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Innovative, adaptable, and always learning

 

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With services in residential, commercial, and marine construction, GPM Constructions seems to do it all. Partners Greg Stockley and Peter Oreb founded the company in 2000 and have seen steady growth since. Both Greg and Peter bring a wealth of knowledge to the business, with over 40 years combined experience. “We do jobs within Sydney and in regional new South Wales and interstate, Victoria and Queensland,” says Oliver Yu, the contracts administrator at GPM. Currently, GPM Constructions has about 10 projects on the go, and they expect this number to continue to rise as they do several projects for the government each year. While they do a variety of different types of construction projects, their general project range is around one million dollars. “Some are a few million and some are just under a million, but generally that is the average,” says Oliver.

GPM Constructions does a range of residential construction including renovations. They work with clients from all different walks of life, making them a very versatile company. They are able to handle different types of projects, with different budgets, while never compromising the quality or integrity of their work. Their residential services include constructing brand new homes, doing renovations and additions, building unit blocks and townhouses, doing remedial repairs and refurbishments, doing design and construction work, building decks, building garages, and doing landscaping work. They can work with architects or directly with the homeowner.

They pride themselves on providing complete client service – from initial budget costing to design consultation to final client handover; GPM is there every step of the way. In terms of commercial buildings, they often work directly with different government authorities, building schools and other government sites. They have completed commercial projects for the Sydney Ferries Corporation, NSW Maritime Authority, State Transit Authority, RailCorp, and local and interstate councils. As for marine work, they specialise in difficult access works such as boat sheds, new seawalls and repairs, jetty and wharf construction, as well as design, engineering, planning and maritime approvals.

Challenges

“We face challenges every day. Sometimes small and sometimes large obstacles,” says Oliver. Working towards a deadline and within a budget serves as a challenge for almost all construction companies. Luckily for GPM, they have a great staff which makes such challenges simple to deal with. “We’ve always kept within budget and within our time constraints. It’s due to experience and good staff, of course.” Many companies – construction and non-construction alike – say that finding skilled labour is a growing challenge. GPM disagrees. “It’s not hard finding skilled workers, it’s hard finding good quality labour. It’s a challenge finding out whether or not it’s a good quality employee or not and if they are worthwhile to keep on,” says Oliver. With an emphasis on excellence, GPM requires more than simply skilled labour; rather they are looking for driven individuals who do quality work and deliver it with passion.

Because of the attention they pay to quality labour, it is important to GPM Constructions to choose the right subcontractor for the project. GPM Constructions describes their network of subcontractors as relatively large for the size of their company. “It’s not as big some of the bigger players in the game but we definitely have a wide variety and network of contacts,” says Oliver. Keeping loyalty in mind, GPM Constructions often repeatedly uses the same subcontractors. Based on prior work that they have done for the company, GPM evaluates their abilities and makes note to keep them on board. “The good quality subcontractors we keep on a short list, whereas the others we just sort of pick as we go,” says Oliver.

Currently the GPM team is comprised of 15 employees. “We’re all close. It’s a laid back and easy going environment,” says Oliver. Often travelling out of Sydney for work, colleagues become much like friends and a sort of family when away from home. “We work away from Sydney a fair bit so we all go and live together. While working away, we’ve developed a close knit group of friends. We’re always very well looked after by management,” says Oliver. Additionally, GPM Constructions offers incentives to study and offers courses to their staff members.

Innovative, adaptable, and always learning: GPM Constructions

With services in residential, commercial, and marine construction, GPM Constructions seems to do it all. Partners Greg Stockley and Peter Oreb founded the company in 2000 and have seen steady growth since. Both Greg and Peter bring a wealth of knowledge to the business, with over 40 years combined experience. “We do jobs within Sydney and in regional new South Wales and interstate, Victoria and Queensland,” says Oliver Yu, the contracts administrator at GPM.  Currently, GPM Constructions has about 10 projects on the go, and they expect this number to continue to rise as they do several projects for the government each year. While they do a variety of different types of construction projects, their general project range is around one million dollars. “Some are a few million and some are just under a million, but generally that is the average,” says Oliver.

GPM Constructions does a range of residential construction including renovations. They work with clients from all different walks of life, making them a very versatile company. They are able to handle different types of projects, with different budgets, while never compromising the quality or integrity of their work. Their residential services include constructing brand new homes, doing renovations and additions, building unit blocks and townhouses, doing remedial repairs and refurbishments, doing design and construction work, building decks, building garages, and doing landscaping work. They can work with architects or directly with the homeowner.

They pride themselves on providing complete client service – from initial budget costing to design consultation to final client handover; GPM is there every step of the way. In terms of commercial buildings, they often work directly with different government authorities, building schools and other government sites. They have completed commercial projects for the Sydney Ferries Corporation, NSW Maritime Authority, State Transit Authority, RailCorp, and local and interstate councils. As for marine work, they specialise in difficult access works such as boat sheds, new seawalls and repairs, jetty and wharf construction, as well as design, engineering, planning and maritime approvals.

