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 $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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1,800

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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200+

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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170,000m²

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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Thomas White

Site Manager

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Rachael Go

Document Controller

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Nathaniel Bowden

Project Manager

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Mitchell McMahon

Contract Administrator

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Greg Little

Building Services, Green Star & ESD

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Isaac Soper

Regional WHSE Manager

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Riley Hanlon

Apprentice

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Patrick Taylor

Estimator

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Chadi Akouri

Design Manager

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Stacey McCracken

Office Administrator

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Sam Elias

Design Manager

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Russell Fryer

Director

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Peter Halvorson

Precontracts Manager

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Ray Vahab

Contract Administrator

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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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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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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Last Friday Hutchies welcomed The Hon Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works to our Midtown Centre project in the Brisbane CBD for the official launch of our newest flagship pop-up construction training school together with @hutchiestraining, our @statimyaga and new Construction Sustainability & Technology initiatives. The $175 million dollar refurbishment and upgrade project is anticipated to run until 2021, create 450 direct local jobs which will include training approximately 150 students with a target of 50% Indigenous participation. Hutchies is passionate about training initiatives such as these as we believe shaping the next generation of workers is the key to future proofing the construction industry.

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Wow! We’re thrilled that Howard Smith Wharves won the National President’s Award at the @masterbuildersaust 2019 National Excellence in Building & Construction Awards held over the weekend at Uluru. The National President’s Award recognised the unique achievement of this project, working in challenging conditions. Anyone who knows Hutchies knows we’re all about community and going to great events. So we were super proud to be a part of this historic, cultural revitalisation project. See more on our website: http://l.hutchi.es/2yt8DwK

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We're really proud of our Townsville rising star, Marissa Wixon! After starting off in an office admin role 8 years ago, she is now a Cadet Contract Administrator! Marissa recently completed her Diploma of Construction in record time. Well done! #womeninconstruction #humansofhutchies #risingstar #townsvilleconstruction

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Our Al Gundy was joined by some interesting characters on our Midtown Centre site recently, all in the name of raising funds for those affected by bushfires. #midtown #midtowncentre #raisingmoney #bushfireappeal #humansofhutchies

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Movember in action at our Little National Hotel project in Sydney. Check out these cool ‘staches. (L-R: Clinton, Patrick, Chris) #hutchies #hutchies1912 #hutchies #hutchinsonbuilders #humansofhutchies #littlenationalhotel #sydney #construction #movember #movemberfoundation #menshealth #mentalhealthawareness @movember

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Hutchies’ Arc by Crown Group team attended the NSW MBA 2019 Excellence in Construction State Awards last weekend. Together with our client, Crown Group, we were nominated for three awards and we were proud to bring all three home! It was an honour to have worked on this project which continues to receive industry recognition. Find out more about the project here: http://l.hutchi.es/2trHsju

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“I started out as a school based apprentice with GCSC and then went full-time once I finished school. I spent most of my apprenticeship working under Mitch Bohringer where I developed and adapted to his way of looking at things. He has played an integral role in helping me get to where I am today. Standing back at the end of any job and looking at what you’ve accomplished is easily the best part.” #humansofhutchies Adam Stiff, Site Manager

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Hutchies' Ladies Lunch 2019 at Bougainvillea House, HSW #womeninconstruction

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Our traffic controller, Ally, was recently awarded a certificate of appreciation from the local Karonga School for the great work she has been doing at the Langston project in Epping NSW! Thanks Ally #humansofhutchies #thelangston #epping #nsw #trafficcontrol #womeninconstruction

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On Friday 1 November our Wollongong team held a @trademutt BBQ at our Parq on Flinders site raising funds for @tiacsfoundation in partnership with Trademutt. TIACS goal is to tackle men’s suicide in Australia head on in an effort to effect change and lower the rate of men’s suicide in Australia. Everyone from Hutchies employees to site tradies donned their Trademutt gear to raise awareness. Our subbies even got involved donating their time and money to the cause. We were so impressed by everyone’s input and raised over $2K for TIACS!

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Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is currently seeking proposals from restauranteurs interested in operating a new waterfront café as part of the expansion of the #hutchiesbuilt award-winning East Shores precinct. The café will be located among a range of new entertainment, fitness and parkland facilities coming to the world-class recreational hub, including an amphitheatre, boot camp, big-screen outdoor theatre and cruise ship passenger terminal. Find out more about the project here: https://l.hutchi.es/2NY8Q0f

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Our sod-turning ceremony on Wednesday with the Department of Education marked the official start to construction for Hutchies on Stage 1 of West End State School’s campus expansion. This new 3-storey learning centre surrounded by outdoor landscaped areas will provide additional school capacity for the thriving West End community. See more on our website: https://l.hutchi.es/2NTNp0n

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