The Dixon Homes team
Andrew Thomas: Managing Director

Andrew believes that all home builders ought to maintain high levels of quality, corporate responsibility, workplace health and safety and ultimately long term commitment to the industry. In a bid to shift industry focus in these areas, Andrew leads Dixon Homes Cairns with unfaltering integrity. Throughout his time in the industry, Andrew has experienced the frustration of seeing operators disregard these values. He is of the stance that shortcuts and poor quality workmanship ought to be condemned in the strongest possible terms. When it comes to everything he does with Dixon Homes, Andrew maintains a strong focus on his core beliefs. The first of these is that clients deserve good value.

Andrew recognises the important role he and his company play in the expansion and development of the Cairns region. Amongst other things, Andrew has played a pivotal role in the construction of over 2000 homes across Cairns. Over 100 of these were built for DHA. In addition, he has also been heavily involved in the construction of medium density urban construction projects. One of the most notable of these is a high-rise block on Cairns’ main street – Lake Street.

This development is in the heart of the CBD and stands at 6 storeys high with 48 units inside. Other noteworthy projects that Andrew has led include 84 villas in the coveted suburb of City View. He has also developed over 200 spec homes with Dixon Homes Cairns. These achievements form only one part of Andrew’s illustrious career, however they are among his proudest. Another of his favourite projects is his own home, which is located in Bayview Heights. It has a floor area of over 900m 2 and was constructed by Dixon Homes Cairns. Andrew has no shortage of motivation in performing his role.

He is driven, among other things, by a passion for creating interesting spaces. He takes great interest in space utilisation and strives to capitalise on every feature of the land on which he builds.

For Andrew, building is a creative experience. It is an opportunity for him to work with clients and think outside the box.

He sees imagination as a crucial feature of each design - custom or otherwise. Above all else, however, Andrew takes great pride in seeing blocks of land transformed into family homes. This is a great source of motivation for him.

The buying power of Dixon Homes Cairns allows us to save money on materials for homebuilding projects. Andrew ensures that all these savings are passed on to the clients. Andrew is also focussed on space utilisation. He uses his extensive database of plans to provide the perfect home design for specific blocks of land. Having seen the consequences of poor space utilisation, he is determined to ensure that Dixon Homes clients get the most out of their blocks.

Dixon Homes Cairns is the first choice of many prospective home buyers. Andrew feels that this is a reflection of his company’s strong reputation for quality and service. After more than 20 years of consistent and high quality home building, Dixon Homes Cairns has established itself as Cairns’ premier home builders. In the interests of maintaining this position, Andrew makes sure that Dixon Homes Cairns remains dedicated to both clients and the industry as a whole.

He is able to do this through his position as both owner/operator and managing director. He is always accessible to clients and he is constantly developing new approaches to home building. Currently, he is reviewing specifications as well as releasing new plans to meet with the dynamic needs of Cairns homebuyers.

Outside of his role as Managing Director, Andrew has numerous qualifications. He has studied civil engineering and computer-aided design. In addition to this, he has a company director’s certificate and a supervisor’s licence in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. He is also on the board of directors for Tamawood Ltd and Resiweb, as well as chairing four body corporates.

Previously, he has sat on the QIDC committee. Experienced builders and property developers have influenced Andrew in the past, and currently hold him in high esteem. He has contributed significantly to both Dixon Homes and the Cairns community.

Andrew, supports a number charities and community groups through his involvement and support of the Bulls Masters. Outside of his professional role, Andrew enjoys golf, soccer, travelling, and riding his motorbike.

Our key personnel

As a company we are united to strive for perfection

Rachel Hutchinson
Office Manager
Andiope Adams
Matt Rutherford
Rob Bridgeman
Construction Manager
Troy Collier
Site Supervisor
Courtney Cabello
Colour Consultant
Robert Annibale
Special Projects Manager
Jacqueline Bortfeld-Jungnitsch
By choosing Dixon Homes Cairns to build with, whether it be your first home, investment or custom designed home on a sloping hill site, you’re in good hands with Cairns most loved builder

Our Director, Andrew, believes that all homebuilders ought to maintain high levels of quality, corporate responsibility, workplace health and safety, and ultimately long term commitment to the industry and this philosophy is demonstrated across our team and Dixon Homes network

Cairns' most loved builder - Let us work with you on your new home
Cairns' most loved builder - Let us work with you on your new home
Our process

The stages of home building with Dixon Homes Cairns

From our initial consultation at our Display Centre on Mulgrave Road you will see that we are very good at getting things done. Our Display Centre showcases many exciting trends in home designs as well as fixtures and fittings. Our friendly consultants will guide you through the entire process of selecting what will work for you and make a great home. From our display centre we can take you out to the available estates in Cairns and help you find the right plot of land. Now the building commences...

The Dixon Homes difference
Superior buying power for a high level of finish
One of Queenslands largest building groups
Select your ideal home with flexibility to custom design
Over 1300 standard plans to choose from
Clear & upfront transparent costings
Specifications to suit all clients
Highly experienced consultants
Helping you select your land and designing your home
Quality Assured Certified (ISO # AS 9001:2015)
Guarantees the efficient mangement of building your home
Long term trades & suppliers
Ensuring a consistent quality of finish and time frames
Licenced supervisors & management systems
Online 24hr access to documentation and to track progress
Find out more about how we can help you with the below information
At Dixon Homes Cairns, we have the largest range of designs for a Cairns builder with over 1300 standard designs to choose from.
Our house and land packages sell quickly! Often they sell before we have a chance to promote them.
We have numerous display homes & spec display homes available to view, as well as our display centre on Mulgrave Road.
Cairns is a fast growing city with many new land developments. Let us help you find the right suburb to build in.
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