Our People - Brilliant SA
Our people are at the center of everything we do. Meet the Brilliant SA team, comprising of the best bathroom and kitchen designers Adelaide has to offer.
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Our People

We’ve assembled a team of talented people, each committed to their craft and driven by a desire to perform at their best to make a difference for you. They have a diverse range of experiences, talents and individual attributes, respected across the industry.

Below are our core operational team who will be the driving force behind your renovation project.

Directors

Peter Sveinsson and Mick Pietrus formed Brilliant SA with the aim to make a difference. They set out to create a building company that would provide a new level of quality and service to their clients. To do this, Peter and Mick have adopted a company philosophy that is applicable to every aspect of the business.

They have built a team of dedicated people, each with unique skills, talents and expertise, who come together to do rewarding and meaningful work for people who care about quality results. They remain accessible and accountable – both to clients and the BSA team.

Peter and Mick apply their leadership skills, expertise and experience to provide their customers with a unique design and renovation experience.

Peter Sveinsson

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Peter Sveinsson
CEO, General Manager

Peter is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic direction. He is a European trained Master Mason with over 30 years industry experience and 25 years of business management.
His approach in his role as General Manager of Brilliant SA reflects his early trade training in regards to his attention to detail and fanaticism in ‘getting things right’. Peter is a Certified Bathroom Designer as well as founding member and former chair of the South Australian Chapter of the Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute (KBDi).

Mick Pietrus

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Mick Pietrus
Sales & Construction Manager

Mick was the company’s original registered Building Supervisor. Also from a trade background, Mick has attended ongoing professional development courses throughout his career, resulting in qualifications that allow him to perform and supervise almost any building work.
Mick’s 38 years’ experience in the industry coupled with his passion for quality trades work and customer service has been instrumental in establishing the high standards associated with Brilliant SA today.

DESIGNERS

Good design meets current needs, but great design allows for changes in the future as well.

A fulfilling design experience will come from a process where you are heard, where your wants and needs are considered and understood. The empathetic designer seeks to extract and interpret your thoughts, enrich them and add suggestions to bring your dream home to life.

Design is at the forefront of our business and we are immensely proud of our multi-award-winning design team, who are some of the best bathroom and kitchen designers Adelaide has to offer.

Steve Mahlo

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Steven Mahlo
Kitchen and Bathroom Designer

Certified Kitchen Designer, CKD Aust. (KBDi)

Greensmart Accredited (HIA)

Qualified Chef

 

Steve has 15 years of industry experience, with a multitude of housing, kitchen, bathroom, and designer awards to his name. Before joining the design industry, Steve excelled as a chef in some of Australia’s finest restaurants giving him a unique perspective into kitchen design. After 12 successful years designing in Sydney, Steve relocated back to Adelaide and joined Brilliant SA in 2011.

Steve specialises in creating appealing, innovative and functional designs for any interior space and has accumulated an extensive and diverse portfolio. His product knowledge, understanding of the construction process, and emphasis on listening to clients’ needs, provides a solid foundation for finding solutions and achieving outstanding and pleasing results.

Awards & Recognition

Steve has been the designer for the following awards:
NATIONAL MASTER BUILDERS (MBA) Awards:
2013 – Winner – National Alterations/ Additions $150,000 – $350,000

SA HIA Kitchen and Bathroom Awards:
2013 – Winner – Renovated Bathroom Project between $45,001- $55,000

SA MASTER BUILDERS (MBA) Awards:
2013 – Winner – Excellence in a Renovation or Addition up to $200,000

SA KBDI Kitchen and Bathroom Awards:
2013 – Highly Commended – Large Bathroom
2013 – Finalist – Small Bathroom
2012 – Finalist – Medium Kitchen
2011 – Finalist – Large Bathroom

National KBDI Kitchen and Bathroom Awards:
2009 – Finalist – Australian Certified Designer of the Year

NSW KBDI Kitchen and Bathroom Awards:
2009 – Finalist – Large Kitchen Designer
2009 – Finalist – Small Bathroom Designer

National HIA Kitchen and Bathroom Awards:
2006 – Winner – Kitchen Project of the Year
2006 – Finalist – Bathroom Project of the Year
2005 – Finalist – Kitchen Designer of the Year

NSW HIA Kitchen and Bathroom Awards:
2007 – Finalist – Most Innovative use of Materials in a Kitchen or Bathroom
2007 – Finalist – Small Bathroom under 5 m2
2006 – Winner – Best Kitchen in an Apartment/Terrace
2006 – Finalist – Kitchen Designer of the Year
2006 – Finalist – Bathroom Designer of the Year
2006 – Finalist – Bathroom Project of the Year
2006 – Finalist – Best Kitchen Designed to a Specific Theme – Modern
2006 – Finalist – Most Innovative Use of Materials in a Kitchen or Bathroom
2006 – Finalist – Bathroom Designed to a Specific Theme – Modern
2006 – Finalist – Bathroom in an Apartment/Terrace
2005 – Winner – Kitchen Project of Year
2005 – Winner – Bathroom Project of Year
2005 – Winner – Best Bathroom to a Specific Theme – Modern
2005 – Winner – Best Kitchen in an Apartment/Terrace
2005 – Winner – Large Kitchen over 18 m2
2005 – Winner -Large Bathroom over 5 m2
2005 – Finalist – Kitchen Designer of the Year
2005 – Finalist – Bathroom Designer of the Year
2005 – Finalist – Best Kitchen in an Apartment/Terrace
2005 – Finalist – Best Bathroom in Apartment/Terrace
2005 – Finalist – Small Kitchen up to 12 m2
2005 – Finalist – Best Kitchen Designed to a Specific Theme – Modern
2004 – Winner – Kitchen Designer of the Year
2004 – Winner – Best Kitchen in an Apartment/Terrace
2004 – Finalist – Kitchen Project of the Year
2004 – Finalist – Bathroom Project of the Year
2004 – Finalist – Best Kitchen Designed to a Specific Theme – Modern
2004 – Finalist – Kitchen Project – Large
2004 – Finalist – Kitchen Project – Medium
2004 – Finalist – Most innovative use of Materials in a Kitchen or Bathroom
2003 – Finalist – Kitchen Project – Medium
2002 – Winner – Best Kitchen in an Apartment/Terrace
2002 – Finalist – Kitchen Designer of the Year
2002 – Finalist – Best Kitchen Designed to a Traditional Theme
2002 – Finalist – Geoff Solomon’s Achievement Award

