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Sharon and Luke Kauppila (pronounced kow-pil-a) have been operating as Kangaroo Island builders since 2005, but the experience and values they bring to their projects go much further back.


Luke has worked internationally in building for more than 25 years – Canada, New Zealand and the UK. He learnt his craft in the UK, where traditional and quality craftsmanship is highly valued.


Sharon grew up on Kangaroo Island and has an unparalleled appreciation for its unique charms and diverse environments.


As a team, Luke and Sharon have just the right amount of maturity, energy and experience to build a great working relationship with their clients. They are at the peak of their productivity and business focus.




In 2015, Luke and Sharon’s expertise was recognised with the Master Builders’ National Environment and Energy Efficiency Commercial Building Award for its work on the Little Sahara Interpretive Centre - a commercial project under $1 million.


The Little Sahara project was built for KI Outdoor Action to a design by renowned architect Max Pritchard.


The site at Little Sahara provided some unique challenges for Kauppila Builders and their sub-contractors. They were extremely conscious of creating a work site with minimal impacts on the environment as well as maintaining the site so that this popular tourist venue could continue to operate though its busy season.


Kauppila Builders found it satisfying to bring Max’s vision to life and to contribute to a quality ecotourism development on the island.


Kauppila Builders are an advocate for the building and construction industry on Kangaroo Island, recognising the importance of using local, skilled trades and suppliers.


“Keeping the money invested in Kangaroo Island, on Kangaroo Island, is very important to our community.”




  • Member Masters Builders’ Association

  • Member Housing Industry Association

  • Environmental Policy

  • Work Health Safety Management Plans

  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Category 4.

  • Builders’ Licence 244 321

  • Capability Statement

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