Our team

brickart team
leonhard jonas

“We are committed to bringing a proud sense of personal custodianship to all projects undertaken and seek to build the best and most valued relationships.”

Leonhard Jonas

Managing Director

“I consider myself a competitive, motivated, and positive person. I don’t believe in the idea of limited potential. I prefer to push boundaries, testing the limits of what is possible for both myself and my clients.

Personally, I have the honour of being a husband to my wife, Nicolette, and father to my son, Leonardo, and daughter, Nicole-Ann. Having my family supporting me has shaped who I am and what my priorities are – including my tenacity. I am never satisfied with where I am in life but always looking for ways to grow. I feel quality can always be improved and I am proud to say that I am persistently pursuing perfection.

Professionally, I spent the first twelve years of my previous life as a banker, working with institutions such as SARB, Investec and RMB Private Advisory. I obtained numerous qualifications in finance and property development and I am a registered Professional

Banker and Project Manager.

In 2008, I identified a series of opportunities and decided not to allow my successes to be absorbed into large organisations.

Consequently, I founded Guardian Project Management and later Brick Art Construction. I possess strong analytical, entrepreneurial, leadership and organisational skills. I pride myself on my attention to detail and enjoy the process of growth and change. I am continually learning how best to lead my company and my team.

I’m a solutions guy and an ‘anything is possible’ guy. I love people, and I love Paarl. I love the German characteristics instilled in me of discipline, efficiency, work ethic, being well-organised and punctual. I love trails. Mountains. Trees. Sunsets and sunrises. Good coffee. Braais.

Sign me up and let’s go!”

Ryno Beukman

“We appreciate the emotive nature of building a dream home. Our priority from the outset is to understand the client’s needs and to provide financial certainty.”

Ryno Beukman

Operational Director

“After studying Construction Technology part time at Intec College, I furthered my studies in Construction Management at CPUT. In 2010 I began my career working for a company in Somerset West before joining Brick Art Construction in 2013. I am proud to have managed the construction of some of Paarl Valley’s most notable residences.

As an on-site Project Manager, I am responsible for managing all aspects of the project, including the scheduling, accounting, and the oversight of our managers, foreman and subcontractors for safety and quality. I can make decisions quickly and under pressure while maintaining the best interest of our clients and proving fairness to subcontractors to maintain schedule and quality.

Speed is in my blood. Coming from a family whose favourite pastime is racing motocross, I know a little about speed and its relation to

control. When it comes to projects, speed is important – at least all our clients think so! But from my point of view, speed is not quite as important as efficiency. To be efficient you must have balance; you cannot simply ‘go fast’, as you may leave important elements behind.

On the flip side, paralysis by analysis is just as big a threat to efficiency, and sometimes you should twist the throttle. As Operational Director, this is a balance my team and I are constantly evaluating. No project runs the same, and ‘throttle control’ is often the key to running a successful project.

In my personal life, my wife, Leanne, and dogs, Marley and Zoe, are my world. Of all the hobbies and activities I enjoy, nothing beats the time spent with my family. God has blessed me with an amazing family, both at home and at work. We are very proud to call Paarl our home.”