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Garry Fergus Receiving Master Builders Award at Fergus Builders Residential, Industrial & Commercial real estate Design & development Mackay

In the beginning

A sudden change of Garry Fergus’ employment in August 1983 was the catalyst for himself and his wife Jann to start Fergus Builders in October of that year.

Going from an employee to self-employed, while living in a shed with a baby and a toddler, was always going to be a gamble in the difficult economic climate at that time.

However, from this serendipitous start, Garry’s passion, self-belief and determination, coupled with Jann’s support and encouragement quickly propelled the company forward.

The rewards, both personally and financially from Fergus’ first projects created a lifelong enthusiasm in Garry, that rarely waned over the next 22 years of his life. His somewhat ‘Maverick’ approach to the industry saw him butt heads with people at times, however his word was his bond and handshake deals were the norm. He was a man of vision and he saw Taj Mahal’s where other people saw mounds of dirt.

Later on

After Garry’s passing in 2006 Jann stayed on as Managing Director, and though we faced some challenging times in Garry’s absence we always continued the very strong culture of integrity, respect and quality.

Ben, Shannon and Nathan continued to carry on the traditions, utilising the skills and principles that were instilled in them by Garry, with the support of Jann and the dedicated Fergus Team. Upon Shannon’s departure in 2016 the team was strengthened by the addition of Adam, who rejoined the team after beginning his career with Fergus as a cadet in construction management.

Modern Bungalow Residential Facade Design by Fergus Builders Residential, Industrial & Commercial real estate development Mackay
Residential Kitchen & Dining Design by Fergus Builders, featuring a central island table and seamlessly integrated built-in cabinets


Under the direction of Ben, Nathan, and Adam the company continues to grow and evolve in this ever changing industry, while creating their own relationships with suppliers, subcontractors and clients.

The boys strongly believe in the ‘grow your own’ philosophy, as Ben and Nathan themselves started as apprentices and Adam as a Building Cadet. Here at Fergus, we take pride in creating a stable, enjoyable workplace, enabling us to retain valuable employees.

This gives our clients the confidence to know that they have made the right decision by building with Fergus.

Masters builders awards

Display Home over $550,000 – Palmview
Commercial / Industrial Building from $5 million up to $10 million – Jaws Industrial Facility
Community Accommodation for Specialist Disability, Aged Care and Nursing Homes – South Mackay Community Homes
Commercial fit out up to $5 million – Mackay Office Fit Out
Best Use of Steel Frame Housing – South Mackay Community Home

Presidents Award – Cormac (Richmond)
Medium Density up to 3 storeys – 2-5 dwellings – Qbuild West Mackay Apartments
Health Facilities up to $20 million – South Side Medical Centre
Education Facilities up to $10 million – Carlisle Adventist College
Retail Facilities up to $5 million – Reece Plumbing Mt Pleasant
Industrial Building up to $5 million – Blenners Transport

Education Facilities up to $10 million – Holy Spirit College
Industrial Building up to $5 million – Resources Centre of Excellence
Home Renovation / Remodelling project from $575,00 up to $1 million – The Beach House Eimeo
Individual home from $350,00 up to $450,000 – Waddells
Individual home from $450,00 up to $550,000 – Mercy
Medium Density up to 3 Storeys – 2 to 5 dwellings – Karwin

Health Facilities up to $20 million – Step Up Step Down
Industrial Building over $5 million – Industrial Building over $5 million

Individual Home $451,000 – $550,000 – Oakenden
Individual Home $951,000 – $1.25 million – Binnington Street
Display Home $351,000 – $450,000 – Kerrisdale
Education Facilities up to $10 million – St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School Stage 3

Refurbishment/Renovation over $750,000 – St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Block B Refurbishment

Commercial Building up to $5 million – Better Pet Vets
Refurbishment/Renovation over $2 million – Dudley Denny City Library
Individual Home $251,000 – $350,000 – Logan Residence
Project of the Year – Dudley Denny City Library

Education Facilities over $5 million – St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School
Individual Home $551,000 – $600,000 – Sturt Crescent

Trade Contractor ‒ Brick/Block Laying, Stone Masonry, Concreting & Tiling – Mercy College
Health & Education Facilities $3 million ‒ $5 million – Mercy College
Display Home $476,000 ‒ $625,000

Refurbishment/Renovation over $1 million – N R W Civil & Mining
Display Home $276,000 – $375,000 – Miraflores
Excellence in Sustainable Living – Miraflores

Refurbishment/Renovation $2.5 million – $5 million – North Mackay Bowls Club – Major Refurbishment
Display Home up to $275,000 – Woodlands Estate
Apprentice Employer of the Year – Jayden Ramsamy

Low Rise Multi-Residential Housing (Duplex) – Rural View

Best Use of Timber
Refurbishment/Renovation up to $4 million – Whitsunday Anglican School Multi-Purpose Hall
Best Heritage Style Home – unlimited value

Small Lot Housing up to 450m2 – over $350,000
Low Rise Multi-Residential Housing – up to $4 million

Commercial Building (Office Accommodation) $3 million – $12 million
Health Facilities up to $3 million
Education Facilities up to $3 million

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