APM Group's Joint Managing Directors Paul Howard and Matthew Dole, with the support of our Associate Director Marcus Worn are backed by an experienced team of 50+ highly skilled and permanent full-time employees.
APM Group have a proven track record delivering commercial construction projects for institutional, government and corporate clients and adding value by:
Completing projects on or ahead of time;
Exceeding quality expectations;
Mitigating construction risks;
Industry leading HSE compliance;
Achieving zero industrial relations lost time;
Pricing competitively; and
Maintaining a professional and committed workforce.
APM Group's reputation for delivering construction | excellence is founded on a core set of values guiding all decisions and behaviour.
in everything we do sets the standard
through integrity we build trusted relationships
we value our people and cooperate through teamwork
we provide a safe and secure environment for all stakeholders
Create advantage through strong leadership, thorough project management and teamwork philosophy
Develop technical and service expertise to deliver on promises
Implement ongoing development of management processes and tools to ensure best practice
Strengthen APM’s reputation through long-term, collaborative relationships
APM Group's strong financial management allows the company to operate without an overdraft facility, to manage its substantial cash reserves and sustain its daily operations.
All APM Group projects are supported by bank guarantees from National Australia Bank - APM Group's banker for the past 20 years.
Deliberately partnering with blue chip clients who are financially stable, the executive level of management is intimately involved in all projects, ensuring an efficient decision-making process throughout the construction period.
APM Group of companies was founded in 1989 and utilising our near 30 years experience in the Victorian construction industry, we specialise in the delivery of commercial buildings and infrastructure across a wide variety of project disciplines. From our inception, we have grown to an annual turnover of more than $90M (FY2017/18) with over 50 full time employees.
We have successfully completed over 730 separate construction projects for corporate and institutional clients throughout Victoria, and maintain pre-qualification on the Victorian Construction Supplier Register through yearly financial checks.
As a private company, APM’s shareholders are the joint Managing Directors, who are directly responsible in the negotiation and daily management of projects. This enables us to drive our core values of our business to develop collaborative relationships, retain clients through service and ultimately deliver value.
APM's strategy for the past few years is 'better not bigger', supported by existing Bank Guarantees and Insurance Bond facilities. We are justifiably proud of the fact that we have never operated with borrowings; our cash reserves adequately sustain not only our daily operations but also support these project security facilities.
APM undertakes a mix of Design & Construct (D&C) or build only contracts. These projects are procured either through tender or through negotiation with clients (ratio of approximately 50:50). In recent years, the number of projects requiring front-end advice for program, construction management planning, constructability and value management (VM) is nearly 80%, with the majority of tendered projects requiring post tender VM to achieve budget.
MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Joint Managing Director
While Paul has been with APM for 27 years, his construction career spans over 37 years covering the whole spectrum of mid-range commercial construction in all fields including residential, commercial, retail and industrial construction. Paul has been a Director at APM for over 20 years.
APM’s clients can deal directly with Paul on all issues from project commencement right through to completion and beyond. He has direct control over all project issues, including programming, staff allocation, industrial relations, quality and occupational health & safety. With a deep understanding of all issues affecting our industry, Paul’s fundamental role at APM is to ensure each project is completed to our clients’ total satisfaction.
Paul is a Director on the APM board and a shareholder.
Joint Managing Director
Matthew's construction industry experience spans more than 27 years and has included working with Tier 1 builders. For more than 12 years, he has been a Director at APM. Matthew manages contracts, finance, administration and front-end estimating roles at APM, maintaining customer relationships whilst sourcing and negotiating new work. His extensive experience in Project Management and Estimating equips him to provide clients with program, pricing and buildability advice through project development to tender, construction and design management.
Matthew continues to successfully develop relationships across the consultant and client project group, delivering on APM's commitment to reputation and to deliver above and beyond client expectations.
Matt is a Director on the APM board and a shareholder.
Marcus’ experience includes numerous large-scale construction projects for Tier 1 builders before joining APM in 2009 as Project Director, followed by Regional Manager for the BroadAPM joint venture. In this role, Marcus led the delivery of the D&C, 5 Star Greenstar Monash University NRAS project and the 45-storey Urbanest Student Accommodation Project.
For the last 6 years, Marcus has overseen the design, management and delivery of projects at APM, utilising his extensive experience in technical construction, programming and logistics to provide value management, leading consultant and project teams.
Matt has 30 years of construction experience gained in Singapore, Sydney and predominantly Melbourne, across sectors such as industrial, commercial and luxury residential and retail with local and international clients and designers. Matt thrives on building teams and leading them to produce high quality results, enjoying the process from early concept design working with design consultants right through the project delivery and client occupation.
With a pragmatic approach to ensuring results surpass our clients’ expectations, Matt ensures our construction teams deliver our projects to strict programs in accordance with detailed and measurable quality assurance and HSEQ policies.
Thomas has over 15 years of industry experience delivering a diverse range of commercial projects nationally across the retail, education, aged care and government sectors as Project Manager. This experience is coupled with formal qualifications in Construction Management from RMIT. As part of APM’s leadership team, Thomas is entrusted with leading the delivery of the business’s key projects ensuring timely, high quality outcomes which meet our client’s expectations.