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 $330M+ 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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Turnover 2018



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Projects on hand




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

Project Finance
Civil Works
Cranes and Hoists
Cost Planning
Design & Construct
Quality Assurance
Facilities Maintenance
Green Star
Early Contractor Involvement
Training & Workforce Development


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14 mths

Average build time



Repeat clients


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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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


A few of our company members

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Patrick Boutkan

Site Supervisor

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Alistair Pillay

Contract Administrator

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Harry White

Team Leader

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Stacey McCracken

Office Administrator

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Mitchell McMahon

Contract Administrator

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Peter Lee

Team Leader

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Chris Chainey

Project Manager

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Clinton Handebo

Site Manager

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Athena Vercoe


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David Gee

Site Supervisor

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Dan Connolly

WHS&E Manager

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Jack Chan

Contract Administrator


Russell Gasseling

Project Manager


Kyle Hare

Project 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. 



Year established






Trips to Burning Man


It has been 105 years since Jack Hutchinson I set foot on Australian soil and undertook the first known Hutchies project.


Our success is underpinned by a multi-generational traditional family business that has taken us more than a century to build.


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.



Charities supported annually



Beehives on top of offices



People work on Hutchies sites every day



Hutchies' Truth published





Spotted in the streets of London... #hutchiestravellingundies #hutchiesboxers #hutchiesundies




Last weekend 18 of Hutchies' NSW keenest surfers descended upon Ulladulla's beaches for their annual Boardriders' competition and trip. Now in its 4th year, the competition sees teams of two compete against each other for the trophy. This year 5 of our NSW Team Leaders participated with Jayson Barnaby and his team coming out on top! It was a top weekend of surfing and beers, something Hutchies is very fond of! #surfing #surfingcompetition #ulladulla #humansofhutchies #hutchiessydney #hutchiesnsw #sydney #newsouthwales




"A near death experience put me out of the construction industry for 2 years. It wasn’t a work accident, it was a virus in my brain called Encephalitis that placed me in a coma for 2 weeks at Tweed Hospital. I have always lived life to the fullest but after that I was even more determined to get the credentials to become a safety officer. I think because I know you don’t get a next time, that’s a really important thing when I’m at work.You don’t see the injuries you prevent. I think that’s the most important part of the job." #humansofhutchies Steve Morrow, Safety & Environmental Manager




We're excited to announce Arc by Crown Group is a finalist in two categories in the 2019 Architizer A+Awards. Please vote for it by following these links: & #arcbycrowngroup #skyesuites #architizer #architizerawards #residential #brickwork #arc #sydney #nsw #construction #building #architecture




#Repost @charlieteofoundation ・・・ We are incredibly grateful to the entire construction team working on the Castle Residences site managed by Hutchinson Builders for their wonderful $35,000 donation. The team tell us there is more to come as this is an ongoing fundraising activity and will be running for the life of the construction project which is approximately 2 years! We are honoured to have been chosen as the beneficiary of the teams fundraising.




In celebration of #darkmofo2019 on our Hyatt Centric project in Hobart




Wow! We didn't expect this. Thank you so much to @aeioufoundation for nominating us. We're truly humbled. #qcf2019 @queenslandcommunityfoundation




#Repost @gracegracemp ・・・ The new school in my local electorate will be officially known as ‘Fortitude Valley State Secondary College’! This project is an overall investment of $126 million and is supporting over 300 jobs. Fortitude Valley is one of 8 schools opening in Queensland in 2020. Tomorrow’s Budget features a record $1.46 billion in education infrastructure, including 5 new schools opening in 2021 @annastaciamp @jackietrad @hutchies1912




#Repost @pmportmelbourne ・・・ P.M. Port Melbourne’s building construction is reaching new heights! Swipe to see how our development is growing with the help of the experienced builders @hutchies1912. #finalrelease #pmportmelbourne #thirdstreet #portmelbourne #nowselling #development #property #hutchies #construction #peopleofhutchies




#spottedonsite This ultracool mural of a QR train by Brisbane artist Irok features on our Utopia Apartments site in Fortitude Valley. Thanks for the tag and photo @jenniferat58 #Repost ・・・ This terrific mural of a QR train is on one of the panels around a new Hutchison Builders' project at 301 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley. The artist, Irok, is Brisbane-born and his unique style developed from his need to save money when he was younger when he used watered down house paint that would drip. #irok #hutchies #igersbrismay19 #bsafest #bsaf19




Have you checked out The Fantauzzo at #howardsmithwharves yet? #hutchiesbuilt #Repost @aboutsjb ・・・ The Fantauzzo’s design response offers itself as a contemporary, abstracted representation of the cliff, marrying the natural features of the surrounding topography with the dynamic truss geometry of the bridge. . . . photography @blachford . . . #aboutsjb #sjb #architecture #brisbane #brisbanewharves #artserieshotel #design #storeybridge #howardsmithwharves @artserieshotel @hutchies1912 @accor @deaguegroup @vincent_fantauzzo




“I’m from a small North African country called Eritrea, which was exposed to everything from famine, war for independence and corruption. I started working at Hutchies in 2017. The team structure here is an excellent platform that requires all members to participate in turning projects over from bid to PC. All roles are interactive, so pick everyone’s brain. A major pillar of construction is relationships, so maintaining and improving them is crucial.” #humansofhutchies Rami Mohammed, Contracts Administrator

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