Doric celebrates 30 years of business by reflecting on its greatest accomplishments and the approach that helped it reach such a rare milestone.
This month marks the thirtieth year of operations for the West Australian construction company, an achievement matched by few within the industry.
From outback mine sites to busy city streets, the company has delivered a variety of projects throughout the years. As diverse as its projects are its clients, which include state and federal governments, fund managers, developers and publicly listed companies.
Doric's first project was the Atkins Carlyle office and warehouse, located in Subiaco. Since then, it has delivered some of the most complex builds in WA, including Yagan Square, HMAS Stirling, Albany Entertainment Centre and the Red Earth Arts Precinct.
"We take great pride in the work we deliver and our relationships across the industry, which have been forged over the last 30 years," says Doric CEO Vince Mulholland.
"Our strength as a company is our ability to evolve, and that we always are looking for improvements in the way we work, the products and materials we use and in design aspects.
It's this, combined with the strength of the Doric team, Mulholland says, that allows the company to stay innovative and cutting-edge now and into an uncertain future in which construction work is expected to take a sharp fall.
The company recently commenced work on the third stage project of Vicinity Centres' $63 million Ellenbook Shopping Centre. It delivered stage one of the project in 2005. The project is the fourth Doric will undertake for Vicinity Centres, and is due for completion in mid-2020.
Doric's work has seen it win 148 building in construction awards after picking up its first Master Builders Association Award in 1996 for its work on the Burswood Hotel and Casino. In 2010 it also became the first construction company in Australia to receive the Gold Award and Excellence Medal at the Australian Business Excellence Awards.
"I believe that quality work brings opportunities for the business," says Mulholland.
"We’re fortunate that our work has also been recognised with award wins, which we are proud of, but we recognise it comes from hard work and total commitment from everyone in the organisation.
"It’s a challenging time for the industry and competition for projects is high. But with this mindset we will continue to win work and deliver.
"We have navigated the landscape for 30 years now, and we are in a great position as we move to the next chapter of that journey."
Image: Albany Entertainment Centre, courtesy Doric.