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.
Credits: Podcast Produced by Pretty Podcasts
Build Hatch Podcast Soundtrack Title: “Ride It Like You Mean It”. Artist Name: Kristian Leo. Written By: Evert Zeevalkink. Published by Soundstripe Productions.