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 $326M+ 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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1,800

People

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300+

Projects built annually

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$2.83B

Turnover 2019

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$326M

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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$100M+

Assets

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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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Russell Fryer

Director

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Brittney Short

Site Admin

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Jayson Barnaby

Team Leader

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Stephen Mordue

WHS&E Manager

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Steph Spooner

WHS&E Coordinator

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Natalie Bishop

Cadet

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Josh Cabanas

Site Manager

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Ray Vahab

Contract Administrator

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Gilbert Town

Assistant Cost Planner

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Peter Singleton

Quality Adviser

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Shane Wilson

Project Manager

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Bernie Nolan

Team Leader

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Jack Peschardt

Team Leader

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Kyle Hare

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.

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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200+

Charities supported annually

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20+

Beehives on top of offices

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14,000+

People work on Hutchies sites every day

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Hutchies' Truth published

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Breathing new life into old friends. Hutchies built the North Tower of the Lady Lamington Building 84 years ago. Today, we’re proud to be working with Australian Unity to revitalise the Lady Lamington, Edith Cavell, and Lady Norman buildings for the Herston Quarter development, in Queensland’s largest ever heritage restoration. #hutchiesbuilt #australianunity #MetroNorthHHS #heritage

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Our 101 Moray Street project team along with our client @deaguegroup recently celebrated the structure top out with a BBQ lunch on site. The 7 level commercial development in South Melbourne is set to redefine the traditional commercial office environment with features that reflect a 5-star luxurious hotel. The project is on track to be completed later this year. Follow the link in our bio for more info! #officeconstruction #commercialconstruction #offices #luxuryoffice #melbourne #victoria #southmelbourne #hutchiesbuilt

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Each year we host an annual weekend away for all the wonderful women who work at Hutchies. The getaway is a chance for the female contingent of our workforce to socialise and relax off site or out of the office. This year was no different, with #IWD coincidentally falling on the final day of the glamping trip to Byron Bay. Although we all still have work to do to improve the numbers in the construction industry, we're grateful to have such a powerful and talented group of individuals working for Hutchies! Happy International Women's Day! #iwd2020 #EachForEqual #internationalwomensday #womeninconstruction

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Our Hutchies' clean up team lead by Dean White removed a whopping 3️⃣5️⃣8️⃣ kg of rubbish from North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) on Sunday 1st March which is the official @cleanupaustralia Day! Thank you to everyone that helped, we'll definitely be doing this again next year and encouraging more participation around the country #keepaustraliabeautiful #makestraddiespotlessagain #northstradbrokeisland #stradbrokeisland #straddie #cleanupaustraliaday #cleanupaustralia #minjerribah #australia #beach #island

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Crane eye view! #level21 #midtown #midtowncentre #crane #cranes #craneoperator

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Hutchies is excited to deliver two schools projects for the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) over the next two years through the Footscray Learning Precinct project and Fisherman’s Bend Secondary School project. Both projects will see the construction of new, state-of-the art facilities and will support a growing student population. Sod turning celebration for Fisherman’s Bend Secondary School took place on Thursday 16 January 2020.

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3️⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣! That's the number of scaffold deliveries the Hutchies' Scaffold Team has now delivered to date. Congratulations to our 101 Moray site in South Melbourne (pictured) for receiving this special landmark delivery earlier this week. The team have utilised our own scaffold on over 1500 products since 2004. #hutchiesscaffold #hutchiesbuilt #scaffolding #scaffold #constructionindustry #melbourne #victoria

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In a historic moment for South East Queensland, the new Fortitude Valley State Secondary College opened its doors last week after we completed the first areas of the school in time for Term 1, 2020. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Education Minister Grace Grace welcomed the first Year 7 students on their first day with the opening ceremony held in the new auditorium. The school's new vertical building and sports oval will be completed later this year. Swipe to see some of the transformation, and check out our website for more pics and info: https://l.hutchi.es/2UpPRAu

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The first ever height adjustable tower crane system, designed and constructed by Hutchies for our Skytower project has been submitted to the Australian Construction Awards 2020 for the Innovation of the Year people's choice award. The innovative system gave us the ability to operate construction plant within the 12m zone permitted above Skytower's 274m height during daylight hours to productively construct the top of the tower. Previously this would be virtually unachievable and cost prohibitive due to the constraints of traditional tower crane systems which impact upon controlled air space in the construction of ultra high rise buildings.

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#Repost @thelangstonepping ・・・ We’d like you to meet Simon, who’s our Site Engineer at The Langston. In his role, Simon is responsible for forecasting timelines and work programmes for the project, meaning he’s heavily involved in the site setup, working with consultants to ensure design requirements are met ahead of construction on site. Simon’s role is vital in determining crane and hoist locations, liaising with council, and coordinating concrete pours, while ensuring access for façade and finishes trades throughout. Thanks Simon! #humansofhutchies

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Hutchies opens Brisbane’s first new inner city school in 50 years on Tuesday — Fortitude Valley State Secondary College. #hutchiesbuilt #FVSSC #education #fortitudevalleystatesecondarycollege #fortitudevalleyssc

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Allity Aged Care enlisted Hutchies to complete a major refurbishment to the Princeton View Aged Care home located in the bayside suburb of Brighton East. We undertook the works over seven stages, working within a sensitive environment and encompassing the heritage-listed St John of God Hospital site. See more on our website (link in bio): https://l.hutchi.es/2GiB4zb #hbfeaturedproject #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #hutchinsonbuilders #allity #princetonview #community #agedcare #australia #melbourne #victoriaconstruction #building #architecture #construction

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