About

Jakin Homes & Pools

Jakin Homes & Pools was established in 2005 by James Watkin and is multi-faceted company that works in many sectors of the construction industry covering high end residential projects including both new homes and major renovations and extensions, commercial construction and fit out, swimming pool and landscape construction.

The one constant between all the Jakin projects is their 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.

James and the team at Jakin have a strong focus and belief in building long term relationships and trust between the entire project team including the clients, designers, consultants and Jakin staff as the only way to achieve the highest standard which they aspire to is by having everyone aligned. The majority of Jakin’s work comes from repeat business from some of Australia’s most distinguished architectural firms and by word of mouth referrals from its clients.

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. They strive for excellence on all projects and are multi award winners in the Master Builders excellence in housing awards.

By choosing Jakin Homes & Pools to undertake your project you a choosing a team with an eye for quality and a company structured to ensure nothing but the best is acceptable.


Jakin Construction Group - Leadership Team

James Watkin

James Watkin - Owner, Jakin Construction Group
Whilst studying Agricultural Science at Sydney University James was working casually for a builder to pay his fees and found himself enjoying building so much that he deferred from uni for a year to see what it was like full time and has never looked back.

James then went on to complete his trade qualification as a carpenter winning the coveted award of HIA Apprentice Carpenter of the Year whilst also studying at night to complete his Certificate IV in building studies.

Once his apprenticeship was completed James formed Jakin Constructions and since its inception has grown to the award winning, highly acclaimed company that it is today which also encompasses Jakin Pools & Landscaping.

James is completely dedicated to the building industry and its future and is an active member of the Master Builders Association sitting on the committee within his region.  James has also been nominated for the Master Builders Association Young Builder of The Year for the last 4 years.

James is very hands on and still is actively involved in the project management and day to day running on the building sites and attending the client and architect site meetings.


JAMES FERRIS - Project 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 and interpersonal skills have seen him rise through the ranks to now be a project manager.

Jimmy oversees the site managers, prepares the project programs and liaises directly with the clients and architects.