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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Stacey McCracken

Office Administrator

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Ryan Coyne

Design / Services Manager

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Dominic Bauer

Site Manager

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Carolina Busina

Cost Planner

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Neil Wheaton

Building Services & ESD

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Greg Quinn

Managing Director

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Suzy Lee

Senior Estimator

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Jack Whitten

Cadet

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Ben Young

Workplace Relations Manager

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Lyndon Christian

Team Leader

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Paul Hart

Team Leader

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Kurt Bruggestrass

Estimator

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Shani White

Commercial Manager

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Peter King

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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8

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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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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#Repost @james.bellass ・・・ Hutchinson Builders - Winners of the Professional Excellence In Building Award - Commercial Construction $25 Million to $100 Million. (3rd Year In A Row!) Well deserved by the 310 Ann St Project Team! #aib #aibawards #aibawardsnight #hutchinsonbuilders #hutchies #hutchies1912

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Awesome job Eddie Gangemi Team for collecting the top prize for Newstead Central at the QLD AIB Awards last night... More to follow on our website soon. #Repost @morganmarshall2 ・・・ Pretty happy to win the +$100 million category but to win overall @hutchies1912 #australianinstituteofbuilding

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#Repost @m_cant_tell ・・・ West village #homeawayfromhome #livingthedream #hutchies #getitdone #friday #sekisuihouse @hutchies1912 @sekisuihouseaustralia

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This one is coming along nicely! Say hello to the cool facade of Walan Apartments, Kangaroo Point (photography by @harleighv)

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"I’ve always loved being part of the community, whether it be through my mosque, school, footy club or anything really that engages the youth of Australia. Having an effect on a grass roots level, goes a long way in improving the wellbeing of the community. Prior to joining Hutchies I was able to co-found the first ever mixed Muslim and Jewish football team in Australia..." #humansofhutchies Oussama Abou-Zeid, Foreman (photography by @jack_harlem)

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“I have four brothers, so my influence has always been outdoors with skateboarding, riding BMX, and four wheel driving. Out adventuring and running amok with them. I got my first skateboard when I was 6. I wasn’t very good but having older brothers, I wanted to prove them all wrong. However, hanging out more with my Mum as I got older, I was still encouraged to skateboard but I found a passion for netball, dancing, track & field and competitive aerobics...” #humansofhutchies Jilleasa Challenor, Contract Administrator (photography by @jack_harlem)

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(Almost) All the Hutchies ladies!! #ladiesweekend2018

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"It started after we had gone to the circus when I was about four years old. After that my parents put myself and my two siblings into the circus “The Flying Fruit Flies” and after that came basically 10 years of performing on weekends, training every other hour that we had free and travelling around on school holidays to various parts around Victoria and New South Wales..." #humansofhutchies Ben Clarke, IT Manager (photography by @willsteelephotography)

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We're super keen for this one! #Repost @pen.ll ・・・ So kool to work @hutchies1912 so this was the old @valleyink was now it’s going to be a #rad new music venue right in the middle of the valley mall. #newhangout #valley #brisbane #music

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@_thedreamcollective_ put on a fantastic 'Women in Leadership' event for some of our women today in Melbourne. Highly recommend this group for helping improve our industry! And thanks to Dr. Natalie Galea for her unique insights and research into the state of the industry as a whole. #womeninconstruction

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#Repost @lifeflight_au ・・・ Great progress has been made on the new, purpose-built Clive Berghofer LifeFlight Centre in Toowoomba. We visited the site this morning and it's safe to say the Toowoomba #RACQ LifeFlight Rescue base will now be one of the best in Australia! #savinglives @hutchies1912

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"My entire life changed from winning a competition on the radio for an all-expenses paid trip to Canada, as this gave me the impetus to quit the sales job I felt I was “stuck in”. On my return to Australia I moved into the construction industry, in an entry level Site Clerk position for Westfield on Stage 1 of the North Lakes Shopping Centre..." #humansofhutchies Bree Hoek, Contracts Manager (photography by @willsteelephotography)

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