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 $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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1,500

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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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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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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Raymond Lee

Site Engineer

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Thomas Lange

Site Supervisor

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Patrick Boutkan

Site Supervisor

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Levi Corby

Team Leader

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Mitchell McMahon

Contract Administrator

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Mark Croce

Project Engineer

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Sean Nyssen

Team Leader

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Bernie Nolan

Team Leader

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Natalie Bishop

Cadet

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Kyle Hare

Project Manager

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John Parker

Project Manager

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Garry McLeod

Team Leader

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Peter Forsingdal

Workforce Development Coordinator

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Brooke Andrews

Office 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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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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14,000+

People work on Hutchies sites every day

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Hutchies' Truth published

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La Rivière on Cannes is a riverfront residential development comprising 16 generously sized apartments featuring expansive entertaining areas and luxury fixtures and fittings throughout. Residents can also enjoy the unique amenities La Rivière on Cannes has to offer, including private marina berths and a riverside resident’s club, paired with the convenience of being minutes away from Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. La Rivière on Cannes is 1 of 12 entries in this year’s AIB Awards. Simply like the photo of La Rivière on Cannes on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/ue4

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Located within close proximity to Palm Beach’s emerging restaurant and retail precinct, Canopy offers quality features and boutique living combined with convenience. Canopy comprises 49 apartments built over a two level podium featuring communal recreation facilities including a pool, communal lounge and entertaining area, common terrace and BBQ facilities. Each apartment was thoughtfully designed to ensure its view of either the ocean or hinterland is maximised. Canopy is 1 of 12 entries in this year’s AIB Awards. Simply like the photo of Canopy on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/6e953

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Positioned on top of a hill in the inner northern suburb of Nundah, Habitat Early Learning Centre was designed to the Montessori principles embracing natural light and air whilst incorporating clean building materials such as timber and brick. The centre comprises lively learning spaces for both Montessori and Emergent education curriculums, ensuring internal and external spaces have an increased connection to the environment. Habitat Early Learning Centre is 1 of 12 entries in this year’s AIB Awards. Simply like the photo of Habitat Early Learning Centre on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/a5b01

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Vida by Stockland is a diverse 96 townhouse development, with a mix of two, three and four bedroom living options sprawled throughout. The gated community is serviced by an internal ring road with the residences thoughtfully planned around a central recreation facility comprising a park, swimming pool and BBQ area, with pedestrian pathways connecting townhouses to central spaces and the surrounding streetscapes. Vida by Stockland is 1 of 12 entries in this year’s AIB Awards. Simply like the photo of Vida by Stockland on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/3d7

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Vue Broadbeach is one of the newest boutique resort and apartment developments on the Gold Coast, just 120 metres from the ocean. Developed by Andrews Projects, each apartment features floor to ceiling glass boasting panoramic views and luxury finishes throughout. Vue's abundant amenities include a north-eastern situated pool to allow for all day sun, a large residents’ lounge with connecting outdoor yoga lawn, plus 2 BBQ and teppanyaki grill areas for occupants to use at their leisure. Vue Broadbeach is 1 of 12 entries in this year’s AIB Awards. Simply like the photo of Vue Broadbeach on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/eef59

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The latest in developments at North Lakes State College has provided the school with a new state-of-the-art vertical senior learning and teaching campus. The new facility has increased functional and flexible spaces both internally and externally to the college. Located on a tight urban site, its focus is on enhancing the connectivity and safety across the school along with increasing outdoor learning and recreational areas. North Lakes State College is 1 of 12 entries in this year’s AIB Awards. Simply like the photo of North Lakes State College on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/21f1a

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Great shot of Lume by @angusmartinphotog #Repost ・・・ Lume Apartments - Kangaroo Point, Brisbane. @hutchies1912 @coxarchitecture @devcorp_ #architecturephotography #architecture #qldarchitecture #brisbane #queensland #design #construction #hutchiesbuilt

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The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre’s (PICAC) vision was to build a facility in Narre Warren to serve the needs of the south east suburbs of Melbourne. Not only does the centre provide a pathway for young plumbers, it also enables qualified plumbers to re-train and re-certify. The two storey training facility is predominantly used for training purposes and includes key features such as an indoor sand pit for teaching in ground plumbing and over 60 in wall & in floor plumbing displays. PICAC is 1 of 12 entries in this year’s AIB Awards. Simply like the photo of PICAC on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/sdr

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Chester & Ella is a striking two-tower residential development located in Newstead. Each of the towers have their own unique personality whilst showcasing high quality detailing and finishes, making a sculptural statement and bringing texture to the streetscape. The Chester stands tall displaying chiselled white balconies inspired by the folds and canyons of the Brisbane River. In contrast, Ella features golden curves, representing the flow of the Brisbane River in the beautiful Brisbane sunshine. Help Hutchies take out the AIB People’s Choice Award for Queensland! Simply like the photo of Chester & Ella on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/ffc77

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West End Residences is a boutique offering comprising 231 apartments across two buildings within Sydney’s inner-west. The architecture by @turnerstudio pays homage to Glebe’s industrial heritage through the complex’s impressively detailed brick facade. Asymmetric archways complete the design. West End Residences is 1 of 12 entries in this year’s AIB Awards. Help Hutchies take out the AIB People’s Choice Award for New South Wales by voting for West End Residences! Simply like the photo of West End Residences on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/xo8

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We were humbled to be named the winner of the business category at this year's Queensland Reconciliation Awards, for our indigenous careers in construction initiative, @statimyaga. Congratulations to all of the other finalists and category winners. We're so thankful for the support of our community, industry and government partners, but especially the Statim Yaga team as well as the Hutchies' people and our subbies who have helped make the initiative such a success. For more info, click the link in our bio. #statimyaga #closingthegap #nationalreconciliationweek #NRW2020 #reconciliation #reconciliationaustralia

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RMIT’s The Capitol came about as an iconic restoration of a 93 year old Melbourne landmark with a long respected history. Hutchies was entrusted to carefully restore The Capitol to its former glory for generations to come. As the custodians of the building, RMIT has reactivated The Capitol for use by students, academics and the broader film industry. The Capitol is 1 of 12 entries in this year’s AIB Awards. Help Hutchies take out the AIB People’s Choice Award for Victoria by voting for The Capitol! Simply like the photo of The Capitol on Facebook here: https://l.hutchi.es/wle

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