Why Killarney?


Our Story

At Killarney Homes, we’re all about building your future with the best in beautiful, energy efficient homes for the tropics.

Founded in 2005 by brothers Damien and Michael Moriarty, we set out to rectify the lack of tropical designs in new Northern Territory developments. Since then, the business has grown rapidly, incorporating a thriving team, a busy head office, and three other locations.

Our success as one of the Territory’s highest-profile and most-respected building companies lies in our clear communication, efficient processes, and high quality, energy efficient housing that meets and exceeds the needs of our customers. Recently, this success culminated in us winning the 2014 Telstra Business Awards in the Northern Territory Medium Business category. We’re also proud to be on the board of the Northern Territory Master Builders Association.


Our Vision

We think big, lead the market, question wisely, move rapidly, and take well-managed risks, with an emphasis on continued innovation and improvement. Our team is passionate, positive, and tenacious, and we’re united by our vision:

“To provide the most energy efficient residential dwellings for the tropics, making coming home a pleasure.”

Our Values

At Killarney, we don’t just talk about doing the right thing in our houses – we can show you why they’re cooler to live in, cheaper to run, and at the same time better for the environment. This commitment to walking the talk is embodied by our company values:

  • Expertise: We excel at building tropical energy efficient homes, with years of experience  under our belts. Our expertise has been recognised by the building industry Australia-wide  with numerous awards, so you can trust that we’ll ask the right questions and deliver the  best-possible result.
  • Friendliness: Building your home should be an exciting, enjoyable experience. Our friendly,  experienced team will support you through the process ensuring you have a memorable  experience for all the right reasons.
  • Efficiency: We’re loud and proud process geeks, with comprehensive building processes to  ensure your experience is efficient, fast, and stress-free. Throughout the journey, you’ll know exactly what to expect and when – giving you ultimate peace of mind.
  • Customer Centricity: Building beautiful, energy efficient homes is our passion. And ultimately, it’s all about making your life better. We go the extra mile to ensure you’re delighted with the end result, because we’re not happy until you’re happy.



Our People

We owe our success to our wonderful, close-knit team – many of whom have been with us from the beginning. Each is an expert in their field, and demonstrates a personal commitment to our vision and values.



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    Damien Moriarty

    Executive Director

    As our Executive Director, Damien draws on his Law background and fourteen years of experience in the Darwin housing industry to guide our company strategically. A typical day involves leading the backroom team and working with the building team to deliver high-quality homes each and every time. He is proud of Killarney’s focus on detail and delivery, and loves meeting clients years later who are still happy with their Killarney home. Away from Killarney, Damien serves on a number of boards and enjoys volunteering in the community as well as spending time in the outdoors with his family.

    To contact Damien directly, please email him at damien@killarney.com.au

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    Michael Moriarty

    Managing Director & Master Builder

    Michael is our Managing Director and the 2017 NT Master Builder of the Year, who looks after all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Killarney machine. A typical day involves working with his contractors, arranging scheduling and processes, coordinating deliveries, checking invoices, and paying the bills. Together with his team, his focus is on continuing to get bigger and better – producing the best-possible homes for our clients to enjoy. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and travelling with his wife and three children.

    To contact Michael directly, please email him at michael@killarney.com.au

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    Andrea Moriarty

    Director of Client Services

    With a background in project management, real estate, and nursing, Andrea is our Director of Client Services. A typical day involves meeting with customers to help them design their new home, and attending site visits and board meetings. Plus lots of phone calls! She loves using her experience to turn the process of building a home, which can be really stressful, into a positive experience for her clients. When she’s not running around the yard or playing lego with her three sons, she loves to cook and quilt.

    To contact Andrea directly, please email her at andrea@killarney.com.au

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    Lisa Moriarty


    Joining the board in 2013, Lisa Moriarty also day-to-day guides our customers through the fun but sometimes daunting task of selecting colours and finishes for their new home. A typical day involves meeting with clients, suppliers, and our builder, along with some business administration. She loves putting her creativity and experience to good use, and prides herself on the close relationships she builds with her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, playing volleyball, and spending time with her husband and three gorgeous kids.

    To contact Lisa directly, please email her at lisa@killarney.com.au

Senior Staff

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    Ben Higgins

    Senior Credit Adviser

    With a background in finance and mortgage broking, Ben is our Credit Adviser. A typical day involves following up the status of finance applications, responding to new enquiries, and keeping clients and agents updated. He loves helping clients who thought they would never be able to own their own home, and developing long-lasting relationships along the way. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling around Australia to watch the Adelaide 36ers, as well as playing basketball and hitting the gym every day.

    To contact Ben directly, please email him at ben@killarney.com.au

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