This is Hutchies

Hutchies has been building the structures in which Australians live, work, study, shop and play since 1912. From our early 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 $390M+ strong balance sheet, underpin our company’s performance. 

BCI Central and The Urban Developer ranked Hutchies as Australia’s top construction company based on total value of projects that commenced in 2022.

We have a national presence across more urban and regional centres of Australia's east and central coasts. 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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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 $35M, 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

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


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16 yrs

Average leadership tenure

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

Greg Quinn


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 senior 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 $4B 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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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


A few of our company members

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Jack Chan

Contract Administrator

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Riley Hanlon



Bernie Nolan

Team Leader

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Jake Anderson

Site Worker

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Raymond Lee

Site Engineer


Murray Emmerson

Team Leader

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Dominic Schattiger

Project Manager

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Ayman Khalaf

Cost Planner


Mitch Grimmer

Team Leader

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Dave Warner

Site Manager


Jack Hutchinson Jnr



Nick Dovey

Site Manager


Michael Lawlor

National Design Manager

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Patrick Boutkan

Site Supervisor

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 110 years, we’ve been involved in some pretty amazing construction projects and created quite a bit of history. 



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Trips to Burning Man


It has been 111 years since Jack Hutchinson I set foot on Australian soil and undertook the first known Hutchies project.


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


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 Recognition

Hutchies' contribution to society is often recognised through prestigious awards and honours. They're really humbling and give us even more pride in what we do as good community citizens. They recognise the passion our people have in backing the things that matter most to them, of which Hutchies will always get behind and support. 

Our Statim Yaga Indigenous training and employment initiative has been widely regarded for the real impact its making to employment parity. It's supported by Hutchies Training, which in itself is highly recognised through multiple Australian Training Awards for their industry leading apprenticeships and skills development programs. 

From a construction perspective, each year our project teams across Australia are recipients of various awards. They acknowledge the hard work of our people and their quality workmanship and innovation in the construction industry. We're regular participants in awards programs with the Master Builders Association, Australian Institute of Building, Australian Institute of Architects and more.

A few of our recent business accolades include:

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.

We believe in the power of honesty, integrity and transparency. All doors are open always – all the way to the top. We empower our people — to make decisions and try new things. We give people the knowledge, skills and tools they need to grow and develop and delight our clients through their work. We ask for help when we need it – and receive it unconditionally. We own our mistakes. Hard work and mutual respect underpin everything we do.  



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Building a Sydney icon. Meet the pinnacle of luxury living on Sydney’s lower north shore: The Landmark. Hutchies delivered this 57-storey architectural masterpiece for New Hope Group. The Landmark was designed by A+ Design Group & Warren Mahoney, winning a Good Design Award back in 2015 on launch. With 417 meticulously crafted residences, The Landmark redefines luxury. Each apartment offers high ceilings, high-end finishes, private balconies, and expansive living areas and kitchens, setting a new benchmark in opulent living. But the true essence of The Landmark lies in its world-class amenities. Residents enjoy unmatched views of Australia’s harbour city, along with a host of resort-style services. Leisure options abound with a pool and spa area, a state-of-the-art virtual golf room, a discovery playground for children, a private cinema, a music rehearsal space, a library, and designated dining and lounge areas. Welcome to a new standard of living. Welcome to The Landmark. See more > link in bio Team / John Berlese Client / New Hope Group Project Manager / Codicote Architect / A+ Design Group & Warren Mahoney Structural Engineer / ADG Engineers Quantity Surveyor / WT Partnership #hutchies #sydney #stleonards #nsw #australia #residential #highrise #newhopegroup #hutchiesbuilt #construction #design #engineering #project #apartments #luxury




Big shoutout to our latest group of aspiring construction workers. A number of keen young recruits have recently started at our just-launched training facility in the heart of our West Village development at West End. Our construction school is not just a classroom — it's part of a fully functioning live job site. Through our Hutchies Training programs, participants get hands-on experiences crafting their skills in the real world of construction. Special thanks to the boys from Tribal Experiences for their Welcome to Country and Minister Craig Crawford for joining us for the launch. #australiantraining #indigenousjobs #statimyaga #hutchiestraining #constructioneducation #handsonlearning #realworldtraining #buildthefuture #westvillage #tribalexperiences #constructionlife #aussiebuilders #skillsforlife #constructioncareers #learntobuild #trainwithhutchies #futureofconstruction




