JWH Group

An entirely Western Australian, family owned organisation, JWH Group Pty Ltd has grown from employing 120 office staff in its early stages, to currently over 640 staff and in excess of 2,000 sub-contractors. A composite group of building companies situated in twelve locations, with an even spread between metropolitan and regional areas, the group is now Australia’s third largest home builder with an annual turnover in excess of $450 million.

The collaboration of reputable and successful companies, coupled with geographical spread and dedicated staff with many years experience, forms a firm foundation for JWH Group Pty Ltd to move forward into the future.

The group culture of JWH Group is based on critical core values of care and respect, integrity and trust, initiative and accountability, enterprise, innovation and achievement. These values are strongly promoted and run through every facet of the group.

From the very beginning, the JWH Group set out to be a company which would attract people looking to make a difference; high achievers who would respond to its call and challenges.

The company’s growth philosophy emerged as a result. Dynamic growth not only for the future of JWH Group, but also to provide opportunities and challenges for people to continually grow within the group.

The majority of JWH Group’s senior management have come from other positions within the company and manage their business units independently, seizing the opportunities the group offers for both professional and personal development.

Julian Walter primarily plays a mentoring role, guiding the development and growth of the individual business divisions, while encouraging new ideas and new approaches. It is the company’s belief that by giving people the right tools, latitude and freedom, all individuals can reach their full potential.

The company constantly promotes and encourages innovation and is at the forefront of the Building Industry, responding to business and housing trends quickly and subsequently capitalising on them. It is this innovation in housing design that has maintained the group in its strong leadership position.

Prime Constructions

From a solid foundation beginning in 1983 Prime Constructions is now a substantial operation capable of designing and constructing everything from multi million dollar commercial, industrial and retail projects to small industrial projects, refurbishments and educational buildings.

Prime prides itself on its record, reliability, professionalism and financial  security. Most projects require innovative construction solutions with tight deadlines and we continue to meet the needs of  lients.

They attract a diverse range of clients who not only want the job done well, but also enjoy working with the Prime team. The company’s long list of clients includes global companies and respected national corporations as well as many private companies and institutions, since they deliver quality projects.

The organisation’s experienced and efficient management and project management teams are taking Prime into the next stage of its future and they know that with dedication and determination they will achieve continuing success and excellence  for all of their clients.

Hutchinson Builders

Established in 1912 Hutchinson Builders is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned building and construction companies.  Their heritage has been forged by a century of service to the construction industry and is testament to the company’s commitment, expertise and integrity in all that we do.

Hutchinson Builders’ turnover for the 2012 Financial Year is expected to exceed $1B and they employ more than 1000 staff, with projects as diverse in purpose as they are in location.

Projects undertaken by the company include commercial and residential high-rise, mining and resources industry infrastructure projects, industrial, sporting, health, government, retail, education, hotel and club, tourism, civil works and modular construction, particularly student and resource sectors accommodation.

With its headquarters in Brisbane, Hutchinson Builders now has a network of offices throughout Australia that reaches from Cairns to Hobart, the Bowen Basin to the Pilbara and Sydney to Perth. The company is also establishing a presence in PNG.

The growth of the company is the legacy of Jack Hutchinson Snr who guided the direction of Hutchinson Builders for many years as Managing Director and Chairman.

In 1992 Jack shifted the focus of his role to Chairman of the Board making way for his son Scott, a builder with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Queensland University, to take over as Managing Director. In October 2001 Jack retired from active day- to-day duties as Chairman, although he still retains a prominent interest in the business.

Scott has been responsible for expanding the business significantly since taking the reins, initially as Managing Director and subsequently as Chairman.

In 2001 following Jack’s retirement, Scott was appointed Chairman of the Board with Greg Quinn being appointed Managing Director – the first non-family member to hold that position.

Greg joined Hutchinson Builders after 17 years with the Queensland & NSW Master Builders Association where he was Executive Director of both organisations.

Scott Hutchinson and Greg Quinn are working closely together to take Hutchinson’s into its second century as a vibrant, contemporary and innovative construction company that maintains a healthy respect for traditional values and the proud heritage that has been meticulously crafted over almost a century.

