Our People

Ray O'Connor

Ray O'Connor

Project Manager

Ray O’Connor started Premier Building Solutions with Keith and Jared. Ray brings 20 years’ experience in the building and construction industry to PBS, having worked on well-known large scale projects in Adelaide as a Project Manager. Ray is involved in all aspects of Premier Building Solutions; he brings a passion and drive that inspires all employees. He can often be found in the office on the weekends! If not, he will be spending time cycling, or with his sons, and granddaughter.

Jared Repen

Jared Repen

Director

Jared Repen is a Director at Premier Building Solutions. Jared began his career in the building and construction industry many years ago and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Jared is a keen sportsman and is involved with the Northfield Community and Sporting Club where he spends his weekends with his wife and daughter. Jared will be trekking Kokoda in September 2019 as part of the Mates in Construction, to raise funds and awareness regarding suicide prevention in the construction industry.

Keith Felix

Keith Felix

Director

Keith Felix is a Director at Premier Building Solutions. With over 15 years’ experience in the Construction Industry, Keith brings excellent problem-solving skills and understanding of the construction industry to PBS. Keith has a keen interest in competitive cycling and spends his weekends with his beautiful wife and children.  

Kym Felix

Kym Felix

General Manager

Kym is the General Manager of Premier Building Solutions. Kym has over ten years experience working in the Construction Industry, and assisted in the process of creating PBS. She also brings a fantastic positive energy into the PBS office, always with a smile on her face. Kym and Keith enjoy spending their weekends with their beautiful (and busy!) children.

Laura Backen

Laura Backen

Administration Accounts

Laura has recently joined PBS as our Administration/Accounts support. She has ten years’ experience working in high level Administration, including working in remote Western Australia and Darwin. When not in the office Laura is often spending time with her large family, especially her beautiful niece and nephew, or camping up on the River Murray with a glass of sparkling in hand. Laura is in the office full time, and is always available for a chat regarding Premier Building Solutions and the work they can do for you.

Sam Thomas

Sam Thomas

Bookkeeper

Sam is our Bookkeeper who has been with PBS since the business began. Sam has been running her own successful bookkeeping business for 16 years and has two children she loves spending time with. She is also trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy and is a great source of advice for all of us in the office.

Racquel Andersen

Racquel Andersen

Payroll Bookkeeper

Racquel joined PBS in February, as the Payroll Bookkeeper. Racquel has a wealth of knowledge and experience, having worked in extremely high volume financial environments in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and now luckily for PBS, Adelaide. Racquel enjoys singing, horse riding and a great Shiraz.

Alexandra Stevens

Alexandra Stevens

Contracts Administrator

Alexandra is an experienced Contracts Administrator who joined PBS in June 2019 due to their continued growth. She has a background in commercial and retail fit-out. Alexandra enjoys a good red wine, and on the weekends can often be found assisting her partner in his demolition business.

Matt Elson

Matt Elson

Site Supervisor

Matt joined PBS as a Site Supervisor in May 2019. He has overseen construction projects for over ten years. Matt brings advanced knowledge and has received overwhelming positive feedback from PBS clients and subcontractors. Matt and his fiancée are looking forward to their upcoming wedding, followed by their camping honeymoon to the Victorian High Country, the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians.

Tobi Knowles

Tobi Knowles

Project Manager

Tobi has a background in high compliance and heavy structural Project Management. Adept at process implementation, Tobi has been instrumental in Premier Building Solutions becoming QSE assured and he continues to deliver projects at the highest standard for their clients. Tobi enjoys the outdoors and spends his weekends with his family in the Barossa around great South Australian food and wine