Russell & Jenny Pearse

New Home Builders Ararat, Grampians & Surrounds


Communication is the key when it comes to building with Russell and Jenny Pearse.

With over 20 years of experience, Russell and Jenny Pearse are your new home builders in Ararat, Stawell and surrounding areas including Hamilton and Halls Gap. Russell and Jenny believe the key to the success of each building project is excellent communication, and that is what they aim to deliver with every every client. Over the last 20 years, Russell and( more )

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Contact Details


  • Service Region:
    New Home Builders Ararat, Grampians & Surrounds
  • Company Name:
    Highlight Homes
  • ABN:
    64 792 390 718
  • Licence:
    DB-U 2237



"To Russell, Jenny, Joel, John, staff and tradespeople, I can’t thank you all enough for my beautiful new home! I am so very happy and couldn’t ask for anything more. I apologize for the rush at the end with hand-over but what a great birthday present. The first night was very strange. It felt like I was staying in 5 star accommodation and didn’t want to mess the place up. Thanks again for your professionalism, patience and the journey overall."


"Russell, Jenny, Joel and John, thank you for your tireless efforts in building me a house. It’s very well done. I think I’ll keep discovering little things of quality to appreciate for months to come. Thank you for the outdoor setting and serving bowl. You remembered my dream of sitting outside on the veranda on a warm summer’s night, watching the world go by, and I’m touched by that. Thank you!"


"To the team at highlight homes, thank you so much for making my dream come true! The house is everything I could have wished for! Your service, communication and the final product is fantastic! I couldn’t have asked for a more reliable builder. Thanks again Hotondo!"


"It was the rainiest day in history when Russell and Linda met us on our 31 acre block. They jumped in our car and took a treacherous tour of the potential home site, sliding in mud and dodging cattle, pot holes and bracken. Back to a café to discuss possibilities and we have never looked back. The whole team at Hotondo Homes Ararat treated us like family, we trusted them and they delivered our magnificent off-grid home in a very short time. They really did go out of their way to make sure we were happy with the outcome and all their tradespeople were highly skilled and very approachable. We are so happy that we have signed with them again to build our second dwelling for a guest house B&B at the rear of our property. We definitely made the right decision!"


"We would like to thank everyone at Hotondo Homes in Ararat for our beautiful home. We couldn’t be happier with the result and what a wonderful team to deal with. I was apprehensive to build at first, after hearing about other people’s dramas building with other builders. However, the team at Hotondo Homes in Ararat made the whole experience stress-free! From the moment we walked into the display home, Linda was wonderful. She really knows her stuff and made planning for a new home really fun and exciting! Both Russell and Jenny are lovely - they are very professional and organised and really care about ensuring we were happy with the product they were providing. Jennifer ensured that not one detail was missed and continually kept in contact with us to make sure things were running smoothly. Thanks to Kyle in the background who drew up our plans time and time again as we altered them so many times. In addition, I could not speak more highly of our builder John, who consulted with us the whole way throughout the build and even after our build. He still calls to make sure everything is going well! And finally, thank you to all the tradespeople who worked on our home - it has all come together so beautifully. To the entire team at Ararat, we could not recommend you all highly enough. Thank you for the wonderful experience of building our first home!"


House & Land Packages

Lansdowne 248

  • 4
  • 2.0
  • 2
73 Elizabeth St, Ararat, VIC 3377

$ 499,093

Leneva 185

  • 4
  • 2.0
  • 2
29 Smith St, Ararat, VIC 3377

$ 298,696

Apsley 162

  • 3
  • 2.0
  • 2
13 Currajong Ave, Ararat, VIC 3377

$ 343,878

Tallis 196

  • 4
  • 2.0
  • 2
Lot 1 Acacia Ave, Ararat, VIC 3377

$ 306,450

Marcoola 209

  • 4
  • 2.0
  • 2
Lot 72 Reserve Ct, Ararat, VIC 3377

$ 353,103

Erskine 240

  • 4
  • 2.0
  • 2
Lot 32 Circa Way, Ararat, VIC 3377

$ 390,570