Our People

Our staff are experienced in the industrial, retail, education, health, community, and aged care sectors and the provision of retail and commercial fit-out works.

Importantly, they are all leaders and specialists who know how to listen and communicate. Our small-project focused company boasts a flat management structure which means you will always be able to speak to the right person and have your questions answered quickly.

We have the added benefit of being able to draw upon a national team of experts to provide advice and guidance in unique elements of any construction project – ensuring that no project is outside of our capability to deliver success.

Alf Salvatore – Estimating Manager

Alf has more than 30 years’ experience in the building industry as an Estimator and Cost Planner. He has operated at the forefront of the South Australian commercial construction sector for the last 20 years, working on projects ranging from $1m to $100 million.

Alf joined Chappell Builders as Estimating Manager in December 2019, bringing a broad and established trade contractor network. His extensive experience tendering across all delivery modes means Chappell Builders clients will benefit from value-driven alternatives and building solutions incorporated into the planning phase.

Alf is well respected in the industry for his experience, commitment and open and honest approach, all of which makes him a great fit with the Chappell Builders team.

Matt Sanders - Manager - Chappell Builders

Matt Sanders – General Manager

With over 30 years in the construction industry, Matt has gained experience in a number of sectors across Australia.

Having performed several senior roles across a variety of contract methods, Matt’s vast experience and personable nature has seen him provide mentoring and management to large teams producing highly technical and complex projects.

Matt joined the BADGE Group in 2015 as Project Director on several high-profile projects, bringing teams together to successfully complete some of the most challenging construction in the company’s recent history.

Quickly building a reputation as a reliable and detail-oriented construction professional, Matt was seconded to Chappell Builders to complete works at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. His time at Chappell made a notable impact and in August 2017 Matt was appointed Manager, and more recently General Manager.

Matt’s role sees him work closely with his team to continue to deliver the quality projects that clients can expect from the efficient and personalised operation that is Chappell Builders.

Zane Betterman sits at a desk with his laptop and documentation.

Zane Betterman – Construction Manager

Zane Betterman possesses over 30 years in the building industry, specialising in fitout, refurbishments and new construction. Zane’s consultative management style provides his project teams with the ability to feel supported by allowing them to achieve their goals by trusting their own judgement. He works with a close-knit team of highly-motivated building professionals that provide meaningful support that ensures our clients achieve their goals.

Zane upholds the total function of a project lifecycle, whilst providing support to the project team. His ability to monitor, evaluate and develop strategies for continuous improvement; manage the finance, equipment and personnel resources means he efficiently achieves project targets and delivery dates in a safe and healthy environment. All the while Zane ensures we achieve and maintain successful professional relationships with all design professionals and stakeholders.