Meet The Team
Welcome to Skylights WA!
Co-Founded in 2009 as a family based company by Brett Rice and David Ridgway. The team has continued to grow through our two locations in Perth and Bunbury.
While we are a team united in our vision to provide the homes and businesses of Western Australia the opportunity to have more Natural Daylight in their lives, all of our team bring with them a skill set and personality that brightens our lives and those of our customers every day.
General Manager Skylights WA
Brett founded the Skylights WA business in 2009 and has been actively involved in the operations of the business since then and continues today.
Brett is an experienced construction and building products industry executive, with trade apprenticeship and tertiary master’s degree qualifications.
Brett worked for the first 26 years of his career in a large Australian building products corporate, moving from an apprentice, through to General Management. This included 5 years living and working in South East Asian postings.
Brett has a professional passion for Organisational Culture/Behaviour and Leadership, and Supply Chain Science from a Client point of view. Brett acquired a second language while living/working in SE Asia, and speaks fluently in Bahasa Indonesian
Brett’s personal passions include Family, Community involvement including Land Care activities, Gardening, Construction Design, Interior Design, and whenever possible Travel and Surfing.
Carolyn is a broadly experienced administrative professional, having worked in Banking, Agriculture, Construction and Home Improvement industries. Carolyn has been with the business almost from the start, joining the team in 2010.
Carolyn is passionate about the innovation and continuous improvement of processes and procedures, so that our Clients have a great experience dealing with us!
Carolyn is a dedicated family person, with interests in farming, community sports and travel.
Stewart is a broadly experienced Carpentry Trade qualified, Building Industry Professional.
Originating from New Zealand, Stewart has broad knowledge of the entire construction process, particularly general structural carpentry, roof carpentry including right from footings, all the way to decoration/painting!
Stewart has led our team of Skylight Technicians since 2012, in all matters of technical detail, quality and finial finish. He is continually liaising with clients, listening to their aspirations of daylight in their homes, and makes that happen onsite!
Stewart is a passionate family man, active in BasketBall, kids/community Sports, and Dirt Bikes
South west Regional manager
Jake has a wide range of Building and Construction Management experience and knowledge, including Trade qualification in Carpentry, and is a Licenced Builder.
Jake manages all aspects of the Skylights WA South West business, with all activity and effort being ultimately all about the Client experience and subsequent satisfaction. Jake is native to the South West of WA, and has lived and worked in the region his whole life. He joined the business in 2017.
Jake is a dedicated family man, and is highly involved in the local community across numerous sporting clubs and activities.
Heather is our primary Showroom Daylight Consultant and Administrator at our South West operation. With broad experience in administration and sales roles, Heather brings a strong client service skill to the business.
Heather is a passionate champion of her family, including broad community involvement in school, kids sport, and is a touch footy umpire in her spare time.
Heather has been with the business since 2018.
Erin joined the business in 2019 in her Role as Daylight Consultant/Sales Administration. Erin came to us with a very broad based experience including Administration, Inventory, Warehousing, Sales and Account Management.
Erin has a strong interest in Building and Interior Design, Healthy Living and Creative Arts. She has greatly enhanced our client service offer with her friendly professionalism and attention to detail, it’s great to have her on the team.
Jenny is our most experienced Daylight Consultant, based in our Perth showroom. After joining us in 2014, Jenny has been a client favourite with her very hospitable welcome, and extremely knowledgeable service across all the skylight and ventilation products in our showroom.
Jenny has a background in Nursing and Administration, and is a Perth Northern suburbs resident. Jenny is our in-house baking expert as well, making the whole team very happy and healthy every week!
Lesley is another member of our friendly Daylight Consultant team here at the Perth showroom. Lesley has a strong background in Administration, teaching and has a tertiary qualification in Education.
Since joining us in 2020 Lesley has cemented her place with her friendly and knowledgeable approach to our clients informing them about the whole product range either in the showroom, or on the telephone. Lesley is a Perth Northern suburbs resident, and is passionate about family, netball, theatre and performing arts generally.
Sally has just joined the team at Skylights WA to assist in the very busy South West Office as a Daylight Consultant. Sally comes from a background in interiors, kitchen/bathroom design, so is a very natural fit for the Skylights we offer our clients!
Sally is excited to see just how much the Velux Roof Windows and Solatube’s change kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces for our clients!
Scheduler and Warehouse Manager
Pete is our Scheduler and Warehouse Manager and is the busiest person in the business most days! Pete has a background in I.T, the military, and medicine and has the calmest temperament in the face of Winter storms and late deliveries!
Pete is scheduling up to 100 installations per week across our Skylight Technician team, which certainly keeps him busy! Pete is resident in Perth’s Northern beaches and loves travel, camping, family and is a pretty tidy squash player at a state level!
Pete has been with us since 2015 and is most likely to have crisps in his top drawer in the office!
Tom is a Trade qualified Carpenter and has lived and worked in the SW for his entire career to date. Tom is our most experienced Skylight Technician based in the SW. Tom has wide interests in community, environment and animal husbandry and has been with the business since 2019.
Dylan is our most experienced Skylight Technician, and has been with us since 2014. Dylan has experience in mining operations, warehousing, inventory control and of course Skylight installation.
Dylan is definitely into his physical wellbeing, sports generally, camping and family. Dylan has an exceptional knowledge of all our products and systems and is frequently complimented by name by our clients for his professionalism and excellent service in our Facebook and Google Reviews.
Ben joined the team in 2021 as a Skylight Technician in the Perth office. Ben comes to us with a background in interior fit outs, including partitions, ceilings and gyprocking. Ben has completed his training and has fitted in perfectly, particularly with his gyprocking background when it comes to Velux installations.
Ben is a family man, and hails from Perth’s Northern Suburbs, you can’t miss his big smile and very friendly approach!
Ash has been with us since 2015, and comes from an operations, inventory, and Skylight Installation background, giving him broad experience in all types of Skylight installation. Ash has also spent some time in the resources sector, but prefers the metro life!
Ash is an avid dirt bike rider, fisherman, and regularly spends weekends in the country with his family, and hails from the Southern Perth suburbs.
Joshua is the newest member of our SW team, joining us in early 2021. A Trade qualified Glazier Josh brings a great skill set to our business with broad experience with glass which is an extensive part of our skylight market offer in the SW.
Josh has a young family and has wide interests in various community groups and associations, and has lived and worked in the SW all his life.