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 $330M+ 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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1400

People

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300+

Projects built annually

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$2.87B

Turnover 2020

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$330M

Balance sheet

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150+

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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175,000m²

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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Rani Davis

Foreman

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Peter King

Project Manager

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Kellie Williams

Director

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Stephen Mordue

WHS&E Manager

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Dominic Bauer

Site Manager

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Ray Vahab

Contract Administrator

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Josh Cabanas

Site Manager

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Chadi Akouri

Design Manager

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Daniel Simpson

Site Engineer

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Luke Smith

Cost Planner

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Gilbert Town

Assistant Cost Planner

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Myles Diehm

Senior Project Engineer

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Aidan Murphy

Design Manager

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Matthew Jamieson

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 108 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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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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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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Don’t forget to vote for Chester & Ella in the 2020 AIB National People’s Choice Awards. Chester & Ella is 1 of 7 contenders up for the award so help us bring it home! Voting closes in just over three weeks on 15 September 2020. Voting is super easy, simply like the photo of Chester & Ella here: https://l.hutchi.es/ee247 Thanks in advance for your support! #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #hutchinsonbuilders #chesterandella #kokodaproperty #hayball #australianinstituteofbuilding #AIBawards #nationalpeopleschoice #voteforus (photography by @andymacpherson.studio)

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Hutchies is currently undertaking works for Cricket Australia & Queensland Cricket to create a new National Cricket Campus (NCC) at Wavell Heights in Brisbane. The campus will be paramount to creating top notch players for Australian Cricket whilst focusing on engaging and inspiring the community. The National Cricket Campus, jointly funded by the Australian Government, Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council, Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket. Getting more people active through sports and recreation.

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A big shout out to Con-form Group for donating our new Honey Bees platform! The bees at our Toowong Office are now protected from the elements all year round. The worldwide declining bee population is something Hutchies feels very strongly about and we are committed to doing our part to help save our most important insect. We have hives at the majority of our offices and are the only company we know of in Australia boosting the colonisation of urban bee hives on a national scale. Thanks again Con-form Group from our Honey Bees to you. P.S. photos were taken pre COVID-19!

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Hutchies “topped out” Ipswich Central last Friday with Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding and our MD Greg Quinn marking the occasion. The new council administration building and children’s library has officially reached its full height, changing the skyline for the better and creating a modern and vibrant CBD for the people of Ipswich. Mayor Harding said the completion of the building’s structure was an important step forward for council’s $246M Nicholas Street redevelopment. Find out more about the project on our website here: https://l.hutchi.es/93g #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #hutchinsonbuilders

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We transformed 501 Olsen Avenue into Servico on Olsen for our client @empirica_developments This brand new neighbourhood convenience centre boasts international tenants including a drive-thru Starbucks, KFC, Shell servo and a host of other speciality stores such as Burger'D, Sushi Train and 12 Rounds Boxing Gym. Servico on Olsen is open with only one tenancy remaining. Contact @empirica_developments for info on the last remaining spot! ▪︎▪︎▪︎ #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #hutchinsonbuilders #empirica #empiricadevelopments #shell #kfc #starbucks #coles #servo

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Our Sunny Coast Team won up big on Friday night at the 2020 Master Builders Sunshine Coast Regional Housing & Construction Awards. We took home a total of seven awards including Project of the Year for Baringa Retail Centre and House of the Year for Domic at Sunshine Beach. This is Hutchies fourth Project of the Year award for us so far and we are beyond surprised by the results! #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #hutchinsonbuilders #baringaretailcentre #domic #masterbuildersqueensland #mbaawards20 #projectoftheyear #houseoftheyear #retail #residential

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The recently constructed Cairns Airport T2 Domestic Terminal Upgrade is up and running and shinier than ever before. The vital revamp now provides visitors with a world-class airport experience by undertaking imperative terminal layout works to reduce congestion and increase the capacity of the security screening area, plus providing up to 2,000m² of new retail and dining areas. Hutchies is privileged to have been involved in upgrading a vital gateway to all that Far North Queensland has to offer.

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Third time lucky! We managed to bag a hat trick on Friday night, with Project of the Year for Northcliffe Residences at the 2020 Master Builders Gold Coast Regional Housing & Construction Awards, along with the Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) over $20M category. The judges were drawn to Northcliffe Residences for its degree of difficulty in gaining access for deliveries, and the quality of finish throughout the building. “This project is an exceptional example of modern design combined with major engineering challenges. A brilliant result for both builder and client.” Congrats to everyone involved in this project!

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Wow another Project of the Year! Hutchies is overjoyed to have won five awards on Friday night at the livestreamed 2020 Master Builders Downs & Western Regional Housing & Construction Awards. Centenary Heights SHS Performing Arts Centre had a great night taking out Project of the Year as well as the Education Facilities up to $10M category. Congratulations to all the other builders, projects and individuals that were recognised at the awards and well done to the team on Centenary Heights SHS Perfoming Arts Centre!

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Hutchies was stoked to see The Fantauzzo win not one but two awards in the last month! SJB was awarded The Beatrice Hutton Award for Commercial Architecture at the 2020 AIA Queensland Architecture Awards virtual presentation on Thursday July 9. We’re delighted as always to have constructed a project that receives recognition at the awards, and we’ve always been a great advocate of recognising architects, having sponsored the AIA Queensland Awards since 1989. On Friday night we also took out the Tourism and Leisure Facilities over $10 million Award at the 2020 Master Builders Brisbane Regional Housing & Construction Awards.

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On Friday night Hutchies was awarded Project of the Year and Residential Building (high-rise over 3 storeys) over $20 million at the 2020 Master Builders Brisbane Regional Housing & Construction Awards. As always Hutchies is humbled to be considered for these accolades. A big shout out to everyone involved in the creation and success of Skytower and congratulations to all the other winners! Find out more about Skytower here: https://l.hutchi.es/5c5f9 (link in bio)

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We won the award for Queensland, now help us take out the 2020 AIB National People’s Choice Award by voting for Chester & Ella! Simply like the photo of Chester & Ella on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/ee247 (link in bio) Chester & Ella is 1 of 7 entries up for the award and the project with the most likes will be announced at the National Awards Night. Voting closes 15 September 2020. Thanks for your support! #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #hutchinsonbuilders #chesterandella #kokodaproperty #hayball #australianinstituteofbuilding #AIBawards #nationalpeopleschoice #voteforus

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