About Us

when experience and service matters

Walter Krooglik is the founder of Merinvale Custom Homes and various affiliated entities. He is a Greensmart accredited Registered Building Practitioner, a tertiary qualified Engineer and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

Walter started in the building industry in 1977 when he worked for Merchant Builders, a renowned architectural builder at the time. Merchants had a holistic approach to home building. They inspired clients with design excellence, innovation and outstanding service. The Merchant days were formative in developing the culture and skill sets necessary to produce exceptional residential solutions for clients.

Since those days Walter has managed or owned various businesses involved in both residential and commercial construction. Projects of note include the design and construction of hundreds of houses across three states, export of houses to Asia, and the provision of components to the Australian Embassy in Beijing, new Parliament House Canberra, and Barwon Prison. Design focus has been on innovation, incorporation of green concepts, creative use of light, space, shape and form. It is the skillful use and balance of these elements that makes a difference.

When building a custom home, there is no substitute for experience. Exceptional outcomes require the maturity of experience. Innovation and service are driven by experience. It is experience that underpins a “can do” mindset, for it provides the “how to”. It is experience that helps achieve value for money.

Merinvale Custom Homes can develop your home building project from design concept stage, right through to construction completion. Our emphasis is on designing and building to your requirements and budget. Your project will be managed by one person from start to finish.

Affiliated to Merinvale Custom Homes are a collection of specialist trades, suppliers and professionals who team to provide clients a seamless home building journey. Professionals include Architects, Designers, Town Planners, Engineers, Interior Designers, Land Surveyors, Building Surveyors and Landscape Designers.

Over 34 years of home building experience, forming contacts, relationships and specialised knowledge. A team of specialised professionals with a “can do” mindset. Call us on 0400 139 542 and we will demonstrate how this experience and collection of skill sets can benefit your special project.



Merinvale Custom Homes - When Experience Matters