Our Story

Everyone should have a beautiful space to work in

Dedication to delivering the best quality commercial fitouts to Melbourne businesses

Driven by a passion to create dynamic, functional and sophisticated workspaces, Canopy exists because we believe that Australian workplaces could - and should - be better.

Our Managing Director, Karl Simity, believes that “we spend too much time at work for an office to be uninspiring” - and so we set to work and Canopy was born. It is this belief that workspaces should be inspiring to the people who inhabit them that drives the team of expert designers, architects and our construction team to deliver the best bespoke office fitouts to our clients across Melbourne.

“Everyone should have a beautiful office to work in”

Karl Simity

This is one of the key pillars of Canopy’s mission: bringing beautiful office fitouts and commercial space fitouts to Melbourne businesses.
It doesn’t matter how big your business is or the size of your budget, we work with clients from across all industries and ensure we’ve got the best solution for your workplace and employee needs.

With a focus on quality finishing and functional yet stylish design, we also believe in accessible services, which is why we work to keep our costs as affordable as possible for each job.

Karl truly believes everyone should have a beautiful workplace, and that “an office should be fun, aid creativity and excite its inhabitants.” It is with this in mind that our team of designers and architects work with each client to create the most affordable and functional office or commercial fitout for the specific business need.

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Our Passionate Team

Karl is a qualified shopfitter, registered commercial builder, has studied both drafting and design and holds a membership with Master Builders Association. Over the last 18 years in the industry, he has delivered over 6000 fitouts for happy clients both nationally and internationally.

Karl has worked on the ground, getting crucial hands-on experience in design; challenging thoughts and boundaries of what is achievable in project management, overseeing projects from inception and site selection all the way to relocation.

Karl Simity

Managing Director

Sam is a passionate and skilled designer who is driven by connecting people to space and creating interiors that spark a connection to their childhood. Using natural and sustainable materials within a project is something Sam will continually push for.

Sam completed his Thesis on Contemporary Rammed Earth Design and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) (Honours), Interior Architecture from Curtin University, WA. In his time at University, Sam was chosen to mentor, lead and assist second and third year students throughout their journey through their own studies.

“I am a very passionate designer that focuses on sustainability and pushing limits of interior spaces. I believe that a space should accentuate the feeling of 'home' through means of constant planning, conceptualization, and thorough research. Nature plays a huge role in the way I design a space, and to re-connect people to nature through design is my passion”.

Sam Fossati

Design Manager

Growing up, Guliano was always surrounded by construction and it’s an industry that he has been working in for the past 10 years. Since accepting the role of Project Manager with Canopy, Guliano has loved being surrounded by a team that elevates his knowledge and passion for the industry.

With the guidance of the Canopy team, Guliano has endeavoured to bring our clients and designers vision to life, by hammering down the Canopy value of “roll up your sleeves” by getting in and getting it done.

Guliano Serragli

Project Manager

Rohan has over 24 years in the construction industry, having worked in both the commercial and domestic fields. His skill set is vast having built a solid career in the industry - transitioning from working ‘on the tools' as a domestic builder to a commercial project manager and a project consultant.

Rohan enjoys working with his clients to turn their vision into a reality, from conception to completion, on time and within budget.

Rohan is a qualified carpenter, holds a Certificate IV in Building and Construction, Certificate III in OH&S, and is a registered domestic builder. He is also a registered 'green living' master builder.

Rohan Richards

Project Consultant

Beatriz is the glue of the Canopy Team, she ensures we are all on track and keeps all the thousands of moving parts together.

She leads the Operations function of the business, developing processes and procedures to achieve company objectives. She also oversees the People and Culture function, creating a workplace culture where our people can thrive in.

Beatriz completed a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) at RMIT University. Coming from a HR background, she brings with her skills and a great ability in dealing with stakeholders and building lasting relationships.

Beatriz Tano

Operations Manager

Heather is our creative and hardworking Interior Designer who has brought a wealth of in-depth knowledge and skills to the team.

She has completed her Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) at RMIT. Heather has extensive experience designing for the hospitality industry and carries this over all aspects of the commercial design industry. She is well versed in the importance of balancing functionality, durability and aesthetics in commercial projects.

Heather is very understanding of her client's needs and easily adapts to many different interior design trends/ themes.

Heather McAulay

Interior Designer

Omar is our dedicated and passionate Project Manager that is driven by client satisfaction.

He has completed his Honours in Construction Management at RMIT and has been working in the commercial construction industry for over 3 years.

Omar is passionate about his job and enjoys helping people turn their dream into a reality. He is eager to learn and grow within the industry and takes all challenges head on.

Omar Joud

Project Manager

Matthew is one of our superstar Project Manager's here at the Canopy Team. He is an efficient, hardworking and experienced member of the team.

He has completed his Advanced Diploma of Building Design and Construction and his Diploma of Project Management. He has worked in the building and construction industry for over 10 years and 5 years at an architecture firm.

Matthew is a great asset to the team and his work ethic and professionalism speaks volumes as he has delivered 50 incoming tenancies in 2019 alone and 23 refurbishments. He is a dedicated member of the team his continuous strive for excellence is something we value greatly.

