With more than 90 people on board, the Harris HMC team is a focussed, highly-skilled workforce with the capacity to power-up to achieve large-scale deliverables and the depth to provide the specialist expertise that makes quality construction easy.
We invest in the strength of our people by providing training, development and career pathways. We challenge them with exciting projects and varied experience, and reward them with professional opportunity.
Building a cohesive team helps us deliver excellence to our clients. At every level we rely on the character and experience of our team to fulfil our values and mission.
Our people contribute important skills through their diverse professions â tradespeople, labourers, site managers, project coordinators, project managers, contract administrators, estimators and more. Each is critical to achieving our collective goals.
As an employer of choice, we value diversity and actively seek people from different backgrounds and age groups. Balancing youth and enthusiasm with experience and understanding gives our team depth and breadth.
We continually define our internal culture and external identity through our corporate values:
We understand our customersâ needs and deliver a service that exceeds their expectations.
We understand that only by working as a team will we deliver superior performance.
We are loyal and committed to each other with a determination and passion to achieving outstanding results consistently.
We only work with people and contractors who understand, practice and promote safety.
We improve ourselves and our organisation through a continuous process of learning and development.
We take responsibility for our work and take pride in the outcome.
We believe in supporting our extended Community. Being a responsible corporate organisation is of key importance in realising our Mission and Values.
Community programs are an important component of our business including:
We are proud to be official partners of Kids Under Cover, a not-for-profilt organisation working to prevent youth homelessness by building homes and providing scholarships and mentoring to at risk young people.
Our relationship with Kids Under Cover began in 2010 when we were appointed as the Project Manager for the Kids Under Cover studio program. We construct studios on the grounds of the family/carers homes allowing families to stay connected.
Through our relationship with Kids Under Cover we have been able to donate a studio worth over $30,000, we work with our staff to raise awareness of the Kids Under Cover mission, and every year we donate and build a cubby house for auction at the annual International Flower and Garden Show.
Last year our Cubby won three Awards, and raised $12,000 for Kids Under Cover!
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 Melbourneâs 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 Arthurâs son, Dale Kennedy, and a committed board of management. The Harris HMC group delivers in excess of $85 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.
Visit our Projects page to see the fruit of 30 years of history.