OUR STORY

Andrew Clarke has worked in and around the construction industry since 1989 in various roles, including 9 years as an Industrial Project Manager.  In the mid 2000’s Andrew decided to start his own Project Management company and registered Clarke’s Project Management Pty Ltd, or as most people knew it as CPM.

After a short period of consulting as a Project Manager, Andrew felt he needed to change the direction the company was travelling. One of the things that was very evident, was clients were receiving bad advice from Designers and Builders.

With Andrew’s wealth of knowledge in the industry he started doing his own designs for clients, and handling the approval process as part of the service. The next step was obvious, the construction. He then developed a team of experienced Builders and Tradespeople, starting himself (and a Ute) to construct the buildings from the ground up. “We now do almost everything in-house, from earthworks to foundations, tilt panels, structural steelwork, roofing, rigging etc. etc.” Andrew said.

In 2012 it was time for a name change, CPM had been doing the full design and construction of industrial and commercial buildings through-out southeast Queensland for nearly 10 years and it was time to have the name reflect the business. We changed it to “Clarke’s Design and Construct’’ where we now look after everything for our clients, design to completion, offering a service second to none while providing very high quality buildings.

Clarke’s now employ over 25 staff and work out of a purpose built 1100m² office and manufacturing facility.

WHY WE CAN HELP

We can help you by:

  1. Giving you award winning designers and builders who are backed by an experienced team that have been working together for many years. We have a strong core group of builders who complete the majority of our work in-house to a very high standard, giving us full quality control of your building.
  2. Managing your whole project ourselves, right from design to completion. We manage the entire process for you, including getting development and building approval from the local council. We even complete the final council inspections and sign-off for you while keeping you informed throughout the entire process.
  3. Minimising your construction costs by taking control of the process right from the beginning including building design and material selection. This enables us to make sure your project is constructed efficiently while still getting the result you want and saving you thousands of dollars.
  4. Making sure your proposal and pricing includes everything required to get your project completed on a fixed price lump sum contract. There are no surprises, we inform you of any possible additional costs prior to signing your agreement. Sometimes you may need to make changes and if there are any cost implications, the price is agreed upfront before any extra work is started.

With Clarke’s Design & Construct you really do get a team of experts who’ll manage your whole project from design to completion, while saving you thousands of dollars.

If you’d like to find out more, then call 1300 11 25 11 now.

OUR TEAM

ANDREW CLARKE

Director

Andrew is the founder of Clarke’s Design & Construct and has been in the construction industry since 1989.

An experienced Project Manager, with a trade background, Andrew is passionate about providing both quality and service second to none to his clients.  He likes to build a close working relationship through communication with both his customers and his expert team of tradespeople and staff.

He has always specialised in commercial and industrial construction with his focus on business owners and investors.  He has an eye for building design and is an expert in problem solving offering the best solutions for his clients.

Andrew is passionate about the commercial construction industry and loves what he does. “I’m proud of the quality of the buildings that our team complete for our clients, and the service we provide along the way.”

Andrew and his wife Genea, have lived on the Gold Coast since 1995, and are very proud parents of four children and two dogs. When he does get time for himself he loves to go boating, surfing, golfing, socialising with friends, and fitness.

GAVIN DARKE

General Manager

Gavin has been in the construction industry since 1998, and as General Manager he is a very important part of the Clarke’s team.

Gavin started out as a carpenter and has since moved swiftly up the ladder into roles which included supervisory and project management roles for high-end homes, residential apartments, mixed use (multi- storey), aged care and commercial buildings. He then moved into a Managing Director role for another building company for period of 9 years. Gavin has had a stable career within the industry having built a wide range of knowledge across a number of different disciplines within only a few companies during his career.

Gavin’s expert knowledge of project conception through to the design, planning and feasibility stage holds him in great stead for his specialist role as the Client Liaison at Clarke’s Design & Construct.

TOM HENDRY

Operations Manager

Tommy completed his apprenticeship as a Metal Fabricator in 1988. At the age of 27, he decided to travel the world. It was on his travels he met his Australian wife and moved to Australia in 1997.

He worked as a metal fabricator where he was quickly promoted to Night Shift Supervisor. He held this position for several years, before deciding to move into the air conditioning business.

Tommy joined Clarke’s in 2007 and hasn’t looked back! He started on site, progressed into structural steel fabrication, was promoted to Supervisor and gained construction experience in the industrial and commercial field. Tommy has great team organisational skills and has worked his way up to his current position of Construction Manager.

“Clarke’s is a very family orientated company, which I love. It has a great working environment, where we have a huge focus on client satisfaction where we endeavour to give them what they want.”

In his spare time Tommy and his wife love to walk their dog at the beach and go to movies with their two children. Tommy enjoys the challenges of working on various home renovations which he has constructed over the years.

PAUL TAYLOR

Design Manager

With over 15 years experience in the architecture and construction industry, Paul is an experienced building designer/design manager with a demonstrated history of delivering a diverse portfolio of projects including commercial, industrial, multi residential, health care, aged care and government projects.

