This is Hutchies

Hutchies has been building the structures in which Australians live, work, study, shop and relax in 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 one of Australia's largest construction companies, 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 $250M+ 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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1,400

People

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250+

Projects built annually

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$1.6B

Turnover 2016

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$250M

Balance sheet

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175+

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 $20M, 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
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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 + 21

Cranes & hoists

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135,000m²

Scaffolding

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$70M+

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 22 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 $20M 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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Kellie Williams

Director

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Alex Lee

Contract Administrator

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Jamie Coe

Project Manager

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Rhonda Pye

Estimator

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Michael Michell

Team Leader

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Jamie Gilbert

National HSE Coordinator

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Tim Ferguson

Project Manager

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Matilda Fowke

PA to Greg Quinn

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Drew Ray

Procurement Manager

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Matt Williams

Project Administrator

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John Berlese

Team Leader

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Owen Valmadre

Director

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Ben Mcarthur

Team Leader

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Suzy Lee

Senior Estimator

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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7

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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50+

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 @danllcannon ・・・ Bleeding Blue at Blue Lagoon

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Yes! We're getting close to #hutchiesflanno season! #Repost @giltown

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Another classic example of once a Hutchie, always a Hutchie... thanks @jamesgreensill for this one! #hutchiesbudgies

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#Repost @tomquinnxv ・・・ We may be cowboys, but at least we're not cheap ! @w_steele #cowboyhardhat

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Our Gateway Shopping Centre project team got a surprise when they found this freshwater crocodile chilling in a site stairwell last week! It was unknown how the croc managed to get on site but it is now safely in the hands of Parks and Wildlife. #onlyindarwin #nt #northernterritory #thetopend #freshwatercrocodile #parksandwildlife

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Supporting local music at the Queensland Music Awards tonight @qldmusicawards #qld #qldmusic #brisbane #australianmusic #proudsponsor #keepqueenslandopen

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#Repost @conspropgroup ・・・ Scott Hutchinson joined us for dinner. @hutchies1912 #30yearsstrong #cpgretreat

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#Repost @conspropgroup ・・・ Spire viewing by the architect John Wardle today. He came to check out our progress so far. @johnwardlearchitects @hutchies1912 #550queen #spire #residential #apartments #soldout

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Today is Harmony Day - a day to celebrate Australia's diversity and a simple reminder that 'everyone belongs'. For our workplace, it's about maintaining our culture of mutual respect, inclusivity and openness which is at the core of how Hutchies operates. #march21 #harmonyday #everyonebelongs #humansofhutchies

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#Repost @studioworkshop ・・・ We took over the @hutchies1912 factory today to build more moulds for prefabricated concrete bathroom floors. Their factory is only a little bigger than ours. #dreaming #oneday

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Today is International Women's Day. It takes more than one day a year to make a meaningful shift towards gender parity, but a female contingent of just under 12% across the entire construction industry workforce makes International Women’s day a timely reminder that we all have a part to play as agents for change and driving better outcomes for women. We’re super pleased that on today of all days – @masterbuildersaust has announced the appointment of Denita Wawn as their new CEO. Denita is the first female to take the helm of Master Builders in 127 years #masterbuilders #IWD #womeninconstruction #beboldforchange #genderparity #humansofhutchies

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