Oct 30

Local construction company McNab believes the sky rocketing of Sunshine Coast building approvals has seen a spike in demand for quality sub-contractors and suppliers across the region.

The South East Queensland company hosted its inaugural Sunshine Coast Partners in Business event at Alexandra Headland Surf Club on Thursday to thank their hundreds of sub-contractors and suppliers and to celebrate a stable and consistent construction industry in the region.

McNab Director Michael McNab said the event was a great opportunity to thank the external subcontractors and suppliers who helped deliver an impressive year for McNab Sunshine Coast and also to provide a valuable insight into McNab’s upcoming projects.

“We’re excited to be able to share how we can continue to support each other in the future with so many incredible projects in the pipeline on the Sunshine Coast, this is a great chance for sub-contractors and suppliers to meet the team face-to-face and continue to build those important  relationships,” said Mr McNab.

“Our McNab tagline — Relationship Builders — really says it all. We couldn’t do the work that we do without those who consistently deliver quality service and workmanship on our behalf.

“We are lucky enough to have many of the best trades on the Coast working with us and the same can be said for the other regions we operate in across South East Queensland. It’s about mutual respect and commitment and this type of event gives us the opportunity to say thank you.”

McNab — which was recently listed as #176 on the AFR’s Top 500 Private Companies in 2019 — has offices in Toowoomba where the company originally started in 1996, as well as Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and currently employs over 300 staff across all locations.

McNab Sunshine Coast Construction Manager Carl Nancarrow said there are currently ten projects underway on the Sunshine Coast valued at more than $100 million with locals making up around 95 per cent of workers on site.

“There are some remarkable projects under construction — in the last few months we started work on Stockland’s The Terraces at Bokarina Beach and Cube Development’s Beach Life Alex,” said Mr Nancarrow.

“The diversity of our projects is really important for our long-term stability and to ensure we are not reliant on any one sector within the industry. We are not only working on residential projects but also on school buildings, aged care, commercial buildings and a private hospital as well as securing remote construction contracts further out west.”

“It’s about having a consistent pipeline of projects to retain our high quality subbies. A project like the luxury apartments at Beach Life Alex for example, will see up to 200 staff onsite at peak times, so you can imagine what an impact that kind of work has on the region.”

“McNab Sunshine Coast employs 50  local staff members — many of who have a strong track record on the Sunshine Coast.  But we can’t do it alone, we’re reliant on working with trusted and reliable sub-contractors and suppliers and this event is about celebrating the great relationships our team has fostered over the years.”

The Sunshine Coast office opened its doors in Maroochydore in 2017, establishing itself as a reliable and committed business in the industry.

“We are grateful that more than 85 per cent of our work comes from referrals and repeat business, so it comes down to having the team around you do deliver consistent, high quality projects within budget and deadline,” said Mr McNab.

For more information, visit www.mcnab.net.au.

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