Our team

  • Jason ParkinOwner
    1. How long have you been working at Manor homes?
      I have been working at Manor homes from day 1. I started Manor Homes in October 1995. So i have been here 20 years.
    2. What is your day –to- day function at work?
      I oversee the day –to- day running of the business. I ensure that the various sites run effectively and productively and make sure that house is delivered on time and in budget. I am involved in all the quotes and tenders and I spend a lot of with new customers and assist them to get started with their house from finance to finishing items.
    3. What do you enjoy about your job?
      I enjoy the starting off process of realising someone’s dream and then ensuring that it happens
    4. Concrete, stone, wood or glass   …? and why.
      Glass—- lets the light in. Allows you to see how out and enjoy the surroundings that you are in.  Psychologically speaking it is transparent which is what i want to be in all my dealings with people in business and life.
    5. What’s your favourite Drink?
      A nice glass of Shiraz
    6. Best thing about summer?
      The opportunity to hit the mountains and enjoy the nature that we have around us.
    7. Any fun activity or hobbies that you might have?
      I enjoy hiking, camping and spending time with my wife and daughter, family and friends.
  • Warren ParkinProject Manager & Owner
    1. When did you start working at Manor homes?
      Since June 2017
    2. What is your day –to- day function at work
      I manage and surpervise all aspects of the single residential houses which are assigned to me incl the development sites with my site managers.
      This entails programming all work coming up, ensuring specifications are in order, sticking to hand over dates and ensuring budgets are adhered to.
      Ensuring a quality product, communicating to architects and engineers, dealing with clients, invoicing, paying wages, crisis management, health and safety, client complaints, quoting client upgrade requestss, is also a part of my job
    3. What do you enjoy about your job
      I’m not completely office bound, work with a great bunch of like minded individuals and the completion of any home with a happy client is a great feeling of accomplishment as it started as an empty piece of land.
      I basically drive past and say “I built that”. I enjoy that aspect, which keeps me motivated to carry on
    4. Concrete, stone, wood or glass …? and why.
      Stone……It has the least impact on the environment and takes the least amount of energy to produce it, It can be used in concrete. It breaks glass. Is harder than wood and people with glass houses musnt throw stones.
    5. Whats your favourite Drink
      Klippies and coke. Coffee
    6. Best thing about summer
      No rain, long day light hours and builders holidays.
    7. Any fun activity or hobbies that you might have.
      Spending as much time with my wife and kids, Camping, the great outdoors, travelling and exploring new places is a priority, squash and watching TV after 9pm is my favourite hobby when at home chilling.
  • Craig ParkinProject Manager

    1.When did you start working at Manor homes
    Jan 2009
    2.What do you Love about your job?
    The Challenges, pressure and ever changing environment. The freedom of working under the African sun in Khaki shorts and shades.
    3. Best thing about summer?
    Spending time with Family and friends at the Beach, summer markets and any other outdoor activity.
    4. Concrete, stone, wood or glass …? and why.
    Concrete! Wood and glass are brittle and cost the dough, Concrete holds and bears everything together, without it there is no show.
    5. What is your favourite summer activity?
    Water Skiing and fishing at my little piece of heaven in the Klein Karoo, cold beers, braais and good laughs
    6. What is your signature drink?
    Rock Shandy’s by Day and Spiced Gold and Coke by night
    7. Favourite song on your play list?
    True by Spandau Ballet

