This is Hutchies

Hutchies has been building the structures in which Australians live, work, study, shop and relax since 1912. From our early Brisbane beginnings, we have grown into a dynamic and diverse construction company, delivering sophisticated projects across a comprehensive portfolio. 

As Australia's largest privately owned construction company, our business capability and complexity is well beyond that of a ‘Mum and Dad’ builder, but our core values remain very much embedded in the idea of investing in relationships, taking care of each other and the community, and working towards a common goal. We pride ourselves on working with you as a true construction partner.

We are a ‘safe pair of hands’ who will guide you through the construction process, navigating complex building codes and regulations, while remaining open and transparent. Hutchies has an industry reputation for decency and fair play - these characteristics combined with our demonstrated building capability and $330M+ strong balance sheet, underpin our company’s performance. 

We have a national presence that stretches from Darwin to Hobart and Cairns to the Pilbara in the West. Our philosophy is to follow our clients' needs, building not just in big cities but also in the most remote regions of Australia. 

Longevity. Family values. Knowledge. Skill. And national reach. This is Hutchies.

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1,800

People

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300+

Projects built annually

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$2.7B

Turnover 2018

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$330M

Balance sheet

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200+

Projects on hand

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Debt

The Building Blocks

Our building blocks are the core of what Hutchies offers. They are the foundation of our success. 

Our construction solutions cover the whole spectrum of size and scope. Our average project value is around $19M, but no job is too big or too small for Hutchies. And we work across lots of sectors, including: commercial and residential high-rise, health, education, retail, and aged care – just to name a few.

With teams around Australia, we always source suppliers and products that are local to our projects whenever possible. Our regional teams have the specialised local knowledge that is the difference between just putting together ‘bricks and sticks’. 

We care about keeping the smallest possible environmental footprint. Hutchies always chooses the most sustainable option available when making business decisions and we encourage our subbies and suppliers to do the same when they are working with us. 

Hutchies understands that high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost. Right from the get-go, we work with our clients to make sure they are getting the best possible value, ensuring buildability without compromising quality or design. 

Services & Capabilities

Construction
Project Finance
Civil Works
Cranes and Hoists
Cost Planning
Design & Construct
Quality Assurance
Modular
Facilities Maintenance
Green Star
Early Contractor Involvement
Training & Workforce Development
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$19M

Average project size

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14 mths

Average build time

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500+

Repeat clients

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16 yrs

Average time people stay at Hutchies

Our aim is to be recognised as the best builders in the industry.

Greg Quinn

Managing Director

The Advantage

We're not like other builders. Relationships are everything to us – whether it’s with our people, our clients, or the local communities in which we live and work. 

Our clients come back to us time after time. They tell us it’s because they know where they stand with Hutchies – everything is up-front and transparent. It’s the same attitude that keeps our people with us long term, too. Trust, respect, and a genuine spirit of everyone pitching in together means that our people stick around – on average for 16 years or more! 

Our solid performance makes us stand out, too. Our strong balance sheet and cash position give people the confidence that we’ll be around for the long haul.

We are Green Stars. We have delivered more than $2B of Green Star rated buildings. One in every 12 Green Star Rated buildings in Australia has been built by us. In fact, no other builder has completed more Green Star projects than us.

We also have our own equipment – that’s kind of unusual for a builder. We own and maintain our own machinery, which means it’s available on demand; we can offer less expensive prices, and we know it works and is safe.  

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32 + 37

Cranes & hoists

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170,000m²

Scaffolding

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$100M+

Assets

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The Backbone

The backbone of Hutchies is our unique structure. It’s our framework; our nerve centre. We bet you’ve never seen an org chart like ours before. This is what sets us apart. It’s rare for a business to offer ready access to senior leaders the way that Hutchies does and it’s our flat structure that makes it easy for anyone to talk to the most senior people in our organisation. Our structure reflects our culture: inclusive and accessible. 

Each of our 35+ business units operates autonomously, with each Team Leader reporting directly to our Managing Director. We reckon this is what keeps our business personal, accountable and nimble. With so many independent business units, it also means there are terrific career opportunities in Hutchies. Some of Hutchies' Veterans have been with us since their apprenticeship days.

I believe the strongest measure of a company’s culture is the longevity of its employees. Hutchinson Builders is currently holding more than $25M of long service leave and employee entitlements – a compelling indication of the average tenure of our people. The fact that so many people have made their career here at Hutchies is our proudest achievement.

Scott Hutchinson

Chairman

A few of our company members

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Alex Korber

Project Engineer

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Rod King

Design Manager

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Patrick Taylor

Estimator

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Todd Sherlock

Forman

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Jack Chan

Contract Administrator

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Harleigh Venables

Communications Manager

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John Hennessy

Construction Manager

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Andrew Rowland

Team Leader

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Dave Warner

Site Manager

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Tim Dow

Site Manager

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Sam Elias

Design Manager

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Tabi Ward

Company Services Manager

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Nathan Kairouz

Project Manager

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Trevor Bruiners

Cost Planner

The Life Story

Since 1912, when John (Jack) Hutchinson I and his young family immigrated to Australia from Lancashire, Hutchies has continued to grow and develop into the iconic national brand we are today. Our current Chairman, Scott Hutchinson, is now the fourth generation Hutchinson to preside over the business — he took over from his father Jack when he retired. Scott’s son, Jack Jnr, is now working in the business too. Over 105 years, we’ve been involved in some pretty amazing construction projects and created quite a bit of history. 

