Our Team



Travis has over 20 years of experience in the building industry. He started his career as an Apprentice Carpenter, then worked as a qualified Carpenter and Site Supervisor for over a decade, working on a variety of domestic building projects. Through this experience, he found a passion for extension and renovation projects, which has become his speciality.

Travis received his building license in 2006 and has been involved in hundreds of building projects in Melbourne and across Australia including new homes, extensions, and renovations. 

Travis, as Construction Manager oversees Construction activities including Health, Safety, Environment and Quality on all projects. He works to have all projects completed on time, to budget and the highest standard of quality.


Project Coordinator

Tiffanie, as Project Coordinator assists the Construction Team with management of project activities, from the office and onsite. She assists with planning, procurement, resourcing, programming, and logistics. She also takes minutes and prepares progress reports for Clients.

Tiffanie’s finger is on the pulse of every project and her keen eye for details ensures their smooth and effective delivery from start to finish.


Design Consultant

Mary-Ann works with our clients through the early stages of the project, interpreting their brief and formulating the design and budget. She then manages the sub-consultants and authorities, including Draftspeople and Council, ensuring compliance with planning and building codes.

As a qualified Architect, she brings a unique set of skills and experience to the team. With her genuine passion for understanding our clients’ visions, she excels at crafting fresh and unique architectural concepts that align perfectly with their lifestyle and budget, making her an invaluable asset to the team.


Design Consultant

Dean works with our clients during the early stages of the project, interpreting their brief and formulating the scope and budget. Dean then manages the Design Team, including Draftspeople and Engineers while managing the required planning and building code compliance requirements.

Dean has extensive experience in building and design, having obtained three first place design awards through the Master Builders Association. His qualifications in Design and Fine Arts, and previous experience with other Designer Builders in Melbourne, provides him with impressive technical design skills, along with detailed understanding of building codes and planning compliance.

Dean has a passion for turning our client’s vision into reality and coming up with fresh and unique architectural concepts that suits their personalities, lifestyles and budgets.


Interior Designer

Laura thrives on client interaction and making their dreams a reality. Assisting with selecting their fittings, fixtures, interiors and exterior finishes.

For a decade she has been lucky to have experienced many aspects of building/ design with renovations, custom buildings, developments and with the finer details of cabinetry design.

Functionality, liveability and budget are always her priority. Laura strives to ensure our client’s vision becomes a reality and to provide ideas, from her extensive knowledge of the latest products and trends.


Design Manager

Pierce manages pre-construction activities, including consulting, planning, design, estimating, quoting and contracts.

Pierce works with Capital’s Design Team to interpret Owner’s briefs, provide design ideas that will fit their budget, manage partner Draftspeople, Architects and Engineers to formulate professional drawings and makes necessary checks with local Council and Building Surveyors for compliance.

Pierce has been working as a project manager for the past several years and brings this experience to deliver great outcomes for Capital’s clients.


Administration Manager

Janine manages Accounts and preconstruction activities, including permits, insurance and drafting of contracts and variations. She also manages matters regarding invoicing, insurance, and other administration tasks during the project.

Janine has more than 20 years of experience in the Building Industry, along with various other industries in Accounts and Administration Management.

Site Team

Capital Building employs dedicated Site Managers, Qualified Carpenters and Apprentices. Having a dedicated team allows Capital to deliver a high-quality product, on time and within budget. 

Our Process


Contact us with your brief.


We can provide you with a concept and budget.

(If you have your own plans, skip to step 04)


We will have the concept professionally drawn up.


We will provide a fixed price quote.


We can manage town planning if required.


We will arrange for Preparatory Works.


Sign the contract and start works.

Our Credentials

Building an extension or renovating is one of the biggest purchases in our lifetime. Therefore, it is essential that before going ahead with a project you can trust the building company that you choose.

Capital Building has an impressive list of credentials which means that should you choose it, you will be using a trusted, experienced, honest and safe building operator.

Registered Building Practitioner

Peter Harnischmacher and Travis Vinton, are ‘Registered Building Practitioners’ with the Victorian Building Authority.

Master Builder

Travis is currently a Master Builder member of  Master Builders Australia.

Green Living Master Builder

Capital Building is registered as a Green Living Master Builder Master Builders Association.

