Clients choose to build, repair and renovate with ProBuilder, because they trust us to deliver superior results. The workmanship is completed to the highest of standards, by quality tradespeople and suppliers who show exceptional attention to detail. Every professional involved with a ProBuilder project or development, values it as if it were their own.

The ProBuilder team is committed to maintaining their longstanding reputation.  A complete project management system is offered to all clients, in addition to personalised attention, and outstanding levels of communication.

ProBuilder’s extensive experience ensures that we provide solutions for difficult-to-solve problems, and accept challenging projects that other builders will reject. 

Jim McIntyre

Jim McIntyre
Hello I’m Jim McIntyre. The principle & founder of ProBuilder, established 1990. Please allow me to introduce the amazing team who help make ProBuilder such a success and of course a little more about me.


I have been involved in the building industry since 1984. My father Norm McIntyre was a long standing Brisbane builder and it was only natural that I follow in his footsteps and completed my carpentry & joinery apprenticeship with him.


Norm ran a small building business where customer service and a loyal long standing client base were the hallmarks of his success. Repeat work and client referrals ensured he was always busy.


Today my business ProBuilder, follows in his footsteps. I’m very proud to continue representing his ethics, customer focus and providing hassle free quality building projects.

Laura Ellis

Introducing Laura, my office manager, who does an amazing job in the ProBuilder engine room. Laura organises the administration, contracts, finance, before & after photos, website, social media and a whole lot more.


Laura brings so much to ProBuilder with her wealth of experience from 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she worked in human resource management and project management.  Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree, a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). She is also a very talented artist, and mother of two young boys!


Laura has played a significant role in the evolution of ProBuilder and continues to help take the company to higher levels of quality systems & customer service.

Stuart McVean

Introducing Stu, the elder statesman from ProBuilder. Stu has been in the building industry, working all over Australia for 40+ years. He originally started by completing his apprenticeship with his father building new homes for AV Jennings, a project builder who are still around today. After his apprenticeship Stu went into a partnership for 30 years where he built all around Australia.


Stuart has worked successfully in most areas of the building industry including fitting out all of the new shops in the Body Shop chain. On top of this he’s also a licenced rigger, dogman and crane driver.


Stu is our Go-To-Man whenever we have a tricky building problem to resolve. His knowledge base with renovation and extension works is amazing and we are extremely lucky to have Stu as part of the team.

Steffan Cole

Steffen is a very talented individual and we are privileged to have him as part of the team. ProBuilder would not be what it is today without his input and assistance.


Steffen hails from NZ. He completed his apprenticeship in the late 80’s in commercial construction in Auckland. Soon after completing his apprenticeship he moved to Samoa to help rebuild the 2 islands which were flattened by one of the worst tropical cyclones to hit Polynesia, Cyclone Ofa. He then returned home to Auckland and spent time on renovations and new homes before broadening his horizons where he spent 2.5 years working in the US on high end renovations.


Steffen had one more stint back home in NZ working on major renovations and homes on Auckland harbour before moving with his family to Australia in 2011. Building ​swimming pools plus building speciality items for clients such as large entry doors, dining and coffee tables​ is one of his hidden talents. Steffen has a fine eye for detail and works very well with clients and is always a hit with their children being a father of 4 girls himself. ​


A prouder kiwi you won’t meet and we’re lucky to have him down under!

George Naughton

Meet George, the youngest member of the ProBuilder team. Not only is George a very talented carpenter he is also completing his architecture degree. This makes him a very important member of the ProBuilder team with his valuable input from a design viewpoint.


‘I have known Jim for the last 10 years after being involved in many projects and have always found Jim to be professional and easy to talk to. I have met Jim on the job site before building work commences and I know from his instructions that he thinks about designing the best outcomes for his clients, whilst considering a cost effective budget.

I know Jim’s clients are always happy with his work and I would have no hesitation in recommending Jim for future building projects. I regularly advise my clients to contact Jim as I know they will be getting a good builder and will achieve a fabulous result with their projects. I wish Jim and his team all the best in their future endeavours.’

Brett Davies, Davies Drafting and Design

‘I would highly recommend Jim McIntyre and ProBuilder. Jim was an excellent tradesman and was both efficient and most co-operative.

From my personal knowledge and observations ,I can confidently state that Jim can carry out whatever he undertakes to the satisfaction of his customers.’

G. & S. Sneesby