Our History

office_photoIn any area of life, where you have been determines who you have become.  Past experiences dictate current specialties and we at Harvan Design have a long history of professional experience that will add value to your project.

darylHarvan Design was established in 1999 when Daryl Hargreaves & Warren Van Damme formed a partnership and began operating from an office in Berwick.  Warren had a commercialwindow_photo background & Daryl a residential, which worked well in covering a wide spectrum of projects.  Growing quickly to 5 staff within 1 year & up to 11 staff within 4 years meant learning new management skills as the project list evolved.

MVC-008SWhilst we did a number of large commercial projects the bulk of the initial workload was a result of successfully marketing ourselves to the larger volume builders.  In 2003 we were producing in excess of 100 working drawings every week for builders such as Metricon, Henley Properties, Domain Homes, Pivot Homes, Northridge Homes,  Freedom Homes, SJD Homes, Kialla Homes, Carlisle Homes, Porter Davis Homes & P & J Constructions, just to name a few.

5-7-04 025At the start of 2004 the company had  a rethink about repositioning ourselves in the residential market.  Warren Van Damme left the partnership & Daryl Hargreaves took over as the sole Director.  The office moved to 9 Old Trafford, Berwick & scaled down operations in an effort to service the individually designed boutique housing market rather than the high turnover, high pressure, repetitive volume market.  While we maintained a couple of the quality builders which we still service, we shifted focus into more individual client based design.

d_logoWe operated from 9 Old Trafford , Berwick for 11 years & the growth in both the quality of projects produced & the recognition of the Harvan Design name has been quite humbling.  The move in April 2015 to our Pakenham office has led to a doubling in staff levels & huge growth in our capacity & experience.  Although we have had great success in the past and are proud of our achievements,  we believe the best is yet to come.  After all, you may not have yet engaged us and had the pleasure of letting us begin the journey of building your dream.

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