IBN Builder of the Month 2021

July 2021 - Donehue's Builders, Hamilton VIC



At Independent Builders Network we often see our long-standing Members go through a degree of succession planning which is a fantastic example of the multi-generational family businesses that can represent our brand.

These aren’t always black and white and sometimes it’s not always the traditional Father-Son transition that we see but now more than ever it can be Father-Daughter and with our Western Victorian stalwart, Wayne Donehue, he’s bringing nephew Tyler Hards, in to the business with a view to take on the reigns when in future Wayne decides to hang up the nail bag.

Tyler has worked diligently and relentlessly to learn all facets of the business with on site work and facing the difficult challenges of running the office which in this day and age has never been more difficult nor stressful.

Wayne and Tyler have attended all IBN Professional Development Days, whether online or in person and have also attended training provided by fellow members, notably the recent Estimating training provided by Owen Built Manager, Aaron Shiells. Tyler has also worked closely with IBN head office and really capitalising on the benefits provided by their membership which gives Builders direct access to Business Training, Marketing support and the wide array of floor plans that are suitable for regional blocks.

Donehue’s Builders have been a long-term consistent Builder Member of the IBN and with Tyler’s hard work they are now being recognised as a strong player in the vibrant regional housing market. With the backing of a dynamic South Grampian Shire who are a major supporter of the Push for the Bush and who themselves have been driving migration to the area, the future is very strong for Wayne and his family and their successful Family Business.



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