THE HARRIS HMC STORY

2015

The Group turns over a record breaking $136m for the FY2014/15. CONSTRUCTION The Construction Division complete the You & I apartment project – the largest completed project to date at $17m. INTERIORS Due to growth in Interiors another long term…

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2014

2014

Harris HMC celebrates 30 years in operation as a company in April 2014. The Group turns over $82m. We gain 3rd party accreditation for Quality Assurance ISO 9001. Our first employee was sourced via social media. We appointed a Site Manager…

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2013

2013

The All Aboard Bus Tour was launched. This half day tour takes a Group of our staff from different Divisions to our offices and project sites to learn about the company. We gained ISO14001 Accreditation for our Environmental Management Systems…

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2012

2012

Turnover for the FY2011/12 reaches $63 million, turning in an industry-average profit was a remarkable achievement for the Group. Harris HMC hits the 100 employee mark. The new Intranet site is launched in October. CONSTRUCTION Blackburn High School Redevelopment is completed…

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2011

2011

Dale Kennedy formally appointed as the Managing Director. The structure of the Construction Division changes with the introduction of Geoff Dart (Construction Manager). Shortly after, the Garden Street apartment project is secured, at $12.9m (a new record). Geoff Dart Turnover…

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2010

2010

The Harris HMC Group identity was created, and Division became Construction / Interiors / Maintenance / Electrics. Employees now reached over 90. The 52 Henderson Street office again was altered to increase the number of workspaces and meeting rooms, and…

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2009

2009

Group turnover went above $50m for the first time. A formal 5 year business plan was developed with each Divisional Manager submitting a business plan reflecting the Group’s objectives. Travis Lambe was promoted to Divisional Manager of Maintenance. Travis Lambe

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2008

2008

General business improvements such as National Code Compliance were achieved and quickly followed by an external audit which allowed the Group to gain a Department of Infrastructure pre-approval upgrade to $15 million. Our OHS System was accredited to AS4801 and…

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2007

2007

HMC Building Services was renamed to HMC Construction Pty Ltd and Floyd Yap commenced as General Manager. Floyd immediately created a Board of Management as the format for major decisions and set about building a Construction team capable of taking…

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2006

2006

Dale Kennedy joins the business as Assistant to Arthur Kennedy, with a focus on improving business practices and systems. Andrew Headberry takes over as Divisional Manager of Harris Office Environments. Andrew Headberry Dale Kennedy

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2005

Again space was hampering business growth, so the 1st floor area of 52 Henderson Street was increased by 50% allowing all staff to be seated on the same level. The extension allowed for the addition of meeting rooms (as well…

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2003

2003

This period was a time of great change for the entire Group, as requirements for project cost forecasting, planning and reporting became formalized. Quite a number of long term employees left through this period of business improvement and change.

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2002

2002

Peter McMahon retired and Arthur Kennedy becomes sole Director of the Group. HMC Building Services was awarded the Wyndham Mausoleum project, which was one of the first in Melbourne. The project team was sent to America to study the required…

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2001

‘Capital Apartments’ in Swanston Street Melbourne (near Little Collins Street), was the first large project in construction. The project was a conversion of office and retail space into 67 Apartments. By the end of 2001, twelve construction projects had been…

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2000

2000

With a larger team came a greater skill set, and together they priced some construction work. This led to HMC Building Services being established, winning their first project in Greville Street Prahran. This Project required construction of 3 storeys with…

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1999

1999

The business again had a lack of office space, to the extent that it hampered company growth. New premises were found at 52 Henderson Street North Melbourne. The building was stripped back to base build and refurbished, including the addition…

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1996

1996

Projects for Western Mining Head Office at South Bank and the Department of State Developments at 55 Collins Street were secured ($13m combined) and operating concurrently. Western Mining Head Office

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1995

1995

Thai Interiors was closed in late 1995 to concentrate on the Melbourne office, as economic conditions had improved. Arthur Kennedy took over the role of Managing Director. Industry based accounting and salary software package (Montec Accounting) was introduced to improve…

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1992

1992

Things were busy in Thailand so Arthur’s family moved to Thailand and the children were enrolled into schools there. Projects undertaken in Thailand included the Hong Kong Bank Tower internal refurbishment in Silom Road, Cathay Pacific’s office, Pizza Hut, a…

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1991

1991

In the early 90’s property prices plummeted and work was scarce. Stan, now well into his 70’s, retired and was bought out by the remaining two partners Arthur and Peter. In search of opportunity, Arthur travelled to Thailand, and secured…

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1990

By this time, HMC was carrying out significant works for the main designers of Melbourne, and secured a $9m project to fitout the BHP tenancy (15 floors) at 120 Collins Street. Contracted to Grocon, works were undertaken during base building…

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1988

1988

Dale Evans joins the HMC team and the HMC Electrics Division is established. Dale had been running the Service Division of an Electrics Company in North Melbourne, which was sold for its Contracting Department (making the Service Division redundant). During 1988 more…

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1986

1986

As the team increased in size there was need for larger offices and a warehousing facility. The Group purchased a burnt out building at 148 Little Lonsdale Street, previously one of Melbourne’s early rest houses and more recently a motor…

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1985

1985

Harris Maintenance Consultants Pty Ltd (HMC) purchased the Ansair Building Services Division (Arthur’s former employer) which had been in the Fitout and Partition Industry for more than 20 years. This gave HMC further momentum, as the Ansair partition systems were…

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1984

1984

The business was growing extremely quickly so Stan and Arthur approached Peter McMahon, who had strong management and administration skills and joined the team. Peter joined HMC in the role of Manager, and ownership of the business was now split three…

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1983

1983

In 1983 Arthur Kennedy was an Estimator / Project Manager at Ansair Building Services Division, a subsidiary of Ansett Airlines. Arthur was approached by Stan Harris to join his business Harris Maintenance Consultants (HMC). Arthur joined HMC on a 50…

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