At Harris HMC Construction our desire to exceed our customers’ expectations is our key success factor. It is derived from a sustained commitment to our company’s mission and core values.
We recognise the importance of working collaboratively as “partners” with stakeholders to consistently achieve superior outcomes.
We believe in our people; they are our most important assets. Our collective work ethics, knowledge and creativity differentiates us from our competitors and drives us to pursue excellence in every professional dealing.
“Our experience as architect and superintendent with the Harris HMC’s team was a very positive one as the St Scholastica Project was completed ahead of schedule. We found HMC’s management and supervision of the project very professional and their hands on approach to resolving the day to day issues of the project made for a positive working relationship. ... The site management team was co-operative and professional in working closely with us and the client to achieve a successful completion of the project .... We have no hesitation in recommending them and look forward to the opportunity of working with them again.”
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.