Episode 60 - Framing for the Future with Mark Asimus from Hunter Frame & Truss

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Mark Asimus from Hunter Frame & Truss.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Mark grew up on a cattle farm but realised early on that farming can be a hard, lonely life. 

  • After a few months’ opal mining, Mark was offered a role at a framing factory which, is where the story begins.

  • Mark worked his way up to being the NSW sales manager and gained critical industry understanding over many years.

  • The story behind purchasing Hunter Frame & Truss.

  • The challenges of owning a frame and manufacturing company in construction.

  • Mark shares that the relationships formed in business are the key for success.

  • The process of manufacturing at Hunter Frame & Truss.

  • The average time it takes to prepare timber for a build.

  • Mark walks us through the timber’s journey through his factory.

  • The emerging timber supply problems we are experiencing, and Marks perspective on this issue.

  • The impact the timber shortage is having on flooring systems.

  • Mark shares the flow on effect he is seeing during this uncertain time for the building and construction industry.

  • 20-30% of timber used in Australia is imported from overseas.

  • The number of builders in Australia who are now unable to keep up with the financial burden from this issue.

  • People are the core of Mark’s business and this will not change – no matter the climate of the industry.

  • Mark says, ‘We have to design our way out of this timber shortage’.

  • The importance of loyalty from supplies, all the way down to customers.

  • Outside of work, Mark is an avid golfer and enjoys an overnight on his touring road-bike.

  • Mark reflects on his time in business.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Mark Asimus from Hunter Frame & Truss.


Mark Asimus from Hunter Frame & Truss

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