Spotlight shines on Central Queensland's best builders in 2017

Published: 28 August 2017

Hooper Constructions and Hutchinson Builders have taken out the major awards at this year’s Master Builders Central Queensland Housing & Construction Awards, held on 25 August at the Rockhampton Leagues Club, Rockhampton.

The 2017 Central Queensland House of the Year went to Hooper Constructions, who were also awarded Individual Home $1.26 million - $2 million.

Hutchinson Builders received the 2017 Central Queensland Project of the Year and the awards for Sporting Facilities, and Commercial Building up to $5 million.

H J Family Homes’ work netted them the 2017 Central Queensland President’s Award, as well as the awards for Individual Home up to $250,000, and Individual Home $251,000-$350,000.

Master Builders’ CEO, Grant Galvin, congratulated all 31 winners.

“The standard we have seen this year is incredible and demonstrates the impeccable talent and expertise of our industry,” Mr Galvin said.

“The Housing & Construction Awards provide an opportunity to recognise this talent, and it is great that after 30 years, they continue to be sought-after by the state’s top builders and tradespeople.”

CQ Oasis 

Winner of the 2017 Central Queensland Project of the Year – J Hutchinson Pty Ltd T/A Hutchinson Builders

Hutchinson Builders have created what may well be termed the Blackwater Oasis. This $14 million aquatic centre includes a 25m heated pool; a 50m, half-shaded, unheated Olympic-standard pool; and a covered kids’ ‘splash pad’ play area with a range of water features; as well as associated amenities and administration facilities. 

Hilltop spectacular

Winner of the 2017 Central Queensland House of the Year – Hooper Constructions Pty Ltd 

This luxury home has been architecturally designed and built to suit the owners’ needs and lifestyle. The home incorporates five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a family room, library and music room, media room, office and prayer room. There is also a stunning 10-metre pool with its own pool house. This home is a fine example of the co-operative efforts of the client, designer and builder.

Family friendly

Winner of the 2017 Central Queensland President’s Award – H J Family Homes Pty Ltd

Family-friendly and value for money, this low-maintenance home makes an immediate statement. The sleek, contemporary style of the exterior is complemented by the open-plan, light-filled interior. Features include a study nook in the main bedroom, a comfortable master bedroom with views to the water, a bold and on-trend kitchen, and durable vinyl timber-look floors throughout. 

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