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 $350M+ 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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1,700

People

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300+

Projects built annually

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$2.6B

Turnover 2018

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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 $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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$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 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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Dennis McGregor

Cadet

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Peter King

Project Manager

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Francois Pousson

Project Manager

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Joey Cassin

Site Foreman

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Alex Korber

Project Engineer

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Jack Hutchinson Snr

Non-Executive Director

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Alex Lee

Contract Administrator

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Peter Lee

Team Leader

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Brendan Wikman

Assistant Accountant

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Ayman Khalaf

Cost Planner

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Kurt Bruggestrass

Contracts Administrator

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Josh Patterson

Design Manager

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Christina Kyriacou

Contracts Administrator

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Peter Forsingdal

Workforce Development Coordinator

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’ Southport Team is proud to announce the beginning of a purpose-built integrated health & wellbeing hub for Kalwun Development Corporation in Coomera. This facility will be a one-stop shop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people residing in the northern Gold Coast growth corridor. Our Statim Yaga program will promote training and career opportunities for the Indigenous community for the duration of this spectacular project. Doors will open at the end of 2019.

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Max, Site Manager in the making! If this doesn't put a smile on your face we're not sure what will... thanks @tnrconcreting !! #hutchieskids

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Pretty night lights in celebration of BrisAsia Festival at HSW... thanks @brisbaneatnight for this atmospheric capture! #Repost @brisbaneatnight ・・・ #howardsmithwharves #storybridge #brisbaneatnight #night #longexposure #viewsofbrisbane #brisbaneqld #brisbanephotographic #thisisbrisbane #brisbaneanyday #visitbrisbane #theqldbible #thisisqueensland #discoverqueensland #southeastqueensland #mybrisbane #igersbrisbane #igersaustralia #southeastqueensland #nikond7500 #tamron35 #tamronaus #nisifiltersaustralia

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THREE HUNDRED & FIFTY Our Statim Yaga Indigenous employment program has surpassed all expectations by achieving its goal to place 350 Indigenous workers into the construction industry 6 months ahead of schedule! Carmen (pictured) recently started with Hutchies’ Training Team and was officially our 350th worker placed into employment. Stay tuned for a big announcement coming soon for our Statim Yaga program. #statimyaga #hutchinsonbuilders #indigenousjobs #closingthegap #indigenous #indigenousaustralia

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Yes, you're looking at a 360° rainbow (aka sun halo)! Have you ever seen one? Captured on site at 142 Marine Parade, Miami QLD by our Shaun Power. #360rainbow #rainbow #miamiqld #sunhalo #halo

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Walan Apartments is now live on our website: http://l.hutchi.es/2mROgPL #hutchiesbuilt #residential #luxuryapartments #walan #walanapartments #kangaroopoint #brisbane #queensland #bespoke #architecture #innercity

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ARC Wine Bar (@howardsmithwharves latest offering) is now open! #Repost @howardsmithwharves ・・・ From where you’d rather be….golden hour on the deck at the new ARC Wine Bar. #nowopen @arc_dining

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Our Matilda Fowke (COTY 2018 & PA to Greg Quinn), Bree Hoek (Contract Manager) and Kellie Williams (COTY 2015 & Director) on top of the world at Skytower today! #Repost @waterbaby06 ・・・ Amazing site visit to #skytower with these two awesome ladies. Thanks for taking us around @im_tpain #hutchies1912 #womeninconstruction #nawic womeninbuilding

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Such a good find at The Espy! @hotelesplanadestkilda #Repost @semz_pa_pm ・・・ An estimated 50,000 rock posters were discovered by Sand Hill Road when they took over the semi- renovated Esplanade Hotel site in 2016. SEMZ PM Declan remembers the moment this particular poster montage was chosen.. It’s this commitment to it’s heritage that’s made the Espy revitalisation such a huge success.

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@errinrichardson literally flying the flag for Hutchies!

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Our James and Ben on site at P.M. Port Melbourne #portmelbourne #pmportmelboure #construction #melbourne #victoria #humansofhutchies #Repost @pmportmelbourne ・・・ We recently caught up with our builders Ben (HB Team Leader) and James (HB Site Manager) from @hutchies1912. They said of the structures rising on the construction site, “we’re about to pour level two on tower three and level one to connect towers two and three together.” The construction team has already returned to work in the new year to continue pushing the project forward in 2019.

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Starting the year off right with this great capture of W A L A N #Repost @lindyjohnsoncreative ・・・ Here’s to elevating Australian design in 2019! @bureauproberts is leading the charge with Walan, a project that takes subtropical design to new heights on the banks of the Brisbane River. Great job GBW Group and @hutchies1912 Photography by @christopherfrederickjones

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