In an interview with Managing Director Tony Vickers, I found out how Midson Construction came to be, and got a glimpse into some of its plans for the future.
Today, his company focuses both on development work and custom client work. Hummingbird Homes works with developers very closely to determine how to maximise the potential of any development. When a home is being built for a single client, the company feels that it is important to allow the customer to be very involved with the process.
“We are probably the biggest commercial builder in the South East of South Australia,” Director Shane Dycer explains, and equally impressive is the company’s ongoing commitment to its Mount Gambier community throughout the last three decades of growth and success.
According to Business Development Manager Ben Geisker, one of the company’s secrets of success is that, “we are a young company in our contracting area. We are a new kid on the block but recently we have been getting a good share of the market.”
“I was hired to come into the company by the chairman of the board, to do a strategic review,” Michael explains. “I enjoyed the work so much and I enjoyed the company so much that I stayed on ever since.”
Satterley’s founder is Nigel Satterley. For the origins of the story, he says, “go back to 1970. I started as a home builder (with Statesman Homes) and I sold out in 1980, starting off the business as a real estate agent. In 1980 there was a property downturn and because of my building background, I began working with banks and financiers to finish townhouses, apartments and small office complexes in the suburbs of Perth. I did a lot of reconstruction management work for financiers and building small apartments around the city.”
“We are a young company,” says Paul Casey, Roadwork Solutions’ Founder and General Manager, “but we are quickly gaining ground in the industry as we continue to do excellent work and nurture relationships.”
“We are now in our sixth year of operation,” says Darren. “Three of us (the other two being Darryl Mason and John Palumbo) decided we wanted to work for ourselves and we started Quadrant Mechanical Services with the idea that we would specialise in pharmaceuticals, laboratories and similar work. But once we started it just opened up more doors for us. It has become our specialty – we are not doing the traditional work that a standard HVAC company does.”
The origins of the company lay in a commercial bricklaying business founded when Fred ventured into the industrial field in 1982. He wanted to make a mark in the industry and “be recognised for good professional workmanship,” he explains. The first three years were harder work than he had expected, “but we persevered, took another look at the way we did things and ran the business and in the end we started to see some real return. It was a steep learning curve.”
CivilTeam Engineering has the ability to work in virtually any location, no matter how remote. The company’s footprint extends from its home office in Murwillumbah NSW to far flung locations throughout New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory. Wherever the location, the civil engineering contracting company focuses on the construction of civil development and infrastructure projects for both private and public sector clients.