Victoria Building Authority

You can check Capital Building’s registration credentials by contacting the Victorian Building Authority. (Tip: search for ‘harnischmacher’ or 'vinton' under the Practitioner Name field)

Public Liability Insurance

Capital Building has Public Liability Insurance up to $5 million. For information about Public Liability Insurance see: Public Liability Insurance

Contract Works Insurance

Capital Building has Contract Works Insurance. For information about Contract Works Insurance see: CoverForce

Jacqueline DwyerJacqueline Dwyer
03:41 06 May 22
We recently enlisted Capital Builders to build our extension. We honestly could not have been happier with the process and result. We were living here during the entire build (8 months) and the guys who worked on the job each day were so accommodating to my family and I, we couldn't be more thrilled with the end result. Thank you Capital - we would highly recommend you to anyone who was interested in building/renovating. If we were to renovate again, I wouldn't hesitate in getting Capital to do it.
Nick TozerNick Tozer
10:51 28 Jan 22
Capital completed our extension in August 2021, and we are extremely happy with the result and overall experience. Our small semi-detached bungalow has been transformed with a second storey addition (2 bedrooms, bathroom, & retreat) and a remodelling of the existing ground floor to increase living space to accommodate for our growing family.After initially engaging with another build company and feeling a little unsure about proceeding, we began to look at other options and came across Capital Building Contractors. Our initial communication at Capital was with Dean (designer) who was fantastic to deal with, he took our ideas onboard and went above and beyond to come up with a final design that exceeded our expectations. Dean also took the time to meet up with us out of hours to showcase a number of other Capital projects to ensure that we were happy with their quality and craftsmanship.Builders Tom & Travis, as well as Patricia & the office team ensured the build process was smooth sailing. Nothing was too much trouble and communication was excellent from start to finish. We share a common wall and driveway with neighbouring apartments and Capital were also great in communicating with our neighbours to ensure there were no issues throughout the process in what was a very confined work area.Positive customer reviews gave us confidence in proceeding with Capital, and we are now happy to add one ourselves. The job was completed on time and on budget & the results are beyond our expectations. We can highly recommend Capital Building Contactors to anyone considering an extension or renovation.
Steven SmithSteven Smith
05:16 25 Oct 20
We used Capital Building Contractors for our renovations and house extention. From the very start of the process they have been a pleasure to work with. All conversations were professional and every member knew exactly what they were talking about, with many years of experience in the construction industry.From start to finish, Capital maintained their timeframe, even when faced with tighter COVID restrictions on the back end of the contract. Regular check-ins have to made throughout, ensuring that their service met an exceptional standard.On behalf of my partner and I, we would like to thank them for their time and hard-work. We highly recommend this building construction company.
Rebecca PetersonRebecca Peterson
06:30 10 Sep 20
I was nervous about doing an upstairs extension and living in the house whilst it was done. I didn't want to lose the character of our federation house , didn't want the extension to look like an extension and didn't want to over capitalise . With Capital building they listened and we are pleased to say our extension looks amazing, like it was always part of the house. We have been living in our upstairs extension for eight weeks now and could not be happier . We started our extension the week of when CV19 started in Melbourne mid march, so much unknown for us and Capital building - the roof was off and we didn't know what the government would do and how the virus was spreading . Travis and the builders onsite were amazing, they powered through the extension (whilst we lived through it and were now working from home and home schooling to add to the complexity) . The team was always so respectful and helpful and Travis couldn't do enough, to ensure you were satisfied with what was happening. In 3.5 months we had a new upstairs extension with high quality products and build . Travis knows what he is doing and will not cut corners to make more money for himself . Overall considering we started an extension we were living through when a pandemic started, we could not have been more pleased with how it all worked out and are now enjoying living upstairs for the stage four Vic lockdown . Also from our research Capital Building were the most competitive in pricing for us and I was prepared for lots of variations, which was actually minimal if not non existent - which was also was my fear based on all the feedback we had got from other people who had done extensions. The lack of variations ( scoping correctly up front) stopped what I could have imagined lots of difficult discussions. Would recommend doing an extension if you are nervous like I was , also it's not that bad to live in the house whilst the extension happens ( much better than I had prepare for) and third capital building (Travis) has high integrity which is hard to find in this industry these days .Thanks Rebecca and DaveEnjoying the good life in our extension
Steven StilesSteven Stiles
03:55 09 Jul 20
We are very happy with the final outcome of our second storey extension! A seamless process, from start to finish. Completion was earlier than expected all whilst staying within budget. Travis was excellent to deal with and having a single point of contact made the process a lot easier. Highly recommend engaging the team at Capital Building Contractors for home extension projects.
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