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Testimonials for Keith Schleiger
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Keith Schleiger's Biography
With a strong passion and love for building, Keith Schleiger has become a living room favourite from the hit series ‘The Block’. Having recently released his new book ‘Be Your Own Builder: How to Design and Build Your Own Home’, Keith showcases his workmanship and skills. Keith is a crowd favourite at Expo’s and Tradeshows.
A talented and skilled carpenter, builder and foreman, Keith is also a popular television personality – best known as ‘The Blockinator’ for his role on Nine Network’s hugely successful series,The Block.
Keith joined The Block as the on-site foreman in the 2011 series and quickly became an audience favourite. His extensive building knowledge, easy going nature, and instinctive attention to detail proved key to keeping one step ahead of the contestants. With a firm, fair and friendly leadership style, he was able to gain the respect and trust of both the contestants and audience.
A true man’s man, Keith’s passions in life are sport and building. Growing up in Melbourne, he started his career in sport at the age of 15, representing Victoria in the Under 16 schoolboys’ AFL team and playing Under 19’s for North Melbourne. Keith also played district cricket for North Melbourne as opening bowler over four successful years, often bowling to past, present and future Test players. At age 17, Keith began an apprenticeship as a carpenter alongside his sporting commitments.
When his sporting days were over, Keith was a fully qualified ‘chippie’ and began to build himself a successful career in the industry. At age 21, he had already built an entire primary school, and his drive for knowledge and success soon saw him become a highly respected builder in the industry. Over his 26 year career, Keith has been responsible for many of Victoria’s best buildings, overseeing the construction of everything from entire hotels to Toorak mansions.
Alongside his role withThe Block, Keith has just finished building his own home for his young family. A perfect ambassador for his trade, Keith has excellent communication skills and is admired amongst his peers for being ethical, energetic and a positive role model for both young and old.
He recently released his first book – Be Your Own Builder: How to Design and Build Your Own Home. The book provides information on Keith’s years of building knowledge and know-how and is an invaluable resource.
Keith is currently in production for the next series of The Block and regularly makes personal appearances at Expos/Trade Shows.
Together with his busy role on The Block, Keith is also involved with the National Skills Academy providing assessment and training services to extend workforce skills in the building and carpentry industry. His role gives workers an opportunity to experience personal growth and development and lifelong learning through study and hands on experiences.
A perfect ambassador for his trade, Keith has outstanding communication and leadership skills and is admired amongst his peers in the building and entertainment industry for being ethical, energetic and motivational role model for all.