About Us

We've spent our lives building homes for Queensland families

At Avia Homes we know you want to be confident and excited about building a new home.

We believe you deserve to build a quality home with a team that will guide you on how to maximise your budget and deliver a home on time and above the industry standard—all without compromising on impeccable service at every stage of the journey.

We exist to build your prosperity. Avia educates and guides our customers through our depth of experience to make good decisions at every turn. From understanding the soil test, selecting the best home for your block of land down to the last detailed inclusion. We’re there for you every step of the way.

Meet the leadership team

You can trust our leadership team’s 30+ combined years of experience building over 1200 homes including, everything from million dollar waterfront homes to large residential developments. 

We started Avia because we believed there was a better way to build a home. Education and service are at the heart of everything we do. We empower you to make the best decisions and provide impeccable ongoing service so that you feel reassured at every touchpoint. Onsite it’s our mission to construct the best quality homes we possibly can.

Tom Egan

Tom Egan

Managing Director

Advanced Diploma in Building and Construction Management and Licensed Real Estate Agent

Tom Egan is the founder and Managing Director of Avia Homes who oversees all operations of the organisation with a commitment to ‘always do the right thing’.

Tom believes all Australians have the right to own their own home, no matter their budget, making the dream of home ownership a reality.

Tom’s vision for Avia Homes is to provide clients an opportunity to build a beautiful home with a builder that stands behind their workmanship.

Tom’s inspiration behind Avia Homes runs deeper than any ordinary business venture, forged through adversity in his personal life. Since having built his first home at 18 years of age, Tom has developed an extensive resume within the Real Estate and Construction industries, building a reputation of being a man with unbreakable ethics and whose word is his bond. Working alongside some of Australia’s largest land developers, Tom has been able to bring some of Australia’s most beautiful, practical and affordable homes to fruition.

Outside of work, Tom is an avid fisherman, sports lover and proud father who loves spending time with his girls, Ava and Mia, who are the inspiration for the company’s name.

Shane Maher

Shane Maher


Advanced Diploma in Building and Construction Management​

Few names within the construction industry are as well respected as Shane Maher! Why? It’s because Shane works and lives by the motto, “Learn and improve a little more each day and always treat others how you wish to be treated”.

Shane cut his teeth in the construction industry at the age of 18, beginning as an apprentice carpenter he has since built an extensive resume spanning over two decades. Having owned his own construction company and personally built and supervised the construction of over 1,000 homes, Shane is familiar with every intricate detail for the construction of a home, making him a tremendous asset to Avia Homes.

Shane prides himself on building reputable relationships with some of Australia’s best trades, suppliers, administrators, and supervisors to ensure that each home is built to a standard matched by very few.

In his spare time, Shane is an enthusiast of classic cars, sports and enjoys spending downtime with his family and friends.

Alyssa Warner

Alyssa Warner

Office Manager

If there were a word, to sum up our excellent Alyssa, it would be “DEDICATED”.

You would struggle to find a more dedicated and passionate individual, not only for Avia Homes but for all our clients. Alyssa is passionate about ensuring every client has the best possible experience and she loves nothing more than seeing our clients collect their keys with big smiles on their faces.

Alyssa began her career in the construction industry as a receptionist over a decade ago, working her way through various roles within the business and eventually becoming Office Manager, overseeing all roles within the business. Having worked in every facet of the organisation, Alyssa understands what is required to deliver the quality of homes and service that our clients have come to expect at Avia Homes.

Alyssa is very detail-oriented, and responsible for creating and implementing the procedures that make dealing with Avia Homes so seamless.

In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys spending time at the beach and with family and friends.


Ricky Cassells

Construction Manager

Diploma in Building and Construction Management

Meet Ricky Cassells, our esteemed Construction Manager at Avia Homes. With a remarkable 25+ years of experience in the construction industry, Ricky is a true maestro when it comes to bringing our projects to life.

From his humble beginnings as a skilled Carpenter and Builder, he has evolved into a seasoned professional specialising in volume builder operations.

Ricky’s passion extends beyond construction itself. He is an advocate for leadership, constantly supporting and mentoring our team members to reach their fullest potential. With his infectious enthusiasm and commitment to success, Ricky creates a work environment that is both productive and enjoyable.

While we don’t typically welcome AFL supporters into our Queensland head office, Ricky’s exceptional skills and expertise made him the exception to the rule.

As Avia Homes’ Construction Manager, Ricky Cassells combines his wealth of experience, leadership prowess, and infectious sense of fun to ensure our projects exceed expectations. His dedication and expertise make him an invaluable asset to our team.

Outside of work, Ricky enjoys spending time with his family and maintains an active lifestyle, balancing his love for sports with a dedication to staying fit. You'll often find him hitting the gym, lacing up his running shoes, or at soccer with his kids.

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