We chat with Steven Kourevelis about his recent appointment as Director of QLD Construction, and his vision for the future of the business in QLD.

Meet Steven Kourevelis

Steven joined Schiavello Construction Queensland in January 2017. Since then he has been a key addition to the team bringing with him a wealth of experience in new build and refurbishments sectors.

In mid-2018, Steven will succeed Dave Allenby as Director and Queensland State Manager. With a strong family history of construction, it seems Steven was always destined to be a key industry influencer in Queensland.

Read Steven’s full interview

Schiavello staff were honoured to attend the intimate opening of the Partnership Hub at The Jamie Larcombe Centre in Glenside, South Australia.

The Minister for Veteran Affairs, Hon Steve Marshall, led the ceremony alongside Jamie Larcombe’s mother, Tricia who performed the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon.

Once used as a surgery clinic, Schiavello, Greenway Architects and SA Health partnered to transform the heritage-listed building. It now provides support to Veterans, friends and family needing a place for advice, assistance or to have a discussion.

The Partnership Hub is a pilot project; the first of its kind for the Veteran community. It’s designed to address their need for a complete support network connecting people, information and organisational services.

The new facility will be holding a 7:30 am public service at its Memorial Gardens on ANZAC Day.

  • Pictured: Steven Kourevelis, Peter Schiavello & Dave Allenby


After more than two decades of service to Schiavello Construction, Director and QLD State Manager, Dave Allenby has announced his retirement.

Dave has dedicated 25 of his 42 years in the construction industry to Schiavello across multiple jurisdictions.

Dave is succeeded by Steven Kourevelis, who joined Schiavello in January 2017 as Queensland Construction Manager and is delighted to accept the new role.

Read the full announcement.

We learn by doing at Schiavello

Schiavello has been keeping it real undertaking state of the art simulation training at the BLSC (Building Leadership Simulation Centre).

Two members of each construction team have successfully completed a scenario based incident investigation training designed specifically for construction personnel.

During training, our team found themselves in the middle of a potential real-life incident where timber had fallen out of a ten-storey construction site. More

Three Schiavello projects have been shortlisted for the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards across two design categories.

We’re proud to announce our collaboration with Woods Bagot, for Dentsu Aegis Network, Perth is nominated for excellent Workplace Design.

We would also like to congratulate our project partners Technē Architecture + Interior Design and Architectus on their design for Brunetti Emporium and Architectus office respectively.

Brunetti Emporium has been nominated for excellent Hospitality Design, and both Dentsu Aegis Network Perth and Architectus have been nominated for excellent Workplace Design. More

  • Left to right:
    Kyle, Cameron & Stefan


Schiavello’s Indigenous Participation Programme is in full swing with the recent employment of Cameron Tranter. Cameron joins our project team headed by Construction Manager, Stefan Metayer.

Under the leadership of Stefan, Cameron will be immersed in the construction industry while building on his carpentry apprenticeship.

“I’m excited to have Cameron join our experienced team of carpenters, leading hands, and foremen. He will have the opportunity to learn from the wealth of knowledge around him while honing his carpentry skills as he progresses through his apprenticeship” says Stefan.


Schiavello is proud to be the delivery partner for Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) for the national upgrade of their offices across Australia.

Our Early Engagement model allows our team to assist DAN throughout every step of the property and construction process; by providing a holistic solution from strategy to design management, construction and support during operations.

Schiavello has since delivered a high-end, turnkey solution for DAN in Sydney and Perth. Architecturally designed by Woods Bagot, the Perth office features a stunning reception and a vibrant breakout space.

We’re also assisting DAN with their upcoming fit-outs projects, which are already underway across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

International Women’s Day is a worldwide celebration of women’s achievements.

We believe in recognising the successes of women in all facets of life. So, we’d like to introduce Amanda, Diana and Deanne; just a few of the women who make Schiavello who we are.

Read their Q&A’s:

As part of our induction process, Schiavello’s Tullamarine HQ recently hosted our interstate new starters.

Heralded from SA and NSW, the new starters landed at Melbourne Airport and hit the ground running. Teams of two embarked on the ‘Schiavello Amazing Race’ navigating several iconic landmarks associated with Schiavello. The SA Construction team reigned victorious as they completed all challenges and were first to arrive at the hotel.

Our fresh faces had a meet and greet with Senior Management including Managing Director, Peter Schiavello. They were also taken on a factory tour by one of our founders, Joe Schiavello. Here, they traversed our 90,000sqm manufacturing facilities – the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Joe spoke of the company’s growth from its humble beginnings as a partition manufacturer to who we are today.

An exciting chapter awaits our talented new staff. Welcome to the family!

James McCurry returns to Schiavello as Construction Manager for Victoria, leading a new team created specifically for new build construction.

Across three decades, James has built his experience over various disciplines as a carpenter, foreman, Site Manager, then operating a residential construction business. James was previously a Project Manager at Schiavello nurturing strong relationships with architects and designers. He was the key driver for the seven-storey extension at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne.