LRC Custom Builders crafts thought provoking architect designed homes and custom interiors through Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and Surfcoast. 

Authentic skills. Modern approach. Quality finish.​

About us

Our approach to construction comes from an appreciation and respect for purposeful, thought-provoking architecture. The homes we build require skillful craftsmen, respect for detail and patient consideration. Each challenge is approached with logical problem solving, this incorporate all aspects of the building process, environmental and economical. We consider what building techniques will need to be employed to construct each project, respecting old craftsmanship combined with innovative practice. 

Our approach

Founding Director, Lachlan Ryan, has earned a commendable reputation for both his creativity and professionalism, working as a carpenter for 14 years before becoming a Registered Builder. He is known as an artisan craftsman and is the ‘go-to guy’ for specialty timber finishes.

Lachlan’s reputation as the ‘Wood Man’ is worn with pride, the result of a lifelong passion for natural materials and his signature timber finishes. Lachlan considers the smallest details on every project, from concept through to design, construction and completion.

Lachlan Ryan


I'm a home body at heart, but can be found at local sports venues or wrangling my boys on the weekend.

We're seeing an end to the chaos of the global pandemic in the construction industry. It's been a big few years in construction, but it looks to be settling down. 

FOUNDEr, project manager:


Holly Ryan can be found in the office ensuring the communication and administration elements are running smoothly. It’s imperative to LRC that clients know exactly how the project is progressing. With a background in business management the Ryan’s work together in dedicated partnership with client and Architect to see the job is done according to budget and in a timely manner.

Every build feels like home... 

Work is approached in collaboration with the client and architect to construct inspiring spaces, using materials which heighten the human experience. 


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Modern beach house vibes. 

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The pitch on the roof that is so prominent from the outside creates such a feeling of space on the inside. It's luxe, light-filled and elegant.