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 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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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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Penny Hoolihan

Investment Manager

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Matthew Dawson

Team Leader - Civil

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Sam Elias

Design Manager

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Dominic Schattiger

Contract Administrator

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Liam O'Connor

Cadet

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Tim Dow

Site Manager

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Ryan Coyne

Project Manager

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Lu Yin

Accountant

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Clinton Handebo

Site Manager

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Thomas White

Site Manager

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Francois Pousson

Project Manager

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Kev Whitaker

Team Leader

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Nick Colthup

Team Leader

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Russell Fryer

Team Leader

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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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 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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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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Unreal shot of sunrise at the Gold Coast featuring some of Hutchies' latest projects #MaliResidences and #272HedgesAvenue captured by our @briartyne #hutchiesbuilt #hutchies #hutchinsonbuilders #highrise #highriseconstruction #residential #goldcoast #goldcoastsunrise #mermaidbeach #queensland #goldcoastcontruction #australia #building #architecture #construction

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Jack Hutchinson Jnr, aka our future Chairman, recently chatted to Mick Donaghy on his podcast MEA$URED. Tune in for Jack's unique and lighthearted perspective as the fifth generation family member to be part of the business in our 109 year history. Jack talks about everything from our flat structure, to his time in other companies and countries as well as his take on what makes a good workplace culture and what he hopes to see in the future of the industry. Listen now on Apple: https://l.hutchi.es/6f497 or Spotify: https://l.hutchi.es/hh8 (link in bio)

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Our Adelaide Team recently completed a large expansion to the Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre (ARDC) for our longtime client @woolworths_au. The facility distributes items for the Woolworths Group to supermarkets across Southern Australia and the Northern Territory. This exciting expansion means that the centre can now handle 2,500 additional product lines and is about 30% bigger in size. As a result, lead times will be quicker for customers especially in high demand times when surges occur. Read the article from Woolworths here: https://l.hutchi.es/5a53c

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Each of us has a choice in everything we do to make a difference. To change the way we see things, and the way things have been. To truly understand respect. Together we can achieve better. So let’s all choose to challenge ourselves to do differently not just today but every day. #internationalwomensday #iwd2021 #choosetochallenge

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Yesterday was another very successful Clean Up Australia Day for our Hutchies' crew of 25 volunteers who picked up an incredible 302kg of rubbish on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). The majority of rubbish was unfortunately washed up debris on the beaches including a lot of plastic, timber, rope, thongs, lighters and glow sticks. We really appreciate our volunteers' efforts to keep Australia beautiful for another year but we encourage everyone to continue the clean up - if you see any rubbish out and about, dump it in a bin to keep it clear of our oceans and waterways.

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On Wednesday we were joined by the Minister for Education The Hon Grace Grace and some keen students to turn the first sod on Stage 2 of FVSSC (Fortitude Valley State Secondary College). After successfully completing Stage 1 nine weeks early in 2020, we were excited to get back on ground at the school and get the next stage underway. #hutchiesbuilt #fvssc #education #school #secondaryschool #highschool #educationconstruction #buildingschools #sodturning #sodturningceremony

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Across Australia, Hutchies welcomed students into the new 2021 school year with a range of cutting edge learning facilities. Education projects have been a staple of our work since 1913 when Jack Hutchinson I worked on the original Manly State School, which we’ve just finished installing a new Hutchies Modular prep building there (in only 7 days!). Lots has changed in a century, and we’re proud to continue pushing boundaries with school facilities for our future generations to thrive in.

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#Repost @statimyaga ・・・ How not to wear your hard hat... — @hutchies1912 #hutchies #hutchies1912 #statimyaga #hardhat #hardhatlife #hownotto #ppe

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Very cool to see #hutchiesbuilt Walan in Brisbane (link in bio) and Arc by Crown Group in Sydney (link in bio) named as two of the best tall buildings across the globe in this year’s @ctbuh_hq Annual Awards! Walan was also named as the Best Tall Residential / Hotel Building overall for 2021. Well done to everyone involved on these two projects! Read more and see the full list via @theurbandeveloper (link in bio) #tallbuildings #tallbuildingawards #ctbuhannualawards #highrise #highriseconstruction #highrisebuilding #ctbuh #walan #arcbycrowngroup #residentialconsttruction

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Introducing the recently completed Little National Hotel in Sydney for our client @domagroup_ This stylish new addition to the CBD is located directly above the Wynyard Station which remained fully operational throughout construction. Featuring opulent high end finishes that the brand has become recognised for, the Little National offers 230 affordable rooms, gym, expansive library, and an exclusive rooftop bar with striking city views. Check out our website for more info (link in bio) photo by @tobypeet #hutchiesbuilt #littlenationalhotel #littlenational #littlenationalsydney #sydneycbd

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Hutchies is pleased to see current outbreaks around Australia are being managed well thanks to the great response from affected communities. Construction remains an essential services industry during the current 3 day lockdown across Greater Brisbane and Hutchies’ projects will be open tomorrow (Monday). We are following all of the requirements announced by the Queensland Government, including wearing masks on site when it is safe and practicable to do so. For more relevant COVID-19 information, head to subbies.hutchies.com.au

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We need your help! @aeioufoundation's Triple Impact Day is ending in about 17 hours and is around $40k short of its $300k target. We are grateful for the amount of donations received so far, with a huge thanks to those who have already contributed. For those that missed it, Hutchies is tripling any donation received to our page (link in bio) by the end of the Triple Impact Day for AEIOU to bolster support services and resources for children with autism. #aeiou #aeioufoundation #austismawareness #tripleimpactgivingday #tripleimpact #thankyou

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