• Report:  #1495101

Complaint Review: Innovare Builders - Brisbane Queensland

Reported By:
BrisbaneTradies - Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Innovare Builders
2a/65 Riverside place, Morningside Brisbane, 4107 Queensland, Australia
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Run By Orazio Darro (ex bankrupt and banned builder for similar reasons in the past) and partner Duncan Patterson.

This "builder" carries out small residential homes in the Brisbane area, they get trades in to get the work done and do not pay the progress claims. When the trades refuse to go back for non payment they hire new trades to come in and finish the work. They then try to backcharge the old trades for the remaining works (even though they never paid them in the first place)

They use loopholes and bullying tactics to make smaller business' feel powerless against them. We personally have tracked down over $180,000 of unpaid bills to local contractors in Brisbane and we are sure that this is going to rise.

The directors of the Business have been living in luxury, purchasing a brand new Maserati and completing very expensive renovations on their own properties. 

The actual homes they build may look good from the outside when finished, but a lot of corners are cut with dodgy repairs/cover ups which will definitely impact the buyers in the long term. One house in Hendra has a 10 degree lean on the second story from brand new.

3 Updates & Rebuttals


Brisbane ,
Can confirm they are dodgy - ex employee

#2UPDATE EX-employee responds

Fri, February 16, 2024

 I also used to work for Innovare and have a similar story. Never paid, threatened by the slime ball that is orazio d’arro on multiple occasions. Dodged by Duncan Patterson who disappears at the first sign of conflict like an absolute coward. Highly recommend doing a credit check on creditor watch if you are looking to supply, work or engage with this company. You will see how many complaints and defaulted payments there are. Also look at their QBCC history, we have been working with Brisbane builders for 14 years and have never seen a licence in such a bad state. These guys will go bust soon and leave a trail of destruction , don’t get caught up in it.


United States

#3Consumer Suggestion

Mon, April 05, 2021

Reach out to me as soon as you have a minute, I can help you. This is no scam either, look me up before you call or email me, I'm a real guy, haha...

Jeff Firman

469-424-3033 ext 536

[email protected]

I won't waste any of yours or my time..



Sydney, NSW,
New South Wales,
Innovare Delivering Quality Homes Built by Skilled Artisans

#4UPDATE Employee ..inside information

Tue, November 17, 2020

We appreciate your circumstances, sincerely apologise and regret the scenario that arose to warrant such a review.

Innovare specialises in high end luxury New Home construction, Renovation and Fit Out projects to a very discerning clientele base who’s expectations are very particular and demanding, in line with the multi-million dollar projects undertaken.

- The company is a Member of the Master Builders Association and multi HIA award winner.

We pride ourselves in recruiting and retaining trade artisans with the necessary experience and high skill set to meet the expectations of our clienteles projects.

However, circumstances do arise where the desired level of skills necessary to complete a component of a project falls short and it becomes necessary to allocate that work to another whom can remedy the failing in the poor workmanship and complete it to meet the highest standards.

Consequently, this does restrain us from remunerating poor workmanship and forces us to pass on the costs necessary to remedy and make good on the work.

- The company reserves the right to pursue all legal avenues to recover damages.

Innovare and its Directors current and ongoing success, (post 2008 Global Financial Crisis) stems from their Passion to delivering the highest quality projects to our every growing client list and working closely with a team of experienced, skilled and adept trades people – true Artisans.

We ask that you approach us directly to discuss the matter further so that we may resolve it to our mutual benefit and well-being, in what is a very parochial industry heavily reliant on one’s reputation.

We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

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