While the company’s primary focus has been in Australia with the establishment of a presence on a national scale we have also undertaken projects in New Zealand, Japan and Canada.

Hutchinson Builders continues to grow and develop to suit the ever changing economic and construction industry landscapes.

Choice Homes

A leader in investment building, Choice Homes employs approx-imately 65 full time staff, with an additional 3800 indirectly employed in the field. Owners Steve and Gillian Knight take an active role in the running of the business and together they oversee its strategic direction.

Day to day operations are taken care of by our company C.E.O. Troy Knight, with experienced personnel running the four operational divisions of Land Acquisitions,  Sales, Administration and Construction. The company derives its income from high volume / low margin construction, with our customer base comprised of investors, owner-occupiers and international buyers.

Choice Homes employs Site Managers who engage sub-contractors, oversee construction and provide feedback to our buyers. Construction is undertaken by way of a contractor/subcontractor relationship and turn-around for completion is generally 16 weeks from start of construction.

Becton Property Group


Becton is a listed Australian diversified property group with a strong record in property development and construction, retirement village ownership and operation .Established in 1976, Becton has earned an enviable reputation for successful and innovative property development, including some of Australia’s most significant examples of urban renewal, premium commercial, residential and hotel development.

From renovating and refurbishing landmark commercial buildings, to building leading edge apartment projects, to setting the benchmark in student accommodation, to forming partnerships with Government to provide social housing, to developing resort style retirement living projects, to designing and building in environmentally sensitive areas and working with local communities, Becton has built an enviable  track record with $4 billion of award-winning projects. They evolve as property markets develop, with an unrivalled ability to identify unique opportunities enables them to tailor bespoke solutions to suit these emerging markets.


Badge Constructions


Based in Keswick in South Australia, Badge takes great pride in the excellence of their work. Their drive for distinction includes the process not just the outcome.

With over 25 years experience and successful projects ranging from $1million to $100million, their capability is there for everyone to see.

  • Project teams are hand picked to best suit the client and the work and project leaders are specialists who know how to listen and communicate.
  • Badge’s risk management processes remove problems before they appear and safety is always at the forefront of a BADGE project.
  • In 2011, respected Sunshine Coast builder Evans Harch became part of the Badge Group which now operates with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Maroochydore and Perth.
  • With an annual turnover of some $315million – they’re still a privately-owned company with integrity woven into everything they do.

If you are interested in working with Badge Constructions, please follow this link:  http://badge.net.au/careers/

Adco Constructions

ADCO Constructions is a leading Australian construction company operating along the eastern seaboard, with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Townsville, Cairns and Newcastle. Established in 1972, over the past 40 years ADCO has grown to be one of Australia’s top 100 private companies with revenues in excess of $500 million per annum and 350 direct employees.

Over 70% of ADCO’s work is sourced from repeat business clients within the government and corporate sectors. Clients include Woolworths, Bunnings, AMP, Dexus, QIC, Uniting Church as well as State and Federal Government bodies. ADCO has the resources to service their Client’s projects regardless of size or complexity. Our successful projects range in size from $1 million to $100 million.

ADCO’s success has been built on the consistent delivery of high quality projects completed on time and on budget. The business is supported by a large network of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants enabling ADCO to provide innovative construction solutions for their clients. These relationships also allow ADCO to obtain the best supply prices available in the marketplace, which is passed on to our clients through ADCO’s competitive tender pricing.

ADCO has a culture which encourages and rewards the talent of  people throughout their organisation. The majority of ADCO’s staff are long term employees who have developed their career within the organisation. The company invests heavily in  systems and people to ensure continual improvement in operations and ongoing performance at industry Best Practice levels. This is endorsed by ADCO’s accreditation to a number of State and Federal Government Best Practice schemes.

