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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Kyle Hare

Team Leader

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Peter Lee

Team Leader

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Dominic Schattiger

Contract Administrator

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Harry White

Team Leader

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Evelyn De Jesus

Accountant

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Ibby Kasumba

Contract Administrator

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Jamie Mifsud

Contract Administrator

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Russell Gasseling

Project Manager

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Liam O'Connor

Cadet

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Andrew Rowland

Team Leader

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Desmier Nairn

Project Finance Manager

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Daniel Holmes

Foreman

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Rod King

Design Manager

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Rob Trimarchi

Site 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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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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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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Domic is a self-sufficient luxury residence adjacent to Noosa National Park and overlooking Sunshine Beach. The architecturally designed curved roofing is engulfed with native vegetation to integrate into its surrounding environment. Apart from green roofing the residence also features cutting edge technology and design including energy-saving home automation technology and the use of hempcrete, a walling product that carbon captures CO2 in its curing and has superior acoustic and insulation properties. Learn more about the project on our website here: https://l.hutchi.es/f2d4f

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We’re happy to have received the AIB People’s Choice Award for Queensland for Chester & Ella. Well done to the team on Chester & Ella and all the hard work that was put in to create this unique development. Congratulations to the winners in other states and a big thank you to everyone that voted for us! As always we’re humbled to be a part of some of Australia’s best construction projects. #hutchies #hutchiesbuilt #hutchinsonbuilders #chesterandella #kokodaproperty #hayball #australianinstituteofbuilding #AIBawards #peopleschoice #residential #brisbane

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Northcliffe Residences offers ultimate beachfront living whilst showcasing an impressive architectural design and adding depth to the Surfers Paradise horizon. The sought-after residential address comprises 75 units and features residents-only beach club lounge, catering kitchen, infinity edge pool, steam room sauna and gym. The tower’s 25 levels contain a mix of one, two and three bedroom luxury residences plus four whole-floor sub-penthouses and one two level penthouse featuring its own private rooftop pool and entertaining terrace. Northcliffe Residences is 1 of 12 entries in this year’s AIB Awards.

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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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