Curnow Group manages and runs a wide range of new or low-houred plant with the help of a sound base of professional staff including project managers, engineers, designers, surveyors, supervisors, operators and experienced field personnel. Such a depth of experience enables the company to undertake a wide range of works within the civil, mining and landscape industries. Curnow Group’s core management team is made up from selected professionals from within the civil and mining industries and different disciplines.
How hard could it be after all? In school, we did it with Paddle Pop sticks without issue! In real life, though, building a bridge requires a great deal of mathematical modelling, a keen understanding of physics, and frankly, a fair helping of guts, because after that bridge is built millions of commuters will travel over it with nary a thought as to what exactly makes it work or what could possibly go wrong. Rain or shine, that bridge must be able to stand up to the test of time.
Founded by Neil Rankin in 1992, Rankin started out largely as a premium house builder, completing projects with an average value around the half-million dollar mark, until the turn of the century when Neil built a large bakery in Eden. In December 2003, when Don Hassan joined him, Neil was invited by a developer to price a Bi-Lo supermarket.
One of the world’s most decorated companies in its field, MakMax can help customers decide which structure and membrane best suits their needs, depending on where the structure is going to be; what its use will be; and what aesthetic values it must possess.
Ben is Chief Executive Officer of a relative newcomer to the HVAC scene, VAE Group. The initials stand for Value Added Engineering and he firmly believes that the installation and commissioning of HVAC systems is more complex than most companies or customers understand, and that the whole business needs to be taken rather more seriously in these days of the need for greater energy efficiency.
Rick wound up the development business and moved to the south coast, forming Talon Construction Group four years ago at Wollongong on the southern fringes of Sydney. Nowadays the company’s main business is contract building, and Rick says, “we have set ourselves up to build for developers.
Able to take on all project requirements, Renew Constructions has amassed an extensive portfolio which includes a range of diversified structures. These include nursing homes and hospital and medical facilities, retirement accommodation, office buildings, historical buildings, educational facilities, mixed use developments, religious buildings, and luxury residential accommodation.
For those who survived the infamous Black Saturday bushfires that decimated much of Victoria four years ago, the memories of the inferno still linger. Deemed “catastrophic” bushfires by Australian officials, hot and dry conditions were tragically ideal for the devastation. Despite evacuations, the fires claimed the lives of 173 people, injured almost 500 others and killed tens of thousands of animals. The cost to homes and property was staggering.
The company got its start in 1990 when Greg Cunneen found that his building inspection position at Sydney Water had been made redundant. Armed with a strong background in the building industry, the entrepreneur was unfazed. “I decided I would make a go of it myself,” he says.
The company is itself long-established – more than 40 years – but it is no longer owned by the family of the same name. Andrew Briggs, who joined Buxton Construction in 1994, liked it so much he bought the whole company in 2009. “It is my company and I am sole director and sole shareholder,” he explains. “When I first joined the business it had a turnover of around two million dollars and from there we have grown into an seventy million dollar-plus company.”