Residential Property Prospects, 2012-2015

In June BIS Shrapnel published Residential Property Prospects 2012 – 2015, which is a forecast report on what that company’s research predicts theAustralian economic situation will be for residential housing in the next few years, as outlined below:

With the exception of Sydney and Canberra, where there was only minimal growth, median house prices in Australia’s capital cities fell over calendar 2011 as a combination of higher interest rates at the start of the year, slowing economic growth, and weakened purchaser activity upon the expiry of the First Home Owner’s Grant Boost Scheme, all conspired to dampen demand.

While there have been pockets of buoyancy in regional centres underpinned by record levels of investment in the resources sector, the flow on economic effects of this investment have not yet permeated through to the capital cities, where price growth and construction has continued to remain weak in 2012. However, interest rates were reduced towards the end of 2011, and notwithstanding recent out-of-cycle rate rises, the falls in prices have resulted in affordability improving. This will be assisted by the likelihood of further cuts to interest rates in 2012.

On the one hand, questions still remain on the prospects for the boom in resource investment driving growth in the capital cities. On the other hand, affordability is slowly improving and the declines in construction are seeing a rising underlying deficiency emerge in a number of states. What are the prospects for a recovery in economic conditions? Will investors continue to return to the market? Will the nascent recovery in first home buyer demand continue? What does this mean for the price outlook over the next three years by capital city? Will a two tiered recovery emerge similar to the two tiered economy?

Residential Property Prospects 2012 – 2015 provides a comprehensive review and the outlook for residential property in each capital city and includes price forecasts for the regional areas of Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Newcastle and Wollongong through to June 2015. Understand what is happening with the key fundamental drivers of demand and supply:

  • the economic outlook and business conditions
  • interest rate movements and timings, housing loan affordability
  • impact of Federal and State government incentives
  • net interstate and overseas migration
  • underlying demand and dwelling construction
  • stock deficiencies or oversupply in each market
  • trends in rental yields and forecasts for rental growth
  • annual median house price forecasts for capital cities and above regional areas


Here is an extract from the report: http://www.bis.com.au/verve/_resources/RRP_Extract_2012.pdf

Thomas & Coffey

Thomas & Coffey Limited is a leading, ASX-listed supplier of specialised industrial services to the heavy industry, mining, manufacturing, defence, energy, healthcare and property sectors. They provide a comprehensive portfolio of construction, asset and facility maintenance, and process engineering services.

Established in 1926, Thomas & Coffey employ more than 1,200 skilled trades, professional and support services people who operate 23 branches at key commercial, industrial and mining centres throughout New South Wales and Queensland.

Their in-house multi-discipline trade and service capability enables them to deliver superior service and quality and eliminates the need for customers to manage multiple providers. Over the past few years they have shifted their focus to industries and customers where high operational, regulatory and quality standards are a pre-requisite for doing business.

Thomas & Coffey Limited (formerly Cordukes Limited) has been listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1996.  The majority of  employees are shareholders in the Company, and this has proven to be a strong factor in retaining a focused and motivated team that takes pride in the work that they do.

AJ Lucas Group

The AJ Lucas Group offer specialist infrastructure and mining services.  They are the largest supplier of drilling services to Australia’s coal and coal seam gas industries and one of Australia’s largest builders of long distance gas pipelines.

Their areas of activity are: Construction, civil and property services and they are the developer of unconventional hydrocarbon properties.  In each market, our multi-disciplined teams have earned a reputation for innovative solutions and reliable project delivery.

We provide professional drilling services to the coal and coal seam gas industries for the degasification of coal mines and the recovery and commercialisation of coal seam gas. As the largest drilling contractor in Australia, we offer a comprehensive suite of drilling techniques, expertise and equipment to optimise the results of each drilling programme.

Lucas engineers and constructs complex civil infrastructure and commercial development projects including desalination plants, power stations, gas and water pipelines and office buildings. We are specialists in the trenchless installation of conduits and pipes using horizontal directional drilling and micro trenching; our expertise is ideally suited to sensitive environments and difficult terrain.

The company uses its expertise in unconventional hydrocarbon gas recovery to identify and acquire prospective properties otherwise overlooked by oil and gas companies.  These are then drilled to prove the presence of recoverable hydrocarbon reserves and sold on to an energy major.