The Retail Interior Fit-out Industry, or Shopfitting as it is more commonly known, is probably one of the most under estimated and least understood industries. It contributes in excess of $1.5 billion annually to the Australian economy, is highly specialised, vastly diverse within itself and encompasses all trades and specialised finishes.
To take an established construction and consulting company that had been in private hands for 20 years and turn it into a publically-traded entity takes a lot of courage. Making it succeed in today’s uncertain financial world takes much more – it requires vision that comes from decades of hard work, determination, and hands-on experience.
For many of us, the thought of walking out onto our balcony and overlooking the ocean, mountains, waterfall, or any one of Mother Nature’s wonders is a dream come true. As incredible as it may seem, one Australian-based property development company is making this dream a reality, with new homeowners being as close as possible to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
In any enduring company, a strong network of relationships is critical. Satisfied clients and repeat customers form the backbone of success, while strong industry partnerships can also play a crucial role in enabling companies to meet their objectives. While many construction firms recognize the significant role played by the former, Gay Constructions Pty Ltd takes a unique approach in its acknowledgment of the latter; buoyed by a solid network of partners across the industry, Gay has the capacity to take on challenging and complex projects and the expertise to see them through.
Throughout their careers, many business owners have had more than their share of challenges. Some become frustrated, eventually abandoning their dreams, while others face difficulties head-on, like the Patterson family, founders of Centrals Civil, Earthmoving & Mining Contractors.
In the growing field of civil construction, it is crucial for companies to offer a diverse range of services and products to fit the needs of their clients. Few companies realize this more than CECK Pty Ltd, a one-stop shop for civil contracting needs since 1987.
In life, as in business, there is an old expression that says “it is better to work smarter, not harder”. When it comes to the many areas involved in civil contracting – such as bulk earthworks, mining, rehabilitation, and road-building – working smarter not only saves companies and their clients time and money, it often makes projects run much more safely, efficiently and on schedule. Few firms realise this more than Carr Civil Contracting Pty Ltd.
The construction industry, perhaps more than any other, depends upon teamwork. Without valuing and utilizing the diverse skills of many individuals, bridges would not be built, heritage sites would not be restored, and buildings would not be constructed. Perhaps most plainly, without teamwork, companies would not endure. Brisland Pty Ltd recognized this when it was founded in 1989, and continues to do so to this day.
“What attracted me to this business was the satisfaction of being able to build things,” says Mr. Henry Bongers, one of four Directors of BDH Constructions Pty Ltd. These words speak volumes about the philosophy behind his company; BDH builds because it’s what they love to do, and it shows in the results they achieve for their clients.
In the field of construction, some companies make new homes the focus of their business, while others dedicate themselves to creating quality commercial projects, constructing schools, sports centres, apartments, and retail complexes. In Australia, the multiple-award winning company Macalister is successfully fulfilling the needs of the country’s commercial and residential sectors through two highly successful entities.