For a man who was raised in poverty, crippled with polio and had a limited education, starting his own business with an old surplus army truck he had purchased, was a big deal. Determined to provide for his wife, Mary Hall and young family, Les drew strength from the belief his mother had in him to succeed at whatever he put his mind and heart towards. Not only was he a man of integrity but also ingenuity, and in the late 1950’s, he designed and built his first dredge which was the start of much bigger things to come.
Les’ oldest son Brian joined the business in the 1960’s followed shortly after by Peter in the early 1970’s where in addition to dredging they became specialists in ready mix concrete. Following the sale of the concrete business in the late 1980’s, the family turned their focus towards the expansion of their civil construction and contract dredging services. Les’ grandson, Cameron Hall, joined the business in 2005 following several years working throughout Australia and overseas as a civil engineer and he is now the Chief Executive Officer of Hall Contracting. Les was immensely proud of what he had achieved in his life. He loved his family and was proud to see what he had started be passed along into the next generations. Today, Brian, Peter and Cameron, along with 300 committed staff, continue the journey that Les started all those years ago with the same integrity and ingenuity at Hall Contracting.