The company has grown from early beginnings in maintenance and fitout to being a successful, trusted construction enterprise turning over $80 million per annum.
Harris HMC delivers exceptional results via four distinct business units:
Absolute client focus. Indepth industry experience. Unparalleled flexibility.
These values differentiate Harris HMC, helping us win awards and earn considerable industry and client recognition.We draw on our experience, implement innovative systems, plan methodically, resource carefully and seek indepth understanding of every project before we begin. Then we work closely, partnering clients and consultants to ensure the best possible outcome … every time.
Harris HMC takes a team-based approach, ensuring expertise is optimised and activities are focussed. It’s what drives our people and projects, and accomplishes outstanding results.
We approach challenges with confidence and optimism, believing that anything is possible; with desire, clear thinking, planning, application and open, honest communication.
Our project-specific processes are based on a simple
Carefully listen and understand client objectives
Intelligently identify risks and create a plan to succeed and value-add
Consistently take a proactive and non-adversarial approach to issue resolution
Steadfastly drive delivery of project to established objectives
Respectfully seek genuine feedback from client.
This methodology platform fully engages Harris HMC with the client, supporting a better understanding, enhanced processes, continuous improvement and, therefore, superior outcomes for all stakeholders.
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.