Industry wins for Coffs Harbour’s FM Glenn Constructions at Master Builders awards

FM Glenn Constructions directors and their wives at the MBA Building Awards: Kevin and Kerrie, Donna and Rob, Marie and Craig.

FM GLENN Constructions of Coffs Harbour has won six awards at the Master Builders Association (MBA) 2023 Northern Regions Excellence in Building Awards, held in Ballina on Saturday 27 May.

Entering four projects – The Shoreline, The Link Gardens, Sawtell RSL Club Renovations and Refurbishment and the Coffs Harbour Golf Club Renovations and Refurbishment – the company won each as well as two additional awards, Best Use of Timber for The Link Gardens and Commercial Builder of the Year.

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The FM Glenn Constructions team was thrilled to receive the main award, Commercial Builder of the Year, in recognition of the quality of the workmanship and hard work put in by the company.

“The projects entered, and the results obtained are a part of great relationship that FM Glenn Constructions have with their clients over many years,” FM Constructions Director Craig Spencer told News Of The Area.

“The four projects that were entered were carried out during very uncertain times; we saw drought, large scale bush fires, COVID, floods and hailstorms, along with massive price increases and shortages of materials and tradesmen.

“None of these projects would have been achieved though without the resilience and the courage of our clients to continue these projects in some of the most tumultuous times we have ever encountered within the construction industry.

“None of these awards would have been achieved without the backing of our clients and we would like to thank them for their support.”

On behalf of his company Craig thanked Coffs Harbour Golf Club’s Paul McAra and Mark Dodd, Sawtell RSL

Club’s Greg Agius and the entire board of directors, The Link Gardens, The Catholic Parish of Mary Help of Christians’ Steve Laidley and Michael Darragh, The Shoreline’s (Bachrach Naumburger Group) Rodney Naumburger, Steve Gooley and Mick Carrah.

“We would also like to thank the talented architects and engineers who have also assisted in these projects,” Craig said.

“Without them the vision to design and complete the builds would not have occurred, Sarah Armstrong and Kylie McKay for the Coffs Harbour Golf Club, Doug White and the team at EJE Architecture for Sawtell RSL, Jim Booth from Casa Koala Architects for The Link Gardens project, and Paul Worrell and the team at Reddog Architects for the massive Shoreline project.

“Further thanks go to DeGroot and Benson Engineers, Clarence Consultants, Glenn Haig, Northrop Engineers and the countless numbers of sub-contractors, suppliers, along with our supervisors and staff.

“The achievement of being named as Commercial Builder of the Year was an overwhelming result that was born out of a dream several months ago that we held when entering this year’s awards.

“This year marked the 150th year of the Master Builders Association, making the occasion a milestone achievement for both the MBA and FMG which has proudly been a continuous member of the MBA for nearly fifty years.

“Last but not least to our greatest supporter and company founder Max Glenn and late son Wayne, without their early achievements and Max’s ongoing support, none of this would have been possible,” said Craig.

FMG directors Robert Norton, Kevin Hartley and Craig Spencer have dedicated this momentous occasion for the company to Max.


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