Meet the staff
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE BRICKS
Hugh Smith (dip Project Management)
Hugh first started as a brickpaver/labourer in 1984 at the age of 19, working for a local landscaper, followed by a civil paving contractor. In 1988 he commenced working for himself initially in partnerships with mates, then on his own in 1990. By this time he was already the preferred brick paving contractor in Perth for major builders such as John Hollands, Thiess, Transfield and others. It's his ability to work in well with all other trades,supervisors and project managers while providing a high standard of service to his clients, that has enabled him to build his company, Hugh & Co Contracting Pty Ltd, into one of Australia's finest.
Mary commenced working for Hugh & Co in June 2005, bringing with her 20 years administration experience ranging over accountancy, insurance and warehousing, including 10 years in partnership operating a commercial cleaning business. Over the past 4 years, Mary has developed relationships with all our customers and suppliers that leave a lasting impression of committment to excellent service for all. Mary has a real "can do" attitude and always places our clients' requests and concerns as her priority.
A British City & Guilds streetmason / pavior of over 30 years, Terry has been with our company for the past 16 years. He has substantial experience in all aspects of brick paving as well as the ability to manage staff and organise a diverse variety of large paving projects in a very professional manner, such as Leighton Beach (granite cobble stone 6400mē). He has supervised many hardstand projects including Fremantle Wharf for Patrick's (64,000mē), Woolworth's Distribution Centre for Multiplex (36,000mē) Kalgoorlie Railway Container Park (13,000mē), SCT Rail Container Park for Mills & Hassell (19,000mē) and TEREX - Perth Airport for McLeish & Matthews (18,000mē) and many others.
A brickpaver with over 20 years experience who has specialised in the machine laying of Hardstands. Anton has been involved in the following projects; 1999 - 6 weeks in Yemen as a paving/laying machine instructor on the Aden Port - a 300,000mē project; worked as a supervisor and paving machine operator at Hong Kong Disney (21,000mē), supervisor/paving machine operator at Transrail Container Park, Christchurch NZ (66,000mē), paving machine supervisor - Christchurch Square NZ (machine lay of granite 330 x 230 x 80mm pavers - 36,000mē), Botany Downs, Auckland NZ (28,000mē), Timber-yard Kaitia NZ (23,000mē of interlocking 120mm thick pavers).
(dip Project Management)
With his father owning a paving/landscaping business in Ireland, Shane was introduced to the industry at a young age. He worked for his father and other industry contractors before starting his own business in Jan 2000 (Newbridge Paving & Landscaping) which he built into a sucessful business over an eight year period. Shane is a recognised member of the National Guild of Master Craftsmen in Ireland and has a Cert 3 in Horticulture and Landscaping from Challenger TAFE WA, he arrived in Australia in July 2009 and has since proved to be a valuable member of the Hugh & Co. supervisory team. Shane's extensive landscaping and brickpaving skills enables us to supply our clients with a more diverse service.
Has completed a diploma in Project Management through Master Builder's Association.
Warren completed an apprenticeship in automotive spray painting in 1999 and then left the auto industry in 2000 to try his hand at brick paving with Hugh & Co. Warren left Hugh & Co in 2002 to work at Midland Brick, returning to Hugh & Co in 2007. In his time with us warren has proven to be a reliable consciences paver with a real desire to get the job done. Now as a paving supervisor he has proven that he has the ability to get projects done in a prompt professional manner, to the standard that our clients have come to expect and rellie on from Hugh & Co. Warren is an asset to Hugh & Co and the industry as a hole.