Jordan Smith

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Jordan Smith
Interior Designer – Kitchen and Bathroom Designer

Qualified Interior Designer (Cert. IV Interior Design)
Qualified Kitchen & Bathroom Designer (Cert. Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms & Interior Spaces)
Certified Kitchen Designer, CKD Aust. (KBDi)
Bathroom Designer of the Year (SA) 2014 & 2015

Jordan joined our team in 2011 and continues to impress clients and peers with her innovative and visually stunning design solutions.
Her ability to listen to truly understand clients’ needs has been the key to delivering exceptional outcomes for her clients.

Jordan’s tasteful fusion of texture and colour have become a hallmark of her designs. She likes to closely monitor international trends, while creating original and innovative solutions. Her designs have received a host of accolades and awards and are featured in numerous publications.

Jordan offers a full design service for all of her clients, from initial concept design, estimating, documentation for construction and full product selection service.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition – Jordan Smith

KBDi Design Awards – Kitchen & Bathrooms Designers Institute
2015 – Bathroom Designer of the Year South Australia
2015 – Winner – Small Bathroom Design South Australia
2015 – Winner – Large Bathroom Design South Australia
2014 – Bathroom Designer of the Year South Australia
2014 – Winner – Small Bathroom Design South Australia
2014 – Winner – Large Bathroom Design South Australia
2014 – Winner –  KBDi & Kitchen & Bathrooms Quarterly Inaugural People’s Choice Award
Bathroom Design of the Year (National Award)
2014 – Finalist – Small Kitchen Design South Australia (Finalist)
2013 – Highly Commended – Small Bathroom South Australia

 

HIA South Australian Housing, Bathroom & Kitchen Awards
2015 – Winner – Bathroom Designer of the year
Designer of winning projects
2014 – Winner – Best Renovated Bathroom over $55,000
2013 – Winner – Best Renovated Bathroom $30,000 – $45,000

Houzz
Winner – Best Of Houzz 2015 & 2016 – Design
Winner – Best Of Houzz 2015 – Service
Houzz Influencer 2016

OFFICE STAFF

Our office staff are the backbone of our business and they are on hand to help you at every stage of the design and construction process. From your first visit to our showroom to our ongoing relationship with you, these stalwarts of the BSA family are here for you.

Deanne Hudson

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Deanne Hudson
Office & Accounts Manager
Dee is in charge of all things relating to our Accounts and Administration and runs things efficiently with a “no fuss” attitude and a smile.
Before joining BSA in early 2016, Dee had already forged a successful career in real estate and property management. This is where she honed her management skills and earned a reputation for her professional approach to all tasks.
Since her arrival, Dee has already demonstrated her abilities to affect positive changes within the business and we look forward to further development of all administrative systems and processes.

Amy Watton

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Amy Watton
Client Liaison & Project Support

Amy is the first point of contact for Brilliant SA, she greets all our clients both in person and on the phone with a bright, friendly smile.
She keeps our showroom well presented, supports our Design, Supervision and Management staff with boundless energy, enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Behind the scenes Amy, plays an integral role in the day-to-day running of all aspects the business.
As she assumes additional responsibilities in marketing and communications she will continue to be an important contributor to the future of BSA.

CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION & MANAGEMENT

Once your dream space has been designed, you want peace of mind knowing the build and construct part of the process will be looked after just as expertly. It’s here our Construction Supervision and Management team will be on-hand to manage every aspect of your renovation and answer any queries that may arise during the process. Our highly-experienced team has seen it all and has the skills and expertise to ensure your project is completed to the standard you (and we) expect.

David Lamond

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David Lamond
Building Supervisor

David’s ability to coordinate and produce quality renovation work has quickly gained him respect among clients and his peers.
A skilled carpenter by trade, David joined our supervision team in 2010. He has a thorough understanding of construction methods and processes.

His even temperament and character have made him a favourite – to the point where repeat clients regularly request that Dave be appointed to supervise their next project.

David has supervised several award winning projects for Brilliant SA and continues to set a benchmark for quality and service.

Michael Tassone

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Michael Tassone
Building Supervisor

Michael joined us in early 2009, bringing with him a wealth of experience in project and facilities management. His extensive construction knowledge and management skills have been pivotal in his success in his role where he was for several years responsible for project supervision and management in BSA’s commercial division.

He has delivered hundreds of projects to the strict guidelines and high demands of our large corporate clients. Working to tight timelines and budgets while maintaining high standard of finishes and responsible OHSE management is not for the faint hearted, but Michael achieves this on an ongoing basis.

Michael is now enjoying his increased involvement with project supervision for our private, residential clients.