Celebrations are in full swing for one of the Sunshine Coast’s longest standing companies, with local dredging, civil contracting and marine civil specialists Hall Contracting having marked 65 years in business.
Hall Contracting Director Cameron Hall said the 65 year milestone was an exciting achievement for the company, which has grown from a one-man operation in the mid-forties when Les Hall started supplying sand and gravel on the Sunshine Coast, to a multi-faceted company employing more than 100 staff and operating on a local, national and international stage.
“Our family has grown considerably over the years; today we have 120 employees and consider each and every one of them to be part of the extended Hall family,” Mr Hall said.
“Hall Contracting’s proven ability to withstand challenging financial climates throughout six decades of operation and come out on top really is testament to the enthusiasm and dedication of our staff as well as our focus on honest communication and working collaboratively with our clients,” he said.
Mr Hall said the expansion of Hall Contracting’s services had also been instrumental in maintaining a competitive edge in the business arena over the years.
“We’ve really made an effort to grow and adapt to adequately service the market. After our inception in the mid-1940s, we gradually expanded our services to include dredging and civil construction, and we now operate one of the largest dredging fleets in Australia,” Mr Hall said.
“We have continued to expand our service offering with the addition of larger and more powerful dredging equipment to tackle major Port and Harbour projects; in the last 6 months we have launched our 82 metre long cutter suction dredge Eastern Aurora as well as a brand new 24 metre workboat Groote Eylandt.”
“Complementing this dredging capacity is our marine civil division which is experienced in constructing pipeline shore connections, weirs, seawalls and bridges.”
Mr Hall said the local community had also played an integral role in assisting Hall Contracting to reach its current level of success, and as such, the Hall Contracting team was committed to giving back wherever possible.
“We recognise how truly important the community is in fuelling a business and ensuring it can prosper,” Mr Hall said.
“Hall Contracting is heavily involved in supporting community groups such as Rotary and we have assisted more than 20 other charities and community groups in recent years including Sunshine Coast based charity The Encouragement Foundation.”
Mr Hall said he was excited to see what the future would bring for the company and was looking forward to undertaking more sizeable projects in the dredging arena in particular in coming years.
“We have expanded our fleet of dredging equipment substantially in recent months, so it will be great to see the new equipment in action and show our capabilities in taking on world-class projects.”