Harris HMC’s KIOSC Swinburne University project featured in Architectural Review AP magazineread more
Harris HMC’s KIOSC Swinburne University project featured in Architectural Review AP magazine
Harris HMC starts work on the Centrepoint Arcade Escalators Upgraderead more
Harris HMC starts work on the Centrepoint Arcade Escalators Upgrade
Harris HMC successfully appointed as official builder of the You & I residential projectread more
Harris HMC successfully appointed as official builder of the You & I residential project
Harris HMC Construction Project with Hayball wins a National Architecture award for John Street, Box Hillread more
Harris HMC Construction Project with Hayball wins a National Architecture award for John Street, Box Hill
When Arthur Kennedy joined Stan Harris in business in 1983, the Harris HMC heritage was already two years old. It was a small enterprise with a big commitment to providing Melbourne maintenance and fitout clients with excellent service delivery. Arthur and Stan shared a vision for their company and set about achieving it, working hard and smart to grow their reputation and their portfolio of successful projects. The values of customer service, dedication and ownership were an important framework for that growth.
Harris Office Environments (now known as Harris HMC Interiors) commenced in 1986 and in 1988 Arthur and Stan added an Electrics division. In 1990 they secured a landmark $9 million project for BHP. Successful completion proved the business capability and saw it emerge as a one of Melbourne’s leading fit out contractors.
After Stan retired in 1992, Arthur continued to evolve the business, accommodating the expanding Harris HMC team in larger North Melbourne premises and incorporating a Construction division. Arthur and his management team led a steady and mindful expansion program, building a strong internal culture and investing in a solid financial base.
Today, Harris HMC continues to evolve, now under the leadership of Arthur’s son, Dale Kennedy, and a committed board of management. The Harris HMC group delivers in excess of $80 million in projects per annum and is represented by 90 staff.
Those same values that inspired Arthur and Stan almost three decades ago remain embedded in the culture and the work practices of Harris HMC: customer satisfaction, dedication, teamwork, learning, safety and ownership.
The steadiness of family tradition is balanced by the reality of competitive project delivery in a contemporary marketplace, creating strength and confidence for Harris HMC, its people and, most importantly, its clients.