Our Team

Daryl Hargreaves

Father of our growing family and a leader in the architectural field with over 35 years of experience. Daryl founded Harvan Design in 1999 and has successfully grown that business for 20 years. He acquired Ace Drafting in 2018 and is responsible for supervision of all work completed in the office and has achieved much in his life, but his proudest accomplishments are his marriage to his wife Deanna of 28 years and his three beautiful daughters. An avid fitness and sports fanatic, Daryl brings the same intensity to his sporting & spiritual life as to his family and work.


An unabashed follower of Jesus, Daryl spends as much of the little free time he has working in his local church, volunteering as a Chaplain at his local football/cricket club, playing competitive cricket and following the mighty Tigers (current premiers again in case you didn’t know) in the AFL.


A self-confessed chocoholic, don’t even think of walking past him with any Cadbury chocolate. You might just lose a finger.

Malcolm Williams

Malcolm joined our team in 2018 after 24 years in private practice and over 30 years as a registered architect. Malcolm is a family man with a wife of 29 years & 2 adult children. He is a mad keen Richmond Tigers member who gets to as many games as he can. He enjoys the great outdoors having camped for many years with his family. He has had a distinguished career in competitive Floorball & still manages to play on the odd occasion. Malcolm wa slast seen at the 2019 AFL Grand Final. If anyone sees him please return to Ace Drafting.

Andrew Berry

Andrew has been with Ace Drafting for over 7 years and brings 11 years of building design experience with him. A dedicated family man he is currently father to 4 children. Please pray for him. Andrew is an avid family man who embraces all that is required of a father & a husband. He does like to catch the odd movie when there is time between changing nappies. Unfortunately Andrew is a Collingwood supporter and lives in a perpetual state of disappointment. If you happen to be talking to him please try to cheer him up.

Deanna Hargreaves

In every office someone has to keep the boys in line. In our office that’s Deanna. Responsible for accounts and keeping the business afloat, Deanna cares deeply about making sure things are running smoothly. Her friendly face & outgoing phone manner make her the ideal person to resolve any account issues in a prompt & efficient manner.

Deanna loves a laugh but never at someone else’s expense. She passionately cares about her family & friends and can be trusted to go the extra mile very time. Deanna has been with Ace Drafting since Daryl acquired the business in 2018 and brings common sense with her every day to work. Her weakness…chocolate bullets (Aldi brand please).

Lisa Thomas

Lisa joined the Ace Drafting Team in 2019 after many years’ experience in Administration & Personal Assistant roles within Education & Public organisations. She brings a sense of order to the office & makes sure the work flows smoothly from start to finish. In her spare time she is a wife & mother to 2 children & loves to spend time at church and camping with her family. Her daughter keeps her active as a ‘Calisthenics Mum’ & she serves on the State Youth Games Committee as well.

We love having Lisa on board & she is enjoying the learning curve of working in the building design industry.

Steve Wyatt

Steve is our Office Manager and has over 21 years of building and home design experience and 17 years of mastering Revit. Steve likes to explore his creative side in music, painting, animation and photography and loves to get out into the wilderness hiking and exploring other countries and cultures. A lover of most sports and a keen cricketer and cyclist, who loves to watch the Le Tour, so doesn’t get much sleep in July. Steve is also a Collingwood member who loves to get to the footy with his old man. He is part of the elite ‘Chompers Coterie Group’ reserved for those members with all their own teeth. Just don’t mention Richmond’s record winning margin in the 1980 Grand Final!

Matej Volavsek

Matej joined the Ace Drafting family in 2018 after working in private practice for a number of years. He brings with him 16+ years of residential experience in renovations & extension work. Matej is a Father to 2 boys & husband to his wife of 19 years.

Originally from Lubljana in Slovenia, Matej has been in Australia for 18 years & has a great understanding of our construction techniques. Mat loves all sports & weekends will find him in the great outdoors either hiking, kayaking or cycling behind two exuberant boys. Mat also loves a Tim Tam or two!


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