Since founding White Wolf Constructions, Tom has remained heavily involved in the day to day workings of the company, managing construction jobs and attending to insurance claims, whilst building and managing a successful business. Tom’s strengths lie in his Project Management skills, his Strategic Planning skills, and his ability to adapt to change. In an industry that is changing every day, Tom has ensured that White Wolf remains at the cutting edge of construction, and maintains a hands-on approach in every aspect of the business.

THE PACK

JARROD VILES

Senior Estimator / Supervisor

Jarrod came to us in 2010 as our Leading Hand Carpenter and Site Foreman. Since then, he has further progressed into managing projects as an Estimator and Project Manager alongside Architects, Engineers and Principals.

With almost two decades in the construction industry, Jarrod’s experience has been established across local, interstate and overseas locations having held positions in NSW, ACT, WA, and Canada. Jarrod consistently delivers quality built projects on time and under budget. He is open to all challenges the construction industry has to offer, and prides himself on customer service and satisfaction. He is enthusiastic about all aspects of his work and invariably maintains a positive outlook, making him an invaluable member of our team.

MATTHEW BENNETT

Senior Estimator / Supervisor

Matthew began his building career in 1989, earning a carpentry trade and establishing his experience in low rise commercial and residential construction across Australia, London and Austria. It soon became apparent that building was his passion, and with plenty of hard work he moved up the ranks quickly. Matthew is a qualified Carpenter and Construction Manager, and is working to further his education through a Diploma in Building.

Matthew joined our Sydney office in 2013 as a Site Supervisor after subcontracting for us for 2 years, and now maintains our presence in the North Coast of New South Wales and South East Queensland. His dedication has allowed our Queensland office to expand, with new Administration and Estimators on board. Matthew is a dedicated family man, who doesn’t believe in just building houses, he believes in building homes made to be loved and lived in. When he’s not at work you’ll find Matthew surfing or spending time with his girls.

CHRISTOPHER BROWN

Estimator/Supervisor

Christopher joined our office in 2015 as our Desktop/Office Estimator, and completes all of our online quoting, as well as attending site in the Illawarra area. He brings a wealth of experience to the team, with 40 years’ spent working in the construction industry. Having taken up a carpentry apprenticeship at 17, Christopher totalled 15 years of working on the tools under his belt. From there, he became a licensed supervisor, and has clocked up over 20 years of experience in insurance repairs.

With so much time spent in the industry, it’s easy to assume Chris has ‘seen it all’. But he insists there is always something new to learn and tells us a collaborative approach with clients and stakeholders always unveils a new way of doing things. This is what makes him such an invaluable member of our team – his utilisation of his on-site experience and interpersonal, communication, and management skills to provide the best solutions for each project.

JAMES COONEY

Estimator/Supervisor

James began his Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery in Melbourne in 2004, working in residential new homes, renovations and commercial renovations. After completing his Apprenticeship he specialised in residential and commercial renovations, and later moved on to Insurance Estimating with a leading insurance builder in Melbourne. His roles have varies across a number of large insurance builders, as an Insurance Home Estimator, Repairs Supervisor, Operations Manager and State Manager.  Across these roles, James has serviced through catastrophe events around Australia, including the Melbourne Christmas Day Hail Storm Event 2011, Brisbane Hail Storm in 2014, Hail Storm Event in NSW in April 2015 to name a few. 

James and his wife relocated to the Central Coast from Melbourne where he has since taken on the role of Estimator/Supervisor at White Wolf, covering the Central Coast/Newcastle region. James also founded a social motorcycle club on the Central Coast called CRU in May 2017, which has over 200 members. The club meets every Sunday, and will make up any excuse for a ride.

KYLIE QUINN

Estimator/Supervisor

Kylie has been in the Building and Construction industry for 22 years, starting out as her father’s Office Manager in his architectural firm. In 2007, Kylie started her own Residential and Commercial Building Company. In December 2009, Kylie became Tasmania’s first female Accredited Builder, for which she was nominated for a state training award for excellence. From 2008 Kylie’s company began undertaking insurance work, and within a year Kylie had a staff of 19 and some 100 subcontractors state-wide running major Tasmanian insurance contracts. Kylie’s role included contract negotiation, loss adjusting, project management, drafting, client liaison, contract management and estimating. Since 2013, Kylie has been Loss Adjusting for National Loss Adjusting companies and now brings her wealth of experience to White Wolf Constructions as State Manager for Tasmania.

MATT GALLAGHER

Estimator/Supervisor

Based in our Queensland office, Matt brings over a decade of construction experience.  After starting his Apprenticeship in Carpentry, Matthew wanted to expand his knowledge and obtained his building licence. His dedication and hard work saw Matt progress quickly from being on the tools to Site Foreman – experience which he continues to capitalise on in an Estimator/Supervisor role. 

With a background in Estimating and Supervising on both private and insurance work, Matt has demonstrated his ability to work in the fast-paced construction industry with professionalism and resourcefulness. A man of many talents, Matt is also a husband and father of 3, a great golfer, AFL player, and was even a professional Surfer in his past life.

KYLIE RADNIDGE

Office Manager – NSW

Kylie has been managing the NSW office since 2011, and is responsible for expediting results in the everyday running of the business. After an overseas trip, Kylie became fascinated with Architecture and knew she wanted to work in the construction industry. She started in commercial construction as a Project Co-Ordinator / Administrator in 2006, working on large projects such as universities, resorts and aged care facilities. She transitioned into insurance repairs in 2009, running both NSW & ACT offices for a major insurance builder.

 At White Wolf, Kylie maintains and builds client relationships, manages budgets and KPI’s, and implements and monitors administrative systems, procedures, and policies. With Kylie’s hard work, she ensures everything runs smoothly to increase everyone else’s output. In her spare time, she enjoys music, reading, travel, and makes a phenomenal baked dinner.