Founded in 1987, North Construction & Building is a trusted regional commercial construction company with an award-winning reputation for excellence.
North works across a diverse range of projects within the commercial, education, aged care, health, industrial, infrastructure, retail, and hospitality sectors. Our presence has historically extended from beyond Muswellbrook to Newcastle; and from the Mid-North Coast down to Northern Sydney. However, we are now proud to be working, and offering our services, further afield into Northern and Western New South Wales.
North also have a minor works division servicing our clients with smaller projects up to $3 million.
Testament to the consistency of quality produced by North are the many Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards won each year since 2004, together with being awarded Commercial Builder of the Year for 2011, 2016 and 2017 at the Newcastle MBA Awards.
Underpinning the delivery of services are accredited quality, safety and environmental management systems certified to Australian Standards and with WHS systems accredited by the OFSC.
In everything we do, we are aiming to build trust with our subcontractors, employees, our clients and in our community. As such, we are considered the ‘Commercial Builder of Choice’ throughout our delivery regions.
For us, the foundation of all our efforts is built on trust. For clients, trust is being transparent, consistent, and particularly proactive in the discussions around owning responsibilities. Trust for subcontractors is fairness, respect, and paying what is owed when it is due. For our employees, trust is approachability, openness, support, and great options in the business for career direction.
By partnering with North, you are BUILDING WITH TRUST.
We believe that relationships matter. That reputations are built over years yet lost in moments. That a ‘fair go’ for sub-contractors means just that. That transparency is the trademark of integrity and that it’s about time the construction industry re-laid some proper foundations.
By selecting North as your Builder of Choice, you are not only ensuring a reputable builder with the relevant skills and local trade support will deliver your project with a genuine interest in achieving the best possible outcome, but also to receiving professional and ethical approaches to all aspects of your project.
Our commitment does not end upon project handover. We continue to inspect the new building to ensure the needs of the client have been met. It’s our guarantee.
At North, our culture is the foundation on which our business is supported. It’s what we build on with every project and every client. Our
workforce is largely made up of long-term employees who know and understand what working with North means, and who share the same values and
These long standing relationships allow for continual improvement which has resulted in not only North becoming the largest locally owned and operated construction business on the Central Coast, but also our accolades for excellence in the industry.
Matthew became Managing Director of North in January 2019, overseeing all strategic, financial and organisational operations of the
Having worked at North since 2001, Matthew has been a Director of the business since 2008. Driven by the understanding that open and honest communication is key to both successful projects and in turn a healthy, growing business, Matthew focuses on strong relationships among all stakeholders. With extensive hands on project management experience, Matthew actively leads and mentors teams through excellent communication and stakeholder engagement. His experience is under-pinned by a strong emphasis on culture and ensures a coherent, innovative and results-oriented focus for all units of the business.
Commencing in the industry in 1993, Matthew's construction experience spans roles from CAD drafting, estimating, contracts administration and project management. Matthew has experience in commercial, industrial and institutional projects ranging in value beyond $50m and procured through various means of traditional hard dollar tender to D&C and ECI or construction management.
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Director – Preconstruction
With over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, including roles as Estimating Manager, Project Manager and Design Manager, Ray
has experience in major residential, industrial, health, commercial, hospitality and educational projects. In 2019, Ray became a Director
and major shareholder of North.
Ray has led project teams in procurement of projects from traditional Hard Dollar Tenders to Public Private Partnership (PPP) including facilitating Value Engineering studies during the bid phase. These skills, combined with a proven track record in delivery of successful projects won at competitive tender and by negotiation will bring a balance of project procurement and delivery to all North projects.
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Director – Projects
John commenced in the construction industry in 1993. He has worked in various roles and levels from Apprentice Carpenter to Senior Project
Manager leading to his current role as Director of Projects. He has contributed, led and delivered projects of up to $50m in both Australia
and the UK across multiple sectors- commercial, residential, industrial, health, hospitality & retail, heritage and education.
John has led teams in the delivery of projects from traditional Hard Dollar Tenders to Public Private Partnership (PPP), including the delivery of value engineering through the construction phase across multiple sectors, whilst addressing the essential KPI's in safety, quality and environmental areas.
John has been a part of the North Management Team since 2010 and became part-owner of the business in 2012. In 2018, John became a Director and major shareholder of the business.
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Josh is equipped with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry and has held roles ranging from Chief Estimator, Senior Project
Manager and most recently Construction Manager. Josh is part-owner of North and has extensive experience in aged care, health, industrial,
commercial and educational projects.
Josh demonstrates strong people leadership skills combined with excellent communication and relationship building qualities. Starting as a Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice, Josh has developed a wealth of construction knowledge which he has proven invaluable during the early stages of projects right through to the final throws of construction.
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Darren is part-owner of North and has over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, starting his career working for a Sydney based
construction company in both site- and office-based roles. He spent five years of his career working in the UK, where he gained invaluable
experience working on many projects including the Palace of Westminster.
Darren has a proven track record for delivering projects on time and on budget. With Darren's previous experience you can be assured he will bring his leadership, communication and management skills to all projects at all times.
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Corporate Services Manager
Nicole has over 25 years senior management experience specialising in operations, human resources, marketing, finance, property and
development, logistics and safety. Not only does she have extensive experience in cost management, and systems and processes, but she also
has a proven track record in leading successful teams in achieving corporate goals and objectives.
Nicole demonstrates strong people leadership skills combined with excellent communication and relationship building qualities. Her sound business acumen and pro-active approach to decision-making and problem solving enables her to deliver results with a focus on individual coaching and mentoring.
As a member of North’s senior management team, Nicole is able to convey strategic advice and profitable business outcomes relevant to people and their performance across the organisation. She is passionate about people, their growth both personally and professionally and has a willingness and desire to be a positive role model within the industry and the community.
Nicole was awarded The Women in Building Recognition Award in 2017 at the Newcastle MBA Excellence in Building awards.
In 2019, Nicole became part-owner of North.
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Richard is an experienced Construction Manager having worked within the industry for over 35 years. Richard brings an incredible depth of
construction knowledge and industry experience to all his projects. He has a reputation for running organised sites as well as adopting a
high level of pride for the work that he manages. Richard’s great strength is in his innovative detail resolution of complex construction
issues that achieve best results for the client and contractor.
In 2019, Richard became part-owner of North.
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Sarah has over 20 years practical experience in finance and accounting. She is a registered CPA and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Sarah
has held the position of Internal Accountant at North since 2010 and was appointed to the Senior Management Team in 2014.
Sarah is accountable for the overall performance of the finance and accounting function at North. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Sarah is actively involved in leading the company’s culture and values ensuring that there is synergy between strategy, culture, company processes and structure. She is passionate about working with project teams to ensure all stakeholders are treated in line with the vision of North. Sarah has the ability to facilitate those working in different areas to work together to achieve project outcomes
In 2019, Sarah became part-owner of North.
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