At Harris HMC Interiors we partner with exceptional clients to create exceptional environments. Together we build and develop interior spaces that are functionally satisfying, visually exciting and commercially lucrative.
We meet the challenges of complex specifications and sophisticated integrations with the experience and expertise to deliver. Over the last 25 years, we’ve proven that capability on some of Melbourne’s most significant refurbishment projects in a range of sectors including Education, Commercial, Government, Health, Hospitality and Industrial.
“Harris HMC recently completed an extensive refurbishment of a three-level building at our Chadstone campus. From the outset, the Project Managers were well-attuned to what we wanted to achieve. They proactively identified opportunities, making recommendations to give us better outcomes without compromise to cost. The building was fully occupied for the lifecycle of the 18-month project and the fitout team adapted to the challenge beautifully – rescheduling works to minimise noise and disruption, isolating work areas to maintain safety and always being flexible and considerate to the needs of building users.
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.