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The Fresh Homes Story

After many years working in the building industry undertaking numerous roles including sales, design, drafting and building management, Lloyd Payne followed his passion for building and took a leap of faith starting Fresh Homes in 2006. Moving his family to the Gold Coast, Lloyd based Fresh Homes at Logan servicing the building needs of South East Queensland and later opening up another office in his home town of Townsville to meet the building growth in the region. 

Verticorp Pty Ltd, trading as Fresh Homes is a family business success story. This small but efficient team comprising of Design Consultants, Administration staff, Site Supervisor and skilled tradespeople are knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the building industry. Their commitment to delivering value and personalised service sets them apart from many project home builders.

With a 10 year track record, Fresh Homes has established itself as a leader in design and building quality project homes for families and investors winning a number of Housing Industry awards.


Meet the Fresh Homes Team


Lloyd Payne

Lloyd Payne, General Manager, Fresh Homes Brisbane

Lloyd loves rugby, barbeques and spending time with his beautiful wife Kim and their gorgeous children at their Gold Coast property. What you didn’t know about Lloyd is that he has a keen mechanical mind and started his working career with the Queensland Railways in Townsville as an apprentice Fitter Mechanic. He later moved into property, first in sales and eventually managing a number of regional sales offices and building teams in Queensland. Lloyd completed a Building and Construction Certificate followed by a MBA with James Cook University. He began Fresh Homes in 2006 in Loganholme, Brisbane and later opened up another office in North Queensland. Lloyd is very proud of his team of people, whom he has known personally as well as professionally for many years.

Stephen Starr

Stephen Starr, Fresh Homes Design Consultant , Brisbane

Stephen loves football and sharing his knowledge with young players. With more than 15 years’ in the building industry, nine of those years with Fresh Homes, Stephen understands the complexities of the building industry. Surrounded by construction all his life, Stephen’s family ran a successful electrical and home improvements business in Cairns and he has built several investment homes, plus his own house. He is acutely aware of what makes a great home and a financially successful property investment. With a beautiful wife and three active boys of his own, Stephen knows what families need in a new home. Outside the building industry, Stephen is passionate for sports notably football. He’s played semi-professionally in his younger years and now devotes his free time to coaching junior and senior players in the Queensland Lions and Brisbane Force, and if time permits camping and fishing.

If you are considering building in and around Brisbane South contact Stephen Starr on 0402004479.

Lee Roebuck

Lee Roebuck, Fresh Homes Design Consultant, Coomera

Lee is passionate about motorcycle racing and enjoys the laidback lifestyle on the Gold Coast. With over 20 years experience, in the residential building industry, Lee knows what it takes to make home owners happy. He has built his own homes at Runaway Island and Casuarina Beach and helped over 1500 clients from Northern NSW, Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast and out west as far as Oakey near Toowoomba to realise their dream of building their own home.

Lee has also invested in property development, and built and sold six pairs of lowset Duplexes around the Coombabah area. Although he thoroughly enjoys the building industry, Lee has had a long love-affair with motorbikes dating back to his early youth. Forever the entrepreneur, Lee founded a motor cycle business and began racing motor cycles semi-professionally during the mid 70s and 80s. He achieved great success and was the former 125cc Australian GP champion and runner up in the 250cc Class.

As a very driven person, Lee strives to achieve the very best for his clients. Visit Lee at Fresh Homes Coomera Master Builders Village or call him to make an appointment on 0413 057 335.

Administration Staff

Donna Clark

Donna Clark, Fresh Homes Accounts Manager Brisbane

Donna is the engine at Fresh Homes, keeping everyone on track. She has a very colourful and interesting work history. Donna began working as a bookkeeper in the late 1990s with a land developer in Canberra before moving into the mining industry where she worked for an earthmoving company operating in satellite pits in NT, Qld and WA. Donna’s role had a strong focus on administration including human resources and safety. With the slump in the mining industry, Donna moved to Brisbane and was snapped up by Fresh Homes where she has been an integral part of the business for the past 10 years. As a proud grandmother, Donna enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Holly Lloyd

Holly Lloyd, Fresh Homes Contracts Administrator, Brisbane

Experienced Contract Administrator Holly efficiently supports the Fresh Homes Design and Building teams. With over 10 years experience dealing with building administration, she has handled a wide variety of matters including Contracts of Sales, estimation quotes, liaising with Councils and weekly updates for clients. Holly is a favourite with our clients and is known to receive flower bouquets occasionally as a token of their appreciation, especially once they receive their gorgeous new home. She is kept very busy at work tending to the admin needs of our staff, but equally so at home with a young toddler in tow. Holly enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her beautiful baby daughter.

Townsville Team

Stephanie Abercrombie

Stephanie Abercrombie, North Queensland Area Manager, Fresh Homes, Townsville

Lives life to the fullest – Stephanie embodies fun spending time with family and friends exploring the great outdoors, attending concerts, watching motorsports events and generally living life to the fullest. On the flip side Stephanie runs an efficient operation in Townsville, with the help of a dedicated team of Design Consultants, she has grown the Fresh Homes business in Townsville and delivered award winning homes. Stephanie has had over 30 years experience working across various sectors of the building industry including retail, construction and product manufacturing. She prides herself on delivering an outstanding product and exceeding her customers’ expectations and loves seeing the smiles on her clients’ faces when she hands over the keys to their new homes.


Tania Booker, Fresh Homes Design Consultant, Townsville, North Queensland

Tania is a true people person and loves designing but more importantly helping her clients realise their dreams of owning their own home. She started her property journey 15 years ago building her first house in her hometown of Townsville with the help of Lloyd and Kim Payne. Since then, Tania has travelled, living in Tasmania for several years before returning to her home in Townsville. She began her working career as a hairdresser and learnt very quickly the importance of listening to people. Later Tania moved into retail fashion; and proving that she can help anyone regardless of the industry, she changed course and worked in the mechanical and auto industry. Nearly three years ago, Tania joined Fresh Homes in Townsville and is now one of our leading Design Consultants. As a busy mum raising a house full of kids, Tania understands the importance of designing functional homes to suit people’s lifestyle and the value of quiet and private zones within the family home. If you want a Design Consultant that truly understand people call Tania Booker on 0438 745 312.


We build your new home to suit your needs not ours of course we offer friendly advice to help you design aspects and ways to save you time and keep your dream home affordable.  We understand that buying a home is a major investment and the last thing you need is extra hidden costs.