Meet the JRZ Homes team!


Jesse Zielke

Jesse is a firm believer of keeping it local and supporting the local community. At JRZ Homes we employee dozens of local trades, that we know we can trust to work on all our new builds. Each week we also offer work experience to young locals interested in working in the construction industry.

He is also very proud that his company donates $250.00 to a local charity of the Client’s choice for every contract signed, recently topping $10,000 in local donations.

Jesse was voted in by his peers around the state as a committee member of the Master Builders Housing Sector Committee which meets once a month in Brisbane to discuss all issues relating to the Building Industry. He meets and listens to all Builders with-in the region to help better the industry for all involved.

Licenced Builder and Director of JRZ Constructions PTY LTD T/A JRZ Homes.

Jesse began his career of building quality homes here in Bundaberg back in 2008. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, and today with Jesse at the helm JRZ Homes has grown to be Bundaberg’s Largest Residential Local Building Company. He prides himself on being Open, Honest and as Informative as possible along the way with the aim of providing you with a Quality Dream Home you will tell your Friends and Family about. Jesse has surrounded himself with the best Staff, Suppliers, and Sub-Contractors in the business to ensure you our Valued Client experience a stress free build working closely with our experienced Team of Professionals.

Jesse was recently awarded the ‘Rising Star Award’ in the 2016 Master Builders Regional Awards which is awarded to a candidate who shows quality workmanship, is involved in the community, shows leadership, is a team player and knowledgeable in the building industry.

Licenced Builder and Director of JRZ Constructions Pty Ltd T/as JRZ Homes

QBCC – JRZ Constructions Pty Ltd 1212590

QBCC – Jesse Zielke 1144649

Master Builders QLD – 66106

Real Estate Licence-3931724

ABN – 25 153 120 140


Mel Zielke

Business Accounts and Human Resources
Acct Dip. F/S

JRZ Homes is in good hands with Mel supervising the ever growing business Accounts Department. Melissa is University trained and qualified to ensure all is running smoothly behind the scenes. With her years of experience in the latest accounting practises she also ensures your Building Approval is timely and approvals are given without a hitch.

Melissa was recently awarded the ‘Women in Building Award’ in the 2016 Master Builders Regional Awards, which is awarded to a candidate who shows leadership, is a team player, excels in project documentation and customer service and is knowledgeable in the building industry, a very worthy winner.

Melissa continues to get great satisfaction out of every handover and she too aims to ensure you finish up with a home you will treasure and tell your friends and family about.

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David Cohen

Sales Manager/Building Consultant
Licensed Real Estate Agent

David Cohen is our very experienced Sales Manager / Building Consultant. David has had over 16 years of House Sales / Building Consultant experience in both Brisbane and Bundaberg boasting over $170,000,000 in Home Sales. David has enjoyed his move here from Brisbane over 10 years ago and continues to excel in making our Clients Dreams into Reality. Building your Dream Home is an exciting time. David truly is a market leader and prides himself on assisting you achieve “Value For Money, a “Building Experience To Remember”, and you finish up with a “Home You Will Treasure” for many years to come.

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David Cohen

 Administrative Personal Assistant

Skye is the latest member of the ever growing JRZ Homes Team recently moving back to her hometown, Bundaberg. Having over 10 years experience in Customer Service/Administration and over 3 years experience in construction, our contractors and clients are assisted with everyday enquiries throughout every step of their build. Skye’s full time role involves assisting in the office with HR, client selections and administration to make sure the build runs smoothly and assisting behind the scenes.  Being a first home buyer herself she is here to help you with any questions you have.


Dan Hardy

Construction Project Manager

Dan began his journey in the Building Industry in 2007 and has proudly progressed through the ranks to Construction Project Manager and has been filling this role for the last 3 years. He excels in this fast paced environment and it becomes obvious after meeting with this modest, successful young man that Dan is very passionate about his vital role in the building process. The JRZ Homes team is very close knit. Dan and Jesse were on the tools together for many years prior to taking their roles in the Bundaberg Building Industry to their current level, so after all these years of working closely together and bouncing off each other, it is no wonder they have become the formidable team they are today.

Jason Glanville


Jason began his trade as a carpenter back in 2004. Today he brings all those years of hands on experience on the tools at job sites to the Display Home front line. Jason assists as part of the JRZ Sales Team both pre-build and after to ensure your every need is met. Jason also has worked closely with Jesse prior to JRZ Homes days and it was a natural progression for Jason to move into the busy environment of the Display Home/Office role.


Chris Hume

In-house Draftsman

Chris is our very experienced in house Draftsman. He began his career in W.A. before relocating back to Bundaberg to be closer to family in 2014. Chris works closely with David our Building Consultant to ensure your plans are drafted without delay. Modifying one of our plans, reproducing your plan, or coming up with a new original design all just happens here with Chris working in our Display Home at your service…


Cathy Castles

Administration Assistant

Cathy has extensive knowledge in the bookkeeping world and is a massive asset to the JRZ Team. Cathy takes care of all of the day to day accounts ensuring all of our Sub-contractors and Suppliers are paid on time, every time. Cathy knows the JRZ office back to front and assists the whole team in ensuring the whole process runs smoothly behind the scenes allowing the other team members to concentrate on the Building Component.


The JRZ ‘A’ Team

Jesse has handpicked some of the best carpenters that Bundaberg has to offer, we now employee 7 Full-time Carpenters, 3 Full-Time Apprentice Carpenters and a Full-time Machinery Operator all of whom are on the tools day in day out.

By having our very own employed carpenters it helps maintain the high quality that you should come to expect when building a new home, the carpenters really do set the standards for the rest of the contractors who follow, and by paying them a wage, they aren’t in a rush to get in and get out, they are all about the quality of the build. So when considering building, consider who will be on-site and who will be employing locals because at JRZ we are very proud of the fact that we employee so many high calibre locals.



Chuck spends most of his time in the office keeping a watchful eye on all of the staff and any left over lunch they may have, his main role is to snore and make funny noises whilst sleeping all day long, of which he seems to handle quite well. When awake he is quite demanding in wanting attention via the way of patting and throwing his ball. Ultimately though, Chuck is the fun loving dog that just about everyone comes to love!