No shortage of style in the west

Holly CoomeyThe West Australian
Weststyle Senior Site Supervisor Paul Ricciardello.
Camera IconWeststyle Senior Site Supervisor Paul Ricciardello. Credit: Supplied.

A former motor mechanic, Weststyle Senior Site Supervisor Paul Ricciardello might not have foreseen his move into the building industry alongside his family in the 90s, but it is one he has never regretted.

“With my dad and brother having established Weststyle, I thought it would be a good career change with new challenges and, more importantly, I’d be able to work with my family,” he said.

Joining the company as a site labourer at the beginning of his building journey in 1995, Mr Ricciardello worked his way up to supervisor in 1998 and then senior site supervisor in 2013.

“I manage and coordinate the entire build process from start to finish and I pride myself on running an efficient and well-ordered site,” he said.

“When I moved into the site supervisor role it gave me the opportunity to provide leadership and advice to our other supervisors.”

Mr Ricciardello is extremely passionate about his job.

“The beautiful thing about the building industry is every job is different and comes with different challenges and a different way of thinking,” he said.

“I really enjoy planning for each job, but one of the things I love most is seeing the joy in our clients’ faces once the house is complete, and knowing I have been part of building their dream home.

“I get a lot of satisfaction when we start with nothing but sand and finish with a beautiful home.”

Having spent the last 26 years working at Weststyle, Mr Ricciardello has a number of stand-out memories that stick with him.

“I always remember my first job from start to finish as a site labourer, which was a seven-unit development in Scarborough,” he said.

“The job I felt most satisfied with, though, was a house I supervised in Shenton Park which was one of the most challenging I have ever built.

“I still feel like that home was as close to perfect as you can get.”

Mr Ricciardello is nowhere near ready to move on from his current role, but has some goals for when that time comes.

“I love doing what I am doing now and I will keep going until my body tells me to stop,” he said. “I would then like to take on a more managerial and mentoring role in the business.

“I am excited about the future of Weststyle. We continue to design and build unique homes and take on new construction challenges.”

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