At the Master Builders Association Excellence in Building awards held in September, Graph was the winner in the following three categories:
- Extensions, Renovations and Refurbishments ($2m-$5m) for The Anchorage Project at Salamander Bay
- Public Buildings ($1.5-$4 million) for The Maitland Riverlink project
- Best Use of Bricks, also for the Maitland Riverlink project
At the end of the evening Graph was proud to be honored with the much coveted ‘2018 Commercial Builder of The Year’ Award.
Graph general manager Ross Howard said the recognition was “a result of our collective efforts, day in day out, as buildings get put together ‘bit by bit’.”
“It’s particularly satisfying to win the award in our twentieth year of operations, and in competition with some very good builders,” he said.
In bestowing the award, the Master Builder judges commented, “Graph Builders is to be commended for the pursuit of excellence in workmanship, finishes and project management on all projects. The teams at Graph Builders have dealt with a range of site and design challenges throughout their projects to successfully complete buildings that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to construction quality. Graph Builders management and site teams are most worthy winners of this prestigious award.”
Graph is no stranger to kudos in the MBA Awards, winning numerous categories over the years including Commercial Builder of the Year on a previous occasion.
“Last year, one of our wins was for the best house over $3m, which has been helpful in us moving into the high-end housing market over the past year,” Mr Howard said.
Working in what has traditionally been a smaller market, Graph needed to be versatile and flexible. Most projects have been in the $1m to $15m range, but projects up to $30m are not out of reach.
“We’re a local business and our 25 employees all live and work here. We’ve always been Hunter based and focused,” Mr Howard concluded.