Hutchies takes the view that construction is fundamentally about people. We’ve been creating the structures in which people live, work, study, and play for over a century. And we’ve been stepping up to take responsibility for the social, economic and environmental implications of our work since before a triple bottom line was even a thing.
To us, it’s about keeping in touch with our strong family values, staying connected with our communities, giving back, and doing the right thing. We’re genuine about having a positive impact on the communities we work in, and we’re committed to ensuring our business activities and, where possible, those of our suppliers and business partners are being undertaken in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Over and above being a good business citizen, Hutchies is all about people. We love to help out where we can and find joy in investing in the communities around us.
We were humbled to have been recognised by the QCF as 2019 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year.
#Just a few ways we give back
As part of our responsibility to look after the environment, Hutchies has joined the ‘urban bees’ movement to do our bit to help tackle the serious decline in the world’s bee population. Beehives have been established on the roofs of our six Queensland offices as well as Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne and Coolangatta, and all now have thriving colonies.
Our support of women
in construction is more than talk. Annually we contribute to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to support and encourage this equal right. Hutchies has a 12.61% female participation, well above the 4.7% industry average.
Hutchies has partnered with Trademutt to develop our own high vis shirts that act as conversation starters to tackle mens’ suicide in Australia head on. These shirts contribute 5% of profits to TIACS.
Hutchinson Builders chairman Scott Hutchinson never quite got over the closure of Brisbane's premier music venue, Festival Hall, in 2003. The self-proclaimed music tragic says he simply doesn't have any other hobbies. To give back to Brisbane and support local musos, Scott invested in a new 3000 capacity venue in the heart of Fortitude Valley - The Fort.