When Paul Serra started Averna Homes out of his garage in 2007, little did he know that within 10 years, Averna Homes would become one of Perth’s leading boutique custom home builders.

This is a reputation which has been built on hard work and a passion for the building industry, one-of-a-kind homes which have been underpinned by creativity, craftsmanship and an unrivalled attention to detail.

Paul’s passion for building was ignited as a teenager when he worked alongside his father as a tiler. This led to further building qualifications and the eventual formalisation of Averna, named after an Italian digestive liqueur, nearly a decade ago.

He said Averna was crafted from a desire to build quality individual homes, with a focus on providing clients with a personal – and enjoyable – building experience.

“What I wanted to create was a bit of passion and love in building someone’s dream home so that when they build with Averna, they’re going to get the love and passion behind it and be satisfied by the experience, just like the liqueur,” Paul said.

Today, Averna builds a limited number of luxury custom homes annually, all the while never losing sight of where it came from and the importance of client satisfaction, good relationships and a superior building experience.