The Sydney and now Brisbane based company burst onto the scene in 1985 with a new form of construction for the Australian market. “They helped introduce tilt-up construction to Australia,” Director Bruce Bradnam says of founding partners Geoff Henry and Ian Hymas, who borrowed the innovative concept from America. “Up until then, most Australian industrial buildings were steel framed with blockwork walls which was labour intensive, time consuming and involved erecting a lot of scaffolding.
Ozcrete Pools has developed a reputation for excellence and innovation since Roy Barby founded it back in 1988. Roy’s nephew, company Product Manager Andrew Smith, credits Roy for his vision, knowledge and experience. “I’ve been in the industry for eleven years, but he’s been in the industry for a lot longer than I have.”
Speaking with Chairman of Floth SBC, George Floth, Managing Director R. Glenn Ralph, and Director Richard Hewitt, it is clear that the company is passionate about providing the highest quality, leading edge solutions for clients across the construction industry in Australia, Asia and abroad.
Nu-Steel Homes conducts all the legwork in establishing a build, working with local builders all over Australia, and the solid relationships it has forged with these builders is a driving force behind the company’s success. Its General Manager, Lee Janssen, spoke about this unique offering and the company’s drive to serve all of Australia without compromising quality or service.
Today, customers are demanding a far more sophisticated product. Narellan Pools has evolved along with the market to meet these changing demands, becoming Australia’s leading supplier and installer of in-ground composite swimming pools.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Mike Reilly started Reilly Contractors with his wife Liz after working for years in project management in Australia. “Three years ago, I decided I’d give it a go on my own,” he explains. Liz Reilly worked in marketing in the United Kingdom and used her expertise in establishing the branding of the company, including the logo that is used on all company gear as well as using the web to market the company’s services.
That was something of an odd reaction, according to Maria Efkarpidis, because what Rock Development Group (Rock DG) was putting forward was hardly radical. Instead, it was a return in principle to a very old traditional way of living – the community and its living and working spaces grouped around marketplace where its members can eat and socialise.
The company was started by Don and Lois Fladrich in 1970. Family operations don’t typically start with a lot of capital, so an eight tonne truck was the first driver of the business. The company grew gradually and, in 1982, son Stephen Fladrich joined the operation. At that time, there were five employees using half a dozen pieces of equipment. In 1990, when Stephen bought the company from his parents, there were between ten and fifteen employees. He has been running it ever since.
The group works on projects for private construction companies, government departments, municipal councils, mine sites, developers and others who require experienced professionals in small, large or delicate demolition projects.
Based in Auchenflower, the Queensland construction company has earned a reputation among its clients for timely delivery, working closely with all customers, and quality above all else.