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1912

Year established

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5

Generations

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9

Trips to Burning Man

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It has been 105 years since Jack Hutchinson I set foot on Australian soil and undertook the first known Hutchies project.

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Our success is underpinned by a multi-generational traditional family business that has taken us more than a century to build.

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The company continues to thrive under the leadership of fourth generation Scott Hutchinson, who will hand over to his son Jack Jnr in years to come.

The Heart

Hutchies is all heart. There’s something about our culture that sets us aside from other large businesses. It's not easy to describe yet is so easily understood. We work hard to pull together to get the best results for our clients – no matter what we’re up against. We celebrate our achievements together, support local communities, and believe in a ‘fair go’ for everyone. We were born as a family business, and we’ve held on to the same core values for over a century; taking care of each other, our clients and the community; and working towards a common goal. We’re passionate about staying connected with our communities, giving back, and doing the right thing.

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200+

Charities supported annually

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20+

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14,000+

People work on Hutchies sites every day

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Hutchies' Truth published

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The recently constructed Kingborough Community Hub is at the centre of the new Kingston Park development in Tasmania. The facility was built by our Hutchies Hobart team on the site of a former gymnasium, with the existing floor and footings being adapted to transform the old building into a community hub and cafe. #hutchiesbuilt #kingboroughcommunityhub #kingboroughcouncil #kingstonpark #tasmania #community #communityhub #communitycentre #tasmaniaconstruction #australia #building #architecture #construction

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We know you're not going to like this but we couldn't resist... Happy 60th Birthday Scott!

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Last night Hutchies and Consolidated Properties celebrated the end of the financial year at the newly opened Fortitude Music Hall. We also chose this occasion to not only commemorate Consolidated Properties’ 40th anniversary, but to officially launch Hutchies 100 Year book ‘More Than The Truth: Hutchies’ Hundred Years’. We were privileged to have The Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Adrian Schrinner as our special guest of honour and speaker. Cheers to CPG and here’s to another successful year! #cpghutchies19

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Hutchies was stoked to be involved in the restoration and modernisation of The Capitol in Melbourne. This project represented the coming together of a 93 year old landmark, with our century old family-owned business, both of which hold a long and respected history. See more about the project here: https://l.hutchi.es/2GOUwED #hutchiesbuilt #thecapitol #capitoltheatre #rmit #melbourne #victoria #hospitalityandtourism #melbourneconstruction #melbournetheatres #australia #building #architecture #construction

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#Repost @thefortbne ・・・ It's been over 15 years since beloved concert venue Festival Hall shut its doors, after hosting some of the world’s biggest acts from ACDC to The Beatles world tour in 1964. Opening tonight, The Fortitude Music Hall is set to fill the gap left in the hearts of music loving Brisbanites, bringing large international acts back to Brissy. Already set to take the stage in the coming year are The National, The Flaming Lips, Hermitude and many more. @thefortitudemusichall @thenational @hermitude #thefortitudemusichall

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We recently partnered with @trademutt to create our very own 'Hutchies Feel Good' shirts. These shirts represent Trademutt's mission in the industry, which is to tackle suicide head on by opening up conversations between tradies on site. Hutchies is fully behind this idea which is why we asked Trademutt to design our own version in Hutchies' colours. Big thanks to our Adina site for sharing this awesome shot! #startaconversation #thisisaconversationstarter #trademutt #hutchiesfeelgood #suicideprevention #suicideawareness

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"All of my life in all of the jobs I’ve worked in, I’ve always tried to address mine and other people’s safety around me. When I’m not working, I’m usually out diving. I’ve always had a love for diving and it started at age 13. I have learnt many valuable lessons from diving like planning and confidence in tasks that you take on. You can equate that into the building side of things as well. To me that’s the biggest lesson diving taught me, you need to be confident in your own skills and ability but work as part of a team and to plan what you’re going to do." #humansofhutchies Maurie Vierow, Health & Safety Team Manager

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Scott down at Musgrave Park celebrating #NAIDOC Week at our @statimyaga Stall. Come and see us if you are here. #naidocweek #statimyaga #indigenousemployment #indigenousconstructioncareers #indigenouscareers

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Spotted in the streets of London... #hutchiestravellingundies #hutchiesboxers #hutchiesundies

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Last weekend 18 of Hutchies' NSW keenest surfers descended upon Ulladulla's beaches for their annual Boardriders' competition and trip. Now in its 4th year, the competition sees teams of two compete against each other for the trophy. This year 5 of our NSW Team Leaders participated with Jayson Barnaby and his team coming out on top! It was a top weekend of surfing and beers, something Hutchies is very fond of! #surfing #surfingcompetition #ulladulla #humansofhutchies #hutchiessydney #hutchiesnsw #sydney #newsouthwales

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"A near death experience put me out of the construction industry for 2 years. It wasn’t a work accident, it was a virus in my brain called Encephalitis that placed me in a coma for 2 weeks at Tweed Hospital. I have always lived life to the fullest but after that I was even more determined to get the credentials to become a safety officer. I think because I know you don’t get a next time, that’s a really important thing when I’m at work.You don’t see the injuries you prevent. I think that’s the most important part of the job." #humansofhutchies Steve Morrow, Safety & Environmental Manager

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We're excited to announce Arc by Crown Group is a finalist in two categories in the 2019 Architizer A+Awards. Please vote for it by following these links: https://l.hutchi.es/2Nj00Np & https://l.hutchi.es/2YghRpi #arcbycrowngroup #skyesuites #architizer #architizerawards #residential #brickwork #arc #sydney #nsw #construction #building #architecture

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