Founder and director Tom Saunders has been in the building industry for close to two decades. Tom comes from a family of tradespeople, including master painters, sculptors and builders. Discovering his passion for building while working with his father’s building company after school from the age of 12, Tom says it was the sense of camaraderie and teamwork that first attracted him to the industry.

From humble beginnings working as a labourer, before undertaking a carpentry apprenticeship, Tom studied drafting and building design at night to enhance his skill-set. He has worked extensively as a carpenter and building supervisor, most notably managing a team on multi-million-dollar state projects, including the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Southern Expressway upgrade.

Establishing Elite Building & Renovations in 2015, Tom had a vision to create a building company that took a systemised approach to renovations and additions, delivering an overwhelmingly positive experience for customers. Since then, Elite’s exceptional level of service and quality work has resulted in massive growth for the company. The South Australian business currently employs 11 full-time staff and regularly contracts more than 20 sub-contractors.

Randall Jaffer
Site Supervisor

Considered the gentle giant of the team at 6’ 6”, Randall and Tom have a long history of working together on various projects, including the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Randall has worked as a site supervisor and leading hand for several companies in South Australia.

Ryan Hart

Ryan has worked together with Tom for several years. In his spare time you’ll find him on the basketball court or doing acrobatics.

Alex Iannace
Apprentice Carpenter

Alex is a third year apprentice and a state champion Jujitsu fighter.

Lyndon Goldsmith

Specialising in second fix and job completion tasks, Lyndon has more than 40 years of carpentry experience and knows his craft inside out.

Dom Labbozzeto
Cadet Estimator / Contracts Administration

Dom holds a Certificate 4 in Building Management and has worked as a builder’s labourer for the past four years. Tom says Dom dresses sharply; he was dressed to the nines for his job interview with Elite.

This Could Be You
Apprentice Carpenter

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