About us


North Construction & Building is the largest locally owned and operated commercial construction business on the Central Coast, NSW. With over 30 years history, North has offices in Tuggerah and Newcastle.

Founded in 1987, North has become one of the most trusted builders throughout the Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle regions. For select clients North works regionally and in Northern Sydney. North is proud to have a trusted reputation for stakeholder and subcontractor management, quality, professionalism and being the “Commercial Builder of Choice.” 

North also have a minor works division servicing our smaller clients with 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.

North is a company committed not only to our clients and subcontractors, but also to our staff, the local community and to the environment around us. Most recently we have been named Australian Medium Employer of the Year at the 2018 Australian Training Awards. Additionally, through our apprentice and cadet training programs, North and our staff have been recognised with many vocational education and training awards.

In everything we do, we are aiming to build trust with our clients, our subcontractors, employees and in our community.

In partnering with North, you are “BUILDING WITH TRUST.”



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Our Philosophy


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 goals.
 
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.

Our Values

Here at North, we are trying to lead the way towards a higher level of accountability amongst players in our industry by putting our values front and centre, right along with our demonstrated history of excellence.

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Meet the Team

We are pleased to introduce to you our very experienced key leaders who are committed to delivering projects that exceed expectations of quality, budget and programme. Our structure ensures that the relevant members of our senior leadership group are involved in all projects with their immediate teams providing further support.

MATTHEW COOK

MATTHEW COOK

Managing Director

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RAY MILLAR

RAY MILLAR

Director – Preconstruction

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JOHN MELVIN

JOHN MELVIN

Director – Projects

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JOSH SHEATHER

JOSH SHEATHER

Senior Project Manager

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DARREN WILTON

DARREN WILTON

Senior Project Manager

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NICOLE REDMOND

NICOLE REDMOND

Corporate Services Manager

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RICHARD TELFER

RICHARD TELFER

Senior Project Manager

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SARAH WOUTERS

SARAH WOUTERS

Finance Manager

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MATTHEW COOK

Managing Director

Matthew became Managing Director of North in January 2019, overseeing all strategic, financial and organisational operations of the business.

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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RAY MILLAR

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 2018, 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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JOHN MELVIN

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 a shareholder of the business in 2012. In 2018, John became a Director and major shareholder of the business.

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JOSH SHEATHER

Senior Project Manager

With over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, including roles as Chief Estimator and Project Manager, Josh has experience in aged care, health, industrial, commercial, and educational projects. Josh is a Senior Project Manager and Shareholder of North.

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 WILTON

Senior Project Manager

Darren has over 15 years’ 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 now uses his priceless knowledge and experience in his Senior Project Manager and Shareholder role at North.

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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NICOLE REDMOND

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 2018, Nicole became a shareholder of North.

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RICHARD TELFER

Senior Project Manager

Richard is an experienced Senior Project 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 2018, Richard became a shareholder of North.

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SARAH WOUTERS

Finance Manager

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 2018, Sarah became a shareholder at North.

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