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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$0

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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Glen Duncan

Indigenous Coordinator

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Jamie Mifsud

Contract Administrator

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Martin Tanner

Cost Planner

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Sam Anastopoulous

Project Manager

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Peter Forsingdal

Workforce Development Coordinator

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Lyeal Raggat

Projects Manager

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Mario Hadjia

Design Manager

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Jack Chan

Contract Administrator

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Kurt Bruggestrass

Estimator

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Andrew Chahoud

Cost Planner

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Chadi Akouri

Design Manager

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Eddie Gangemi

Team Leader

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Garry McLeod

Team Leader

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Tim Ferguson

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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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

Hutchagram

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You don't see these curves in a city skyline too often! #arcbycrowngroup #sydney #hutchiesbuilt #Repost @koichitakadaarchitects ・・・ Nearing completion; the crown feature of Arc stands out among the flat city skyline. Hashtag #arcbycrowngroup when you see Arc from surrounding city skyline! _______________________________________________________ Arc by @crown_group designed by #koichitakadaarchitects, built by @hutchies1912, photography by @frmez

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#Repost @buildsydneyau ・・・ The Embassy Tower in St Leonards has topped out @ 98m high! It looks spectacular in person, great job to @hutchies1912 for completing the tower. #stleonards #sydneyhighrise #sydney #highrise #build #tower #sydneyskyscraper Credit: Upwards from SkyscraperCity

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Congratulations to the Eddie Gangemi Team for picking up the 2018 AIB National Professional Excellence Award (Residential Construction $100M+) for their work on the Newstead Central project. Fantastic achievement!

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Spot the odd one out... Scott spoke all things creativity and innovation on The Panel last night, a mini series by @covecowork raising money for our farmers. He was joined by (L-R) Adrian Spence (Richards and Spence), Elie Moubarak (@gerardsbistro) and Takeshi Takada (@alt.vfx)... it was a fantastic night with a great crowd!

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#Repost @goatroper7 ・・・ Fortitude Music Hall tour during BIGSOUND. The new roof will be on in a month.

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Our recently completed redevelopment of The Ville was selected as Project of the Year at the 2018 North Queensland MBA Regional Awards - well done to our Townsville team for picking up this honour! Check out the project here: http://l.hutchi.es/2mP7kiY #theville #villeresort #villecasino #townsvillecasino #hutchiesbuilt

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Hutchies is saddened to hear of the passing of talented architect and our friend Kerry Hill. Our condolences are with his family, friends and colleagues. #Repost @angusmartinphotog ・・・ Kerry Hill Architects - Hayman House. . . . #architecture #modernistarchitecture #kerryhillarchitects #kerryhill

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Happy 40th Birthday to the man who successfully does the dual job of Team Leader and Director! Onya Rusty, here's to 40 more at Hutchies. #humansofhutchies #twocakesoneman

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A couple of happy #hutchieskids thanks to their uncle Luke bringing home our high vis in kid size! #startemyoung

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It was an honour to accept the President's Award and Australian Engineering Excellence Award on Friday night for our Gateway Shopping Centre and Homemaker Centre (Stage 1 and 2 totalling $165M in value) at the 2018 Northern Australia chapter of the AEEAs. Special thanks to Harry White for his contribution to this project, as well as our Darwin and Cairns teams. It is highly unusual for a builder to win this award, which made it all the more special...

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Jack Jnr (or Jack the 5th!) visiting his great, great grandfather's house (Jack the 1st) in Bury, Lancashire. The original Jack set sail from his home in England in 1911, arriving in Australia and setting up shop in 1912 aka establishing Hutchies! #hutchieshistory

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Great to share Preston's artwork unveiling today with this great group (L-R): Scott Hutchinson, Alecia O'Toole & Erica Evans (from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet), our Indigenous Coordinator Mark Kucks, Zoe Winters (also from the Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet), Preston Campbell and our Indigenous Mentor Coordinator, Joel Anderson. See our previous post for more details about the artwork! #indigenousart #prestoncampbell

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