Out of adversity comes opportunities
The story of Bluegem’s founder
Kevin Nguyen’s work ethic was founded out of a very poor up bringing in Vietnam. Foraging for food and constantly inventing ways of getting the most out of meagre family possessions inadvertently gave him a strong foundation for his new life in Australia.
From a very young age, Kevin always had a keen interest in building, architecture and design, taking on work such as church renovations prior to flying to Australia in 1996 as an enthusiastic 23 year old. He plunged himself into the building industry within the Vietnamese community focusing on custom home building. Soon he realised that some builders were exploiting the community’s vulnerability delivering inferior buildings at unfair prices.
Meeting Kevin you quickly become aware of his deep sense of justice and pursuit of quality. This ethic drove him into action, assisting his community to fight for fairness and justice. Kevin’s life and purpose in Australia has taken shape as a builder determined to deliver quality homes. He is truly thankful for the opportunities his new home has given him and is now a very proud and hard working Australian. He believes in designing and building quality homes for everyone, so he has brought together a highly experienced and professional team including designers, builders and managers to focus on this goal.
At the risk of sounding cliché, Kevin believes the key to a successful home building project is based on taking the time to really listen to the client. He also believes that with the right approach Bluegem can design and build a home that meets the client’s desired requirements and budget. He’s not afraid of the truth either, so right from the outset he’ll tell you whether he can deliver to your expectations. If he’s unable to, he will offer alternative suggestions.