  • Karolina ParkinAdmin Assistant
    1. When did you start working at Manor Homes?
      February 2016
    2. What do you Love about your job?
      I love the variety. It means I am always learning. I love that my job challenges me every day in different ways. The people at Manor Homes are a pleasure to work with.
    3. Best thing about summer or winter?
      Summer. There’s a lot to love about summertime. Shorts, tank tops, dresses! Casual parties with friends around the fire pit! Summer puts you in a good mood and is also quite vital to our health.
    4. Concrete, stone, wood or glass   …? and why.
      Glass. It’s elegant and timeless. It preserves the flavour of food and drink, can be recycled over and over again, and is a beautiful, natural substance.
    5. What is your favourite summer or winter activity?
      My favourite summertime activity is to have a picnic with my husband and my daughter. It's so nice to just relax in the sunshine, enjoying good food and even better company.
    6. What is your signature drink?
      A nice glass of unwooded Chardonnay
    7. Favourite song on your play list?
      Any song from Coldplay
  • Duncan BothaSite Manager
    1. When did you start working at Manor homes?
      I started at Manor Homes on the 1st October 2013
    2. What is your day –to- day function at work
      I am the Site Foreman at Croydon Olive and Vineyard Estate. I run the building of new homes for clients on behalf of Manor Homes from start to finish. Managing all sub contractors and making sure that they deliver a high quality of workman ship, and that a product of high quality is delivered above and beyond the clients expectations. Managing payments to sub contractors on a fort nightly basis. Negotiating with suppliers. Ordering of all materials for every project. Meeting with clients to discuss changes and taking those changes forward. Dealing with architects and engineers with regards to structural implementations.
    3. What do you enjoy about your job
      The trust and freedom that I am given to perform my duties.
    4. What’s your favourite Drink
      J&B and Soda
    5. Best thing about summer
      Getting home in the evening after a day of work and lighting a fire
    6. Any fun activity or hobbies that you might have.
      When I get a chance I love to play tennis
  • Francois BadenhorstFinishing Foreman
    1. How long have you been working at Manor Homes?
      April 2016
    2. What do you Love about your job?
      Everything and I also love the staff at Manor Homes
    3. Best thing about summer/winter?
      I prefer summer. In summer time you are more productive than in winter
    4. Concrete, stone, wood or glass   …? And why. 
      I love to work with wood
    5. What is your favourite summer/winter activity?
      Summer! I enjoy fishing
    6. What is your signature drink?
      Bells
    7. Favourite song on your play list?
      The song “I want To Break Free” is my favorite
  • Gideon van HeerdenWet Works Foreman
    1. When did you start working at Manor homes?
      September 2015
    2. What do you Love about your job? 
      All new challenges, learning new things
    3. Best thing about summer/winter? 
      Summer having fun in the sun/ Winter watching movies in bed
    4. Concrete, stone, wood or glass   …? And why.  
      Concrete why because any house starts with concrete footings, slabs, decks ect
    5. What is your favourite summer/winter activity?
      Riding motorcycle
    6. What is your signature drink? 
      Bitters, lime and lemonade
    7. Favourite song on your play list?
      Seether-Gasoline
  • Franchelle AnthonissenAdmin Assistant

     

    • When did you start working at Manor homes?
      Since February 2018
    • What do you enjoy about your job
      I love working with anything that has to do with Maths and organizing
    • Concrete, stone, wood or glass …? and why.
      Wood – I love old wooden antiques, wooden floors, wooden window frames. Wood gives an object character.
    • Whats your favourite Drink
      Gin and Tonic.
    • Best thing about summer or winter?
      Soup in winter and the heat in summer
    • What is your favourite summer or winter activity?
      Lying in the sun and making a vegetable garden. Winter activity – Going hunting with my Husband visiting the Kruger National Park; Going to ATKV – Eiland
    • Favourite song on your playlist?
      “Sewe Oseane” Andriette – But in general I love Afrikaans music

     

  • Samantha JacobsAdmin / Finance Assistant
    1. When did you start working at Manor homes?
      Since June 2017
    2. What do you enjoy about your job
      Everything
    3. Concrete, stone, wood or glass …? and why.
      Glass. Nice and clear.
    4. Whats your favourite Drink
      Gin and Tonic.
    5. Best thing about summer
      Winter – For the nice soup!
    6. What is your favourite summer or winter activity?
      Winter. I enjoy watching Rugby.
    7. Favourite song on your playlist?
      Too many to mention!
  • Rochelle de WaalAccountant
    1. When did you start working at Manor Homes?
      July 2017
    2. What do you Love about your job?
      Love working with numbers and the everyday challenges
    3. Best thing about summer/winter?
      Summer – the sun and the outdoors
      Winter – rain and fireplace
    4. Concrete, stone, wood or glass   …? And why.
      Concrete – everything needs a good solid foundation to work from
    5. What is your favourite summer/winter activity?
      spending time with my friends and family whether on the beach, round a braai or the couch
    6. What is your signature drink?
      Whiskey and wine
    7. Favourite song on your play list?
      To many to choose from, but at the present moment the track most listened to would be Pink – What about us