About

Jakin Homes & Pools

Jakin Homes & Pools was established in 2005 by James Watkin with the sole purpose of being industry leaders in the design and construction of luxury homes, pools and landscaping.

We specialise in all factors of construction including knockdown and new builds, extensions, renovation, pools and spas, outdoor living areas and landscaping. The one constant between all the Jakin projects is our attention to detail and superior customer service. This is achieved by having a full time dedicated site manager on each project and from insisting on only using the best suppliers, materials and tradespeople to ensure that the quality of construction is unparalleled. This is backed up by a highly skilled and dedicated office and management team to ensure that the project runs on time and budget.

We understand that often people are very busy and don’t have time to engage a separate architect, a builder, a swimming pool builder and a landscaper so that is where we step in. We can handle all the design, the council approval process and the construction of all elements so you only have to deal with 1 person, have 1 contract and 1 point of contact.

Jakin Homes & Pools are constantly keeping up with industry changes and trends to give their clients the absolute latest and best including the many advances in sustainable and smart home living. At Jakin, we strive for excellence on all projects and are multi award winners in the Master Builders excellence in housing awards.


Leadership Team

James Watkin

Owner, Jakin Home & Pools

James begun his time in the building industry in 2002 as an apprentice carpenter with one of Sydney’s leading builders. Whilst undertaking his apprenticeship he studied at night to achieve his Builders licence and then formed Jakin Constructions in 2005. James has always had a love of building and a key eye for detail and quickly transitioned from being on the tools to a supervisory role looking over the building projects and ensuring customer satisfaction by maintaining open and concise communication with his clients.

James is a very active member of the Master Builders Association has previously held positions of Treasurer and Vice president of the Parramatta Cumberland Division. James is driven to be the best possible builder he can be and often attends seminars and information days to continue his professional development and to gain knowledge on the latest industry trends and innovations, so he can pass this information onto his clients.

On a day to day basis, James undertakes all client introductions and sales, completes all the estimating and quoting and looks after the contract administration of the projects. Being a carpenter by trade he also can’t keep himself away from the building sites and is always dropping in and offering advice throughout the project duration backed up by his Construction Manager Jimmy Ferris.


James Ferris

Construction Manager

Jimmy has worked his way up through the company, starting as an apprentice carpenter with Jakin and completing his Certificate IV in building studies. His exceptional building knowledge and interpersonal skills have seen him rise through the ranks to now be Jakin Home & Pools Construction Manager.

Jimmy’s role is to oversee the entire building process from initial site setup through to final handover. Jimmy oversees the site managers, prepares the project programs and budget reports, books in inspections with private certifiers and engineers and liaises directly with the clients and project design team.