Episode 2 - Relationships and their role in Construction with Grahame Chevalley

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast we had the opportunity to hear from Grahame Chevalley, Executive Director of GWH.  

In this episode we talk about:

  • Grahame grew up on the North Coast of NSW, the son of a cattle station stockman  

  • After Grahame completed an agriculture degree he ended up changing career paths and became a builder 

  • Grahame started his building career working in residential construction and carpentry  

  • Grahame came to the conclusion to step out on his own and started his company in 1991. 

  • His experience of starting GWH and the requirements he needed to meet 

  • The importance of good relationships with both sub-contractors and clients 

  • The mentors and leaders Grahame has learnt from along his career 

  • Being the leader of GWH, Grahame shares how he stays ahead of his competitors  

  • Grahame describes the recording procedures in place to protect GWH 

  • Grahame’s management style and how he defines success 

  • The country-lifestyle workethic that Grahame still holds true to  

  • The top lesson Grahame has learnt along his career  

  • The parts of his job that give Grahame the most satisfaction  

  • Grahame lives on a rural property and finds this is a great way for him wind down at the end of the day 

  • The value of apprentices and Grahame’s long time employees 

  • The future for GWH 

  • Grahame’s advice for young people coming into the construction industry 

Sit back and enjoy this interview with Grahame Chevalley.  


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