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 $300M+ 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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1,600

People

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300+

Projects built annually

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$2.4B

Turnover 2017

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$350M

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 $22M, 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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$22M

Average project size

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13 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 $1.3B 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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135,000m²

Scaffolding

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$80M+

Plant, vehicles & equipment

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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 25+ 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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Lynden Watson

Project Manager

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Mark Phillips

Team Leader

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Patrick Boutkan

Site Supervisor

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Terry Bailey

Site Manager

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Daniel Cooper

Team Leader

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Jeff Barber

Site Foreman

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Jamie Washington

Team Leader

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Graham Raams

Project Manager

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Alistair Pillay

Contract Administrator

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Ray Vahab

Contract Administrator

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Cassidy Holland

Site Manager

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Clinton Handebo

Site Supervisor

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John Parker

Project Manager

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Josh Innes

Project Manager

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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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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100+

Charities supported annually

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14,000+

People work on Hutchies sites every day

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Hutchies' Truth published

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Our Gold Coast Team is about to kick this beauty off! #Repost @spyregroup ・・・ Getting excited - our stunning Elysian on Broadbeach #goldcoast #architecture #elysianonbroadbeach #broadbeach #highrise #residential #apartments #queensland

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Making good progress on the refurbishment for @qld_theatre which will be known as Billie Brown Theatre when it opens later this year. Checking out the site recently was QLD Minister for the Arts, @leeanneenoch_mp (right) along with (L-R) Julian Messer, Sam Strong, Amanda Jolly and our Chris Chainey who is the Project Manager on the job. #qldtheatre #queensland #theatre #plays #refurbishment #construction #hutchiesbuilt #thearts #brisbane

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#Repost @conradgargett ・・・ Modular Hospital delivered to the Australian Outback: NSW's Broken Hill Community Health Centre designed by Conrad Gargett Opens: ".. Access to health services for people residing in the local district is expected to improve .. Managing Director of Conrad Gargett Lawrence Toaldo stated, “We were privileged to be part of the delivery of the Broken Hill Community Health Centre in New South Wales..."

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“My parents grew up in a low socio-economic area of Durban, South Africa. My Dad had always known he was destined for greatness, although coming from a family of 7 who shared the living space no bigger than a double garage, he climbed his fair share of mountains to get there. My mother was from a family of 11, who lived on a farm and lived off the land. They got married in the in the 70s where apartheid was still rife all throughout Southern Africa..." #humansofhutchies Alistair Pillay, Contract Administrator (photography by @willsteelephotography)

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#shoutout to Scott and #hutchiesfam over the at the NOS Alive Festival in Portugal! Looks like fun #nosalive2018 #Repost @goatroper7 ・・・ Whenever and wherever I am someone from Hutchies comes and says hello. Another reason for us all to celebrate.

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Atira Student Accommodation in North Melbourne, thanks for the interesting perspectives of this job @mahbod_kb and @bboouunnddii ! #hutchiesbuilt #atira #studentaccommodation #melbourne #northmelbourne #victoria #vic #construction #crane #highrise #studentaccomm #studentliving #cityscape @blueskydevelopments

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Who else would love to live this close to the beach?? We would! Site pictured is our Northcliffe Residences, literally neighbours with the ocean! #Repost @usherandson ・・・ Birds-Eye view over one of our current Projects | Northcliffe Residences Well underway with @hutchies1912 . . . #usherandson #yourprojectpartner #northcliffe #residences #hutchies1912 #eastview #cnqc #boutique #construction #birdseyeview #commercialpainting #commercialrendering #cotteeparkerarchitects @cotteeparker

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“I’ve personally been in the construction industry for thirteen years but construction has always been in my life with both my parents being engineers and every house we lived in since I was born has had some form of renovation undertaken. We moved to Rockhampton from Sydney when I was fifteen as my Mum had accepted the position of Dean of Engineering at CQU University...” #humansofhutchies Pat Taylor, Estimating Manager

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Check out this uniquely designed student accomm currently under construction for BlueSky in North Melbourne on our website - http://l.hutchi.es/2FvXJG9 #Repost @urban.com.au (thanks for the pic!) ・・・ Another student development well under construction. 1 Flemington road in North Melbourne. We love the #design, do you? #studentsinmelbourne #melbuni #northmelbourne @hayball_arch @hutchies1912 @blueskydevelopments

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Going up! Hedgeley Luxury Apartments for our Client @littleprojects

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Our Sunny Coast Team poppin' collars to get the job done. Looking good boys! (Pictured L-R Leo Deboer, Stuart Hargreaves, Kye Hargreaves)

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"I started figure skating when I was three years old, and my Mum still has my first pair of ice skating boots – they’re ridiculously tiny! I figure skated up until I was about 16 and then high school became too much, I used to compete all the time and I loved competing in artistic competitions because I could wear really cute costumes and skate to fun songs..." #humansofhutchies Brooke Wilson, Company Services (photography by @willsteelephotography)

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