Challenges

“We face challenges every day. Sometimes small and sometimes large obstacles,” says Oliver. Working towards a deadline and within a budget serves as a challenge for almost all construction companies. Luckily for GPM, they have a great staff which makes such challenges simple to deal with. “We’ve always kept within budget and within our time constraints. It’s due to experience and good staff, of course.” Many companies – construction and non-construction alike – say that finding skilled labour is a growing challenge. GPM disagrees. “It’s not hard finding skilled workers, it’s hard finding good quality labour. It’s a challenge finding out whether or not it’s a good quality employee or not and if they are worthwhile to keep on,” says Oliver. With an emphasis on excellence, GPM requires more than simply skilled labour; rather they are looking for driven individuals who do quality work and deliver it with passion.

Because of the attention they pay to quality labour, it is important to GPM Constructions to choose the right subcontractor for the project. GPM Constructions describes their network of subcontractors as relatively large for the size of their company. “It’s not as big some of the bigger players in the game but we definitely have a wide variety and network of contacts,” says Oliver. Keeping loyalty in mind, GPM Constructions often repeatedly uses the same subcontractors. Based on prior work that they have done for the company, GPM evaluates their abilities and makes note to keep them on board. “The good quality subcontractors we keep on a short list, whereas the others we just sort of pick as we go,” says Oliver.

Currently the GPM team is comprised of 15 employees. “We’re all close. It’s a laid back and easy going environment,” says Oliver. Often travelling out of Sydney for work, colleagues become much like friends and a sort of family when away from home. “We work away from Sydney a fair bit so we all go and live together. While working away, we’ve developed a close knit group of friends. We’re always very well looked after by management,” says Oliver. Additionally, GPM Constructions offers incentives to study and offers courses to their staff members.

Environmental Policies

GPM Constructions has a very specific environmental policy to reduce waste, as well as prevent pollution. Each project is tailored with its own management plan which outlines potential risks and the best practices to minimise such risks. Additionally, GPM ensures that they use all natural resources responsibly. Furthermore, GPM management clearly explains their environmental policies to all parties involved in their processes, including staff and subcontractors. It is important to GPM to enhance the communities which they operate in and also to provide their clients comfort, knowing they have taken the best possible route to minimise their footprint.

Health and Safety

GPM is committed to their employees in more ways than one. In addition to keeping them comfortable and pleased within the workplace, they also are persistent in keeping their health and safety standards at the highest possible level. All employees, including managers, are required to adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Policy that GPM Constructions has provided. The policy benefits all staff members by ensuring their own safety and the safety of others within the workplace. Following health and safety laws, regulations, and standards, is only where the policy begins. GPM Constructions stresses the importance of thorough training for all employees, providing safe plant and equipment for work, as well as responding to and investigating their systems to ensure they are as effective as possible.

Quality Assurance

Simply trying to keep clients happy is not enough for GPM. Client satisfaction is a must. Most of their business comes from continual referrals from both previous architects and clients, so GPM Constructions makes sure they live up to their sterling reputation and deliver high quality projects within the required budgets and timeframes. For this reason, GPM Constructions has developed a step by step Quality Assurance Policy.  “GPM Constructions mission is to provide comprehensive management, using integrated systems and services, to support GPM Constructions goals and its environment. This will be achieved throughout the division in the core areas of service delivery, risk management, customer service, and resource systems management.” In developing these core areas, GPM allows for specialised treatment, targeting the different needs of clients throughout the building process.

GPM Constructions has a very specific environmental policy to reduce waste, as well as prevent pollution. Each project is tailored with its own management plan which outlines potential risks and the best practices to minimise such risks. Additionally, GPM ensures that they use all natural resources responsibly. Furthermore, GPM management clearly explains their environmental policies to all parties involved in their processes, including staff and subcontractors. It is important to GPM to enhance the communities which they operate in and also to provide their clients comfort, knowing they have taken the best possible route to minimise their footprint.

Health and Safety

GPM is committed to their employees in more ways than one. In addition to keeping them comfortable and pleased within the workplace, they also are persistent in keeping their health and safety standards at the highest possible level. All employees, including managers, are required to adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Policy that GPM Constructions has provided. The policy benefits all staff members by ensuring their own safety and the safety of others within the workplace. Following health and safety laws, regulations, and standards, is only where the policy begins. GPM Constructions stresses the importance of thorough training for all employees, providing safe plant and equipment for work, as well as responding to and investigating their systems to ensure they are as effective as possible.

Quality Assurance

Simply trying to keep clients happy is not enough for GPM. Client satisfaction is a must. Most of their business comes from continual referrals from both previous architects and clients, so GPM Constructions makes sure they live up to their sterling reputation and deliver high quality projects within the required budgets and timeframes. For this reason, GPM Constructions has developed a step by step Quality Assurance Policy. “GPM Constructions mission is to provide comprehensive management, using integrated systems and services, to support GPM Constructions goals and its environment. This will be achieved throughout the division in the core areas of service delivery, risk management, customer service, and resource systems management.” In developing these core areas, GPM allows for specialised treatment, targeting the different needs of clients throughout the building process.