Matthew Denaro

Project Manager

Rachelle is our hands on and creative designer here at Canopy Fitouts. From an early age she has always been in the design world and finds herself thriving when immersed into the creative zone.

She has a wealth of different qualifications including a Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration at Torrens University, Bachelor of Business in Marketing at Swinburne and an Advanced Diploma in Business Advertising at RMIT. She specialises mainly in commercial design & construction sector over the years.

She brings a unique mix of experience in business advertising and marketing and has worked with global to medium sized-agencies, project managing clients across various industries which has contributed significant value to her role as an interior designer in the design industry.

Rachelle Di Cecco

Senior Interior Designer

Jacey is our marketing guru who is committed to building and growing our brand here at Canopy Fitouts.

Having completed her Bachelor’s in Business (Marketing) at RMIT, Jacey has worked in a diverse range of industries including: interior design and architecture, information technology and rail.

Jacey is driven by understanding our target market to curate creative and intentional marketing campaigns that speak to their needs.

Jacey Raner

Marketing Specialist

Sina is a sedulous professional with extensive experience in construction, fitout, architecture and customer service. Drawing knowledge from these diverse fields and cultures, he seeks to form an innovative working paradigm to foster new opportunities within the market.

As our newest Project Consultant, he will be helping our clients achieve the utmost result which is in alignment with the client’s vision, budget and brief.

With a certificate of golden key from the international honour society, Sina has completed his Master of Architecture at RMIT University. He is also currently undertaking a Diploma in Building and Construction at Holmesglen Institute.

Sina Ghiassi

Project Consultant

Kelly is our passionate and committed interior designer and prides herself on her determination and first-class communication.

She has a strong eye for pairing traditional and contemporary elements and is a self-confessed colour enthusiast.

With a Batchelor's in Interior Architecture and Diploma in Building and Construction, Kelly boasts a broad range of experience across residential and commercial design.

Kelly Achkar

Interior Designer

With over 7 years of experience working in the design & construct fitout industry, Felix is driven by his passion to explore the seemingly boundless possibilities directly with the client. He has also completed a Batchelor of International Relations as well as a Diploma in Business Management.

As a team player, Felix is our go-to knowledge base with experience working in roles across estimation, sales, client relations all the way up to operations. Having liaised with all stakeholders involved in the project process, he offers key insights on what it means to provide end-to-end client-focused outcomes.

Felix Parolaro

Business Development Manager

Josh is our highly organised and detail-oriented Project Administrator, who brings with him over 5 years of residential carpentry skills and 3 years of management skills within the logistics sector.

He is keen to learn and grow within the design and construct fitout industry, and looks forward to collaborating with the wider team to deliver the best possible outcome for our client base.

Josh O'Rourke

Project Administrator

With over two years working within the property management space, he has an in-depth understanding of what it means to maintain an excellent relationship with both clients and contractors.

Anton has also completed 5 years of study in construction management and property management.

He looks forward to working collectively with his team to go above and beyond client satisfaction.

Anton Li

Project Administrator

Niki is our dynamic project consultant with nearly 4 years of experience in the commercial fitout industry and 3 in the architectural space.

She approaches challenges head on and takes a creative approach to finding solutions for her clients.

"When problems arise, it makes it more interesting and challenging. I get to experience a completely different journey from one project to another"

Niki Saeid

Project Consultant

As our newest project administrator, Joseph is keen to build long-lasting relationships with our clients and add value along their journey with Canopy.

Joseph is en route to complete his Bachelor's in Construction Management (honours) at Victoria University with a focus on the economic benefit of sustainable construction methods. Coupled with his six years of experience in client facing, he hopes to utilise this research and find tailored solutions for our clients.

Joseph Barsoum

Project Administrator

It’s all about the process!

Design Phase

Our Consultant and Designer meet with you to discuss your business fitout needs and get a clear perspective on your vision. We will discuss your requirements and what challenges you are currently facing with your workspace; whether it’s a size issue, a functionality improvement or simply a workspace update, we will work with you to find the most suitable commercial fitout solution for your requirements and budget.


We prepare proposals based on the brief from the initial meeting where we go through and plan the look and feel of the proposed business fitout project. This is where we get feedback from you so we can proceed to the next step. We offer cost effective solutions for an affordable fitout, so your budget is always top of mind.

Site Commencement

All costs are agreed upon during this stage and the outline of the project and timelines are discussed. We organise all relevant permits to be approved and issue you with a final Construction Set, Fixtures and Finishes Schedule and a Project Schedule.


We carefully source and recruit the right contractors for each fitout construction job. We work with our team of Designers and suppliers to ensure consistency across the look and feel of the project, and conduct weekly site visits with you so you can check in on the fitout and how it is coming together.

At completion, we conduct a handover to you after ensuring you’ve had a thorough walk through of the new space and make sure you are happy with your completed project. We continue to work with you to take care of any additional needs and ensure they are resolved in readiness for your relocation.

Book a Free Consultation

And let our team bring your business to life. If you are ready to revolutionise your space and impress your clients and customers, enquire below or call us on 1800 434 868.

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