Skilled in Building Information Modelling (BIM) utilising the Revit platform, AutoCAD and rendering packages, Paul oversees internal and external consultant teams, in addition to controlling the development of the design concept into construction.

Paul believes that by properly utilising BIM and the design process, it delivers opportunities to improve form and function and with it the quality of our built environment

SUE HAZELDINE

Office Manager

Sue’s office and managerial experience has been gained through many years of experience in differing industries, however since 2001 she has been working in the construction industry on the Gold Coast.

Her role at Clarke’s Design & Construct encompasses all facets of Office Management, Bookkeeping, Human Resources, Payroll, Marketing and Social Media and Policies & Procedures.  Sue enjoys teaching, training and mentoring junior staff within the organisation.

“I’m proud of our amazing team at Clarke’s and I love seeing the end result of our projects. The team does a brilliant job. Everyone takes pride in what they do here, and it really is an exciting place to work.”

In her spare time, Sue likes to travel the world with her husband and daughter and enjoys socialising with friends and family.

STEVEN ASTROP

Structural Detailer / Draftsman

Steven’s speciality role at Clarke’s Design & Construct is a Draftsman focusing on Structural Detailing for all of the major components of industrial and commercial buildings, such as fabricated steel work, cold rolled sections, and tilt panels.

Most of his career has been spent drafting petroleum mining piping and mechanical & electrical plans.   “I really enjoy the variety of work that comes with construction drafting.  With commercial construction no building is the same, and you can inject some of your own creative ideas into the designs.“

Since joining the Clarke’s team, Steven has embraced the opportunity to learn new programmes and new ways of detailing steel work and other components of the buildings.

Steven really appreciates the relaxed and professional working environment that Clarke’s provides.

In his spare time, Steven and his wife look after their little baby boy, spending time with his extended family and plays soccer when he can!

CHARLES RILEY

Estimator

Charles has been in the construction industry working in the Estimating field for over 9 years. After moving up the ranks at a large residential builder, Charles made the move in2017 to the commercial and industrial style of construction at Clarke’s Design & Construct.

Charles is a very detailed and versatile person with great character who can produce very comprehensive proposals. His role at Clarke’s Design & Construct focuses on producing client quotations along with maintaining supplier pricing, sub-contractor pricing, rates, and estimating systems, all to achieve competitive pricing for our clients and control budgets for our highly skilled site team.

Working at Clarkes’ is a great work environment with a team who are passionate about construction and the business. Charles has been a local Gold Coaster his entire life. He likes to use his spare time to head out on the boat, play a round of golf and spend time with his family, friends and his greyhound Greg.

 

CRAIG TRUSCHEL

Job Supervisor

Craig has been in the building industry for 20 years starting off as a carpenter and then moving into the site supervision role at the early age of 22. He has worked on a variety of commercial building projects such as shopping centres, schools, high rise apartments and resort style accommodation.

Moving over from Perth two years ago, the ever growing Gold Coast attracted his interest for the lifestyle and abundance of outdoor activities it has on offer.

Craig believes he has found the perfect fit with Clarkes Design & Construct, who share the same beliefs and values when it comes to building “we enjoy the construction process and at the end of the day after all the hard work is done, I want to look back on the project and ensure we have provided the client with not only a building to suit their needs, but a quality building that will last the test of time that everyone who was involved with the project can be proud of it’’.

BEN GARRETT

Job Supervisor

Ben’s working career began in his hometown of Port Macquarie with a cabinet making apprenticeship in 1997.

Shortly after the apprenticeship he moved to Sydney, where he spent 5 years working for a window company in a lead role assembling/installing architectural windows and doors.

In 2007 he moved from the industry and went to civil construction where he spent the next 7 years building sub-stations throughout central and northern Queensland, spending 5 of those years as supervisor.

Ben came to work with Clarke’s Design & Construct in 2015. He likes the variety that Clarke’s Design & Construct offers. Each building is unique, each is built with a similar process, although the end product/finishes make them enjoyable with a feeling of satisfaction on completion.

DAVID HICKS

Construction Manager

David commenced his career in the building industry in 1999 as a Carpentry Apprentice.  Within his career he has progressed through the ranks starting as Foreman through to Site Manager.  He has worked for Tier 1 companies building Hospitals, High-rise buildings, Shopping Centres, Airports and Casinos.

David’s role in Clarke’s is to prioritise the works being carried out on projects, bring the projects in on time and on budget.  With having experience in programming small to large scale projects he has gained experience in reducing time frames for completing tasks which ensure a project runs on time, as well as coming up with quicker and easier methods of construction.  David associates well with people, forms good connections and knows how to bring the best out in them.

“Coming to Clarke’s was a change for me from the hectic pace of Tier 1, large construction projects.  The atmosphere is extremely positive and you can just see it runs as a well-oiled machine, this is why the company is going ahead in leaps and bounds.  At Clarke’s the people I work with are great and you can sense the feeling of pride in being part of the “Clarke’s” brand.  This is the best move I have made in my career and I am excited for what the future brings”.

Apart from David living and breathing construction, and loving the challenges involved, in his spare time he loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters and playing golf when possible.

Capability Statement

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