Welcome to McDowell Homes

We specialise in the design & construction of your luxury homes throughout Port Stephens and Newcastle. We offer you exceptional service, from concept to completion of your home, and beyond.

With a passion for perfection, a wealth of experience and knowledge, and an outstanding reputation for consistent quality and superior service, the team at McDowell Homes will transform your dream into reality, with meticulous attention to detail and superb craftsmanship.

McDowell Homes - Luxury home builder

About Us

Established in 1993 by our Managing Director Trent McDowell, McDowell Homes has become one of Port Stephens and Newcastle’s most recognised and awarded residential builders.

Our vision is simple – ‘happy clients, beautiful homes’. We are passionate and collaborative – keeping you involved at every stage of the process. Our boutique size allows us to provide the highest standard of service and quality, delivered with honesty, integrity and open communication.

Our team guarantees to take the stress, uncertainty and restrictions out of building a new home. We will assist you in making an informed decision to build based on an all-inclusive, upfront pricing proposal that is within your budget.

We will achieve a unique, luxury home solution, that is not only beautiful but offers great value, liveability, functionality and one that is appropriate for your site. By choosing to build with McDowell Homes, you will invest in a design that will stand the test of time and is built to the highest standards in the industry.

If you would like to be one of our exclusive clients and explore the first steps in building your new luxury home, contact us today for an obligation-free consultation.

Why Choose Us?

We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality design and construction with the highest attention to detail.

Here are six of the top reasons our clients love working with us, which set us apart from others in the industry and make us the right choice for your home.

1. Award-winning

McDowell Homes have been recognised for excellence by industry associations such as HIA and MBA.

2. Client focused

Your building investment is important to us. From start to finish, we will ensure we understand your needs. We take pride in being well organised and exceeding expectations.

3. Client involvement

We encourage your input and ideas, and will involve you throughout the entire project as much or as little as you require. We also have a wide range of testimonials to support our portfolio.

4. Experience

McDowell Homes has been building beautiful homes since 1993. We continually seek to be the best in the industry, and invest in the important continual education and on-site training of our staff.

5. Boutique firm

We cater for discerning owners, interested in building unique, custom designed homes to suit their lifestyles. We limit the number of projects undertaken at one time to ensure delivery of impeccable service, every time.

6. Trust & expertise

We cater for discerning owners, interested in building unique, custom designed homes to suit their lifestyles. We limit the number of projects undertaken at one time to ensure delivery of impeccable service, every time.

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Meet the team

Our highly skilled team is committed to working with you to ensure that your home is designed and built to the highest standard. We share your passion in bringing your vision to life so you have peace of mind that you’re in the very best hands.

  • Trent McDowell
    Trent McDowell Founding Director

    Trent’s extensive experience, combined with his passion and natural enthusiasm for building, allows him to offer guidance in understanding the building process, together with providing practical and innovative building solutions.

    His favourite part of the building process is the moment he gets to hand over the keys of a client’s brand new dream home, and the happiness on their faces as they explore the completed project.

    When he’s not building dreams, Trent loves rugby, fishing, and splashing about in the water with the kids. He’s recently discovered his love of a good dad joke, much to Emma’s embarrassment.

  • Emma McDowell
    Emma McDowell Business Manager

    Em is a self-confessed control freak (and some would say just a little bit OCD) but this is how she manages the business at the same time as the McDowell home and four very busy children.

    Em has worked in the business since 1996, commencing a Cert IV in Building and Construction (Contracts Administration) in 2001. She’s passionate about maintaining professionalism and delivering a superior product and service every single time.

    She loves nothing more than hanging out with family, friends and the super cute Labradoodle, Camilla. She enjoys keeping fit (all the better to chase around those four kids) and the odd glass of bubbles.

  • Katie Smith
    Katie Smith Receptionist

    Katie has been part of the McDowell team for the past 8 years, and is dedicated to upholding the high level of customer service that McDowell Homes is known for.

    She loves being a part of the journey, from the initial meeting with clients, to working alongside them and helping to turn a dream into a beautiful home.

    Katie loves dogs (sometimes more than humans!) but isn’t so keen on spiders, especially when they find their way into the office to say hello.

Charities and community support

Charity work and fundraising

Supporting charities is so important to us here at McDowell. We love to be able to give back to the community and help others. We regularly support the following organisations:

  • Beyond Blue
  • Movember
  • Salamander Child Care Centre

Sporting teams we support

Fostering a sense of community means a lot to us. We are involved with several local sporting teams, including Nelson Bay Gropers Junior Rugby Union, Nelson Bay Junior Football Club and Soldiers Point Public School Rugby League.