FLOURISHING IRRIGATION WORK IN THE PIPELINE

Written on the 25 November 2011

FLOURISHING IRRIGATION WORK IN THE PIPELINE

AN irrigation systems company based in Nerang is launching a new website and training booklet to promote its offering and improve chances of securing project work in the construction industry.

Forecasting 10 per cent growth in 2012, SS Irrigation director Scott Smythe (pictured) has confirmed plans to launch its new-look website before Christmas to increase contract prospects.

The company is bidding for irrigation works at the $1.76 billion Gold Coast University Hospital project.

“If we are successful, it will give us a chance to establish ourselves more on the Gold Coast and possibly hire skilled foremen, so I can focus more on growing the business,” says Smythe.

The business successfully installed irrigation systems on-time at the $12 million South Bank Boardwalk redevelopment for Penfold Projects, despite lengthy delays caused by the 2011 Brisbane floods.

“We have installed irrigation systems at both towers of the $850 million Oracle residential development as a sub-contractor for Scape Shapes Landscaping. The challenge was to find the most practical route to run the copper pipes to garden beds,” says Smythe.

“We also did irrigation works around The Rockpool, Anzac Park and maintenance shed at the Southport Broadwater Parklands for Penfold Projects. We enjoyed doing the job because it was on the Coast and high-profile.”

SS Irrigation’s client base also includes the Corporate Administration Agency, South Bank Corporation, Hutchinson Builders and Dig-It! Landscapes.

Smythe started up the business with only $3000, shortly after the birth of his second daughter.

“I took a risk, believing that I could make the business successful based on my dedication to the irrigation trade, positive attitude and good work ethic,” he says.

“Three years later, I am still in business and people tell me on the worksite that I’m always smiling, upbeat and positive. I find that attitude naturally carries over to my staff.”

SS Irrigation is compiling a new training booklet for its irrigation installers to upskill and improve its service model.

“I’ve consulted with irrigation consultants on my concerns about professional development in the industry. We plan to use it to train all our personnel and make sure they are confident and encouraged to upskill,” says Smythe.

He attributes the secret of his happiness to a long-standing practice of Chinese qigong meditation.

“I’ve been practicing the Falun Gong qigong practice for 10 years and base all my business decisions on the principles of truth, compassion and tolerance,” says Smythe.

“A lot of clients choose us because they know I am trustworthy, do business in an upright manner and don’t complain or act perturbed when faced with tight timeframes.”

----------

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FINALISTS
Scott and Nina Smythe
SS Irrigation
CONSTRUCTION
Age: 39 and 36
Business Est: 2008
Staff: 5
Growth: 15 per cent
Turnover: $800,000


Latest News

2017 BRISBANE TOP COMPANIES REVEALED

WHILE Queensland is regarded as an economy in transition with the winding down of the mining boom, the 2017 top 50...

2017 BRISBANE TOP COMPANIES 1-10

FROM insurance and banking to travel, gambling, retail, property and pizza, these "heavyweights" have ha...

2017 BRISBANE TOP COMPANIES 11-20

RETAIL, property, an airline, cars, real estate, software services, energy, agriculture, veterinary services bathr...

2017 BRISBANE TOP COMPANIES 21-30

JEWELLERS Michael Hill International listed in 2016 with a half-billion dollar market capitalisation and a new CEO...

Related News

FURNITURE DISRUPTOR SET TO SHARE HIS ONE OF A KIND BUSINESS MODEL

IT'S no secret that Australians love homemaking. Their ceaseless quest to create the perfect place to call hom...

WEEDING OUT THE ASX'S BURGEONING CANNABIS TREND: 8 COMPANIES TO WATCH

A NICHE is budding on the ASX in the form of medical cannabis, an industry which has been on the country's rad...

FRESH CLASS ACTION TO REVEAL ANOTHER SIDE OF SLATER AND GORDON DOWNFALL

ACA LAWYERS has issued a formal letter of demand to Andrew Grech (pictured), managing director of Slater and Gordo...

STARSHIPS WERE MEANT TO DELIVER DOMINO'S PIZZA

NICKI Minaj may have been off the mark when she declared 'starships were meant to fly'. However, she m...

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION SPACE HERE

 

 

 

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter