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 $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 $22M, 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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Emma Howard

Contract Administrator

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Ben Mcarthur

Team Leader

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Paul Hart

Team Leader

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Jake Anderson

Site Worker

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Alex Lee

Contract Administrator

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Matt Williams

Project Administrator

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Jamie Washington

Project Manager

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Ben Young

Workplace Relations Manager

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Russell Fryer

Director

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Lyndon Christian

Team Leader

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Suzy Lee

Senior Estimator

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Marc Pennisi

Contracts and Community Liaison Manager

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Greg Little

Building Services, Green Star & ESD

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Paul David

New Business 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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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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14,000+

People work on Hutchies sites every day

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Hutchies' Truth published

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Bit of good old fashioned team building... #gladiatortraining #accountseofyparty

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Best use of old Hutchies' boxers we've seen in a while... here is our Cairns Team Leader Paul De Jong sporting his new found fashion accessory at the Cairns 105 party last night. We might start a new range of merch based on this! #hutchiesmerch #hutchiesboxers #travellingundies #cairns105

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#Repost @conspropgroup ・・・ Guests of honour! #eofy #hutchies1912 #party #triffid

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What a night! Cheers to everyone who came and celebrated 105 years with us at our Toowong office on Friday night. More pics to come... be sure to tag your own pics with #hutchies105 !!

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In case you missed our Facebook post, Brisbane people: Hutchies is supporting Jurassic Jam 3 at @thetriffid on the 9th September. This is the third year of the event that has become renowned for its "live jukebox" concept featuring some of Brisbane's best party bands. So far Jurassic Jam has raised over $50,000 for AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism, and we are pleased to help out again this year. Grab your tickets from oztix and join in on this excellent night. #aeiou #autismawareness #triffid #thetriffid

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The wonderful end result of the artwork Preston Campbell asked Hutchies' company members to contribute to during NAIDOC week. Thanks @prestoncampbellfoundation - this will be a fantastic addition to Hutchies' Brisbane office. #naidoc #naidocweek #indigenousart

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A few of the team checking out the new RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service Hangar which is currently under construction in Rockhampton before our 2nd 105 year party in Rocky tonight! #racq #rockhampton #rocky

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“I’ve been around the construction industry all my life. I guess it’s in my blood. I started working with small building company when I left high school. The company was run by two brothers and they needed a young bloke to teach and pass on their knowledge. I’ve come a long way from that young bloke that swung a hammer some 22 years ago and it’s my turn to mentor the next generation of builders. There’s something special and unique about the building industry. We invest so much time in our projects that our buildings definitely become a part of us. It’s a pretty special feeling when you’re driving around with my wife and kids and they recognize the building I’ve built. Seeing the pride in their eyes just adds to why I joined the building industry” Jayson Barnaby, Team Leader #humansofhutchies

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Last week in celebration of #naidoc week, we were lucky enough to have Preston Campbell (@prestoncampbellfoundation) join us for our end of month BBQ where he asked #hutchies company members to contribute to an artwork project he was working on! We also shared in delicious Traditional Australian food from @clintoskupmurri #naidocweek #statimyaga

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Hutchies had a brilliant day at the Tattersall's Club Tiara Race Day on Saturday. Perfect weather and wins all round! Here are a few happy snaps from the day #brisbaneracing #tattersalls #horseracing #hutchiesraceday #hutchiessocialclub

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#Repost @maximil.i.am ・・・ Skytower boys looking good at the Kinsella Fundraising dinner with @billbergia_group @hutchies1912

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