Building on our experience constructing over 6,000 student accommodation beds across Australia, Hutchies is proud to have delivered the new purpose designed and built student accommodation at James Cook University’s Townsville campus. Our enduring partnership with JCU dates back to the early ‘90s and boasts 20 successful projects that range from small refurbishments to complex laboratories stretching up to the Cape. This seven-story complex, home to more than 400 students, features a subtropical contemporary design with a focus on sustainable living. The building includes study bedrooms, high-quality communal facilities, and a master chef kitchen. The project is targeting a LEED Gold sustainability rating. Construction of this project secured over 150 local construction jobs, including more than 85% subcontractors who were based in the region. We’re also extremely proud to have achieved a 4% Indigenous participation rate, providing First Australians with real opportunities to build meaningful careers in the construction industry.



Meet the impressive new triple storey modular education precinct at Bellbird State Secondary College — designed, prefabricated and installed by Hutchies Modular for the @qldeducation. This 3,000sqm building almost instantly added 17 additional general learning spaces and sporting areas to this growing Brisbane school. Delivered in an extremely tight program, the project took just 32 weeks from design through to handover. Read more / Client / Queensland Department of Education Project Manager / Lambert + Rehbein Architect / Vabasis #hutchies #brisbane #education #school #educationqueensland #qed #doe #hutchiesbuilt #construction #design #engineering #project #modular #prefabricated




Hutchies is proud to recognise and support emerging industry leaders. A massive shout out to Ryan Bridle, the winner of the 2023 Mechanical Services Apprentice of the Year at the Plumbing and Fire Industry Awards, pictured here with Bernie Nolan of Hutchies. Our congratulations extend to all winners on the night. Here’s to building great futures. #pfiawards #plumbingandfireindustryawards #hutchies #engineering #mechanical #mech #services




Hutchies is working with @brisbanecitycouncil on the City Reach Boardwalk rehabilitation project along Brisbane’s iconic riverfront. Stage 1 of the works is located directly under our @443queenstreet project and involved demolition of the existing structure above the boardwalk level to access, remove and replace the degraded concrete deck panels, and reconstructing the boardwalk. Due to the complexity of access, Hutchies used a barge to carefully undertake the works – craning into place large sections of new concrete deck panels from the water. Client / Brisbane City Council Structural Engineer / Jacobs Certifier / Steve Bartley & Associates #hutchies #brisbane #bne #civilinfrastructure #boardwalk #brisbanecitycouncil #bcc #cityreach #443queenst #brisbanecity #hutchiesbuilt #construction #design #engineering #project




Congratulations to Gavin Taylor of our Toowoomba Team for being named Hutchies' 2022 Estimator of the Year (EOTY)! Gav's leadership in our Hutchies Modular division in Toowoomba has been outstanding. From project procurement to post-completion, he's been involved in every step of the process, making his contribution invaluable to the success of several recent projects. The award was announced at our annual Estimators' Conference in Hobart last week, where we were welcomed by our local Tassie team who have been part of the region since 2009. Attendees took part in a range of interactive sessions over two days, designed to share knowledge and insights on market conditions and the latest processes and methods to achieve better outcomes for our clients and projects. Well done, Gavin, and to everyone who attended the conference. Photo 1 Left to Right / Josh Chau, Gavin Taylor, Jack Hutchinson Jnr & Paul David #hutchies #EOTY #awards #estcon2023 #estimating #estimators #costplanning #constructionestimating #construction #constructionestimators #hutchieshobart #hutchiesliveshere




With National Women in Construction Week 2023 just having wrapped up for the year, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight one of the many great women working tirelessly in her role at Hutchies. Introducing Shannon Scott, National HSE Coordinator, a very familiar face around Hutchies who has been known to leave a lasting impression! She first joined us in 2013 as the Tassie Team’s HSE Manager. Since then, she has worked on a number of major projects, stretching from Tasmania to South-East Queensland. Shannon began her trade career straight after high school, joining the Australian Navy as an Electronic Technician – Weapons. She was posted in locations across Australia, as well as abroad. She then obtained her second trade qualification as an electrician and worked in numerous industries Australia-wide. Shannon is now working as Hutchies’ National HSE Coordinator, ensuring that humans of Hutchies understand what is required to meet industry health, safety and environmental compliance standards. In addition to her impressive career milestones, Shannon will tell you that her favourite part of the day is getting to go home to her wife, daughter, and their two dogs. We are grateful to have Shannon as part of the team - she plays an integral role, and we commend her dedication to safety at Hutchies. #humansofhutchies #wic #womeninconstruction #wicweek #safetyinconstruction #buildingsafely #hse



With sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay, Hutchies was proud to work with the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) to deliver the state-of-the-art Port Melbourne Secondary College. This iconic new school in the heart of Melbourne was designed to house 1100 students and built to open for the 2022 school year. #hutchies #melbourne #education #school #vsba #portmelbourneSC #construction #design Client / Victorian School Building Authority Project Manager / @rpinfrastructure Architect / @billardleece Engineer / @wsp_australia




Happy International Women's Day! Hutchies celebrates IWD to spotlight the hardworking women in our ranks, but we also support and advocate for women all year round. Our focus is on creating an environment that provides individual support to all Hutchies' people. We want to foster a feeling of safety, respect and inclusion, with a stable platform to confidently build a career. For IWD 2023, we launched a new dedicated internal website for our women in construction, which brings together resources, information and support especially tailored for our female workforce. On the ground, sites ran tours, offices enjoyed catering and @hutchiestraining set up a Try'a Trade event on our Eve Residences project to give girls a glimpse into the world of construction. And for something a bit different this year, a clothes swap event was set up by our Toowong office to gather donations for women in need with generous employees donating hundreds of wonderful garments. #iwd #iwd2023 #womeninconstruction #wic #embraceequity #tryatrade #clothesswap



Check out the progress at our St Germain Town Centre in Clyde North. Hutchies is working with Campbell Park Property Developments to bring this green field mixed use centre to life which will create a new heart of retail and medical precincts within the master planned development. The project includes more than 15,000sqm of area with 22 ground floor tenancies for a new Coles, Liquorland, pharmacy and other specialty stores, with commercial tenancies on level 1. The dedicated medical precinct has 6 specialist tenancies spread over a 2 storey 7,452sqm building. There will be more than 670 car parking spaces across the precinct, including several dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging spots. Hutchies started on site in May 2022 and looks forward to completing the project early next year. #hutchies #melbourne #mixeduse #stgermain #clydenorth #retail #medical #towncentre #victoria #masterplan #urbandesign #construction #design Client / Campbell Park Property Developments Project Manager / Urban Architect / @clarkehopkinsclarke Structural Engineer / Klopfer Dobos Pty Ltd Services Engineer / A T Gormanns & Associates Certifier / @floreancigsmith



The wait is almost over…. There’s a reason we don’t see the world in black and white…. Having undergone major renovations, the Cambridge Hotel is almost ready to be revealed and is set to become one of the hippest hotels in Sydney! Situated on Riley Street in Surry Hills this new ultracool and stylish lifestyle hotel by @adgeapartments boasts an explosion of colour to tantalise the senses and offers stunning conceptual design throughout, with bespoke artwork on each of the 11 floors by renowned tattoo artist @adrian_hing_tattoo. Rooms offer visitors cozy, air-conditioned spaces with designer furniture, ensuite bathrooms with see-through showers(!) SMEG minibars, and views over the city streets below, all within just a short walk from the bustling restaurants and nightlife of the famed Oxford Street. Fun and fabulously designed, the Cambridge Hotel is the perfect choice for travelers who can’t abide sterile chain hotels and whom are after that extra special razzle-dazzle! #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #cambridgehotel #surryhills #sydney #oxfordstreet #hotel #accommodation #construction #design #art #australia #project #pride




Not a bad day in the office for our Hutchies Cranes & Hoist Team erecting a Terex Corporation Comedil 331 at our Eve Residences project for Homecorp Property Group overlooking the Broadwater’s Golden Mile. #hutchies #construction #cranes #towercrane #terex #comedil #everesidences #southport #goldcoast #australia #project




Happy Friday from up high! Rigging manager Matthew McAdam climbing the crane at Infinity, Broadbeach. #hutchiesbuilt #infinity #broadbeach #infinitybroadbeach #residential #residentialconstruction #constructioninnovation #wearehutchies #humansofhutchies #cranes #crane

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