Galea has over 50 years combined experience in the Australian building industry, holding unlimited building licenses both domestic and commercial.



Leigh Galea

Leigh has been in the building Industry for over 31 years and holds unlimited domestic and commercial building licences.

Leigh's career began in 1987 with a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship at the age of 17. Showing enterprise at a young age Leigh completed his apprenticeship and became a self-employed contractor working for some of Melbournes largest builders. In the early nineties Leigh successfully obtained both his unlimited domestic and commercial Building Practitioner’s Licences. He then built his own display home and began selling and building homes for his own customers.

Leigh’s building and development experience is extensive. He has built and developed over 400 properties and has been involved in 1,000’s of buildings within the residential, commercial and industrial areas.

Stacey Galea

Stacey Galea moved to Australia from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand where she worked in Commercial Real Estate for several years before starting a family. Stacey has been working for Galea Homes for the last 5 years as part of the Office Management Team and has a keen interest in the Building Industry. One of her key roles is to liase with clients and communicate with them throughout their project to make the journey stress free. 

Stacey’s interests include travel, watching footy and good food. Stacey and Leigh are married with three children aged 18, 16 and 14.

Brent Matheson

Brent started his career as an apprentice carpenter. After completing his apprenticeship he ran his own carpentry crew until successfully securing his position as a Site Supervisor for Galea Homes.

His interests include cars/motorbikes and loves the Construction Industry. Brent is married with a young family and lives in the Western Suburbs.

Elvira Echanes

Elvira has an extensive experience in Residential Construction specializing in Cost Engineering and Quantity Surveying. This is backed up by her Engineering Degree, and field expertise which is honed through years of working experience. She has been part of Galea Homes team for almost a year, and holds the position of Senior Estimator in charge of materials scheduling and estimation.

Some of her interests include travelling, long walks on the beach and craft beer.


“My experience with Galea Homes was very satisfying…”

My experience with Galea Homes was very satisfying. 
The workmanship of especially the internal finishes was professional and this factor was an integral reason for having a successful selling program of the 3 units. I was appreciative of the prompt attendance to minor rectification works following the issue of the certificate of completion. 
I recommend Galea Homes for future building projects 
such as my development of 3 two storey units.

Tony Tarquinio

“I would have no hesitation with working with GALEA again…”

I contracted Leigh in 2015 for quoting our two townhouses in Newport.  The job entailed demolishing an existing weatherboard residence with bungalow. Through Leigh’s contacts we sourced an architect to get our ideas to plan.

The works required the builder to be adaptable to change due to extensive bluestone below ground which affected slab levels and in turn façade dimensions, and to be sensitive to the needs and concerns of the surrounding neighbours in a built up area. This was done expertly, with all parties happy with the result.

Leigh and his team always conducted themselves with professionalism throughout the course of the build and all our questions and communications were handled efficiently and with the detail required. The adaptability to changes during the build highlighted their commitment to a quality end product.

I would have no hesitation with working with GALEA again, and would highly recommend Leigh to any prospective clients.

Paul Stuart (Newport)

“Nothing was too much trouble for the team…”

We contracted Galea Homes to repair our large balcony that was leaking water into the property.

Galea Homes took the time to read reports we had done, inspect the property ( a few times) and come up with an action plan. Once the work was underway, a few other problems presented themselves and Galea Homes took them on board and provided extra services to rectify the issues. Nothing was too much trouble for the team. Highly recommend. Professional and reliable.

Gabie and Alastair, Seaholme 

“I would highly recommend Leigh Galea as a builder to anyone…”

I have been working for Leigh Galea as an independent building surveyor for more than 15 years now. Throughout this time, I have got to know Leigh quite well.  He is a conscientious person that has demonstrated strong work ethics within the building industry.  In turn, his end product is of a very high standard.

I would highly recommend Leigh Galea (Galea Homes) as a builder to anyone that is looking for builder for their next job.

Rob, RZ Surveyors

“I found them to be totally professional and approachable...”

My experience with Galea Homes has been fantastic.  Right from the word go, I found them to be totally professional and approachable.

Aymen walked me through the initial negotiations in a concerned and understandable manner and put me at ease throughout the whole building process from start to completion.

Roger (Building Supervisor) has been extremely helpful throughout the different stages of building and he has answered any questions I might have been concerned about.

Sharon (Office Assistant) has been fantastic and so helpful, she is great.

The fit out of the house is excellent, a very professional finish.  The standard of the fittings is beyond what I expected.

All in all my experience with Galea Homes  has been excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any future client.

Shirley Waller
145 Windham Street, Wallan

"The team at Galea Homes have been fantastic to work with..."

The team at Galea Homes have been fantastic to work with from the initial planning stages of our build right through to post-construction.  Their professionalism and attention to details exceeded our expectations and really made the building process an enjoyable one.  No issue or request was ever too big or small and we are absolutely delighted with the final product.  I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Galea Homes to friends and family, or anyone for that matter, in the future.

Brandon and Bronwyn Bryant

"We love our new Galea built family home..."
We love our new Galea built family home. Our new townhouse is twice the size of our old house that was on the same block, with lots of storage and plenty of yard for play and our dog. We had an independent building inspection done on completion of the build and the building inspector said  he 'rarely sees such high quality workmanship'. Everything was handled with care and respect from Leigh, Stacey and their team.
Trudi and Lance Ripps, Altona