Meet the team


You’ll find the Blakes of Sydney team is as excited about your renovation as you are. They also know renovating is often a big milestone in your life. They’re experienced renovators who share Blake’s values of making renovating fun and enjoyable for each and every client.


And if your project includes a new kitchen, you’ll find you’re in particularly safe hands, because our whole team are enthusiastic home cooks who know exactly how a kitchen needs to work. They will bring that hands-on perspective to creating yours.


A renovation geek with over 15 years experience in the renovation industry.
I am passionate about design and helping my clients by guiding them through the renovation maze so horror stories don’t happen. A sports enthusiast, whether it be surfing, tennis, golf or any other sport known to man. Mr true love is my wife Emily, daughter Grace and my entire extended family.

Blake Riley

Renovation Geek (Director)

A young designer, with a passion for residential architecture. With a manufacturing background, he has found love in managing projects, problem solving and bringing excitement to your project. He takes satisfaction in knowing his clients are happy, is driven to learn and always go above and beyond, making him the perfect person in your corner to help you during your renovation. Mitchell is a big friendly giant and will make the best of friends with any of your furry companions.

Mitchell Prohm

Client & Supplier Manager

An industrial designer with over 6 years' experience designing furniture products and joinery. She is passionate about design & cooking, so is able to design beautiful and functional kitchens and any other bespoke spaces for our clients. She enjoys being the go-to person during the renovation for those little questions that may be bugging you. She loves sports and nature, so when she is not working you can find her surfing, doing yoga or enjoying a camping trip. Alicia believes we are lucky to live in such a beautiful planet and loves an adventure holiday to discover more of it.

Alicia Gonzalez

Designer & Client Support

With over 20 years’ experience, Adam still gets excited with clients new “renovators delight” projects. He has also completed 8 renovation projects of his own, so he understands first-hand what our clients are going through. You may also recognise him, as Adam & Fiona, competed in and won the first series of the biggest renovation show in Australia – The Block. His been married to Fiona for 15 years now and has two beautiful daughters. His biggest passions are renovation/design, his family and snowboarding.

Adam Thorn

Designer & Broker

Having spent 15 years as a Production Manager in the television industry in the UK and Australia, Blake convinced me to hang up my TV boots and divide my time between being a Mum to our daughter, Grace, and working with him in an industry that I initially had no idea about. Lucky for him, I’m now really enjoying being part of our family business.

My love for travel brought me to Australia and I’m fortunate to now share this passion with my family. If I’m not working or running around after Grace, you’ll find me doing a hit class at the gym or socialising with friends.

Emily Riley

Finance and Marketing Manager

I’m the daughter of Blake & Emily. I love eating, laughing and having a blast of a time. I keep my mummy and daddy on their toes when they are not at work making their clients happy.

Grace Riley

Daughter & Little Terror



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